SPAA 2012 Submission Guidelines

Contact information

You may contact the SPAA secretary with questions about the electronic submissions process when other avenues fail.

Please do not ask him to help you with system-specific problems, such as those with Latex, PDF, or your web browser. Such questions are best addressed to your system administrator or support staff.

Submission format

All electronic submissions must be in PDF format and prepared for 8.5 x 11 inch paper (US letter size). The cover page should include

  1. title,
  2. authors and affiliation,
  3. postal and e-mail address of the contact author,
  4. a brief abstract describing the content of the paper, and
  5. an indication of whether this is a regular presentation or a brief announcement

Submissions of regular presentations should include the cover page followed by an introduction understandable to a nonspecialist including motivation and previous work, and a technical exposition directed to a specialist. It should not exceed 10 pages in 11-point font or larger (excluding the cover page and the references). More details (such as figures and proofs) may be supplied in a clearly marked appendix to be read at the discretion of the program committee. Submissions for the SPAA brief announcements should be no longer than 3 pages (excluding the cover page) on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font. Papers significantly deviating from these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

For authors who are not sure about the right format, a simple Latex template can be accessed here.

Submission process

Please visit Easychair at and either register as a new user or log in as an existing user. Then you will get to the webpage where you can submit (or revise) your paper.