READY FORMATTING AND
SUBMISSION DEADLINE (via CMT): June 12th.
Only PDF files will
be accepted. (In case you need, a quick search on the web will
show a large number of freely available tools that are able to convert
different file formats into PDF - however, the Proceedings Editor does
not endorse any one in particular - use them at your own risk).
It is particularly important that you make sure only standard fonts are
used and that bitmapped fonts are avoided. If non-standard fonts
are needed they must be embedeed in the
Unlike previous years,
authors of accepted paper must also upload a plain text version of the
paper's abstract (to be used in an extended version of the
technical program). Note that since the abstract originally
submitted may have been revised we will not re-use it, therefore
abstracts not when the final camera ready is uploaded is
Morgan Kaufmann's formatting instructions for the VLDB Proceedings may be found in the file format.txt. These guidelines apply to all the categories appearing in the Proceedings. All page limits are firm upper bounds, i.e., you can use less but no more pages, (extra pages cannot be purchased) and are as follows:
In order to help you format your
submissions, we have provided a few files for both LATEX
Microsoft Word users:
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. (Please note that given the arge variety
of environments where the papers can be produced the Proceedings Editor
cannot offer support with the use of any tool in particular.)
Finally, the copyright notice must be
included in your paper, and it can be found in the file copyright_notice.txt. Note that it is already included in the LATEX
and MIcrosoft Word templates, and more importantly, even if you have a
template used in previous VLDB editions, it needs to be updated.
For ease of downloading, copies of all of these files are included in the archive all_files.zip.
All abstracts and paper submissions must be done electronically via CMT. An exception to this are the demonstrations descriptions which must be sent to the demonstration chairs, not the Proceedings Editor.For each paper, in all categories (e.g., research paper, demo proposal, etc.), authors must also submit a (possibly updated) abstract by June 12, 2004.
The transfer of copyright form may be found in the file copyright_form.txt. It must be signed and sent to the Proceedinds Editor (including demonstrations
Re: VLDB'04 Copyright Form
Dept. of Computing Science ATH 3-53
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB T6G 2E8
1-514-372-2007. You must include the paper's id on the cover page. I'd appreciate you sending me an email advising you sent it, and please include your paper's id in the email message as well.Note that both the original and fax copy are required by the June 12 deadline. You may want to keep a copy for your own files as well.