Author Guidelines

Please read the following instructions carefully.

1. Procedure

  • After choosing new paper submission, a paper ID will be assigned.
  • Authors should submit the title, list of authors, main track /sub-track, and abstract of the paper. The full paper should be named by this Paper ID during PDF submission.
  • Papers should be formatted according to the Author Guidelines described here. All papers must be written in English and submitted in PDF Format.
  • Paper submissions will be reviewed by experts selected by the conference committee for their demonstrated knowledge of particular topics. The progress and results of the review process will be posted on this website, and authors will also be notified of the review results by E-Mail. 

2. Requirement

  • Regular and Special Sessions (Full Paper) : 4-6 page paper, including all text, figures and references.
  • Sketch : 2 page brief paper – consists of Title, Author/s, Abstract, Introduction, Method, Result and Discussion, Conclusion
  • Demo: 1 page paper with 10 mins video where the paper consists of Title, Author/s, Abstract, Method, Result and Conclusion and video showing the working prototype.
  • The paper MUST be formatted according to the paper templates given in Microsoft Word or LaTeX. Details of the format requirements can be found in the templates below.
  • Papers MUST be submitted by the deadline date. There will be no exceptions.
  • Accepted papers MUST be presented at the conference by one of the authors, or, if none of the authors are able to attend, by a qualified surrogate. The paper MUST be registered before the deadline given for author registration. Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of your paper from the conference proceedings and program.

3. Preparation of the Paper and Submission

3.1 Document Formatting

  • All submissions must be in letter-sized PDF. All fonts and subsets must be embedded.
  • Detailed examples about the paper format using LaTeX and Microsoft Word are available in 4.2 Templates section.
  • The filename of the submitted paper (and any supplementary materials) should be named by three-digit Paper ID followed by the file extension (.pdf), for example, “123.pdf”.

3.2 Templates

We strongly recommend that you use the LaTeX or Word files to produce your document, since they have been set up to meet the formatting guidelines listed above. When using these files, double-check the paper size in your page setup to make sure you are using the letter-size paper layout (8.5 inch X 11 inch). The LaTeX environment files specify suitable margins, page layout, text, and a bibliography style.

In particular, with LaTeX, there are cases where the top-margin of the resulting Postscript or PDF file does not meet the specified parameters. In this case, you may need to add a \topmargin=0mm command just after the \begin{document} command in your .tex file. The spacing of the top margin is not critical, as the page contents will be adjusted on the proceedings. The critical dimensions are the actual width and height of the page content.

3.3 Electronic Paper Submission

When you have your document file ready, gather the following information before entering the submission system:

  • Document file in PDF format
  • Affiliation and e-mail address for each author
  • Paper Title
  • Text file containing paper abstract text, in ASCII text format (for copying and pasting into web page form)

To submit your document and author information, go to the “Paper Submission” Link on MMSP 2014 homepage and follow the instructions.

4. Instructions and Policies

Dual submissions: By submitting a manuscript to MMSP, the authors guarantee that it has not been previously published (or accepted for publication) in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper which contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either has been or will be submitted during the MMSP 2014 review period to either a journal or a conference.

Author’s responsibilities: If there are papers that may appear to violate any of these conditions, then it is the authors’ responsibility to (1) cite these papers (preserving anonymity as described in Section 2 of the example paper) and (2) argue in the body of your paper why your MMSP paper is nontrivially different from these concurrent submissions.


Submission of on-going work papers

Page limits: 2 pages for Sketch papers, 1 page for demos

Authors can download the templates from: