CALL FOR PAPERS

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Since 1969, the ARITH symposia have served as the flagship conference for presenting scientific work on the latest research in computer arithmetic. Computer arithmetic is now driving the most important innovations and product dire.

The 28th edition of the symposium, ARITH 2021, which was originally scheduled in Turin, Italy, will go virtual due to the uncertainty of the world health situation and travels in early 2021.

Hence, for the first time ARITH will be a virtual conference with live presentations, keynote talks, and panels. Moreover, perspective authors will have an option to publish a paper on the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing and present the work at the conference.

Authors are invited to submit papers describing recent advances on all aspects related to computer arithmetic, its applications or implementations. This includes, but is not restricted to, the following topics:

Call for Journal and Conference papers

ARITH 2021 features two categories of submissions: Journal Papers (JPs), which will appear in a Special Section of IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) to be published tentatively in the conference dates (J1C2 model), and Conference Papers (CPs). The two categories have distinct submission, review and publication processes.

Journal Papers (JPs)

Submissions to this category should be 10-16 double column pages in length in the journal template (including references and author biographies); papers beyond 12 pages will be subject to MOPC, as per CS policies. They must include a new significant contribution to computer arithmetic (simple applications of known computer arithmetic methods to other domains will not be considered), strong methodological contents, as well as both a clear evaluation of the proposed solutions (based on models and/or implementation results) and comparisons with the state-of-the-art. All the submissions, including those of theoretical nature, must have clearly identified and realistic potential applications. More information about the Special Section on Emerging and Impacting Trends on Computer Arithmetic can be retrieved in the call for papers available at https://www.computer.org/digital-library/journls/ec/call-for-papers-special-section-on-emerging-and-impacting-trends-on-computer-arithmetic

Authors of JP submissions that received a Minor revision recommendation after the first round of review will be allowed to resubmit a revised version for a second round of review. Accepted JPs submissions are to be published in the Special Section on "Emerging and Impacting Trends on Computer Arithmetic" of IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC). All accepted JP submissions will also include an oral presentation in a regular session at ARITH 2021. Authors of JP submissions that received a Major revision recommendation could resubmit their work for further review and possible publication in a future regular issue of the journal, but will be neither presented at the conference, nor will be considered for inclusion in the Special Section.

Conference Paper (CPs)

Submissions to this category should be 8 pages for full papers or, 4 pages for short and industry papers in the IEEE CS Conference format (including references), and would typically reflect a narrower (yet still significant) scope of contribution than submission in the JP category. CP submissions are not expected to cover all aspects of a typical journal article, such as a broad and complete discussion and description of related work, the design and implementation processes, or an evaluation. Instead they may cover one or two specific areas in depth, or relatively early work. The submission deadline for CPs submission will be after the notification for JPs submission. All accepted CP submissions will appear in the conference proceedings and in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and will also include an oral presentation in a regular session at ARITH 2021.

NOTE: Authors should carefully consider which category is appropriate for their submission. There will be no programmatic path from Journal Papers category to Conference Papers submission, review and publication processes. Any resubmission of a Journal Papers submission as a Conference Paper is a decision that will have to be made by the authors.

Important Dates

Highlights of submission deadlines for each category are reported below.

Journal Papers

Paper submission deadline November 1, 2020
Reviews completed and Authors notified February 1, 2021
Submission of Minor revisions February 22, 2021
Notification of Final acceptance March 8, 2021
Publication materials for Final manuscripts due March 31, 2021

Conference Papers

Initial paper submission deadline February 1, 2021
Complete paper submission deadline February 8, 2021
Reviews completed and Authors notified April 2021
Camera ready and Copyright due May 2021

Detailed Submission Procedures

Journal Papers

Papers under review elsewhere are not acceptable for submission as JPs. Extended versions of published conference papers (to be included as part of the submission together with a summary of differences) are welcome but there must have at least 40% of new impacting technical/scientific material in the submitted journal version and there should be less than 50% verbatim similarity level as reported by a tool (such as CrossRef). Papers not meeting all the above requirements will be administratively rejected. For additional information please contact the Guest Editors by sending an email exclusively to TETC-SI-2021@arithsymposium.org

In order to have their submitted manuscript considered for review, Authors of JPs should clearly state in their cover letter that should the paper be accepted to the Special Section, at least one of the them agrees to register to the 28th IEEE International Symposium on Computer Arithmetic ARITH 2021 (http://arith2021.arithsymposium.org/) that will be held as a virtual event, and present the work in a regular session.

All efforts will be made but, due to space restrictions, timing constraints or other compelling reasons, it is not guaranteed that all accepted submissions will be published in the conference-related issue of the journal.

Authors of JP submissions that received a Minor revision recommendation after the first round of review will be allowed to resubmit a revised version for a second round of review. It is worth to remember that a "minor revision" decision has NOT to be interpreted as a "conditional acceptance" decision, as, per IEEE policies and procedures, any submission to TETC can be rejected at any time of the review process. Authors of submissions receiving a Major revision recommendation could resubmit their work for further review and possible publication in a future regular issue of the journal, but will be neither presented at the conference, nor will be considered for inclusion in the Special Section. Authors of rejected submissions could consider submitting their work to the Conference Papers category of ARITH 2021, with a separate submission and review process.

Guidelines on submission and LaTeX/Word templates can be found at https://www.computer.org/web/tetc/author.

While submitting through ScholarOne at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tetc-cs, please select the option "Emerging and Impacting Trends on Computer Arithmetic". As per TETC policies, only full-length papers (10-16 pages with technical material, double column, including references and bios) can be submitted to Special Sections. Papers beyond 12 pages will be subject to MOPC, as per CS policies.

Conference Papers

Papers under review elsewhere are not acceptable for submission to ARITH 2021. A double-blind peer review policy will be enforced. Authors' names, acknowledgments or any obvious references to the Authors should be removed from the submitted PDF file. By submitting a paper, Authors implicitly confirm that they are solely submitting it to ARITH 2021.

The final submissions of accepted regular papers cannot exceed 8 pages (no extra pages allowed) using the two column IEEE CS Conference format available at this link: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html.

For review, authors may submit a paper with a maximum of 20 pages, 12pt font size, single column and double spacing. The final submissions for short and industry papers cannot exceed 4 pages (no extra pages) using the same format. For review, the paper may have up to 10 pages, in 12pt font size, single column and double spacing.