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The conference is soliciting full papers (as well as workshop and tutorial proposals; see below) on all aspects of electronic commerce. Submitted papers will be evaluated on significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. They should clearly establish the research contribution, its relevance to electronic commerce, and its relation to prior research.

All submissions must be made in ACM's single-column "small standard format" (LaTeX; Word), without any modifications to font sizes, margins, or interline spacing. Submissions may be up to 18 pages, including title, abstract and bibliography. In addition, an appendix of arbitrary length may be included for the review only (i.e., an appendix will not appear if the paper is published). This appendix will only be read at the discretion of the reviewers. Papers submitted for publication as one-page abstracts are also subject to the same page limit during the review phase, and must also use the same formatting as regular papers. Submissions that deviate from the formatting rules may be rejected without review.

Results previously published at another archival conference prior to EC, or published (or accepted for  publication) at a journal prior to EC, will not be accepted at EC. Simultaneous submissions of the results to another conference with a published proceedings is not allowed.

Submissions will be accepted until February 6, 2012, 23:59 PST. This is a hard deadline.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields, authors may instead submit working papers that are under review or nearly ready for journal review. These submissions will be fully reviewed and considered for presentation at the conference, but only a one page abstract will appear in the proceedings, along with a URL pointing to the full paper and guaranteed to be reliable for at least two years. We prefer open access; however, the link can reference a publisher who takes copyright and limits access. Just like papers submitted for full-text publication, working papers must be submitted electronically and formatted appropriately. The title page should state clearly that the submission is a working paper. 

The LaTeX settings that you can use for formatting your EC'12 submissions, when using the acmsmall document class, are:


You may also notice that the captions for the tables are entered using the \tbl{caption} command, as follows:

       \tbl{This is a table with two rows and two columns.}{%
               row one column one & row one column two \\
               row two column one & row two column two

instead of using the more commonly used \caption{...} command. Thanks for Felix Fischer and to David Parkes for the hints.