Tenth International Symposium on Hardware/Software Codesign

Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado, USA May 6-8, 2002


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Guidelines for submission of final draft

Deadline: March 26, 2002, 8am US Pacific time

Dear Author:

Enclosed please find the guidelines and pertinent information for submission of your paper(s).

  • ACM Copyright Form
  • ACM Proceedings Specification information
  • CD-ROM formatting information
    • Attention LaTeX users -- please use Type1 fonts!
    • For LaTeX 2e, it is as simple as adding 2 lines:
      \usepackage{times} % this uses Times type-1 fonts,
      % instead of default Computer Modern font (bitmapped)

      % this uses type-1 math symbol font,
      % rather than bitmapped math font

Please note: It is of particular importance that you leave sufficient space in the lower left corner of the first column on the first page for ACM to fill in the copyright information.

There is a 6 page limit on each paper.

Please submit camera-ready copy (produced on a high-resolution output device) of your manuscript on 8 1/2" x 11" paper following the proceedings format appended below. Proceedings templates to create camera-ready copy are available in Word, WordPerfect, and LaTex. These templates are located at:

The enclosed ACM copyright form must be signed and returned with your paper. I caution you that ACM will not publish any paper that is not accompanied by a signed copyright form. In those cases where there is more than one author per paper, the first-named (assumed senior) author only must sign.

The full ACM Copyright policy, revised as of December 18, 1998, is available via http://www.acm.org/pubs/copyright_policy/.

Your paper may be submitted electronically using a web browser, at

Please federal express or fax your signed copyright form so that it is received by Melanie Sanders by 8am, Pacific Standard Time, Tuesday March 26, 2002. Her address is:

Melanie Sanders
444 Computer Science
University of California at Irvine
Irvine CA 92697-3425

PH: +1 949 824-1546
Fax: +1 949 824-8019
email: msanders@ics.uci.edu

ACM Proceedings Specifications

Title: Centered 18 pt, Bold, Helvetica
Author, ACM Fellow: Centered 12 pt, Helvetica
Affiliation: Centered 10 pt, Helvetica
Email: Centered 12 pt, Helvetica
Abstract: Flush Left 12 pt, Bold, Times Roman
Section (heading 1): Flush Left 12 pt, Bold, Times Roman, numbered- ex: 1
Subsection (heading 2) Flush Left 12 pt, Bold, Times Roman, numbered- ex 1.2
Subsubsection (heading 3): Flush Left 11 pt, Italics, Times Roman, numbered- ex 1.2.3
Subsubsubsection (heading 4): Flush Left 11 pt, Italics, Times Roman, numbered- ex
Subsubsubsubsection (heading 5): Flush Left 11 pt, Italics, Times Roman, numbered- ex
Text: 2 column, justified, size of type 9 pt. space between
lines 10 pt
Text Font: Times Roman
Column width: 3.33" (8.45 cm)
2 column gutter: .33"(.83 cm)
Top Margin: 1" (2.54 cm)
Right Margin: From edge .75" (1.9 cm)
Left Margin: From edge .75" (1.9 cm)
Bottom Margin: 1" (2.54 cm)
Copyright space on 1st page: lower left column 1.5" (3.81 cm)
Paragraph indentation: 1M paragraph indent
Footnote/Citation: 9 pt, Times Roman
Bibliography/Reference: 9 pt. Use the standard CACM format for references, i.e., a numbered list at the end of the article, ordered alphabetically by first author, and referenced by number in brackets [2].

Reference number in brackets positioned as a negative indent. Text aligned .25" (.63 cm) in from margin, ragged right margin.

Subsequent pages: For pages other than the first, start at the top margin and continue in double-column format.
Tables/Figures/Images: Placed in text as close to reference as possible. May extend across both columns to a maximum width of 7" (17.78 cm).
Captions: 9 pt, bold, Times Roman, numbered (ex. "Table 1." or "Figure 2."), and centered beneath each table, figure or image.

CD-ROM Formatting Tips for Authors


Most of the problems we have with files for the CDROM are related to the fonts used in the papers. It is highly recommended that you preview how your paper will look. You can do this by viewing your PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Also, print your file. If you cannot print it, then we probably will have trouble processing it.

It is **very important** that you use standard Adobe Type 1 fonts, if at all possible. Even though other fonts will look fine over a PostScript viewer, when the files are distilled into PDF files, non-Adobe fonts are extremely difficult to read on the screen.

IMPORTANT: LaTex users - LaTex files are particularly problematic and when converted to PDF are almost unreadable on the screen. This is because the default fonts are transformed to bitmapped fonts when the PostScript file is made into PDF. A solution to this problem is:

LaTeX users should utilize the Times Roman PostScript font when formatting their documents for publication. This can be achieved easily by specifying Times font at the documentstyle command:


Although the mathematics fonts used by LaTeX are not Type 1 fonts, the appearance of the document can improve tremendously if the above command is used in the TeX document.

If the author uses LaTeX2e package, it is even possible to use Type 1 fonts for mathematical symbols. You need to have the package mathptm. If you are using LaTeX2e, use the macro:


If you are using the older LaTeX, include mathptm in documentstyle:


\ LaTeX LaTeX2e
text font \documentstyle[times]{article} \usepackage{times}
math font \documentstyle[mathptm]{acmconf} \usepackage{mathptm}


The CD-ROM can show color in your files very nicely. You are encouraged to use color to enhance your illustrations and figures. Please do not go overboard with this, however. And do not use color for your text, only in illustrations and figures.


Authors who normally use A4 paper: please format your electronic file to reflect the US standard size paper of 8 1/2 by 11 inches. If that is not possible, please leave a substantial top margin, as the top margin is often reduced when coverting A4 formatted PostScript files into PDF.

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