Submissions must be at most 8 pages long including figures, tables, and bibliography references. The text within each page should fit within 18 X 23.5 cm (7" X 9.25"), layed out in two columns and printed in 10-point Times Roman font. Detailed instructions as well as templates are available at the conference Web site

Electronic titlepages must be submitted by April 25, 2001 and contain the following information: author names and addresses, paper title and abstract, and keywords representing the topics of the paper. This information can be changed in the final submission. The electronic titlepage information must be sent by email to

Full paper submissions must be received by May 1, 2001. Please send five copies of the submission to:

   Yolanda Gil
   USC/Information Sciences Institute
   4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001
   Marina del Rey, CA 90292
   (310) 822-1511

An electronic version of the paper must be submitted also by May 1, 2001 by email to in PDF format. Several pointers to shareware for generating PDF can be found in Inquiries about other formats should be sent to "".

Members of the program committee will review the submissions according to the following criteria:

Only the highest quality papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent to authors by July 1, 2001. Camera ready versions of the papers will be due August 1, 2001.