Camera-ready Guidelines

ICMI Publication Instructions

This year, there are changes to prepare final version of your paper for publication.

Quick Points

  • We will be using The ACM Publication System (TAPS) process supported by an external vendor.
  • Please carefully read and follow the detailed instructions .
  • 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, excluding references

o Short papers: 4 pages two columns → new format: new format: 7 pages one column, excluding references

o Blue Sky papers: 4 pages two columns → new format: new format: 7 pages one column, excluding references

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, excluding references

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 proceedings. This ACM page gives a rationale behind the change. This is a significant change, so please carefully read the detailed instructions . Additional Information is also provided in the later half of this page.

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ICMI 2021 Proceedings Format

We will follow the workflow defined by the ACM, so please read the instructions on 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 example papers .


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 example papers . 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 them to . As volunteers we will try to provide you with help and support.

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