14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS 2020)

Camera-Ready Submission Guidelines

In the following, you can find the information on how to properly format your final manuscript for the 14th IEEE/ACM 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 both regular and special session papers is limited to 8 pages. For short papers, the authors are recommended to have 4 pages but can have up to 6 pages. 

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 authors. The page size is US Letter (8.5x11 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 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.


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:
“978-1-5386-4893-3/20/$31.00 ©2020 Crown”.
• For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is:
“978-1-5386-4893-3/20/$31.00 ©2020 European Union.”
• For all other papers the copyright notice is: "978-1-4673-9030-9/20/$31.00 ©2020 IEEE."

To add the copyright to Latex generated files, the authors can use the following command (before \maketitle):

\IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth][c]{978-1-4673-9030-9/20/\$31.00~\copyright2020 IEEE \hfill}
\hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }}
\IEEEpubid{The appropriate copyright notice}


Footnotes should be numbered in consecutive order throughout the text.


Acknowledgments in the third person. All acknowledgments of financial support must be placed as the first footnote on the first page of the paper.

IEEE PDF Express and Camera-Ready Submission

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.

Due Date

Please note the camera-ready deadline is August 22, 2020 (AoE).

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. IEEE will contact you directly to get the electronic IEEE Copyright Form submitted. 


If you still have any questions or problems, please send an email to Akram BEN AHMED (Publication Chair) at the following address: akram.benahmed@aist.go.jp