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submitted by November 2, 2003. The full paper must
be submitted by November 7, 2003.
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revealed to each other. To ensure blind reviewing, authors' names
and affiliations MUST NOT appear in the paper; bibliographic
references must be made in such as way as to preserve author
Necessary references should not be omitted to provide
anonymity. Authors' own past work should be cited and discussed in
third person. For example, in a paper by John Doe:
Our work extends the models of Doe et al.  in which ...
 John Doe et al., "Markov methods for predicting...", In
Proceedings of Sigmetrics/Performance 2001, ...
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