Submission Guidelines

ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop

Snowbird, Utah, USA, September 22, 2004

Satellite event of ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming, September 19-22, 2004

Papers are to be submitted in the form of a full paper or extended abstract of no more than 12 pages (including figures and bibliography) in standard ACM conference format (two columns, nine point font on ten point baseline).

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and clarity. Each paper should explain its contributions in both general and technical terms, clearly identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why it is significant, and comparing it with previous work. Authors should strive to make the technical content of their papers understandable to a broad audience. We prefer full papers to extended abstracts, but will publish extended abstracts in the proceedings if they present a good idea or a new application (in particular if written by people in industry, since they might not have time, energy, or ability to write a full paper).

Submitted papers must describe work unpublished in refereed venues, and not submitted for publication elsewhere (i.e., either a conference or a journal). See the SIGPLAN republication policy for more details. Contact the program chair if you have any questions. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign the ACM copyright form. Proceedings will be published by ACM Press.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format and be printable on US Letter sized paper. Individuals for which this requirement is a hardship should contact the program chair.

The full paper, including text, figures, and bibliography must fit in 12 pages in standard ACM conference format: two columns, nine point font on ten point baseline, columns 20pc (3.33in) wide and 54pc (9in) tall with a column gutter of 2pc (0.33in). Detailed formatting guidelines are available at the ACM template site, along with formatting templates or style files for LaTeX, Word Perfect, and Word. You need not include categories, keywords, etc., though you are welcome to do so. The ACM copyright notice is required only of accepted papers, not of submissions.

Submissions should be e-mailed to

All questions to the committee or about the workshop can also be emailed to that e-mail address.

Important dates
  • Submission deadline May 31, 2004
  • Author notification June 21, 2004
  • Final paper due August 7, 2004