IEEE Transactions on

IEEE TC Special Issue on Computer Arithmetic - July 2000

Final manuscript submission deadline: February 1, 2000.

Call for papers

Manuscripts which have been accepted for publication in the special issue after minor revision should be submitted electronically (in postscript format) through /ece/koren/sp-issue, no later than February 1, 2000 (unless otherwise instructed).

Instructions and form for paper submission

The final manuscript (including all figures and tables) should be formated in the IEEE Transaction two-column format. A Latex style file is available at:
All papers must conform to the usual IEEE-TC requirements (see ``Information for Authors'' on the inside cover of the Transactions or at the Computer Society website at

After the approval of the revised manuscript by the guest editors, the following items will have to be prepared:

Electronic File Formats:
Although the Transactions Department uses Microsoft Word to edit manuscripts, for technical reasons we prefer to receive files in the Tex or LaTex format. Most common word processing formats, including Microsoft Word (DOS, Windows, Mac), WordPerfect (DOS, Windows, Mac), RTF, and plain ASCII text will also be accepted. If a text formatter is used, retain codes that identify titles, subheads, typeface changes, symbols, and other attributes related to the paper's meaning. Remove codes that handle page layout (like margins, columns, and text size). Include all macros (\def) required to produce the document. Indicate at the top of the file which formatter was used.

PostScript and PDF files as well as files created in layout programs such as FrameMaker, Quark Xpress, PageMaker, and Ventura are NOT acceptable simply because they do not provide the text of the manuscript in editable form.

In the interest of quality and accuracy, the Computer Society prefers to use author-supplied electronic art for all figures and complex tables. Each individual figure or graphic must be supplied as a separate, stand-alone file. Figure and table files must be named with their respective numbers and graphic type such as Fig1.tif, Fig2a.tif, Table1.eps, etc. The preferred file format is TIFF. Other acceptable formats are GIF, BMP, JPG, PCX, WMF and either PS or EPS. (Files submitted in PS or EPS format should be generated using only standard fonts, such as Times, Helvetica and Symbol). All other formats, including figures created in association with Tex and LaTex programs (e.g., FIG, XFIG, and EEPIC files) are unacceptable and should not be submitted. Graphics generated using the drawing capabilities of word processing software are also not considered acceptable electronic art submissions. When creating your figures, use font sizes and line weights that will reproduce clearly and accurately when sized to one column width (3.5 in. / 8.9cm). Do not include figure captions in a graphic file. Figure captions should be inserted as text in their proper places in the main manuscript file, or included in a separate text file. All figures and complex tables that are not submitted in electronic form must be submitted as high quality, camera-ready hard copies.

Encoding / Compression:
Only files processed using the following methods of encoding and/or compression are acceptable: uuencoding, mime encoding, and BinHex-ing; tar files, shar files; and those compressed with PK-Zip (WinZip, etc.), Stuffit, Z (Unix compress) or GZ (GnuZip). All other encoding and/or compression schemes are unacceptable.

Transmission of Electronic Materials:
Will be done via ftp. Specific instructions will be provided.

It is essential that the electronic versions of the manuscript and artwork include all the same materials as the hard copies, and the content must match the hard copy exactly! Also, we cannot overemphasize the importance of the quality and accuracy of the content of the electronic materials submitted since the content is not recreated, but merely transformed into the final published version.

Please consult our Web site for the most up-to-date details on acceptable formats and submission procedures for specific items. If you have questions or problems, please feel free to contact the IEEE Computer Society Transactions Department for help.

Guest Editors

Created by Prof. Israel Koren, koren 'at'
This page last revised November 23, 1999.