ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2005 Conference

Baltimore, Maryland

June 13-16,2005 

SIGMOD Camera Ready Formatting Instructions

The final camera-ready SIGMOD submissions should be prepared using the templates at Your paper should not have page numbers, since they will be inserted by the editor. All papers should include the following copyright block at the lower left of the first page of your submission:

"Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. To copy otherwise, or republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee.

SIGMOD 2005 June 14-16, 2005, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Copyright 2005 ACM 1-59593-060-4/05/06 $5.00"

Please note that for government papers, a different copyright block is needed. For the necessary changes, please see:

We will accept only PDF files, formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper, and no more than 5MB in file size. Because papers are primarily distributed and viewed online these days, authors are encouraged to include color in their final papers whenever it can be used to improve the presentation: in graphs, figures, and so forth. However, printed proceedings are still common as well and it is the absolute responsibility of authors to ensure that their papers are legible in black and white colors as the hard copy proceedings will still be in black and white. It is essential that the final submissions of the papers print without difficulty on a variety of printers using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Therefore, authors must be sure that any special fonts are included, etc.

Template Files:

We have prepared template files which include this text automatically. Please note that although the ACM templates include headings for "Categories and Subject Descriptors", "General Terms", and "Keywords" these are not used by SIGMOD and can be omitted from your submitted paper.

LaTeX **When using LaTeX, please make sure that the LaTeX .tex files used to not contain directives ("\conferenceinfo","\CopyrightYear",or "\crdata") to overwrite the defaults in the style file.

Microsoft Word


Authors should substitute Adobe Postscript Type 1 fonts for any bitmap fonts (e.g., Postscript Type 3 bitmapped fonts, PCL fonts, MacOS bitmap fonts, Windows vector (outline) fonts). Bitmapped fonts display poorly on screen in PDF files and sometimes cause printing problems.

LaTEX FILES: PDFs generated from LaTEX files generally do not display well on screen because the fonts that are generated from LaTEX for the PDFs are bitmap images.

Whenever possible, please substitute Type 1 Postscript fonts for Type 3 fonts in files, then generate PS or PDF. The following document contains detailed information on substituting Adobe Type 1 fonts into some LaTEX papers to correct this problem, as well as various other problems regarding preparation of your PDF documents: In addition, the American Mathematical Society (AMS) has made a Type 1 version of the Computer Modern outline font freely available for download at its Web site. Go to:

Copyright Form:

In addition to the final paper please submit a signed copy of the copyright form either via fax (+408-927 3215) or via mail to:

Fatma Ozcan
IBM Almaden Research Center
650 Harry Road, B1-431
San Jose, California 95120

Uploading the final version:

The firm deadline for uploading your camera-ready paper and submitting the copyright form is

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 8:59 PM US Pacific Time.

Please note that if you miss this due date there is no guarantee your paper will be included in the proceedings.

If you encounter technical difficulties please contact the SIGMOD Proceedings Chair, Fatma Ozcan, by email at