The production process, imposed by ACM since March 2020, for creating camera-ready papers is new. It is also stricter and more demanding. Some of the ACM’s goals with this, new, production process is to achieve a publication portfolio available in flexible formats with accessibility features, responsive formatting, and reusable components (i.e., extractable math) within the HTML output. Moreover, ACM cites that the new production process and workflow enables authors to concentrate on their content rather than print output formatting.

This production process starts with Metadata information that the conference organizers (in our case the Program Committee co-Chairs) should provide to the ACM. We are working hard to accumulate the required information and prepare the Metadata information file(s). In this step, authors should help us and fill the table “Declare numbers of papers and corresponding authors” which is at the end of the registration form “PCI2020_Registration_Form_new” provided in the web page An example of filling the “Declare numbers of papers and corresponding authors” table is given in the same web page.

Consequently, completing your registration and sending the registration form is a precondition for enabling the conference organizers to complete the Metadata information file(s) and start the production process, which will lead to the production of article’s proofs of the accepted papers and the final publication of articles in the ACM digital library.

Authors have to follow the next steps:

1. Authors have to prepare their systems. They have to set SPAM settings to allow emails from They also have to approve in their email settings to ensure that all messages from TAPS are received. TAPS is the ACM’s production system.

2. Authors have to download the “ACM Master Article Template – Microsoft Word”. Please choose the correct template version based on your platform: [MAC 2011, MAC 2016, or Windows] and save the .zip file to your local machine. Open the zip file and save the template file to your machine and then follow the (given bellow) instructions to attach the ACM ArticleTemplate to your accepted submission version.

MAC 2011 template:

MAC 2016 template:

Windows template:

Instructions to attach the ACM ArticleTemplate (Applying the Master Article Template):

3. Authors have to prepare their paper with the downloaded template. The prepared paper will be still in single-column format (for validation) but should respect (satisfy) the reviewers’ comments. The following links will be helpful for this step.

The 2012 ACM Computing Classification System:

Tool to import CCS concepts in LaTex and Word documents:

Citation Style and Reference Formats:

4. Authors will receive an email from an automated system (from These emails will instruct authors to complete their Copyright forms. ACM uses the term “rights forms” for the Copyright forms.

5. Authors have to complete the rights forms (Copyright forms). These forms is electronic and will be filled and submitted online.

6. Authors will receive another email that will contain the “rights text” and the “bibliographic strip” that must be added to their paper.

7. Authors have to include the “rights text” and the “bibliographic strip” into their paper (prepared in step 3) and next to upload their source files directly to The ACM Production System (TAPS).

Information on how to use TAPS is available by ACM in the following URL:

8. TAPS will generate output in PDF and HTML.

9. Authors have to approve the output (generated PDF)

For LaTeX users:

Steps 2 and 3 above are replaced with the following:
Please use the latest version of the Master Article Template – LaTeX (1.74) to prepare your paper. Should you have any questions, please review the LaTeX documentation, ACM’s LaTeX best practices guide, ACM Publishing System (TAPS) Best Practices and the ACM Publication Workflow.

Then, please follow steps 4-9 as described above in the Word template case.

This page is updated at November 14, 2020. It is possible to be re-updated with more detailed information.
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