Final Manuscript Submissions


Instructions for Preparing the Camera-Ready Versions of your Papers

In the following, you can find the information on how to properly format your final manuscript for the 9th International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS). The proceedings will be published by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library. The final manuscript should be submitted by June 1, 2015  June 15th, 2015 (extended).

1. Formatting

The final camera ready papers will need to be formatted in the ACM style. To help you produce the print in a familiar ACM style while at the same time providing us the files we need for the Digital Library, you should use the ACM Word or LaTeX style templates to prepare your articles. See:

Please ensure that your paper does not exceed eight pages when formatted using this style. In case of serious discrepancies, please contact us (see 4 below).

You should also apply ACM Computing Classification categories and terms. The templates provide space for this indexing and is available at:

A few other points to keep in mind regarding the formatting - please follow these closely to enable your paper to display correctly in the ACM Digital Library.

  • The files should be in PDF format AND optimized for fast web viewing.
  • They should have the rights management statement and bibliographic strip on the bottom of the first page left column (see 2 below).
  • ▪ They should have Type 1 fonts (scalable), not Type 3 (bit-mapped).
All fonts MUST be embedded within the PDF file.
Any PDF that is not deposited with fonts embedded will need to be corrected. In order to help you through this process, we have created documentation on how to embed your fonts. Please download the ACM Digital Library optimal distiller settings file, ACM.joboptions.
ACM cannot substitute font types, though. This really must be done in the source files before the Postscript or PDF is generated. If bit-mapped fonts are used, they will not necessarily display legibly in all PDF readers on all platforms, though they will print out fine.

2. ACM Rights Management

ACM has an automated rights management form collection system for ACM published proceedings. Accepted authors will be sent the ACM rights management form and complete instructions. You must complete this form for your paper to appear in the ACM Digital Library. After completing your rights management form, you will be emailed the correct rights management text and bibliographic strip to place within their paper. *You must enter the text into their paper.*

As rights management emails are sent from an automated system, there is a chance that emails sent will wind up in SPAM folders. Please make sure that you and your co-authors set email SPAM settings to allow emails from ""

3 .File Upload

The submission system to submit your paper can be accessed at

The NOCS Symposium uses the Softconf Submission System. Please note that you are responsible for checking the consistency of your submission before uploading it. Your PDF file should be named using the convention:


4. Questions

If you have any questions, please email Karthik Pattabiraman ( with the subject line: “NOCS 2015 Paper #”.

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