## Instructions for Manuscript Preparation

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### MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

Please prepare the manuscript typed double-spaced, with one-inch (2.5 cm) margins left and right, top and bottom. Keep the manuscript layout as simple as possible. Specifically, the manuscript should consist of type and equations only, with all tables, line drawings, photographs, and examples of computer printouts grouped together as artwork at the end of the text.

- Front Sheet - Paper Title/Author(s)/Affiliation(s)/Address(s)/Phone Number(s)/Email Address(es)/FAX Number(s)
- Denote Principal Author for Contact
- Abstract/Key Words
- Footnotes/Acknowledgments/Trademarks used
- Text of Manuscript (Mark Figure/Table/Computer Listing Placement)
- Figure Caption List
- Table Caption List
- Computer Listing List
- Original Figures (One to a Page)
- Original Tables (One to a Page)
- Computer Listings

### FIGURES AND CAPTIONS:

Please do not intersperse figures (line drawings, photos) throughout the text, but group them together at the end of the manuscript and include a caption sheet explaining each figure. Figures submitted must be of high enough quality for direct reproduction, with clear, sharp, black lines on a white background. No additional
redrawing of artwork will be done. Drawings may also be prepared on a computer. To be considered camera-ready art, they need to be printed on a high-quality laser printer or a plotter. Figures appearing in the published 8.5 x 11 inch double-column journal will range in width from one to two columns (3.25 to 6.5 inches wide), with lettering in 8-point type. The original artwork should be prepared larger, assuming it will be reduced one-third, i.e. original figures should have a width between 4.8 to 9.6-inches
and have 12-point lettering.
### TABLES

Number tables consecutively with Roman numerals, and give each a clear descriptive caption at the top. Avoid the use of vertical rules in the tables.
### MATHEMATICAL EQUATIONS

Wherever possible, mathematical equations should be entered in the word processing program, with unusual or ambiguous symbols identified in the margin where they first occur. Alternatively, equations may be typewritten on a separate page, with their designated positions specified in the text. For manuscripts with extensive equations, TeX is the preferred word processing program. To simplify typesetting of non-TeX files, please use: (1) the "exp" form of complex exponential functions; (2) fractional exponents instead of root signs; and (3) the solidus (/) to simplify
fractions.
### REFERENCES

References should appear in a separate bibliography at the end of the paper, with items referred to by numerals in square brackets, e.g., [1], [2], [3]. Below are examples of entries for a journal, a proceedings, and a book:

[1] B. Moszkowski, "A Temporal Logic for Multilevel Reasoning about Hardware," Computer Magazine, February 1985.

[2] M.C. McFarland, A.C. Parker, and R. Camposano, "Tutorial on High-Level Synthesis,"
Proc. of 25th Design Automation Conf., 1988

[3] M. Bom and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, Oxford: Pergamon Press, Sixth Ed. 1986.

### BIOGRAPHIES

At the end of the manuscript please include a one-paragraph biographical sketch, 100 words maximum, highlighting your education, experience, etc. There should be one sketch for each author.