RESEARCH PAPERS DUE BEFORE 5:00pm MT, November 19, 2009 Research paper submissions MUST (1) be in PDF format only, (2) contain an abstract of approximately 60 words clearly stating the significant contribution, impact, and results of the submission, (3) be no more than six pages (including the abstract, figures, tables, and references), double columned, 9-pt or 10-pt font, and (4) MUST NOT identify the author(s) by their name(s) or affiliation(s) anywhere on the manuscript or abstract, with all references to the author(s)’s own previous work or affiliations in the bibliographic citations being in the third person. Preliminary submissions will be at a disadvantage. Format templates are available on the DAC website. Submissions not adhering to these rules will be rejected. DAC will compare each submission against a vast database and any paper with significant similarity to previously published works or with papers that are simultaneously under review with other conferences and symposia, will be rejected. All research papers will be reviewed as finished papers. Authors of accepted papers must sign a copyright release form for their paper. Acceptance notices will be available by logging in to the DAC website after Feb. 25, 2010. Complete author kits will be available on the DAC website by March 9, 2010. All conference presenters will be required to register at the time of final paper submission.