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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 uploaded as separate PDF files using the Main Document file designation. For submissions based on previously published works, please upload files in the following order:
Authors should also read the following ACM policies:
ACM authoring templates are found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/authors/submissions.
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.
Anyone listed as Author on an ACM paper must meet all the following criteria:
Other contributors may be acknowledged at the end of the paper, before the bibliography, with explicitly described roles, preferably using the roles found in the CASRAI Contributor Roles Taxonomy at http://dictionary.casrai.org/Contributor_Roles.
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 ..."
Manuscripts must be formatted in the ACM Transactions format; a 35-page limit applies to the final paper. Rare exceptions are possible if recommended by the reviewers and approved by the Editorial Board.
Three types of content indicators must be assigned:
An important aspect of preparing your paper for publication by ACM Press is to provide the proper indexing and retrieval information from the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). This is beneficial to you because accurate categorization provides the reader with quick content reference, facilitating the search for related literature, as well as searches for your work in ACM's Digital Library and on other online resources.
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.
Reference linking and citation counts are facilitated by use of standard reference formats. Please adhere to the in-text citation style and reference format guidelines that we use for ACM publications. If you do not, your paper may be returned to you for proper formatting.
Note: For BibTeX examples see: http://www.acm.org/publications/authors/bibtex-formatting
In order to ensure timely review and facilitate electronic publication, manuscripts must be submitted as PDF or PostScript files on the web at
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.
The Editor-in-Chief can also be reached at:
When the editors-in-chief have received the authors, manuscript and verified that it falls within the scope of the journal, they invite an associate editor (AE) to manage the reviewing of the submission. Submissions that do not fall in the scope of TODAES or do not contain (sufficient) original content are immediately returned to the authors by the EiC.
The AE selects and invites 3 or 4 reviewers to review the submission. On the basis of the reviews, the AE may moderate a discussion among the reviewers, which may lead to adjustments in their reviews. Subsequently, taking the authors. comments into account, the AE makes his/her recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief (EiC), who will examine the reviews and the AE's recommendation and either accept the AE's recommendation and finalize it or return the submission to the AE with questions and/or suggestions. This two-tier procedure is in place in order to ensure consistent application of reviewing standards. After a decision about the submission is finalized, the EiC communicates this decision to the authors.
Each decision on a submission falls into one of the following four categories:
For each of the decision categories that involve submission of a revised manuscript, there is a time limit from the receipt of the notification email for the resubmission, whose main purpose is to ensure timely publication of research results:
Extensions can be granted by the AE and/or EiC if the authors have a particular reason for wanting to resubmit at a later date.
Once a submission has reached the category "Accepted", it will be entered in the ACM journal production process. It will be appear in the ACM Digital Library once the issue of TODAES in which it appears is complete, regardless of when that issue appears in print.
Guidelines for preparing your paper for publication can be found at ACM accepted manuscript preparation guidelines.
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 stage.
Please provide a brief description of your supplementary online-only material (i.e., text and multimedia material) to be published in the Digital Library. A short "readme.txt" file will appear in the DL along with your supplementary material describing its content and whatever requirements there are for using it.
Please be sure to visit the ACM Author Portal for additional important author information.