April 9-12, 2008
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Proposal Submission Form

Please review the Call for Participation (PDF) before making your proposal to the MW2008 Program Committee. All proposals for MW2008 are peer-reviewed.

All fields in colour are required.

The deadline for paper proposals was September 30, 2007. Demonstration Proposals will be accepted through December 31, 2007.

1. About your Proposal

(If you are unsure of your proposal type, please review the Session Formats.)
(Only Demonstration Proposals are still being accepted.)

   (record personal Web sites when you add authors below.)
   (identify six relevant keywords, separated by a comma)
Abstract: (maximum 500 words, do not repeat the title here)
AV Request:
I will use an MW2008 computer.
All podiums at MW2008 are equipped with a PC and/or Mac with a Web browser, a live connection to the Internet, and a projector and screen appropriate to the size of the audience/room.
I will bring my own computer (described below).
Specify make and model:

You may use your own laptop or other computer to project, if it has standard PC or Mac interfaces (MW2008 will provide cables). You can connect to the Internet of you have a standard IEEE Ethernet port and appropriate TCP/IP software installed (again, we'll provide cables).
I would like MW2008 to provide the following specific equipment (not guaranteed).
MW2008 will attempt to obtain special equipment, but speakers may need to arrange it on their own.
Specify OS:
Specify MB RAM:
Specify minimum MHz:
Storage –
Specify MB required if > 100:
Media –
Specify type and (ZIP, CD, DVD) if removable media drive required:
Projection –
Specify overhead transparency, 35 mm slide, computer @ 800x600, computer @ 1024x768; specify if more than one needed; specify if multiple simultaneous screens needed:
Boards, Software & Other Devices
Specify any/all special dependencies/ equipment with technical details and indicate if you can supply it:

Notes Regarding Your Proposal:


2. About You


Use the Authors Sub-form
to enter the authors of your proposal.

Begin by choosing "Add Author"

3. Submit

4. Acknowledgment

You will receive an email acknowledging your proposal, sent to the address(es) given in your proposal; if you do not receive this today, please email

Email is the preferred mode of communication for MW2008. Any questions about your proposal should be sent to

5. Proposal Review

MW2008 Program Committee and the MW2008 Co-Chairs will review all proposals and make selections for the conference program.

The Program Committee will communicate its decision by email to the address(es) given in your proposal. Successful proposers must return the Speaker Acceptance Form (PDF).

Acceptance may be conditional upon refining the proposal, and may require the submission of a revised abstract. The Committee may judge that a different format is more appropriate for the proposed content, e.g. a Demonstration rather than a formal Paper, and offer an alternative slot in the program.

The decision of the MW2008 Program Committee is final.

6. Written Papers

Written papers are required for all presentation types except Demonstrations and Workshops (where they may be optionally submitted). Papers are due January 31, 2008, must follow the Guidelines for Papers.

7. Meeting Registration

All paper presenters are expected to register for the full MW2008 conference and pay the appropriate fees. See the Registration page for details.