Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit original contributions in PDF format through the LANOMS 2007 web site. Papers must be written in English. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Self-plagiarized papers and multiple submissions will be rejected without further review.

Full papers should not exceed the limit of 12 pages. Short papers should not exceed the limit of 4 pages. Format full and short papers using the IEEE 2-column style. Application papers consist of annotated slides and should have a visual in the upper half of a page and the explanatory text in the lower half, following the current IM/NOMS format, and should not exceed 12 visuals in PDF only.

All selected papers will be published in the LANOMS proceedings. All papers appearing in the proceedings will be included in IEEExplore. Authors of scientific papers (full and short) should submit a PDF file at Please select “Poster session” if you are submitting a short paper. Authors of application papers should submit at Please prepare your submission to the application session using this template.

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.

Authors of selected excellent scientific papers will be invited to submit an extended version for publication in the Journal of Network and Systems Management – JNSM (Springer).


The camera-ready copy of each paper will have to comply with the following typesetting instructions (see below for Templates). Use the sample manuscript as a visual aid for formatting.

Microsoft Word 97/2000
(Rich Text Format)


Copyright Submission

Please fax the signed IEEE copyright form to +55 24 2233-6198. This form may be obtained from the following URL:

Alternatively, you may scan the printed and signed form and send by email attachment to Artur Ziviani

Author Instructions for Camera Ready Papers

The IEEE can substantially increase the visibility of your paper by including it in IEEE Explore, a resource that provides full-text access to IEEE transactions,  journals, magazines and conference proceedings.
All BDIM 2006 articles submitted for inclusion in IEEE Explore must adhere to the IEEE Explore PDF specification for compatibility.
IEEE PDF eXpress is a free service to IEEE conferences that allows authors to make IEEE Explore-compatible PDFs (Conversion function) or to check PDFs that authors have made themselves for IEEE Explore compatibility (PDF Check function).

Steps for submission:
   1. Create your manuscript(s)
   2. Proofread and check layout of manuscript (it is highly recommended that you do this BEFORE going to IEEE PDF eXpress.)
   3. Create IEEE PDF eXpress account (see link below)
   4. Upload source file for Conversion; and/or PDF for Checking
   5. Use IEEE PDF eXpress to attain IEEE Explore-compatible PDF. The site contains extensive instructions, resources, helpful hints, and access to technical support.
   6. Submit final, IEEE Explore-compatible PDF. Deadline: 9th July

IEEE PDF eXpress:
Conference ID: lanoms07
  1. Access the IEEE PDF eXpress site
    First-time users: Previous users, but using it the first time for a new conference: Returning users:
    a. Click "New Users - Click Here". a. Enter lanoms07 for the Conference ID, your email address, and enter the password you used for your old account. a. Enter lanoms07 for the Conference ID, email address and password.
    b. Enter lanoms07 for the Conference ID, your email address, and choose a new password. Continue to enter information as prompted. b. When you click "Login", you'll receive an error saying you need to set up an account. Simply click "Continue". By entering your previously used email address and password combination, you will enable your old account for access to this new conference.
    c. You will receive online and email confirmation of successful account setup. c. Check that the contact information is still valid, and click "Submit".
    d. You will receive online and email confirmation of successful account setup.
  2. For each conference paper, click "Create New Title".
  3. Enter identifying text for the paper (title is recommended but not required)
  4. Click "Submit PDF for Checking" or "Submit Source Files for Conversion"
  5. Indicate platform, source file type (if applicable), click Browse and navigate to file, and click "Upload File". You will receive online and email confirmation of successful upload
  6. You will receive an email with your Checked PDF or IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF attached. If you submitted a PDF for Checking, the email will show if your file passed or failed.
    Options (choose one) If the PDF submitted fails the PDF check: If you are not satisfied with the IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF: If the PDF submitted passed the PDF Check, or you are satisfied with your IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF:
    Option 1 Submit your source file for conversion by clicking Try again, then Submit Source Files for Conversion Resubmit your source file with corrections (Try again, then Submit Source Files for Conversion)
    Option 2 Read the PDF Check report, then click "The PDF Check Report" in the sidebar to get information on possible solutions Submit a PDF by clicking Try again, then Submit PDF for Checking Submit your IEEE Xplore- compatible PDF [per the conference's instructions].
    Option 3 "Request Technical Help" through your account "Request a Manual Conversion" through your account

IEEE PDF eXpress converts the following file types to PDF:

*For documents created in formats that do not embed source files, include all support files with the final manuscript in a folder. Put this folder in a compressed archive for submission. If it is possible to embed images in the source document, you should do so to avoid potential issues, such as missing graphics.
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