Camera Copy Submission


This page contains instructions for authors for submitting camera-ready final manuscript papers for publication in the proceedings of the IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC 2012. If you have any questions related to publications, please contact the VLSI-SoC 2012 Publication Chair, Prof. Srinivas Katkoori ( For questions related to registration, please contact the VLSI-SoC 2012 Registration Chair, Rajsaktish Sankaranarayanan ( If you need an official invitation for a visa application, please contact the VLSI-SoC 2012 General Chair, Matthew Guthaus (

Important Deadlines



July 18, 2012

Author Registration and Payment:

July 31, 2012

In order for your paper to be included in the VLSI-SoC 2012 conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore® you need to complete these steps:

  1. Register and pay for the conference
  2. Revise your paper
  3. Prepare your final version of the paper according to the formatting and verification of IEEE Xplore® compliance via PDF eXpress.
  4. Upload your paper
  5. Submit your copyright form


1. Conference Registration

For author registration: each accepted paper should have at least one paid Full Registration. Author registration and payment deadline is July 31, 2012. Registrations and payments can be done online at:

We reserve the right to exclude or remove a paper from the conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore® if the authors do not register and pay for the conference or the paper is not presented at the conference.

2. Revise your paper

Please read the reviews of your paper and follow the reviewers' recommendations for revising it and preparing the final version. When you are done with the revision, please print out your paper and carefully proof read it. The final manuscript must NOT contain page numbers. 
The manuscript templates (Microsoft Word and LaTeX) can be found at 

Your final manuscript should have no page numbers and no headers/footers. Use a non-zero PDF top and bottom margins (typically, at least 0.5 inches) to help indicate if there are any page numbers.

3. Formatting and IEEE Xplore® Compliance

it is important that your submitted PDF file meets the specification for IEEE Xplore®. Failing to submit an IEEE Xplore® compatible PDF file may result in the file not being included in the conference proceedings. Please refer to the IEEE document "Simplified Requirements for Creating PDF Files for IEEE Xplore®" for more information.

The following information is intended to guide you on formatting your final paper, ensuring your PDF file is IEEE Xplore® compliant.

Page Limit

There is a page limit (including all text, figures, references and appendices) of 6 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers. Please note that it is not possible to purchase extra pages.

Verification of IEEE Xplore® Compliance via PDF eXpress™

In order to assure that all submitted pdf files are IEEE Xplore® compliant, it must pass the IEEE PDF eXpress™ check.

We strongly recommend that all final submissions be created using the IEEE PDF eXpress™ service. The IEEE PDF eXpress™ service can convert your paper from a wide range of formats to IEEE Xplore®-compatible PDFs. The service is free of charge for VLSI-SoC 2012 authors and can be accessed using the following information:

  • Go to the
  • Click on the link "New Users - Click here" and fill in your information. You will need the conference id (vlsisoc12x).
  • You can find more detailed instructions on using IEEE PDF eXpress at:

It is important to note that submitting a file to IEEE PDF eXpress is only for creation of a compliant PDF file, you must still submit your final paper through Easy Chair. 

4. Submitting your Final Manuscript

All final submissions are to be made electronically through the VLSI-SoC website by using EasyChair. Please access the final submission website from the following link:

Upload the final manuscript as a revision to your previous submission (Log in, Choose your paper, Select "Upload new version"). The final manuscript as formatted and checked by IEEE PDF eXpress™ can be downloaded by clicking your paper title in your IEEE PDF eXpress™ account.

5. IEEE Copyright Form

Authors are required to transfer the copyright of their accepted papers to IEEE. The copyright form is available at:

Only one author needs to sign and return the form on behalf of the other authors. For the IEEE Publication Title in the Copyright form, please fill in: 

2012 IEEE/IFIP 20th International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI-SoC 2012)

The form should be returned to the VLSI-SoC Publication Chair, Srinivas Katkoori (

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must upload the camera-ready version of your paper and submit the IEEE copyright form no later than July 18, 2012 11:59pm EST. If you fail to comply, the paper will NOT be published in IEEE Xplore.