Instructions for Authors


Congratulations on having your paper accepted to Wireless Health 2015. This web page will acquaint you with the formatting and submission instructions for the FINAL VERSION of your paper or abstract.

Submissions that do not conform to the specified guidelines and formats will be returned to the author for corrections and/or alterations.

How to Submit Camera-Ready Drafts:
The deadline for all camera-ready drafts is August 21, 2015. Please submit as early as possible if you are able to do so.

All submissions must be submitted through EDAS and must include:

  1. The camera-ready draft in PDF format, formatted as described in the sections below.
  2. A note (max 2 pages) explaining how reviewer comments were addressed in the final draft. Submit the note by appending it to the camera-ready PDF.
  3. Source files needed to produce the draft


How to Format 1-Page Abstracts:


How to Format 8-Page Papers:

Papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library as well as prepared for printed publication. Thus, all papers for the conference must be submitted in an electronic format that conforms to ACM specifications.

The page limit for a full paper is 8 pages. 

If your 8-page paper was accepted as a demonstration, please precede your demo paper’s title with “Demonstration Paper:” (e.g., “Demonstration Paper: A Mobile Health Tracking System for …“)

Please read the following carefully to ensure the inclusion of your paper in the proceedings and the ACM Digital Library.

The following is the list of MANDATORY SECTIONS and should be filled in properly and accurately by the authors on the FINAL VERSION papers and the submission page. The material/information entered on the submission page is used to produce the Indexing of the Proceedings and the metadata to include the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library (Portal):

Title of Your Submission Should be Initial Caps – Meaning First Letter of the Main Words Should be Made Capital Letters.

NOTE: Title for Demonstration Papers – Please precede your demo paper’s title with “Demonstration Paper:” (e.g., “Demonstration Paper: Mobile Health Tracking System for …“)

Authors Complete Names – For each and all authors, first name, middle initial (if any), and last name need to be included after the title of the paper on the first page and on the electronic submission page (please recheck what you enter)

Affiliation – EACH author’s affiliation, department (if any), affiliation location, State, Country, and email address should be included and MUST be entered on the submission page.

Abstract – Please include an abstract (short overview) of your paper or demo on the first page, at the start of the left hand column. The abstract on the first page of your paper needs to be entered into the abstract field on the submission page word for word. Please try to limit your abstract to 200-250 words.

ACM Classification Sections: If your selection of these 3 sections on the submission page and the first page of your paper do not match, your paper will be returned to you for revisions and fixes.

  • ACM Categories & Subject Descriptors: Your choices of the ACM classifiers need to be included on the first page of your paper after the abstract and chosen properly on the submission page.  The setup of this section as well as the General Terms are available on both templates. The ACM Computing Classification Scheme is available at:
  • General Terms: This section is limited to the following 16 terms and MUST be chosen properly on the submission page and appear on the first page of your paper: Algorithms, Design, Documentation, Economics, Experimentation, Human Factors,  Languages, Legal Aspects, Management, Measurement, Performance, Reliability, Security, Standardization, Theory, Verification.
  • Keywords: This section is your choice of terms you would like to be indexed by and are mandatory on the submission page, but are NOT mandatory to be included on the first page. If you do include Keywords on your first page, the section should appear after the General Terms and before the body of the paper.

References – ACM would like to collect the references/citations used within your paper in straight text (.txt with no coding), so these can be used to enhance the capabilities of the ACM DL (Portal).


You need to submit the pdf file for your manuscript along with all source files (latex or word document all in a single zip file)ACM will be in touch with the lead author for the copyright forms. ACM has an automated copyright form collection system for ACM published proceedings.  Accepted authors are sent the ACM form and complete instructions.

Naming Scheme of All Files – Please name all your files to be submitted with your Paper IDENTIFIER Number and the LEAD (first) author’s last name in all lower case letters (for example: 1569322279-loseu.pdf)


Submissions that do not conform to the ACM SIG standards, templates, and formats will be returned to the author for corrections and/or alterations. The page size for this ACM publication is US Letter (8-1/2×11 inches). Be sure that there are no bad page or column breaks–Meaning no widows (last line of a paragraph at the top of a column). If this happens, either tighten the previous column or force a line over. Section and sub-section heads should remain with at least 2 lines of body text when near the end of a page or column.


