In the following, you can find the information on how to properly format your final manuscript for the 8th 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 poster papers is limited to 2 pages. The final manuscript should be submitted by JUNE 15, 2014 (EXTENDED).

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 to 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 150 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 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.

Page Numbers, Headers, and Footers

The final submission MUST NOT contain any footer or copyright string information in the footer area, headers or page numbers. The correct IEEE copyright notice and page numbers will be included by the Proceedings Chair.


Footnotes should be numbered in consecutive order throughout the text.


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

Information on how to submit the IEEE Electronic Copyright Form will be mailed to the contact person of the accepted papers.

Camera-ready submission and IEEE PDF Express

Once the camera-ready of your paper has been finalized, check it with IEEE Pdf Express, (Conference ID: 32446X). 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.

Paper Submission

The submission system to submit your paper can be accessed here. The NOCS Symposium uses the Softconf Submission System.


If you still have any question or problem, please send an email to the proceedings chair at: C.Galuzzi@tudelft.nl explaining your inquiry.


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