Submissions should be full papers of about 4000-6000 words. The maximum submission length is 14 single-spaced A4 pages, including figures, tables, and references, using an 11pt font. Submitted papers should be in PDF format. The committee will not review papers that exceed the length limit, or papers in other formats such as Word or HTML. Extended Abstracts are acceptable, if they provide sufficient detail.

Submissions are due on September 2, 2002.

The program committee and external readers will judge papers on technical merit, significance, relevance, and presentation. A good paper will demonstrate that the authors:

Are attacking a significant problem, have devised an interesting, compelling solution, have demonstrated the practicality and benefits of the solution, have drawn appropriate conclusions, have clearly described what they have done, and have clearly articulated the advances beyond previous work. Please read the detailed USENIX author guidelines for more information. Accepted papers may be shepherded through an editorial review process by a member of the program committee.

The NordU conference, like most conferences and journals, does not allow submissions that are substantially similar to works that are previously published or are under review for publication elsewhere. Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms will not be read or reviewed.

Best Paper Awards
Awards will be given for the best paper.

Work-in-Progress Reports
Would you like to share a provocative opinion, interesting preliminary work, or a cool idea that will provoke discussion? The NordU technical sessions will include slots for work-in-progress reports and "outrageous" opinion statements. We are particularly interested in presentations of student work. To submit, please send a proposal (one page or less) to the program committee at

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions
Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are informal gatherings organized by attendees interested in a particular topic. BoFs will be held in the evening. BoFs may be scheduled in advance by emailing the Program Committee at BoFs may also be scheduled at the conference.

Registration Materials
Complete program and registration information will be available in December 2002 on the conference Web site. The information will be in both HTML and a printable PDF file. If you would like to receive the program booklet in print, please email your request, including your postal address, to: