LAST UPDATE: September 12, 2002
See the Call for Papers for general submission guidelines.
Submission deadline has expired
This is a working document describing the electronic submission procedure for the NESSIE Third Workshop. All electronic submissions must be submitted through the web interface (no email or ftp); they must be in printable PostScript form and arrive by Wednesday, September 18, 2002, 23:59:59 MET. The server will begin operation on July 14, 2002.
Questions about the submission process may be sent to Louis.Granboulan@ens.fr.
To upload your submission, you will need to use a RFC 1867-compliant browser. Following browser are compliant:
Because of the experimental nature of the software, and because "good" postscript files can fail to print on "good" postscript printers, the program committee cannot assume responsiblity for technical problems, although we will do our best to make sure that no such problems occur. For this reason we request that you submit your paper as early as possible.
In addition, please keep in mind the following:
FORMATTING THE PAPER
To submit your paper electronically, you must convert your paper into PostScript, conforming to the Document Structuring Conventions (DSC) using A4 sized pages. Pages should appear in ascending order. You should use standard PostScript fonts (not every printer has, for example, Transylvania-Gothic-Bold) or at least embed the fonts in the PostScript file.
It does not suffice that your text fit on the appropriate area: If your PostScript file specifies letter format (you can usually check this yourself by looking at the header of the file) it causes difficulties for many European printers. It is also important that your file conform to the document structuring conventions, or your paper may not be processed correctly.
If you use dvips, the appropriate command is
If you use another mechanism for generating PostScript, please contact your technical support people.dvips -t a4
The submissions server has a test print feature for testing papers for printability. We strongly recommend using it, especially if you have not used this software before or are using a new document preparation package. However, the submissions server can not detect papers that are legal PostScript but violate the DSC conventions. Also, this test service will be turned off 24 hours before the deadline to reduce the load on the server during the critical period.
Does my postscript file conform to the document
Pages begin with a line of the form%!PS-Adobe-2.0 %%Creator: dvipsk 5.58f Copyright 1986, 1994 Radical Eye Software %%Title: coloring.dvi %%Pages: 15 %%PageOrder: Ascend %%BoundingBox: 0 0 596 842 %%EndComments %DVIPSCommandLine: /usr/local/bin/dvips coloring.dvi -o ...
If your paper looks like this, you are probably in good shape. To be sure, contact your systems support person. A fuller description of these conventions is given in the PostScript Language Reference Manual (second edition), Appendix G.%%Page:...
If your postscript file is not DSC compliant, do NOT attempt to manually make it compliant by inserting lines from the example! Ask your systems support person for help. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to help you ourselves.
So you want to use Microsoft Word?
First, many Windows-based programs do not seem to know how to output PostScript themselves, but allow you to do so indirectly by printing the file, and using the print options. Here is one possible way to get a PostScript output from Microsoft Word.
It is possible to practice submitting a paper before doing the real submission. Simply fill out all the fields and submit the form. You will receive an MD5 receipt and a unique id for the submission. Then, you can upload as many revisions as you would like using the given unique id.
Here is an example of an email you will get after your submission is received.
From: Louis.Granboulan@ens.fr Thu Jan 8 19:18:41 2000 To: email@example.com Subject: Submission of "on encryption" to NESSIE Third Workshop Received Your submission has been received. Its bookkeeping information is as follows: Title: on encryption Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org Authors: Researcher Affiliations: E.A.R.T.H. Unique ID: encryption.ps.38850975d19b8 Receipt: 8e86288eeeed8dcf4fb5ef76c7f22d20 Please keep this information for future reference.
Here is an example of an email you will get after your revision is received.
From: Louis.Granboulan@ens.fr Thu Sep 8 19:18:41 1994 To: email@example.com Subject: Revision of "on encryption" to NESSIE Third Workshop Received Your revision has been received. Its bookkeeping information is as follows: Title: on encryption Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org Authors: Researcher Affiliations: E.A.R.T.H. Unique ID: encryption.ps.38850975d19b8 Receipt: 8e86288eeeed8dcf4fb5ef76c7f22d20 Please keep this information for future reference.
Test PostScript File
We have also found that some PostScript successfully passes through the testing process, but is not printable. For example, FrameMaker(tm) generates PostScript(tm) that is only printable on a particular size of paper (if generated for A4, it will not print on letter, and vice versa). All papers must be generated for A4-sized paper. To test a PostScript file, simply fill out the name of the file in the Test Form.
This software for managing electronic submissions is a collection of PHP scripts originally written by Chanathip Namprempre (email@example.com) for Crypto2k and some perl scripts written by Sam Rebelsky and SIGACT's Electronic Publishing Board.
The present instruction document was greatly based on the prototype help file which accompanies the system and on the respective document which was used for WDAG'97. We gratefully acknowledge all their help.
PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T. Netscape is a registered trademark of Netscape Corporation. Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Internet Explorer are registered trademarks of Microsoft.
In case of difficulties/problems, contact Louis.Granboulan@ens.fr
Copyright © 2002, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, ESAT/COSIC
Last change: September 12, 2002
Original version by Chanathip Namprempre, using scripts from Sam Rebelsky. Additions from André Adelsbach and Andrew Clark.