ICMI Publication Instructions
This year, there are changes to prepare final version of your paper for
We will be using The ACM Publication System
supported by an external vendor.
Please carefully read and follow the
The correct template for publication in the DL is:
single column Word Submission Template and LaTeX template using
“sigconf” style in acmart.
Since the TAPS Word template is based on a one-column format, the page
limits for papers are evolving; they are the following:
o Full papers: 8 pages two columns → new format: 14 pages one column,
o Short papers: 4 pages two columns → new format: new format: 7 pages one column,
o Blue Sky papers: 4 pages two columns → new format: new format: 7 pages one column,
o Doctoral Consortium papers: 4 pages two columns → new format: new format: 7 pages one
column, excluding references
o Demo papers: 2 pages two columns → new format: new format: 3 pages one column,
Since this is a major change, ICMI 2021 submissions were allowed both in
the previous two columns format and with the new one column format.
However, camera-ready papers prepared with Word will be required to be
submitted to TAPS with the new one column ACM format. LaTeX users can
continue using the two-columns “sigconf” format.
ICMI 2021 will use
ACM Master Article Templates AND Publication Workflow
for publication of BOTH the main conference proceedings and adjunct
This ACM page
gives a rationale behind the change. This is a significant change, so
please carefully read the
. Additional Information is also provided in the later half of this page.
ICMI 2021 Proceedings Format
We will follow the workflow defined by the ACM, so please read the
the ACM page
carefully. A key difference is that the ACM workflow requests authors to
produce final versions by themselves, but ICMI 2021 will hire a vendor to
complete this process.
Upon acceptance of an article, authors revise the manuscript and submit
publication ready source files (Word or LaTeX) to PCS. For Word users, the
source files should be in the ACM single column format. LaTeX users should
use the “sigconf” style. For both Word and LaTeX source files, a vendor
then runs validations and produces the final publication version of record
(a PDF and a responsive HTML) using TAPS. Authors must approve these proofs
and can request layout changes if necessary. Here you can see some
If you have any questions or concerns with regards to publication templates
or camera-ready process, please contact ICMI 2021 co-chairs
Yukiko Nakano, Seikei University
Mathieu Chollet, IMT Atlantique
Additional Information on the New Publication Workflow
The main motivation behind the new ACM publication workflow is to support
accessibility and multi-format representations (here is an example). To that end,
ACM decided to move to the new publishing culture that separates content
from presentation. Another motivation is to reduce the manual work of
editors to detect and fix problems in manuscripts for production. TAPS and
the new template (partially) automate it. The aim of this page is to
provide an explanation and additional details caused by the change.
A critical aspect of this change is that what the reviewers see during the
review process is different from how the final publications will appear,
and here you can see some
. This is a change in the process from what we have followed before. See
Q&A below for details.
Another critical aspect of the new workflow is that Word submissions’ page
lengths are impacted by the change in paper format. To make the transition
smoother, it was decided for ICMI 2021 to keep the previous paper lengths
as a guideline, and that submissions would be accepted in the previous two
columns format. However, camera-ready papers will have to adapted to the
one column TAPS format.
Any transition of this significance will require work of people to adopt
new practices. We recognize that some authors and reviewers will bear more
of this work than others. We appreciate your kind understanding and
cooperation. To be better prepared, we strongly encourage authors to test
the new template as early as possible after acceptance and familiarize
themselves with it. If you have any questions or suggestions, please send
. As volunteers we will try to provide you with help and support.