Paper Submission Instructions

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017 extended to Monday, February 20, 2017

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit papers written in English that are 3-6 pages in length for review. Only original papers that have not been published earlier or submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered. The minimum acceptable paper length is 2 pages. All papers must be formatted in two-column IEEE format (single spaced and 10-point font for text) including figures. The electronic submissions must meet all IEEEXplore specifications. The conference maintains the right to refrain from reviewing papers that are longer than 6 pages. All figures, tables, references, etc. are included within the page limit. The authors of the accepted papers will be notified to perform a final submission to deliver the copyright form and upload final form of their manuscript. For your submission you can use the standard IEEE conference templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats found at: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Or directly using the links below:

MS Word Template:

LaTeX Template:

Papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) format that can be generated using IEEE PDF eXpress (http://www.pdf-express.org/).

IEEE PDF eXpress Instructions

  • Before Creating a PDF
    Proofread your source manuscript thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.
  • Creating your PDF eXpress Account
    First-time users should do the following:
    (1) Select the New Users - Click here link
    (2) Enter the following:
    39601X for the Conference ID
    your email address
    your email address again
    a password
    (3) Continue to enter information as prompted.
    An Online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.

    Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.
  • Checking your source PDF file or using PDF eXpress to generate your IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file
    When the source file has passed the PDF check, the author will receive an email with the approved file attached therein. The approved file is labeled within its document as being "Certified by IEEE PDF eXpress", with an exact date and time stamp. You should submit the approved file, not the source file prepared by the author, to the conference submission site.

    If there are questions, the author can access the PDF eXpress Knowledge Base Web site. If you do not find an answer in the Find Answers tab, go to the Ask A Question tab. Your question will be forwarded to IEEE PDF Support and answered within 3 business days.


"IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., by not including it in IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference."

Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and IEEE will take action against any author who has engaged in either practice.


Poster Presentation Instructions

Poster Space: Plan on using an area that is 40" x 30" (1.01 m x 0.76 m). Push pins and/or tape will be provided to attach your material onto the bulletin boards. Use bullet lists, charts, figures, tables, equations, and photographs as applicable to highlight the important technical content of your work. The use of color graphics and headline style phrases in bullet charts will allow the audience to quickly see the theme of your presentation and grasp your intended message. It is also a good idea to sequentially number your posted material or use arrows to indicate flow of material. This will indicate to the viewer a logical progression through your presentation. Simply posting the pages of the written version of your paper is a very poor presentation. The title of your paper should appear in block letters, which are recommended at least 5 cm high (2 in). The remaining text should be at least 2 cm high (1 in) to be easily legible to viewers who are standing as far as 2 meters away. Each graph or chart with text should also be readable from 1-2 meters away. Provide an Introduction or Outline, and Summary or Conclusion. Remember to keep text short and concise, and highlight the key points and significance of your work (use phrases instead of complete sentences). Your presentation material must be available for viewing and you must be available for discussion during the entire poster session.