Formatting your VLDB paper
Morgan Kaufmann's formatting instructions for the
VLDB Proceedings may be found in the file
These guidelines must be adhered to by the final version of
your accepted paper. These guidelines apply to all the categories appearing in the
Proceedings. Page limits are: 10 pages for regular papers,
4 pages for panel introductions and papers in the Application
and Industrial tracks, 2 pages for demonstration
In order to help you format your submissions,
we have provided three additional files,
is a LATEX style file, defining environments which conform to
Morgan Kaufmann's guidelines. It should work with both LATEX version 2.09 and LATEX2e.
vldb.sty should be made to work by including
it through a \documentstyle
directive like this:
This style file
will insert the required copyright notice automatically.
vldb.cls is the
adaptation of the vldb.sty file to the
vldb.cls should be made to work by including it through a
direct \documentclass directive, like this:
is a Word version of Morgan Kaufmann's guidelines,
is a LATEX2 version of vldb_format.doc (it uses the
vldb.cls class file).
You may, as you wish, use these style files in their entirety, or copy
out individual definitions or styles into your own document. However,
even if you use one of these files, the responsibility remains with
yourself to ensure that the final version of your paper meets the
guidelines as described in format.txt.
The copyright notice to be included in your paper
is in the file
The transfer of copyright form may be found in the file
You should return a signed hard copy with the
final version of your paper.
For ease of downloading, copies of all of
these files are included in
the archive all_files.zip.