Authors with color figures: Please be aware your figures are printed in black and white (grayscale) in the print version of the proceedings. We suggest you print your paper to a black/white printer (or black-white version) to be sure that the tones, screening, and images reproduce well in black and white (also for ACM DL users accessing your paper online). Your images will and may appear in color on your electronic submissions for inclusion on CD or DVD proceedings, and will appear in color in the ACM Portal (digital library).

Resolution: We recommend images to be at least 300 or 600 dpi for quality reproduction and saved as .tif images.

TIF (EPS) vs JPG (JPEG) images: TIFs were (and should be created) created for pre-press applications where quality takes priority over file size. While TIFs can be compressed (LZW compression option when saving out of Photoshop, for example), no image data is lost, thus ensuring maximum quality. JPEG was designed as a compressed image format designed to keep the file size small which makes it ideal for use in web graphics. To do this, the JPEG format actually deletes image data from the image. The higher the level of compression, the more data is removed. This is referred to as a lossy compression system. On a printout, the removed data tends to show up as blocky areas of a solid color. At higher resolutions (a minimum of 200 dpi), there’s usually enough data in the JPEG file for the compression artifacts to be very noticeable.

Rules/Lines: We recommend for quality reproduction of rules in your graphs, tables or charts, that the rules are at least a 0.5 pt. and black. Finer lines and points than this will not reproduce well, even if you can see them on your laser printed hardcopy when checked — bear in mind that your laser printers have a far lower resolution than the imagesetters that will be used.

Fonts: If your figure uses custom or any non-standard font, the characters may appear differently when printed in the proceedings. Remember to check your figure creation that all fonts are embedded or included in the figure correctly.

Transparencies: If a figure or image is assembled from multiple images, the images must be embedded, layers flattened or grouped together properly in the file, not lined. Transparencies should also be flattened.


Your final submission SHOULD NOT contain any footer or copyright string information in the footer area, headers or page numbers (the copyright strips do need to be included in the correct position at the bottom of the first column on the first page, see samples and templates). The papers will be paginated in a determined order by the chairs and added to the bottom upon finalization.

Please download the template from the ACM website:

Name your .doc file using your Paper IDENTIFIER # followed by the LEAD (first) author’s last name (example: 1569322279-loseu.doc / 1569322279-loseu.pdf). Be sure to format your document for American Letter (8-1/2×11). Please check that your submission adheres to the set page limit for your type of submission. See the email with notification of acceptance and formatting instructions for your paper id#, and link to submit your paper.

Insert the ACM copyright statement in the lower-left hand corner of the 1st page of your paper.  This statement should appear in 8 pt. Times New Roman, justified text.  The text of the statement is as follows:

Wireless Health ’14, Oct 29-31, 2014, Bethesda, MD, USA

Copyright 2014 ACM 978-1-4503-3160-9 … $15

Please use this specified class file – sig-alternate class file along with the supplied Latex Templates and sample files at The class file along with the following three lines in your .tex document after  begin{document} will produce the correct ACM copyright statement and conference info for the bottom/left of the first page:

conferenceinfo{Wireless Health ’14} {Oct 29-31, 2014, Bethesda, MD, USA}



You MUST use Type 1 fonts for your submission, for help see: If you still have difficulty, check with your system administrator. PDF LaTex can be used to create a pdf file for your submission, but all fonts MUST be embedded. If all the fonts are not embedded in the pdf you submit, we will distill the mandatory PS file that is submitted. Be sure to see the recommendations for your figures and images above (item #C).

Name your .tex and .pdf file using your Paper IDENTIFIER # followed by the LEAD (first) author’s last name (example: 1569322279-loseu.tex / 1569322279-loseu.pdf).  Be sure to format your document for American Letter (8-1/2×11). Please check that your submission adheres to the set page limit for your type of submission. See the email with notification of acceptance and formatting instructions for your paper id#, and link to submit your paper.



To check if all fonts are successfully embedded, open your PDF with adobe acrobat (reader), go to File -> Properties -> Fonts. You should see “embedded subset” in front of all your fonts. If embedded subset is missing, the font is NOT embedded.


If you have any questions, please contact Sunghoon Ivan Lee (SLEE117@PARTNERS.ORG). Thank you again for participating in Wireless Health 2015 and we look forward to receiving your materials on a timely basis.