This document provides the formatting instructions for submissions to the 20th Annual IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture, 2014. In an effort to respect the efforts of reviewers and in the interest of fairness to all prospective authors, we request that all submissions to HPCA-20 follow the formatting and submission rules detailed below. Submissions that (grossly) violate these instructions may not be reviewed, at the discretion of the program chair, in order to maintain a review process that is fair to all potential authors.
An example submission (formatted using the HPCA-20 submission format) that contains the submission and formatting guidelines can be downloaded from here: http://www.eecg.toronto.edu/~enright/hpca20sample.pdf. Sample PDF. The contents of this document are the same as the contents of the submission instructions that appear on http://hpca20.ece.ufl.edu/submission.html (this webpage).
Changes from last year:
Every effort will be made to judge a paper on its own merits. There will be no target acceptance rate. We expect to accept a wide range of papers with appropriate expectations for evaluation - while papers that build on significant past work with strong evaluations are valuable, papers that open new areas with less rigorous evaluation are even more so.
All questions regarding paper formatting and submission should be directed to the program chair.
All submissions should contain a maximum of 11 pages of single-spaced two-column text. If you are using LATEX to typeset your paper, then we suggest that you use the template available here: http://http://www.eecg.toronto.edu/~enright/hpca20template.tar.gz. (This document was prepared with that template.) If you are using a different software package to typeset your paper, then please adhere to the guidelines mentioned in Table 1.
Please ensure that you include page numbers with your submission. This makes it easier for the reviewers to refer to different parts of your paper when they provide comments.
Figures and Tables. Ensure that the figures and tables are legible. Please also ensure that you refer to your figures in the main text. Many reviewers print the papers in gray-scale. Therefore, if you use colors for your figures, ensure that the different colors are distinguishable in gray-scale.
Main Body. Avoid bad page or column breaks in your main text, i.e., last line of a paragraph at the top of a column or first line of a paragraph at the end of a column. If you begin a new section or sub-section near the end of a column, ensure that you have at least 2 lines of body text on the same column.
Declare all the authors of the paper upfront. Addition/removal of authors once the paper is accepted will have to be approved by the program chair.
The authors should register all their conflicts into the paper reviewing site. Conflicts are needed to resolve assignment of reviewers. If a paper is found to have an undeclared conflict that causes a problem, the paper may be rejected.
Please declare a conflict of interest with the following for any author of a paper:
Extended versions of papers accepted to IEEE Computer Architecture Letters can be submitted to HPCA-20. If you are in doubt, contact the program chair.
The submission site is located at: http://hpca20.eecg.toronto.edu/conf