Submission to INFOCOM 2009:
Paper Preparation Instructions

NOTE: Manuscripts that do not conform to the formatting guidelines below (PDF format, 9-page limit, margins, font size ) will be removed from further consideration without review.

Manuscript submissions should be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) only. The page limit is 9 pages. Font size must be no smaller than 10 points

The three most important elements of paper layout are:

1) Margins: these must be strictly followed. Manuscripts cannot be accepted for review until proper margins are used.

US Letter
Top margin
0.75 inch
19 mm
Bottom margin
1 inch
43 mm
Side margins
0.625 inch
13 mm

When you upload your PDF, EDAS should report the margins are no less than 0.625x0.625x1x0.75 with a text region no more than 7.25 inches x 9.25 inches on a standard US Letter document (8.5 inches x 11 inches). The minimum line spacing should be 11pt. Of course, your margins and line spacing can be larger than this. If you have problems setting the individual margins, please set 1 inch margins all around.

Please run the paper formatting check on EDAS yourself by clicking on the icon under the Check Format column in the Files row in the basic paper view page.

2) Manuscript should NOT have:
  • Headers
  • Footers except for "Page number" information.

3) Pages in the manuscript should be numbered:
  • Except the first page
  • Preferably at the top right or bottom center
    • Additions to IEEEtran template to achieve this are provided below. Please include these statements at the top of your LaTeX file.

    • \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}
      %% INFOCOM addition:
      \def\@oddhead{\mbox{}\scriptsize\rightmark \hfil \thepage}%
      \def\@evenhead{\scriptsize\thepage \hfil\leftmark\mbox{}}%

You are free to use good judgment in the presentation of your information. These guidelines are meant only as helpful tools. However, basic adherence to layout specifications is expected.

Use the sample manuscript (LaTeX source: here) as a visual aid for formatting.

Additional IEEE templates can be found here

To create a PDF file on different platforms, please see the PDF Generation Instructions page (Courtesy: NSF Fastlane). To avoid printing problems due to missing fonts, please use Postscript Type 1 fonts and embed these fonts in the PDF file.