TODAES will publish research papers (approximately 20-25 printed pages each; single column), tutorial and survey papers (approximately 30-40 printed pages each; single column), and short technical notes (approximately 10-15 printed pages each; single column). Each accepted paper will be considered for the ACM TODAES Best Paper Award. The award will be presented during the opening ceremony at the Design Automation Conference (DAC).
Details for upcoming special issues will appear here.
Authors are required to prepare and submit their manuscripts electronically. This facilitates both a quicker editorial review process as well as facilitating electronic publication of accepted papers. While ACM admits a wide variety of formats for the electronic submission of accepted papers, the emerging technologies which support electronic publishing currently force us to impose some restrictions on submission for both review and final acceptance of manuscripts. Therefore for purposes of editorial review, TODAES permits electronic submissions only in PDF or PostScript format.
The technical contributions appearing in ACM TODAES should be original papers which have not been published elsewhere. Simultaneous submissions to conferences and journals, and submissions that have already appeared in journals will be rejected by default. Publication of a previously published conference or workshop article that is available in a formal proceedings (with digital archival) is allowed only if the editor judges that (a) the revision contains significant amplification or clarification of the original material (30% or more new material), or (b) there is a significant additional benefit to be gained from journal publication e.g., one article that connects multiple previously published articles in a coherent manner where the integration of these articles provides additional insight on the approach or overall system.
In either case, any prior appearance should be noted on the title page of the paper. Furthermore, author needs to prepare the following supporting documents:
When there are any supporting documents (including the ones mentioned above), these documents should be attached to the end of the PDF file. Please submit only one PDF file that includes the manuscript, the note explaining the difference, and other supporting documents (in that order)
Authors should also read the ACM policies on prior publications, simultaneous submissions, and plagiarism: ACM's Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions and ACM's Policy on Plagiarism, including self plagiarism.
TODAES authors should familiarize themselves with the ACM accepted manuscript preparation guidelines. Since these guidelines are in a state of transition with regard to electronic publication, the guidelines here take precedence whenever there is a conflict. Authors preparing manuscripts in Latex should (for now) use the Proposed JACM Article Formats style. We will soon have our own style guides which addresses more of the specific needs for electronic publishing.
To ensure proper indexing, classification, retrieval and dissemination, authors must include five required information in the manuscript: i) descriptive title, ii) author names and affiliations, iii) abstract, iv) content indicators, and v) citations to relevant literature. The following serve as guidelines for the preparation of this material.
Select a title that accurately and clearly tells what the paper is about. Choose title terms as highly specific as content and emphasis of the paper permit. Avoid special symbols and formulas in titles unless essential to indicate content. Avoid cute or clever titles.
Authors' names should be given without titles or degrees along with the name and address of the organization for which the work was carried out. A footnote on the first page should acknowledge funding sources and presentations, if any, of the material at technical meetings (give dates and sponsoring societies). The author's current address should be given in a footnote on the first page.
The abstract should be from 150 to 200 words long and consist of short, direct, and complete sentences. It should be informative enough to serve in some cases as a substitute for reading the paper itself. It should state the objectives of the work, summarize the results, and give the principle conclusions. The title need not be repeated. Work planned but not done should not be described in the abstract. Because abstracts are extracted and used separately, do not use the first person, do not display mathematics, and do not use citation reference numbers. Try to avoid starting with the words "This paper ..."
Three types of content indicators must be assigned: (1) categories and subject descriptors, (2) general terms, (3) keywords and phrases. The first two items are selected from the Computing Reviews Classification Scheme published in the January 1991 issue of Computing Reviews. Select as many of these as may be applicable.
The keywords and phrases are additional English language words that indicate the content of the submission. They should not be synonymous with those already in the classification system : they can be more specific in relation to the paper than the subject descriptors, or they may not be covered by the existing system at all. The following guidelines may be helpful.
3. Jenkins, M. A., and Traub, J. F. Principles for testing zerofinding programs. ACM Trans. Math. Soft. 1, 1 (March 1975), 26-34.
Please note, if you don't have an account at ACM Manuscript Central you will need to create an account before you can log in and submit to Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems.
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Submitted papers are evaluated by anonymous referees for originality, relevance, and presentation. The author will be notified of the name of an associate editor (AE) who will be responsible for the processing of the manuscript. If the AE requests any revisions, the author need to revise the manuscript to incorporate the reviewers' comments and/or suggestions and resubmit the revised version within the specified deadline. Failure to submit before the deadline will result in the elimination of the manuscript from the review list. In case of emergency that prevents the author from meeting the deadline, the author can request an extension to the AE.
The author needs to prepare a page or two describing the responses to the reviewers' comments and detailing the changes in the manuscript. This information and any other supporting documents should be included at the end of the manuscript. When the revised version is ready, please submit only one PDF that includes the revised paper, responses to reviewer comments, and any other supporting documents (in that order). Once the review process is complete, the associate editor makes a recommendation for acceptance or rejection to the Editor-in-Chief, who makes the final decision on publication.
Authors whose papers are accepted sign a form which either transfers copyright to the ACM or declares that the paper is part of government work. Authors retain liberal rights to material published by the ACM. The following is the standard copyright notice used by ACM journals :Copyright © 199x by the Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. Permission to make digital or hard copies of part or all of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or direct commercial advantage and that copies show this notice on the first page or initial screen of a display along with the full citation. Copyrights for components of this work owned by others than ACM must be honored. Abstracting with credit is permitted. To copy otherwise, to republish, to post on servers, to redistribute to lists, or to use any component of this work in other works, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee. Permissions may be requested from Publications Dept, ACM Inc., 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 USA, fax +1 (212) 869-0481, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New options for ACM authors to manage rights and permissions for their work:
ACM introduces a new publishing license agreement, an updated copyright transfer agreement,
and a new author-pays option which allows for perpetual open access through the ACM Digital
Library. For more information, visit the ACM Author Rights webpage.
There are no page charges associated with publication in TODAES.
Formatting Documents For Submission & Electronic Publication
Guidelines for preparing your paper for publication can be found at
ACM accepted manuscript preparation guidelines.
Proofreading of Copyedited Manuscripts
A copyedited version of the manuscript will be sent to the authors for
proofreading. The authors should note that post-copyediting
changes to a final manuscript must be kept to a minimum and only be done when
absolutely necessary in order to correct errors introduced by copyediting or
fix grammatical/typographical errors that had previously gone unnoticed. No
changes to the title or author list of the paper are permitted at this