Final Submission Instructions

This page contains instructions for authors for submitting camera-ready final manuscript papers for publication in the proceedings of the Workshops that are part of the DSN 2011 Conference. If you have any questions related to publications, please contact the DSN 2011 Publication Chair, Jogesh Muppala. For questions related to registration, please contact the DSN 2011 Registration Chair Qiang Xu.

Important Deadlines

  • Camera-ready papers due: May 1, 2011
  • Author registration by: May 1, 2011

In order for your paper to be included in the DSN 2011 workshop proceedings and IEEE Xplore® you need to complete these foursteps:

  1. Register for the conference
  2. Formatting and verification of IEEEXplore® compliance via PDF eXpress™ Plus
  3. Uploading your paper via IEEE PDF eXpress™ Plus
  4. Submitting your copyright form

1. Conference Registration

For Author Registration: Each paper (regular papers, practical experience reports, demos, posters, workshop papers, fast abstracts) should have at least one paid Full registration.  For solely student authored Student Forum Papers, the student rate will apply for author registration. Author registration deadline is May 1, 2011.

The IEEE reserves the right to exclude or remove a paper from from IEEEXplore® if the paper is not presented at the conference.

For conference and hotel registration go to the DSN 2011 Conference Registration page.

2. Formatting and IEEE Xplore® Compliance

Your accepted paper will appear on IEEE Xplore® — the IEEE Digital Library — and it is important that your submitted PDF file meets the specification for IEEE Xplore®. Failing to submit an IEEE Xplore® compatible PDF file may result in the file not being included in the conference proceedings. Please refer to the IEEE document "Simplified Requirements for Creating PDF Files for IEEEXplore®" for more information.

The following information is intended to guide you on formatting your final paper, ensuring your PDF file is IEEE Xplore® compliant.

Page Limit

The page limit for workshop papers is 6 pages (including all text, figures, references and appendices). Please note that it is not possible to purchase extra pages.


Submissions must adhere to the IEEE Computer Society 8.5"x11" two-column camera-ready format. Please include the authors names and affiliations. The templates are reproduced below for your convenience, and further details can be found here.

Please note that you should prepare the final manuscript with no page numbering.

Verification of IEEE Xplore® Compliance via PDF eXpress™ Plus

In order to assure that all submitted pdf files are IEEE xplore® compliant, it must pass the IEEE pdf express™ check.

We strongly recommend that all final submissions be created using the IEEE PDF eXpress™ service. The IEEE PDF eXpress™ service can convert your paper from a wide range of formats to IEEE xplore®-compatible pdfs. the service is free of charge for DSN 2011 authors and can be accessed using the following information:

  • Go to the IEEE PDF eXpress™ plus login page
  • Click on the link "new users - click here" and fill in your information. You will need the conference id (DSNW11wkxp)
  • You can find more detailed instructions on using IEEE PDF eXpress™ Plus here.

3. Submitting your Final Manuscript

Before the submission of the final manuscript of your paper, please check that the list of authors, title and abstract in softconf match your camera-ready paper exactly. This is very important because we will be using the information provided in softconf to generate the final conference program and the table of contents for IEEE xplore®. Please note that the abstract and title should be readable stand-alone and not contain any references or unexplained acronyms.

You are allowed to modify title and abstract. You cannot modify the author list for the paper. Please send a mail to the tpc chairs if that is necessary and give a valid reason.

Once you are satisfied with the final manuscript as formatted and checked by IEEE PDF eXpress™ Plus, then log into your IEEE PDF eXpress™ Plus account and approve your PDF for collection.

4. IEEE Copyright Form

Authors are required to transfer the copyright of their accepted papers to IEEE. This form is available here in Word and PDF format.Please fill out (title, author names and IEEE publication title) and sign the form, then scan it into a PDF file, and mail it to the publication chair at

For the IEEE Publication Title in the Copyright form, please fill in:

2011 IEEE/IFIP 41st International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks Workshops (DSN-W)

You will be able to distinguish between regular copyright, US-Government employees and Crown copyright.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must upload the camera-ready version of your paper and submit the IEEE copyright form no later than May 1, 2011 11:59pm EST. If you fail to comply, the paper will NOT be published in IEEE Xplore.

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