Author instructions

1.   Final paper submission

If you have received a paper acceptance email from the TPC co-chairs, please use these author instructions to prepare your final camera-ready paper. The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

At least one author is required to register, at the full rate, to present accepted papers at the conference and for the paper to appear in the proceedings.

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 the IEEE Communications Society will take action against any author who has been engaged in either practice. Please see the IEEE Web Page on Plagiarism and the IEEE Web Page on Double Submission.

Papers can be of three types: Full papers up to 8 pages, Short papers up to 5 pages  and Poster/demo papers up to 2 pages, including tables, figures and references. Papers accepted for a specific type will be required to be reduced to the accepted type pages length. Full papers accepted as short papers will be required to be reduced to 5-pages length. Full or short papers accepted as posters will be required to be reduced to 2-pages length. 

Address all reviewers comments and revise your paper accordingly before submitting the final camera-ready version. Please make sure that all Figures are of high quality (preferably in .eps format) and their content is easily readable. Please make sure also that your paper contains no headers, and no page numbers. This information will be added by the editors. Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.

2.   Guidelines for the final manuscript: Full, Short and Poster papers

  1. All submissions must be written in English, with minimum of 10-point font and must follow the IEEE two-column page format, which is available at
  2. If you are using LaTeX, use the following as the first line in your LaTeX source file: \documentclass[10pt, conference]{IEEEtran}
  3. Footers shall follow the IEEE format specifications as their template does use them, but do NOT put page numbers on the final PDF manuscript.
  4. Make sure that the title/author list is EXACTLY as in your final camera-ready paper.
  5. Include the copyright notice at the bottom of the first column as instructed below.
  6. Use IEEE PDF eXpress to check Xplore-compatibility, and generate your PDF compliant version. See the details below. This is a mandatory step. Non- compliance will result in having your paper NOT published in the IEEE XPLORE.
  7. Complete the Electronic copyright form that you will receive from IEEE directly.
  8. Upload to EDAS the final versions of the PDF eXpress-passed compliant camera-ready copy of your paper.
  9. The Deadline for the camera ready is 07-June-2020.

3.   Copyright clearance code

The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear at the bottom of the first page of each paper per the guidelines set forth in the Cataloging / Copyright Instructions for an IEEE Conference Proceeding. Detailed instructions can be found at:
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-7091-6/20/$31.00 ©2020 Crown
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-7091-6/20/$31.00 ©2020 European Union
  • For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-7091-6/20/$31.00 ©2020 IEEE

You may want to first prepare your pdf, and then add the IEEE copyright notice separately using a pdf editing program. You can then re-print the document in pdf format and then validate it using IEEE PDF eXpress.

If you are preparing your paper in LaTeX and you are using the IEEEtran document class, this may help: 

  • Add the following code before the \maketitle command:
    \IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{978-1-7281-7091-6/20/\$31.00~\copyright2020 IEEE \hfill} \hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }}
  • Add the following code after the \maketitle command:
  • Make sure you use the appropriate IEEE copyright notice string, as explained above.

MS Word users can use:  ‘Insert’ → ‘Text box’, insert the appropriate copyright notice in the textbox, and place the box (without border) at the bottom left on the first page.

4.   IEEE e-copyright form

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IEEE eCopyright Form (eCF) before the deadline for the camera ready. One copyright form is required for each accepted paper. You should receive an invitation from IEEE to sign the eCF. Once signed, please download it, so that you re-upload it to EDAS ( by selecting the “My Papers” tab, then selecting the paper title, and finally clicking on the “+” sign corresponding to the “copyright form” field. 

5.   IEEE PDF eXpress

The final paper must be converted into PDF with settings compliant with the requirements of the IEEE Xplore digital library. To this purpose, the IEEE PDF eXpress plus web tool should be used. PDF files generated in a different way might not be IEEE Xplore-compliant and could be rejected. All PDFs to be included in IEEE Xplore® should be validated through PDF eXpress for Xplore compatibility.

The instructions to generate an IEEE-Xplore-compatible PDF file using the IEEE PDF eXpress PLUS web tool are listed below.

  1. Create an IEEE PDF eXpress plus account using the following conference ID: 49436X
  2. The first time you access IEEE PDFeXpress plus, please follow the link to New Users – Click here. Enter the following: 

· 49436X for the Conference ID

· your email address

· a password

Continue to enter information as prompted.

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.

  • After logging in, create a new title and enter the exact title of your paper. Then, please upload the source files of your camera-ready paper for conversion (e.g. DOC, DOCX, TEX and so on). Alternatively, you can also just check the compliance of your generated PDF file.
  • After a few minutes, you will receive the IEEE-Xplore-compatible PDF version of your paper by e-mail. This is the PDF version that you will use to upload your camera ready.

a.    Contacting PDF eXpress Support

  1. Access the Publications Support Center for IEEE PDF eXpress at
  2. If you do not find an answer in the Find Answers tab, go to the Ask A Question tab.
  3. Your question will be forwarded to IEEE PDF Support and answered within 3  business days.
  • Important dates

    • Paper Submission Due
      March 31, 2020 (Extended)
    • Paper Review Feedback
      May 24, 2020
    • Final Papers Due
      June 07, 2020
    • Conference Date
      September 28 - 30, 2020
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