Computer-Aided Design and Applications (ISSN 1686-4360) is an independent, international peer-reviewed technical journal dedicated to the applications of computer-aided design and manufacturing.
Computer-Aided Design and Applications welcomes original contributions within the scope of the journal as outlined in the Journal Topics page. If in doubt whether the paper is within the accepted scope, please consult with the Editor-in-Chief before submitting the paper.
In order to simplify the entire publication process, authors are requested to format their papers according to the template file and style files given below. Given that the engineering community uses MS Word almost exclusively, only an MSW template file is provided. Papers are also accepted in TeX or LaTeX formats, however, authors are asked to use their own templates.
Title. Please be very concise here; no longer than one line, two at the most.
Authors. Name, affiliations, and e-mail addresses are important. No need to list phone and fax numbers, long postal addresses, home pages, etc. If someone wants to contact you, e-mail is the way to go.
Abstract. About 200 words should be quite sufficient. No need to repeat half the Introduction.
Keywords. Three to five well selected keywords that fit on one line.
Introduction. One-to-two pages should be more than sufficient. Outline the problem domain, the idea behind your solution, and give a very brief overview of prior approaches.
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Main body. Six-to-twelve pages should be more than enough to outline the approach, elaborate on the critical details, illustrate important steps, include several examples, and provide a few test cases.
Figures. Very important! It is recommended that each page has at least one figure.
Conclusions. One simple paragraph should do it. Note that the conclusions section is not a summary!
References. Select the most appropriate ones and use them wisely. The purpose of a technical paper is not to give a detailed exposure of the prior art, its job is to report on a new development. Unless you write a survey paper, a long list of references is not required.