Camera Ready Guideline

In the following, you can find the information on how to properly format your final manuscript for the 11th International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS).

  1. 1- Please format the camera-ready paper accordingly by the ACM template.
    • * The standard template to be used is sigconf.
    • * Authors should apply ACM Computing Classification categories and terms. The templates provide space for this indexing and point authors to the Computing Classification Scheme.
    • * The camera-ready pdf should have Type 1 fonts (scalable), not Type 3 (bit-mapped). All fonts MUST be embedded within the PDF file. A guide on how to embed fonts is available here.
    • * The ACM Digital Library optimal distiller settings file can be downloaded from: here.
  2. 2- Please sign the ACM copyright form (You will receive a separate email with a link).
  3. 3- You will receive the correct rights text and bibliographic strip to place within their paper. Once authors submit their eRights forms they receive confirmation messages that include the appropriate text and DOIs for their papers.

Regular Submissions

Abstract registration deadline April 24th May 8th May 15th, 2017 (AoE)    FIRM DEADLINE!
Full paper submission deadline May 1st, 2017 May 15th, 2017 (AoE)    FIRM DEADLINE!
Paper submission website: Submission Website


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.


NOCS 2017 utilizes a blind review process. When 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 and Demo Submissions

Demo/Special Session proposals due May 1, 2017
Acceptance notificationJuly 1, 2017
Presentation material deadlineAugust 1, 2017

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 different 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.


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, ...)

All Special Session/Demo proposals will be evaluated in terms of their novelty, quality and technical/scientific contribution. Sessions strengthening and/or extending the conference program in new directions will be prioritized. The organizing committee reserves the right to refuse proposals in the event of logistic constraints. Special Session/Demo proposals must be sent via e-mail (either pdf or ascii text) to Prof. Paul Bogdan at the following address:

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