Camera-Ready Version Instructions

The following steps show the instructions of preparing the camera-ready versions of full research papers, industry papers, poster papers, demonstration papers, GIS Cup papers and student papers. If a submission violates any requirement stated below, the paper may not be published on time.

Attention: Friday, Sept 20, 2019 is a firm deadline for all camera-ready versions! All submissions of camera-ready versions must be done through your EasyChair account (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigspatial2019).

Please send all questions about preparing for the camera-ready versions to the proceedings co-chairs.

Step 1. Consider Reviewers' Comments

Goal Consider Reviewers' Comments
Performing Step Address Reveiwers' Comments
Checking Step -


Step 2. Use Latest ACM Template

Goal Use the latest ACM Template.
Note: ACM changed the template recently (e.g., in 2017).
Performing Step

Download the latest ACM camera-ready template
(https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template).
Please use "sample-sigconf" as a default template.
A sample using this latest sample could be found in this link (sample-sigspatial.pdf).

Checking Step Check whether your submission looks like the sample PDF file (sample-sigspatial.pdf).


Step 3. Include CCS Concepts and Keywords

Goal Include CCS Concepts and Keywords.
Performing Step Include both CCS concepts and keywords in your submission.
The information about CCS concepts could be in the link
(http://www.acm.org/publications/class-2012).
Checking Step Please check whether the CCS Concepts and Keywords enclosed in a red rectangle in the following picture could be found on the first page of your submission.


Step 4. Include Correct Copyright block

Goal Include the ACM copyright block
Performing Step Step 1: Wait for an email from ACM with the information about how to fill in and submit a copyright release form within the next two weeks after the author notification date.
(If you do not receive any email from ACM within two weeks after the author notification date, please contact the proceedings co-chairs.)
Step 2: Fill in and submit the copyright form.
You will receive an email from ACM in resposne of the submitted copyright release form.
Step 3: Include the ACM copyright block from this copyright form email
Checking Step Please check whether the ACM copyright block enclosed in a red rectangle in the following picture could be found on the first page of your submission.
Note: Different papers have different DOIs enclosed in a blue rectangle. The DOI of one paper should not be re-used for another paper.
Note: The following shows an example of a copyright block which appears at the bottoem-left of the first page. The DOI in the last line could be obtained from the ACM email.
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SIGSPATIAL '19, November 5–8, 2019, Chicago, Illinois, USA
© 2019 Association for Computing Machinery.
ACM ISBN 978-1-4503-6909-1/19/11. . . $15.00
https://doi.org/10.1145/1122445.1122456
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Step 5. Check Page Limit

Goal

Check whether your submission does not exceed the page limit as follows.

  • Full research and industry papers: 10 pages
  • Poster papers: 4 pages
  • Demonstration papers: 4 pages
  • Vision papers: 4 pages
  • GIS Cup papers: 4 pages
  • Student papers: 2 pages
Performing Step Check manually
Checking Step There are many ways of checking the total number of pages in your submission (PDF file). In Acrobat Reader, you could see the total number of pages in a PDF file easily.


Step 6. Exclude Page Number

Goal Do NOT include any page number in your submission.
Performing Step Check manually
Checking Step At the bottom of each page, please make sure that there is no page number.


Step 7. Use PDF file for Camera-ready Submission

Goal Use the PDF file format.
Performing Step Use some standard tools (e.g., Acrobat) to generate the PDF file.
Checking Step Check whether your submission could be opened by Acrobat Reader.


Step 8. Use US Letter Size (not A4 Size)

Goal Use US letter (not A4 size) as the page size of your submission (PDF file).
Note: The dimension of the US letter is "8.5 x 11 in".
Performing Step This step could be done easily in US and Canada since the default page size is US Letter. In most other countries, usually, the default page size is A4.
There are many ways of generating a PDF file with the US letter size. One possible way is:
Step 1: Open your PDF file in Adobe Acrobat.
Step 2: Click on "File," and select "Print Setup."
Step 3: Select "Letter" from the drop-down menu for "Size" under the "Paper" section.
Step 4: Click "OK."
Step 5: Click "File" and select "Print." Click on the drop-down menu for "Page Scaling," and select "Fit to Printable Area." Click "OK."
Checking Step You could check the page size in Acrobat Reader with the following steps.
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Step 1: "File" --> "Properties"
Step 2: After that, you could see a dialog box. In the "Description" tag, you could see there is a field called "Page Size" near to the bottom.
Step 3: Check whether the content of this field is "8.5 x 11 in". If yes, this is a US letter size. Otherwise, no.
Note that the page size of A4 is "8.3 x 11.7 in".
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Step 9. Embed All Fonts

Goal

Please embed all fonts in your submission (PDF file).

Performing Step The following shows the instruction.
Checking Step
You could check whether all fonts embedded in Acrobat Reader with the following steps.
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Step 1: "File" --> "Properties"
Step 2: After that, you could see a dialog box. In the "Fonts" tag, check whether each font listed should have "(Embedded)" or "(Embedded Subset)" next to the font name. If yes, all fonts are embedded. Otherwise, no.
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Step 10. Submit Camera-Ready Version

After you finish the above steps, submit your camera-ready paper no later than Friday, Sept 20, 2019 using your EasyChair account (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigspatial2019).

Step 11. Register for a Conference

At least one author of each submission must register for the conference