Ninth International C* Conference on Computer Science & Software Engineering

C3S2E '16 would be hosted by Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto: ISEP

Porto, Portugal .

July 20 - 22, 2016



Since many members of the program committee prefer a single column format for reviewing papers, please submit the version for review not in the format indicated here. Please see instruction for submission for review in the Guide panel on the right!

The following instructions are for authors of accepted papers for preparing the final version for publication/dissemination. To these authors congratulations! The following information is provided to help you in the preparation and submission of the final version (called Camera Ready version before the digital age) of your paper as it will be published in the proceedings.



Please make sure you have, before the end of CFP:
- entered ALL authors in ConfSys on the Paper Info. page of your paper
- ALL names should be exactly as in your final version
- the order of authors should be as in the paper

- No changes are allowed after the review process is underway; any changes/correction would involve a late update charge!

- ALL email addresses should be valid and current with no over quota in your inbox



Please follow all points below to insure the submission process is completed successfully. Verify against the checklist at the bottom.


POINT 1: Paper Specifications
POINT 2: Important Deadlines
POINT 3: Completing(on-line) the ACM Copyright Release Form
POINT 4: Important Information about Preparing (Formatting) your Paper
POINT 5: Converting to PDF and Renaming the PDF file for Submission
POINT 6: Registration and Uploading the Final Version to ConfSys
POINT 7: Slide upload and presentation


POINT 1: Paper Specifications

For the sample paper, template latex class, etc., see:






Any final version not in letter size would be flagged as having a problem!


An email would be sent automatically by ConfSys when a paper is flagged as having a problem on the Paper Info page as illustrated below. A final version with a problem cannot be included in the proceedings.




Use the PDF viewer's "Properties" function to check the paper size of your PDF file. Unacceptable PDF file in A4 size would be shown having the size as shown here; whereas the correct US letter paper size would have size 8.50x11.00in illustrated here





* Full papers: 10 pages, including all figures, tables, and references.
* Short papers: 4 pages, including all figures, tables, and references.
* Poster papers: 2 pages, including all figures, tables, and references.


PURCHASING EXTRA PAGES(use Add on item in registration):

* Full papers: Up to 4 extra pages may be purchased

* Short papers: Up to 1 extra page may be purchased

* Poster papers: NO extra page may be purchased




Please consult and adhere to the letter and spirit of the following:




POINT 2: Important Deadlines


PAPER DEADLINE: Registration and Final "camera ready" version of the paper is due as given in the schedule. You must first make payment for the conference before you can upload your camera ready file to ConfSys. Use the Author registration option and select the paper for which you are registering. Also, the copyright form must be completed on the ACM site and approved well before the deadline. The copyright form would be approved by ACM and without an approved copyright form, your contribution cannot be included in the proceedings. Make sure to carefully read and follow the instructions for preparing the copyright form.


COPYRIGHT DEADLINE: Complete the on-line ACM copyright as soon as possible once you get an email from ACM. The details would be in the email. A sample of what this on-line form requires is given at:





POINT 3: Completing the ACM Copyright Release Form

ACM requires an online completion of their copyright release form. A sample of this online form is given here. The contact author would receive an email from ACM with instructions to complete this form on line. Once completed, a PDF version of the form would be sent to the contact author.


It is important that you have included ALL authors of your paper in ConfSys to be correctly listed in ConfSys. The names of all authors(including any middle name, initials, capitalization, etc.) and order of the authors must be consistent in ConfSys as in the paper. Any changes that ACM or ConfSys need to make will incur a delay and/or charge.


Consult with your co-authors to find out if they are already users of ConfSys and if so, enter their EXACT email address that they are using for ConfSys and their first-name.


Make sure the title in the copyright form is the same as the one used in ConfSys and in the final version of the paper.

POINT 4: Important Information about Preparing (Formatting) your Paper

The ACM digital library is dedicated to worldwide distribution of academic results. Hence it is important that all papers submitted for publication must meet a minimum standard for both print and electronic publishing.

Your final papers MUST be formatted to ACM Formatting Guidelines. It is highly recommended that you proofread and check the layout of your paper BEFORE submitting it to ConfSys.

Please use the ACM Word or LaTeX style templates to prepare your articles. See: http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/proceedings-template.html/

Please apply ACM Computing Classification categories and terms. The templates provide space for this indexing. The Computing Classification Scheme is at:


After completing the on-line rights management form, ACM will email the authors the correct rights management text and bibliographic strip to place within their papers. Authors MUST use the required text into their paper.

Below is just an example (exactly as given within double quotes) of a Standard Copyright Statement and a bibliographic strip containing the ISBN for the proceedings.

The rights management text and bibliographic strip sent to the author by ACM should go at the bottom of the first page in the left column of the final version of the paper.

BY THE ONE SENT IN THE EMAIL BY ACM If you cannot find it, we have listed it here along with your paper's PID.

