Step 1 (Page Limit): The page limit is 12 pages. You cannot purchase extra pages. The shepherd can recommend an extra page but the program chair must approve.
Step 2 (Important Deadlines): The final paper is due Nov 5. A signed copyright release form is due Nov 5. Please note "MICRO 2012" in any correspondence to Bob Werner (firstname.lastname@example.org), the editor at IEEE.
Step 3-4 (Prepare and Format): Use this LaTeX Template to prepare your paper final version. N.B. that the default font size is 9pt in this template. Also, please do NOT include page numbers in the final version.
For reference, the required paper dimensions and font sizes are:
|Page limit||12 pages|
|Paper size||US Letter 8.5in x 11in|
|Separation between columns||0.25in|
|Abstract font||9pt, italicized|
|Section heading font||10pt, bold|
|Subsection heading font||9pt, bold|
|Caption font||8pt, bold|
Table 1: Formatting guidelines for submission.
Step 5 (PDF Express): Check the file with PDF eXpress found here.
Step 6 (Rename PDF for Submission): The paper file name will be automatically renamed by the submission webpage.
Step 7 (Submit Copyright): Use the following link to submit copyright release found here.
Step 8 (Final PDF Submission): Submit the PDF, using this link. The deadline for submitting the paper and signing the copyright release is November 5th 2012.