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May 14-19, 2000

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Suggested topics include the following (this list is not exhaustive and the order does not reflect priorities):

Submission format:

Titles and short abstracts: this year, authors are required to submit a paper title and short abstract  about 100 words before submitting their paper (see the important dates below).

Papers: The address, telephone number, FAX number, and e-mail address of the contact author should appear on the title page of the submission.  Submissions should be limited to 10 pages (with font size at least 11 pts) and may consist of extended abstracts.  Each submission  must provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess its merits and should include appropriate references to and
comparisons with the literature.  It is recommended that each submission begin with a succinct statement of the problem, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance and relevance to the conference, all suited for the non-specialist.  Technical development of the work, directed to the specialist, should follow.  If the authors believe more details are necessary to substantiate the main claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix to be read at the discretion of the committee.

Submission Instructions

Paper titles and short abstracts (about 100 words) should be received by the PC Chair on or before November 2, 1999. Papers are due on November 8, 1999. These are firm deadlines. There will be no exceptions.

Electronic and hard copy submissions are accepted. Note that for accepted papers, an electronic version of the final paper is required by the camera-ready copy due date.

Electronic submission of both short abstracts and papers is strongly preferred. Instructions for electronic submissions will be posted in Fall 1999 at PODS's home page.

Hardcopy submissions: If an electronic submission is not possible, send one copy of the short abstract and 16 copies of the paper to the Program Chair (see address below).


Best Newcomer Award:  An award will be given to the best submission, as judged by the program committee, written solely by authors who have never published in earlier PODSproceedings.

Best Paper Award:  There will also be an award for the best of all papers submitted, as judged by the program committee.

The program committee reserves the right to give both awards to the same paper, not to give an award, or to split an award among several papers.  Papers authored or  co-authored by program committee members are not eligible for an award.

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