If you are using latex, see the sample latex file IDEAS-the-preteen-years-2col.tex to see how to include the DOI/URLline.

"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 commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. 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 or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee. Request permissions from Permissions@acm.org.
C3S2E '16, July 20 - 22 2016, Porto, Portugal
Copyright ©2016 ACM 978-1-4503-4075-5/16/07 $15.00



Any final version not having a copyright panel as required would be flagged as having a problem!




POINT 5: Converting to PDF and Renaming the PDF file for Submission


Basic PDF distiller settings MUST be changed to:


* Optimized,
* Acrobat 4.0 compatibility,
* ALL graphics at least 300 dpi resolution (higher if preferred),
* ALL fonts MUST be embedded and subset,
* Postscript settings DO NOT override distiller settings,
* Page size is 612.0 x 792.0 points (8.5" x 11").

ACM has provided this guide for WORD: you may download the ACM Digital Library optimal distiller settings file, ACM.joboptions. For LaTex2e, the SIG FAQ are given here

IMPORTANT: Authors must check their final PDF files before submission to verify that the paper size is US letter and that ALL fonts have been properly embedded and subset. Some font manufacturers now flag their fonts to not embed. These fonts must be avoided.

Renaming your PDF File for Submission

Once your paper has been converted into a PDF file, you will need to rename your file for final submission. For Upload to ConfSys use the convention last name of the first author in naming this file. If the first author is C. Smith, name the file
For two or more papers with the same first author, name the files:
Csmith1_c3s2e16.pdf Csmith2_c3s2e16.pdf etc.

POINT 6: Registration and Uploading the Final Version to ConfSys

to ConfSys and change to C3S2E>C3S2E16
Use the link My Account > My Registration
Use the Author registration option
Choose the accepted paper for which you want to register
Select the option, currency
If required choose the Add on options for extra pages, quantity

Make payment using a third party system: the third party accepts most popular credit cards. We prefer not to handle this part of the payment process. The payment should be done ASAP; if the payment is not made, the unconfirmed registration would be canceled and you need to re-do the entire process.

Once the payment is confirmed, you could proceed to upload the final version of your paper

Use the link "Author, My paper" to go to the list of your papers. Click on the title of the paper to go to the information web page for the paper. In the section under "Upload Paper File" chooses Final version to upload your verified PDF file. ConfSys will allow the upload of the file once your registration is confirmed. Please do not wait till the last date to make your registration and payment.

You can replace the uploaded file for the Final Version with a corrected version before the deadline: ConfSys would replace the previously uploaded file.



For more details see Author Registration


Make sure that the files have been correctly uploaded by clicking on "Final Version" link in the Page Info web page for your paper.


The format of the paper should be as outlined herein. The copyright/licence panel at the bottom of the left column of the first page should be as give above and include the DOI URL. Consult the list above for the URL for your paper. Note that most N. American publisher require the size of the page to be U.S. letter. Also the fonts have to be embedded. See Embedding fonts in PDF files for uploading to ConfSys which also gives a hint on paper size. Also see this.


1. register as an author and make sure it is confirmed
(Signing up as a user of ConfSys is NOT considered tobe regsitered!)
2. complete the copyright/license at ACM site
3. paper size U.S. Letter
4. layout correct
5. fonts embedded in PDF(ConfSys will reject any PDF file if fonts are not embedded)
6. copyright panel correct including event, year, location, ISBN, DOI
7. Upload final version to ConfSys
8. Upload slides for oral presentation to ConfSys

If your final version is flagged as having "Probelem", the reason(s) could be one (or more) of checklist items 3, 4, or 6. Verify carefully before sending out an email. Pl. DO NOT email the file. We will just delete it!

POINT 7: Slide upload and Presentation

The presentation time allocated is as follows:

Full paper: 23 minutes
Short papers: 14 minutes

Since the time for the oral presentation is limited, there is no time for dealing with USB drives, and switching computers (any such time would be 'charged' to the incoming presentation slot). ConfSys is able to orchestrate the presentation if the slides have been pre-uploaded. So please make sure to upload your slides to ConfSys before July 8, 2016.

Poster Paper: There is no formal oral presentation: however, have a small oral explanation for those who will stop by and ask you about your work. Prepare your poster of about 4' by 3': you could user the poster template available in the slide preparation software such as Open Office or PowerPoint.

If after all these you still have questions: read this kit again (as the CITH says at least with one eye). If you are still not sure and ONLY then, contact:
admin AT confsys DOT org.
Please include the following details in all correspondence:

C3S2E16, title of the paper and the Contact Author name

Author/User FAQ
Author Help
Grace Period
Embeding Fonts


Copyright Form
Latex article.cls
Paper Review: tex
Paper Review: pdf
ACM class
ACM Latex file
ACM bib file
Paper Final: tex
Paper Final: A4
Paper Final: Ltr.