Dear Author:

Congratulations on having your paper included in the 
2008 Frontiers of Software Maintenance (FoSM) volume.

The FoSM 2008 volume will be produced on CDROMs and
included in the Digital Libraries of the IEEE and IEEE
Computer Society.

The firm deadline for submitting the camera ready copy of
your manuscript and the copyright form is June 27, 2008.

The following is an author kit to help you in the
preparation of your paper.

No hard copy author kit will be sent.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
Andrea De Lucia, the ICSM 2008 proceedings chair
(adelucia@unisa.it).

Best Regards,

Andrea De Lucia,
Proceedings Chair
ICSM 2008

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ID NUMBER OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT

Please, access the web page:

http://www.icsm2008.org/program-a.html

to see (at the bottom) the list of papers accepted for
publication in the FoSM 2008 volume.

Each accepted paper in the list is associated with an ID
number.  This ID number must be used when submitting the
camera ready copy of your paper and the copyright form. 



PAGE LIMIT

Page limit for FoSM papers is:

  10 pages, including all figures, tables, and references.

These are strict page limitations and NO extra pages are allowed.



FORMATTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT

Your final paper MUST be submitted as a PDF file and
formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript
Formatting Guidelines.  Attached to this email you'll find
ZIP files containing formatting instructions for Word
documents and LaTeX formatting macros.  If the attached
files become corrupt during transmission, you may access
copies at:

http://www.icsm2008.org/submissions.html#authorkit_fosm

Basic PDF distiller settings MUST be changed to:
- optimized,
- Acrobat 5.0 compatibility (at least),
- all graphics at least 300 dpi resolution,
- ALL fonts are embedded and subset,
- Postscript settings DO NOT override distiller settings,
- page size is 612.0 x 792.0 points (8.5" x 11").

Please, note that the Acrobat file must be PDF version 1.4
to PDF version 1.7 (i.e. Acrobat 5 to 8). Acrobat 4 and
earlier files are no longer accepted by IEEE.

Please, refer to Causal's distiller option files available
at:

http://www.causalproductions.com/authors/causal_job_options_20080427v3.zip

IMPORTANT: Authors must check their final PDF files before
submission to verify that all fonts have been properly
embedded and subset.  Some font manufacturers now flag
their fonts to not embed.  These fonts must be avoided.
In particular: 

- Authors must ensure that their PDF contains only vector 
  fonts such as TrueType, Adobe Type 1, or OpenType.  
- Bitmap fonts (Type 3) must not be used because they will 
  reduce the quality of appearance of the document and the
  IEEE Xplore specification prohibits their use
  (otherwise, your paper cannot be included in the IEEE
  Digital Library).



NAMING YOUR FILE

Please refer to the following format when naming the file containing
your manuscript before submitting it:

FOSM2008manuscript#nnn_lastname_first_initial

(replace nnn with your paper ID number)



SUBMITTIMG YOUR MANUSCRIPT

The firm deadline for submitting the camera ready copy of
your manuscript is June 27, 2008.

Manuscripts must be submitted to our production editor
(Causal Productions) by email (most preferred) or FTP, as
described below.

* EMAIL
  to: manuscripts@causalproductions.com  (NOTE SPELLING OF CAUSAL)
  subject: FOSM 2008 manuscript #nnn
  (replace nnn with your paper ID number)

  Include your manuscript as an attachment to your email.

  Before emailing, please compress the manuscript using
  PKZIP or WINZIP (DOS + WINDOWS) or COMPRESS or GZIP
  (UNIX) or STUFFIT (Mac)

  Your email will be acknowledged within 1-2 business days of receipt.

* FTP
  ftp://ftp.causalproductions.com  (NOTE SPELLING OF CAUSAL)

  username: client_uploads
  password: client_uploads1235
  upload files to FOSM2008 directory

  Before uploading, please compress your manuscript using
  any of the tools listed under EMAIL above.

  After uploading, please send an email to

  to: manuscripts@causalproductions.com  (NOTE SPELLING OF CAUSAL)
  subject: FOSM 2008 manuscript #nnn on FTP site
  (replace nnn with your paper ID number)

  stating the name of the uploaded file, the conference name, and
  the paper ID number.

  Your email will be acknowledged within 1-2 business days of receipt.

NOTE: Once you have completed your submission to the
production editor, please forward a copy of your email
along with your manuscript to the ICSM 2008 proceedings
chair: Andrea De Lucia (adelucia@unisa.it).  You can do
this while sending your signed copyright form (see below).



COPYRIGHT FORM

Attached to this email is the IEEE copyright form.  If the
attached file becomes corrupt during transmission, you may
access copies at:

http://www.icsm2008.org/submissions.html#authorkit_fosm

or you can download the copyright form from the IEEE site:

http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/rights/copyrightmain.html

This copyright release form MUST BE COMPLETED, SIGNED,
SCANNED, AND RETURNED BY EMAIL WITH YOUR PAPER.

Please, note that the FoSM 2008 volume is a different
publication than the proceedings of ICSM 2008, so the 
appropriate title has to be used in the copyright form
(it is pre-filled in the attached file).

NOTE: You are stating that the material in your paper is
original and you have not previously released copyright to
it.  We cannot publish your paper without this properly
filled-out and signed form.  Sign the second line only if
you are a U.S. government employee.

Please send your signed copyright release form by June 27,
2008 to the ICSM 2008 proceedings chair, Andrea De Lucia,
by email: adelucia@unisa.it

Please note that we cannot publish your paper without this
permission.  If you have problems in sending the copyright
form via email, please contact the proceedings chair.

NOTE: When sending your email containing the camera ready
paper and copyright form to the proceedings chair, please
also notify whether your paper title and/or authors have
changed since the original submission.