|Procedure for Submission of Electronic Version of Your
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 (http://www.adobe.com).
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
- 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
- Submit one paper per e-mail message.
- Send the message to PSAM4@x-ware.umd.edu
(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
- 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
PSAM4@x-ware.umd.edu. 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.