Double-blind reviewing:

Paper submission is double-blind, and may not include author names or institutions. We are using double-blind review to improve actual and perceived fairness in the paper evaluation process. Common sense and careful writing can easily preserve anonymity without detracting from the submission.

Do not reveal the identity of any author in the text. Limit self-references as much as possible to papers that are very relevant and essential for the reviewing the submitted paper. Use only the third person when referring to your prior work. For example, "We build on the prior work by Jones and Smith [JS 2003]." Do not reference technical reports (or URLs for downloadable versions) of your submission or papers. If you have a concurrent submission, reference it as follows: "Closely related work shows how to use this pointer analysis for testing [Anonymous 2007]." with the corresponding citation: [Anonymous 2007] Under submission. Details omitted for double-blind reviewing. We recognize that, even following these guidelines, closely building on your own prior work may indirectly reveal your identity. To implement this policy, the submission site will require authors to establish conflict-of-interest with PC members. We will use the NSF rules:
  1. Advisor/ PhD student relationship forever.
  2. Same institution now, or in past 5 years.
  3. Collaborator on a publication or grant in the past 5 years.
  4. Relative or close personal friend.
If you have other conditions causing a conflict of interest, contact the program chair. Violations to the above may subject the paper to summary rejection.

The PC members and reviewers will rank and review the papers without the knowledge of the authors. To reveal any mistakes, author identities will be revealed at the PC meeting, and thus may be factored into the final decisions. This process is not perfect.


Submissions may not exceed 10 pages formatted according to the ACM SIGPLAN proceedings format. These 10 pages include everything (i.e., it is the total length of the paper). The page limit will be strictly enforced, and papers that exceed the limit will be summarily rejected by the program chair.

Templates for ACM SIGPLAN format are available for Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, and Latex at Submissions should be in PDF that is interpretable by both Ghostscript and Acrobat Reader and printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper. Submitted papers must describe work unpublished in refereed venues, and not submitted for publication elsewhere (including journals and formal proceedings of conferences and workshops). See the SIGPLAN republication policy for more details

Paper Evaluation:

The program committee will evaluate the technical contribution of each submission as well as its general accessibility to the LCTES audience. Papers will be judged on significance, originality, relevance, correctness, and clarity. The paper must be organized so that it is easily understood by an audience with varied expertise. The paper should clearly identify what has been accomplished, why it is significant, and how it compares with previous work. Papers that introduce new ideas or approaches are especially encouraged. Suggestions on how to prepare a good submission can be found at


Please submit anonymized, 10 page, PDF papers in the SIGPLAN format using the LCTES submission site before 11:59 pm EST, February 9, 2009  February 16, 2009 (extended).