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Posters will not be included in the conference proceedings, will not be compiled by PDFXpress, and there is no need to submit an abstract. Posters should be in the portrait orientation with a size up to 90cm x 60cm.
NOCS will provide pins/tapes to attach posters on the poster boards.

Camera Ready Guideline

In the following, you can find the information on how to properly format your final manuscript for the 12th 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.

Final manuscript deadline July 22, 2018
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 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:
    “978-1-5386-4893-3/18/$31.00 ©2018 Crown”.
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is:
    “978-1-5386-4893-3/18/$31.00 ©2018 European Union.”
  • For all other papers the copyright notice is:
    "978-1-4673-9030-9/18/$31.00 ©2018 IEEE."

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

\IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth][c]{978-1-4673-9030-9/18/\$31.00~\copyright2018 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.

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.

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).

The corresponding author of each paper will receive an email from the IEEE copyright service.
Using the provided link and credentials in the email, the author should log in, make sure that the default information is correct, and correct any errors if necessary.
Upon signing the copyright form, the author will receive a confirmation email with the copyright receipt.

By signing the form, 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.


If you still have any question or problem, please send an email to Prof. Vassos Soteriou (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 deadline April 24, May 8, May 25, 2018
Full paper submission deadline May 1, May 15, May 22, May 25, 2018
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 2018 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 Submissions

Important Dates

Special Session proposals due May 1 May15th, 2018 (AoE)
Acceptance notification May 15th July 8th, 2018 (AoE)
Camera-Ready Paper deadline June 15th July 15th, 2018 (AoE)

Aim and Guidelines

The aim of the special sessions is to provide a complementary flavor and novel perspectives 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 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 (3) 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.

All 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. Proposals must be sent via e-mail (either pdf or ascii text) to Prof. Maurizio Palesi and Prof. Amlan Ganguly at the following addresses: