Submission Instructions

How to prepare and submit your paper to OSBD 2017

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Workshop Materials

As this is a workshop about open science, your submission MUST have a strong open science component.

This can be achieved several different ways, not the least of which is posting the code used in your study on a public GitHub repository.

We also solicit and encourage studies in big data analytics that specifically examine how to improve access to these tools, particularly to individuals of underrepresented groups.

To maximize your chances of acceptance in this workshop, it is strongly encouraged to explicitly state why and how your work is furthering Open Science (e.g. contributing a new open source codebase, benchmarking an existing open source platform on a new dataset, creating tools to provide students and individuals in underrepresented groups access to big data platforms, and so on). A single sentence justification is acceptable, as long as the connection is clear.

Formatting Requirements

We follow the same formatting requirements as the conference itself.

  • Submissions should be no more than 10 pages for full papers and 2-4 pages for short papers, formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines (see link to "formatting instructions" below).
  • Although we accept submissions in the form of PDF, PS, and DOC/RTF files, you are strongly encouraged to generate a PDF version for your paper submission if your paper was prepared in Word.

Your papers should be 8.5" x 11". Templates for DOC and PDF are available.

If you are using LaTeX, here are some useful formatting macros.

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