November 24, 2003

DIY: Long Paper Acceptance Email

To: Subject: Your DAC03 paper

Dear Author:

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please cross box as appropriate (one box only) and reply to by Monday December 9th.

[ ] yes i have read the explanation below and am writing a full paper [ ] yes i have read the explanantion below and would prefer a short paper (4 pages maximum)
[ ] yes i have read the explanation below and will NOT be writing a paper

Papers must be submitted by February 1, 2003.
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Congratulations! On behalf of the DAC03 Program Committee, I am delighted to inform you that your abstract has been accepted for development and possible presentation as a full paper at the conference.

We apologise for being late with responding to you (we received a lot of abstracts).

Please read what follows with great care. Acceptance of your abstract does NOT mean that you will be presenting at this conference. You must submit a completed paper by 1 February 2003 which will then be fully peer reviewed.


All full papers submitted, reviewed, and accepted, will appear in a fully referred conference proceedings, available to delegates at the conference.

The conference committee would like your paper to be part of a long paper session at MelbourneDAC. Long papers are to follow the paper style sheet available for download from

Long papers are limited to 10 pages only in this format. When writing your long paper please introduce and contextualise your research and problem in a way that will make it accessible and understandable to others in cognate discilines. Please spend most of your space dealing with your major point or points - assume that your readers are reasonably famialiar with some of the literature, and provide references to the theoretical works you are relying upon. Do not spend 5 of your 8 pages describing previous work!

We are interested in what your work can contribute to thought, debate, and criticism in the field so please spend your time making your thoughts and ideas apparent and understandable!

Only a small number of the 120 abstracts submitted for this conference have been considered by the academic committee to make an original contribution to their fields, and only these have been invited to be long papers. It may sound trite, but well done!


Again, congratulations. On behalf of the conference committee we look forward to reviewing your final work, and your contribution to what is shaping up to be a major and exciting event.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Best Regards
Adrian Miles
MelbourneDAC conference chair

Posted by amiles at November 24, 2003 05:39 PM