Procedure for Accepted Papers

After Acceptance

Once a manuscript is accepted, authors must be certain the final version of their manuscript is uploaded to Manuscript Central to prevent any possible version confusion. The manuscript has be formatted according to the Latex style file or Word style file of ACM journals and transactions, and should include: (a) Categories and subject descriptors (b) General Terms (c) additional keywords and phrases.  After a preliminary check of the final manuscript, the authors will be contacted by the Editor in Chief and asked to email a compressed (zip) folder containing the production files of the manuscript, namely the source file with bilbiography, the pdf of the Latex file, and all figure files in either eps, tif, gif, or jpg format.  Author communcation will hence move to someone  from the post-acceptance production process at ACM. He/she will contact authors directly regarding copyediting and any changes required to prepare for publication.

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Copyright and Use Agreement

Authors whose papers are accepted must sign a copyright form which either transfers copyright to the ACM or declares that the paper is part of government work. Authors retain liberal rights to material published by the ACM. The following is the standard copyright notice used by ACM journals :

Copyright (c) 20yy by the Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. Permission to make digital or hard copies of part or all of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or direct commercial advantage and that copies show this notice on the first page or initial screen of a display along with the full citation. Copyrights for components of this work owned by others than ACM must be honored. Abstracting with credit is permitted. To copy otherwise, to republish, to post on servers, to redistribute to lists, or to use any component of this work in other works, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee. Permissions may be requested from Publications Dept, ACM, 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701, New York, NY 10121-0701 USA, fax +1 (212) 869-0481, or

Further details can be found in the ACM Interim Copyright Policy.

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