Camera Ready Guideline

In the following, you can find the information on how to properly format your final manuscript for the 10th International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS). The proceedings will be published by IEEE and included in the IEEE Xplore Database. Papers submitted to NOCS must use the two-column IEEE conference proceedings format, and must be submitted as a PDF file. A template for Microsoft Word and LaTeX can be downloaded here. The length of regular papers is limited to 8 pages. The length of short papers is limited to 4 pages.

Final manuscript deadlineMay 18, 2016 May 31, 2016
Paper submission website:Submission Website

Mandatory Sections

  1. Title of the paper (must be initial caps) -- Meaning First Letters of the Main Words Must be Capital Letters.
  2. Authors' full names -- For every author, their first name, middle initial(s) (if any), and last name must be included after the title of the paper on the first page
  3. Affiliations -- EACH author's affiliation, department (if any), affiliation location, state, country, and email address MUST be included.
  4. Abstract -- Include an abstract (up to 250 words) of your paper on the first page top of the left hand column.

Page Size and Page Breaks

Submissions that do not conform to the IEEE standards will be returned to the author. The page size is US Letter (8-1/2x11 inches). Do not submit your paper in A4 size or different sizes. Only US Letter will be accepted. Be sure that there are no bad page or column breaks -- Meaning no widows or orphans (last line of a paragraph at the top of a column). If this happens, either tighten the previous column or force a line feed. Section and Sub-section headings should remain with at least two lines of body text when near the end of a page or column. Do not modify the margins of the paper to gain space. If the margins are modified, the paper will be returned to the author.

Figures

Figures may be printed in black and white (grayscale). We suggest that you test print a black and white version of your paper to ensure that the illustrations reproduce well. Figures will appear in their original color in the pdf-files in IEEE Xplore. We recommend images to be at least 300 or 600 dpi for quality reproduction.

Fonts

If your figures use custom or non-standard fonts, the characters may appear differently when printed. Remember to check that all fonts are embedded and included in the figure correctly. (Tip: try to avoid non-standard font sets in your figures). Make sure that all fonts (in the text and in the figures) are embedded. If the fonts are not embedded, the paper will be returned to the author. Do not use a font size smaller than 10pt throughout the paper.

Copyright Notice

The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear on the bottom of the first page of each paper according to the guidelines set forth in the Cataloging/Copyright Instructions for an IEEE Conference Proceeding. Detailed instructions can be found here.

  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: "U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright".
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: "978-1-4673-9030-9/16/$31.00 (c)2016 Crown".
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: "978-1-4673-9030-9/16/$31.00 (c)2016 European Union".
  • For all other papers the copyright notice is: "978-1-4673-9030-9/16/$31.00 (c)2016 IEEE".

To add the copyright to Latex generated files, the authors can use the following command (before \maketitle):
\IEEEoverridecommandlockouts
\IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth][c]{978-1-5090-0172-9/15/\$31.00~\copyright2015 IEEE \hfill} \hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }} \IEEEpubid{The appropriate copyright notice}

Footnotes

Footnotes should be numbered in consecutive order throughout the text.

Acknowledgements

The placement of the Acknowledgements is after the actual text of the paper, just before the References section, and after any Appendix(es). Write the Acknowledgements in the third person. All acknowledgements of financial support must be placed as the first footnote on the first page of the paper.

Electronic Copyright Form

All authors must submit the copyright of their papers to IEEE in order to have their papers included in the conference program (only one needs to be submitted for each paper). All clearances for publication must be obtained by the authors. The authors will have to use the electronic IEEE Copyright Form (eCF).

Please fill in the following information and click the "Copyright Submission" button. You will be redirected to the IEEE Copyright submission site and a wizard will guide you through the process.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If the IEEE Copyright submission site returns an error of the type "IEEE Electronic Copyright Form, Non-authorized Submission Site" that means that you are behind a firewall or using a proxy server. In this case, the process will not work.

You are stating that the material in your paper is original and you have not previously released copyright for this paper to another party. We cannot publish your paper without this properly completed form.

- Paper title
- Author name(s) 
- Today's date (mm/dd/yyyy)
- Paper ID (from SoftConf)
- Author email 

Camera-Ready Submission and IEEE PDF Express

Once the camera-ready of your paper has been finalized, check it with IEEE Pdf Express. Detailed instructions can be found here. If your manuscript passes the IEEE Pdf express check, you will receive an approved copy of your manuscript by email, in PDF format. Upload this PDF file through the submission website.

