In order to assemble the proceedings in time, we need the
following items by 14
- A PDF file according to
- Name the file as
IDCorrespondence_author.pdf (e.g., 100Papadias.pdf for a
paper with submission ID 100, whose correspondence author
is Papadias) and send it via email to email@example.com.
For submissions without an ID include the type of the
submission in the beginning of the name (e.g.,
- A hard copy printed
single-sided. Behind each page write in pencil the name
of the paper and the page number (e.g., 100Papadias 1/12,
- The signed
The copyright form and the
hard copy should be mailed to:
- Department of Computer
- Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology
- Clearwater Bay,
- Hong Kong
- Tel: +852
- Fax: +852
(Note that Hong Kong does
not have postal codes.)
Please adhere to the page
limits STRICTLY. Do not forget to include the
copyright notice at the bottom of the left column of the
first page. The soft copy should NOT include page
numbers. It should be formatted for LETTER (i.e., US paper)
size. The PDF file should have all fonts embedded 100% with
no subsets, no security applied. Please test that the file
prints properly before you send it. If it is not possible to
create a PDF file, send a postscript file.
Morgan Kaufmann's formatting instructions for the VLDB
Proceedings may be found in the file format.txt.
These guidelines must be adhered to by both the submitted
and the final version of your accepted paper. These
guidelines apply to all the categories appearing in the
Proceedings. Page limits are: 12
pages for research
papers and full papers for the Industrial, Applications and
Experience track, 4
pages for panel
sessions and extended abstracts in the Industrial,
Applications and Experience track, and
In order to help you format
your submissions, we have provided three additional files,
is a LATEX
style file, defining environments which conform to Morgan
Kaufmann's guidelines. It should work with both
version 2.09 and LATEX2e.
vldb.sty should be
made to work by including it through a \documentstyle
directive like this:
This style file will
insert the required copyright notice
Note that the "\topmargin
-55pt" command in the style file is not a standard option
and does not have a counterpart option (\bottommargin).
If you experience problems with it, such as printing with
no top margin, you might try defining standard LaTeX
margins by setting "tmargin=0.75in,bmargin=1.125in"
within the "\geometry" clause.
is the adaptation of the vldb.sty
file to the LATEX2e
vldb.cls should be
made to work by including it through a direct
\documentclass directive, like this:
is a Word version of Morgan Kaufmann's guidelines,
is a LATEX2
version of vldb_format.doc
(it uses the vldb.cls
You may, as you wish, use
these style files in their entirety, or copy out individual
definitions or styles into your own document. However, even
if you use one of these files, the responsibility remains
with yourself to ensure that the final version of your paper
meets the guidelines as described in format.txt.
The copyright notice to be
included in your paper is in the file copyright_notice.txt.
The transfer of copyright
form may be found in the file copyright_form.txt.
You should return a signed hard copy with the final version
of your paper.
For ease of downloading,
copies of all of these files are included in the archive