Procedure for Submission of Electronic Version of Your Paper

A CD-ROM version of the proceedings of PSAM4 will be prepared. Therefore, authors are required to submit an electronic version of their papers. This page contains the procedure for preparing and submitting the electronic version to the Technical Program Chairman.

A. File Format

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit electronic versions of their papers as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. PDF is a cross-platform file format for publishing documents, developed by Adobe, with viewers available for many computer platforms. For more information, see the Adobe web-site (

PDF files can be created by converting the original documents, using Adobe Acrobat. Free conversion utilities are available for some authoring tools, such as pdftex for LaTeX. Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be used to view PDF documents, can be downloaded freely from the Adobe web-site.

Alternative formats in which documents can be submitted are

  • PostScript (.ps). PostScript files can be created from most authoring environments, by printing the document to a file, using a PostScript printer driver.
  • Microsoft Word for Windows (.doc), versions 6 or 7. Note that files created by Word sometimes get extremely big after extensive editing. Save the document under a different file name (Save As…) to remove unnecessary information from the file, before submission.
  • WordPerfect for Windows (.wpd), versions 6, 7, or 8.

It is important that the appropriate filename extensions (.pdf, .ps, .doc, .wpd) are used.

B1. File Transfer by E-Mail

Documents can be sent to the Technical Program Chairman through e-mail.

  • Submit one paper per e-mail message.
  • Send the message to (not to Dr. Mosleh’s personal e-mail address).
  • Use the word ‘SUBMIT’, followed by the last name of the first author as the subject line of the message.
  • Include the reference number, the title, and the author(s) of the paper in the text of the message.
  • Include the document as a MIME attachment or an UU-encoded file.
  • Large files (> 1 MB) should be compressed into a ZIP archive before being included in the message. Utilities to do so include WinZip, pkzip, and GNU zip. Mention the compression tool used in the text of the message.

After your document has been received and verified, you will be notified by e-mail.

Potential Problems and Suggested Solutions

  • My mail application does not support MIME and UUEncode.
    Most modern e-mail applications, such as Netscape Communicator, MS-Outlook, and Eudora, provide the option to include files using MIME or UUEncode. If your mail application does not provide this feature, encode your document using a separate UUEncode utility, and include the resulting text file in your message.
  • My mail application complains about the size of my message.
    Some mail-systems impose restrictions on the size of e-mail messages. Should such a problem occur, send an e-mail message to Start the subject line with the word ‘PROBLEM’, and describe the problem in the message text. You will be contacted to make arrangements for alternative transfer of the document.

B2. File Transfer by Diskette

Authors that do not have access to the Internet, can send the document on a 3.5" diskette, DOS-formatted. Please label the diskette with the reference number, title, and author of the paper. Send the diskette to the Technical Committee Chairman, together with the hardcopy version.