IEE Proceedings - Computers and Digital Techniques

Special Issue on:

Asynchronous Processors

First call for papers:

A special issue of the IEE Proceedings on Computers and Digital Techniques on Asynchronous Processors is planned for mid 1996.

Work on asynchronous processors has advanced significantly over recent years, and this special issue is intended to reflect the current state-of-the-art. Original papers are solicited on topics relevant to the theme of the special issue, including (but not restricted to):

Review papers or tutorial expositions will also be accepted where they are of the highest standards.


First announcement of special issue and call for papers: August 1995
Second call: September 1995
Papers to be submitted by: December 15 1995
Papers to be refereed by: Feb 29 1996
Decisions to be made on all papers by: March 31 1996
Revised papers received by: April 30 1996
Special issue published: July/August 1996

Special Issue guest editors:

Steve Furber, University of Manchester, UK. (
Takashi Nanya, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. (
Erik Brunvand, University of Utah, USA. (

Honorary Editors:

Prof. E L Dagless, University of Bristol, UK.
Prof. C R Jesshope, University of Surrey, UK.

Instructions to Authors:

Please read the guidelines below, taking particular note of the manuscript requirements. The schedule allows one month for paper revision following acceptance, and authors are requested to ensure that they are able to meet this schedule in order to ensure a timely publication of the special issue.

Papers (5 copies) should be submitted to:


1 Language
To ensure the widest possible readership, papers must be written in English.
2 Typescript
The complete typescript, i.e. Abstract, text of the paper, list of References and captions to illustrations, should be typed with double line spacing on one side of the paper only.
3 Number of copies
For the purpose of refereeing and editing, the IEE requires five copies of a paper, and where authors can supply this number without undue inconvenience or expense, they are asked to do so.
4 Affiliations of authors
The affiliation and full postal address of each author should be typed on a separate sheet and submitted with the paper.
5 Abstracts
Each paper should be accompanied by an abstract suitable for publication with the paper.
6 Photographs and illustrations
Photographs are welcomed. Illustrations enclosed when a paper is first submitted need not be suitable for reproduction, but they must be clear for the purpose of refereeing. The authors should obtain from the owners of the copyright written permission to reproduce any illustration for which the copyright is not his/her own. The source of the illustration must be given in full and the words 'Reproduced by permission of .....' included with the illustration.
7 References
Other publications referred to in the text should be indicated by a number. Details of the References should be given in a list at the end of the paper.
In each of the References, please make sure that the following are given: For a book, the author, book title, publisher and year of publication should be stated.
8 Length
Papers should not normally exceed six or seven printed pages [approximately 12-16 double spaced A4 pages (or 3000 words) plus 10-14 illustrations]. Short papers shoud not exceed three printed pages [approximately 1500 words with 5 to 10 references and three or four illustrations].
9 Peer review
All papers are rigorously refereed. It is our policy to ensure that a decision to publish or not is made within six months for no less than 90% of the papers submitted. Only in very exceptional circumstances does a paper remain under consideration for more than twelve months. It is our usual practice that authors are informed of the progress of their paper within six months.

Scope of IEE Proceedings - Computers and Digital Techniques

(NOTE: the full scope of the Proceedings is included here; the Special Issue has a restricted scope as outlined above.)

The Journal is devoted to computers and information systems in the broadest sense, covering digital techniques, processor architectures, networks, parallel and distributed systems. Topics include formal and other design methodologies including CAD for both software and hardware (or both), computer architecture and networks (including protocols and cryptography). Papers may focus on theory, design, simulation or modelling, although theoretical papers will be only be accepted, where application or potential application of that theory is evident from the manuscript submitted.

Papers in logic design, synthesis and design methods, the traditional backbone of this part of the Proceedings, will still be welcomed, but increasingly it is expected that issues such as harware/software co-design, software engineering, computer architecture and higher level issues such as those found in distributed information systems, multimedia applications and the networks which support them will become more predominant.

Papers must present original work, from either industrial or academic laboratories. Applications papers need not necessarily involve new theory, but may describe applications of existing techniques in new or novel situations. Review papers or tutorial expositions will also be accepted but only where such papers are of the highest standards. The editors aim to provide a rapid and effective means of communication between engineers working in all aspects of computer and information systems engineering.