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Formatting Guidelines
Formatting Instructions

All papers submitted to VLDB indepently of the track must adhere strictly to the PVLDB format detailed here. It is not allowed to modify the template with the intension of squeezing in more materials. The paper should :

  • strictly follow the PVLDB style template wrt. line spacing, font size or style of captions. For convenience, a sample is provided alongside the LaTeX and MS Word templates;

    File Description
     vldb.cls  LaTeX document class 
     vldb_style_sample.zip LaTeX example 
     vldb_sample.doc  Microsoft Word Template 

  • show no headers or footers;
  • be formatted using US letter paper format;
  • have no line overflows, no widows or orphans, etc.;
  • have balanced columns on the last page (LaTeX tip: \usepackage{balance});
  • have all figures and tables readable (without having to turn the PDF reader's magnification to 400%);
  • avoid abbreviations where not needed, e.g., when referencing the name of a journal or when referring to a Section, a Figure etc.;
  • have no numbering issues, e.g., all floats (Figures, Tables etc) are numbered consecutively and also the references in the text use the correct numbers;
  • use the abbrv bibliography style (LaTeX) including all references being alphabetically sorted. References should include author, title, proceedings, pages, and year; with proceedings or journal name in italics.
  • embed all fonts, including Type 1 postscript fonts, within your PDF.
    You can check this with the 'Properties' menu of Acrobat Reader (should show 'embeded' for each font). TeX users can check with the command updmap --edit that pdftexDownloadBase14 is set to true for your pdftex installation (better also set dvipsDownloadBase35 true). This is a request by the ACM digital library to improve searchability of our papers; ACM maintains a FAQ about embedding fonts in TeX.
  • contain the same author information as in the CMT. e.g., the order of the authors must be the same in the paper and CMT. Middle names of the authors, if any, must be the same as it is in CMT.
  • contain no citations in the Abstract.
  • contain the same Abstract as the one submitted to CMT.
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