Questions

If you still have any question or problem, please send an email to Prof. Umit Ogras (Publication chair) at the following address.

Thank you again for participating in this symposium. We look forward to receiving your materials in a timely manner.

Regular Submissions

Abstract registration deadlineFebruary 5, 2016 February 22, 2016 (Anywhere on Earth)
Full paper submission deadlineFebruary 12, 2016 February 29, 2016 (Anywhere on Earth)
Paper submission website:Submission Website

Format

Electronic paper submission should not exceed 8 double-column IEEE format pages, including figures and references. An abstract of up to 250 words must be included. Papers should be formatted as close as possible to the final format - double column, single-spaced, and Times or equivalent font of minimum, 10pt size. The acceptable format is PDF only. Any other file format and manuscripts received in hard-copy form will not be processed. Please use IEEE Formats for paper formatting.

Important

NOCS 2016 utilizes a blind review process. In preparing your manuscript, do not include any information, which could reveal the identity of the authors. The title section of your manuscript should not contain any author, affiliation status, email addresses, or contact information. In the body of the submission you should reference any of your prior work only if absolutely necessary and as a third party reference, e.g., "we improve the work reported in [x] by ...". We need your cooperation in our effort to maintain a fair blind review process.

Special Session/Tutorial/Demo Submissions

Special Session/Tutorial/Demo proposals due February 12, 2016 February 19, 2016 (extended)
Acceptance notification:April 8, 2016
Presentation material deadline:May 18, 2016

Special Sessions

The aim of the special sessions is to provide a complementary flavor to the regular sessions and can take the form of (1) Panels discussing visionary and/or controversial issues, (2) Hot-Topic Sessions, dealing with the introduction and discussion of new R&D problems, and (3) Tutorial Sessions, addressing trends in the technical domains that are of interest to the conference participants. Topics that introduce new directions and paradigms relevant to the NOCS community are highly encouraged. Special Session proposals should consist of an extended summary of up to 1500 words as a PDF or text file, describing the session content and format. Proposals should include:

  • Title of the special session
  • Rationale of the need for the special session at NOCS. The rationale should stress the novelty of the topic and /or its multidisciplinary flavor, and must explain how it is differnet from the subjects covered by the regular sessions
  • Short biography of the organizers
  • List of three contributed presentations (including titles, presenters, contact information of the corresponding presenter, and an abstract of each contribution).
  • For panel or tutorial session proposals, list three to five panelists/speakers and their area of expertise.

Special Session proposals must be sent via e-mail (either pdf or ascii text) to Prof. Michihiro Koibuchi and Prof. Sudeep Pasricha at the following addresses.

Tutorials

The purpose of tutorials is to educate attendees about specific topics or to provide the background necessary to understand technical advances in relevant areas. The tutorial should be attractive to a wide audience with interests in NoC research. Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to, a wide variety of NoC related areas from multicore architecture and programming, to circuit-level design and emerging architectures based on 3D integration, optical interconnects and on-chip RF/wireless communications, role of emerging memories, industrial case studies, design methodologies, and performance/energy/reliability analysis.

There will be two tutorial sessions, each of half day duration. The tutorial proposal (length limit: 2 pages in 10-point font) should include:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Contact information for the presenter(s) (name, email address, affiliation)
  • Keywords
  • Short description of the target audience
  • A detailed outline of the tutorial
  • A short biography of the presenter(s)

Tutorial proposals must be sent via e-mail (either pdf or ascii text) to Prof. Paul Bogdan at the following address.

Demos

The purpose of the demo session is to exhibit the latest results related to NoC research and developments. A complete conference session will be devoted to the demonstrations. The conference chairs encourage CAD tool, circuit and integrated system demonstrations, and FPGA prototyping of their latest developments in the domains of NoC architectures and design methodology. The evaluation of the demo proposal will consider its general interest for NOCS attendees, the quality and significance of the demonstration. A demonstration table, a poster board, and electrical plug will be available for each selected demo. The demo proposal should include:

  • Title, abstract (50 words) and description of the demonstration (limit: 1 page in 10 point format)
  • Contact information for the presenter(s) (name, email address, affiliation)
  • Any special demo requirements (Electrical appliance, scope, ...)

Demo proposals must be sent via e-mail (either pdf or ascii text) to Dr. Yuichiro Ajima at the following address.