Papers Format

General Information
Manuscripts must follow the mandatory LaTeX template provided by the ACMSE 2022 conference. It is a slightly modified version of the ACM Master Article Template (sigconf). You can download it from here. The starting point is the file “sample-sigconf.tex”. ACMSE 2022 will NOT support the Microsoft Word format.
 

Tips for Manuscripts
Please, read the following tips before you submit a manuscript for evaluation at ACMSE 2022. Be sure that your manuscript follows all these tips. If you used the recommended LaTeX template, most of them should be already fulfilled.

  1. Since the peer-review process will be “double-blind”, be sure to remove the author(s) names and affiliations from your manuscript. In the LaTeX template, you just have to add the parameter “anonymous” to the “documentclass” command.
  2. Check that your article uses the correct paper size (letter), i.e. 8.5″ x 11″.
  3. The “ABSTRACT” section shall consist of one or a few paragraphs. In this section, you cannot have formulas, figures, tables, bullet lists, enumerated lists, or citations.
  4. Between the “ABSTRACT” and the “KEYWORDS” sections, do not forget the “CCS CONCEPTS”. More information can be found here.
  5. Keywords in the “KEYWORDS” section must be separated by commas.
  6. The “ACM Reference Format” section will be automatically generated for you by the LaTeX template, with the correct information about the conference. If your article is accepted, you will get your DOI number from the online ACM copyright system. For the evaluation process, keep the DOI number as it is.
  7. In the title of your article, the initial letter of each important word must be capitalized (e.g., Performance Evaluation of a New Protocol). If you have a compound word in the title, you should only capitalize the initial letter of the first word (e.g., Ad-hoc, Long-term, On-site).
  8. The title of sections (1, 2, 3, etc.) must be capitalized (e.g., PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A NEW PROTOCOL).
  9. In the title of subsections (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc.), the initial letter of each important word must be capitalized (e.g., Performance Evaluation of a New Protocol).
  10. A figure caption must be placed immediately after the corresponding figure. Be sure that the whole caption is in bold. Use Arabic numbers (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) for identifying your figures.
  11. You must cite all your figures in the article. When you cite a figure, put the F of Figure in capital letter. Also, do not use abbreviations such as “Fig.”, that is, spell out the word “Figure”.
  12. In the caption of figures, the initial letter of each important word must be capitalized (e.g., Figure 1: Performance Evaluation of a New Protocol).
  13. In the caption of figures, be sure to separate the figure number from the title with a colon (“:”), that is, do not use a period, or a dash, or any other character. Do not put a space before the colon.
  14. Do not explain the content of a figure in the title of this figure. The title of a figure shall be short. Put the explanation of what is in the figure in your main text, where you cite the figure.
  15. Do not end the caption of a figure with a period.
  16. A table caption must be placed immediately before the corresponding table. Be sure that the whole caption is in bold. Use Arabic numbers (Table 1, Table 2, etc.) for identifying your tables.
  17. You must cite all your tables in the article. When you cite a table, put the T of Table in capital letter.
  18. In the caption of tables, the initial letter of each important word must be capitalized (e.g., Table 1: Performance Evaluation of a New Protocol).
  19. In the caption of tables, be sure to separate the table number from the title with a colon (“:”), that is, do not use a period, or a dash, or any other character. Do not put a space before the colon.
  20. Do not explain the content of a table in the title of this table. The title of a table shall be short. Put the explanation of what is in the table in your main text, where you cite the table.
  21. Do not end the caption of a table with a period.
  22. If you have acknowledgments, they shall go in the “ACKNOWLEDGMENTS” section at the end of your manuscript. It is not a numbered section. So, no number should appear before the word “ACKNOWLEDGMENTS”.
  23. The “REFERENCES” section is not a numbered section. So, no number should appear before the word “REFERENCES”.
  24. In the references, for each author, put the first name followed by the last name. For example: Donald Knuth, Bill Gates, and Edgar Truman. Be aware that “D. Knuth, B. Gates, and E. Truman” is not correct because you only used the initial letter for the first name. Also, “Knuth, D., Gates, B., and Truman, E.” is not acceptable.
  25. In the BibTeX file, separate the authors by “and”, otherwise you will not get the correct ordering (alphabetic ordering). Do not use commas. For example: author = {Donald Knuth and Bill Gates and Edgar Truman}.
  26. In the titles of the references, the initial letter of each important word must be capitalized (e.g., “Exploring a Simulation-based Approach to Teach Networking Fundamentals”).
  27. In the references, when you have two authors, there is NO comma before the “and”. For example: “Donald Knuth and Bill Gates”. However, for three or more authors, you must have a comma before the “and”. For example: “Donald Knuth, Bill Gates, and Edgar Truman”.
  28. In the references, for each conference paper, do not forget the city and country where the conference was held. In your LaTeX file, in the @inproceedings item, you can use: “address = {the-city, the-country}“. If you do not have this information, search it on the web that you will find it.
  29. The whole manuscript should use only two types of fonts: “Linux Biolinum” and “Linux Libertine”. Use Linux Biolinum only for the title of the paper, and Linux Libertine for the rest of the paper. If you need the TTF (True Type Font) files, you can download them from here. In some Linux variants (Debian, Ubuntu, etc), you can install these fonts with the following command:
    apt-get install fonts-linuxlibertine ttf-linux-libertine