Under no circumstances should authors submit previously published work, submit the same work simultaneously to multiple venues, or submit papers that plagiarize the work of other authors. Like other conferences and journals, ANCS prohibits these practices and may take action against authors who have committed them. In some cases, the program committee may share information about submitted papers with other conference chairs and journal editors to ensure the integrity of papers under consideration. If the TPC discovers a violation of these principles, sanctions may include, but are not limited to, contacting the institutions of the authors and publicizing the details of the case.
ANCS will review extended versions of previously-published short preliminary papers (such as workshop papers) in accordance with published SIGCOMM policy. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement requests will not be considered nor ever disclosed.
All submissions must obey the following formatting requirements. Your goal as an author is to produce a clearly readable submission within these constraints.
Before submission, you are expected to make sure that your paper complies with these requirements. Authors are strongly discouraged from violating the formatting requirements, or exploiting loopholes, with the aim of including additional material: submissions that violate the requirements may not be reviewed, at the sole discretion of the PC.
All papers must be submitted electronically via the submission site: http://ancs2013.rice.edu/
Paper registration & conflict policy
Registration only requires submission of paper metadata: paper title and abstract, author names, affiliations, contact email addresses, and conflicts with TPC members. The paper itself does not need to be submitted at the registration deadline. However, the paper title and abstract submitted during registration must be complete — not placeholders — and correctly characterize the paper that will be submitted. Authors can change the wording of their titles and abstracts for submission, but their essence should not fundamentally change. The TPC will use the information provided during registration as a basis for making review assignments.
Both authors and TPC members provide TPC conflict information. The TPC will review paper conflicts to ensure the integrity of the submission process, adding conflicts where necessary. Broadly, we define conflict of interest with a TPC member using the following principles:
If there is no basis for TPC conflicts provided by authors, those conflicts will be removed. In particular, do not improperly identify TPC members as conflicts to avoid an individual who might review your paper.
The ANCS 2013 TPC will notify authors of review decisions by August 9, 2013. All accepted papers may be shepherded by members of the TPC. Authors of accepted papers should plan to interact with their shepherds immediately after notification, and to budget sufficient time between acceptance notification and the camera-ready deadline (TBD) to coordinate with their shepherd. It is a requirement that the paper be considered acceptable to the assigned shepherd so that the updates to the paper reflect the issues raised by the TPC (conflicts will be mediated by the TPC chairs) before the paper is considered "accepted" to appear in the conference proceedings.
After acceptance, substantive changes to paper titles require approval by the TPC chairs. Only in exceptional circumstances should authors change their author list, and only with approval of the TPC chairs.
Authors of accepted papers will also need to sign an IEEE copyright release form. Electronic copies of the camera-ready papers will be published on the conference Web site before the conference, unless authors specifically request otherwise. All rejected papers will be permanently treated as confidential.