Call for Papers 

The 6th International Workshop on Web Caching and Content Delivery solicits technical papers as well as short synopses addressing various issues on the  state-of-the-art in Web Caching and Content Distribution technologies. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Web Caching Architectures
Cache Management Algorithms
Streaming Media Caching and Distribution
Application and Dynamic Content Caching
Consistency Management
Replication Strategies 
Content Distribution Networks Architectures and Protocols 
Workload Analysis and Characterization
Benchmarking
Content Peering and Alliances
Standardization and Interoperability
Deployment Experiences

 

Submission Guidelines (Submission is now Closed)

Technical Papers

Technical papers describing previously unpublished research results are solicited. Although we will give appropriate consideration to all submissions, we expect to favor submissions with new, if not entirely fleshed out, ideas over meticulous but incremental work. Paper manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words, and should not have been previously published (or be under consideration for publication) in part or in full. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in printable postscript or PDF form.  All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee members for appropriateness to the workshop, for originality, and for technical merits. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and published in the workshop proceedings. In the past, selected papers were published in a special issue of a leading journal and we anticipate being able to do the same this year (details to follow).

The deadline for technical paper submissions is March 9, 2001. Check below for the on-line submission procedure. 

Research and Development Synopses 

Short abstracts describing experiences with experimental or commercial systems or works in progress are solicited. Synopsis manuscripts should not exceed 10 double-spaced pages ( including figures and tables).  Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in printable postscript or PDF form.  All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee members for appropriateness to the workshop. Accepted synopses will be presented at the workshop and will be published in the workshop proceedings. 

The deadline for accepting research and development synopsis submissions is March 9, 2001. Check below for the on-line submission procedure. 

Proposals for Panel and BOF Sessions

Proposals for Panels and BOF sessions are solicited. Please email panel and BOF proposals (in ASCII) to the Program Committee co-chairs. The deadline for accepting panel and BOF proposals is March 9, 2001

 

On-Line Submission Procedure (Submission is now Closed)

WCW'01 will be accepting submissions in electronic form ONLY. It is the responsibility of the authors to follow the directions spelled out above with respect to formatting and paper length. Also, authors should ensure that paper prints correctly (e.g. do not use non-standard fonts, and make sure paper is formatted for A4 size paper). 

Please follow the following steps to submit your paper electronically:

  1. Send an email message to best@cs.bu.edu containing the following in plain ASCII (i.e. no attachments or formatting):
    1. Title of submission
    2. Type of submission (e.g. Technical Paper, R&D Synopses)
    3. Authors (Names, Affiliations, Email Addresses)
    4. Contact Author (Name, Email Address, Telephone, Fax)
    5. Abstract of Submission
    6. Filename of the submission to be uploaded (as described below).

     

  2. Prepare your submission as a SINGLE file subject to the following guidelines:
    1. Your submission must be in one of the following formats (in decreasing order of preference): 
      1. Acrobat PDF
      2. PostScript
      3. MS Word
    2. The filename of your submission should be <LastNameInitials>-<DateTime>.<FileType>, where:
      1. <LastNameInitials> = Last-name Initials of Authors
      2. <DateTime> = Date and approximate time paper is uploaded using the format "mm:dd-hh:tt"
      3. <FileType> = One of "pdf", "ps", "doc".

      For example, if the authors are John Doe and Jane Doe and the PDF paper is to be uploaded on March 5rd at 10:30pm, then the filename to use should be DD-03:05-22:30.pdf

       

  3. FTP an electronic copy of your submission to ftp://ftp.cs.bu.edu/pub/submit/wcw01 as detailed below. 
    1. Open an FTP connection to ftp.cs.bu.edu
    2. Login as user "anonymous" and use your email address as a password
    3. Change mode of transfer to "binary" (e.g. type "binary" under Unix FTP shell)
    4. Change directory to /pub/submit/wcw01 (e.g. type "cd /pub/submit/wcw01" under Unix FTP shell)
    5. Upload your paper (e.g. type "put filename" under Unix FTP shell)
    6. Exit

 

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