Author Information

FINAL AUTHOR & PRESENTER INSTRUCTIONS

Please note that BOTH an Author of an accepted Formal Paper AND a Presenter of an accepted Presentation (without Formal Paper) MUST register for and attend the symposium AND present the work for it to be published in the proceedings. It is conference policy that an author or presenter must register at the full IEEE Member or Non-Member rate in order to meet this requirement. If the only author registering to cover the author and presenter requirement is a student, he has to pay the appropriate IEEE Member or Non-Member fee.

One registration will cover the expenses of only ONE accepted presentation or formal paper. For each additional accepted paper or presentation associated to the same registration, a $50.00 USD fee will be charged. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.

Works that do not meet these requirements will not be presented at the symposium and Formal Papers will not be published in IEEE Xplore. No exceptions. Cooperation from all involved in the 2017 SPCE will allow for the volunteer Technical Program Committee members and volunteer Peer Reviewers to assemble the best technical program possible. Thank you in advance!

FINAL AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR FORMAL PAPERS

The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) and submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per latest IEEE policy.

Prepare the final version of the manuscript using the paper templates linked below

Paper Templates

Remember: the final version of a paper in the format given above should not exceed 6 pages.

Author Registration

Online Registration is now open -  You MUST register before uploading your final paper. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the full IEEE member or non-member registration fee by September 29, 2017. If you need to register by bank transfer, please complete the registration form and email it to Rachel Brockhoff, SPCE 2017 Manager.

No paper will be published without the author's completed registration and payment.

Final Manuscript Production

An electronic version of the final manuscript must be generated for the conference proceedings. From the final manuscript formatted as instructed above, authors must generate the electronic version in PDF format. Regardless of its initial format, the file containing the final version of the paper must be transformed in the PDF format using the IEEE PDF express web tool. PDF files generated by means of other tools are not acceptable.

To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

  • Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account by going to: http://www.pdf-express.org and using Conference ID: 42450X
  • The first time you access the system, please follow the link to New user. Please note that, in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site. Once you have registered as a new user:
    • Upload the source file (containing your paper) for conversion.
    • Receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper. Once you’ve received your PDF file, upload it to EDAS.
    • Send the electronic version of the final manuscript, complete the presenter's biography form, and submit the copyright form through EDAS by September 29, 2017
  • Once you receive your Xplore compatible PDF, log in at http://edas.info
  • Upload your paper.
    • Click the My Papers tab. Click the upload icon (third column from the right) and a dialog box will open that will enable you to select and upload your paper via the web or via FTP.
  • Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer form.
    • The IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, click on the 'My Papers' tab and then click on the copyright icon under the copyright column (second column from the right). Authors who are not authorized to sign a copyright transfer form, should download the paper version of a copyright transfer form, fill it in, and ask an authorized person to sign it.Then, send the completed form to the SPCE 2017 Manager by fax: +1 (352) 872 5545.
    • No paper will be published without the submitted copyright form.
  • Prepare the presenter's biography form.
    • Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference on EDAS. To do this, click the 'My Papers' tab, click on your paper title, and then click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.

Presentations that accompany the Full Paper should use the following PowerPoint Template

 PowerPoint Template

FINAL AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESENTATIONS (WITHOUT FORMAL PAPERS)

Author Registration

Online registration is now open - You MUST register before uploading your presentation. Please register by September 29, 2017. One full IEEE member or non-member registration (student registrations and daily registrations do not apply for this) covers only one (1) presentation. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Rachel Brockhoff, SPCE 2017 Manager. No presentation will be presented without the author's registration and payment.

Upload your presentation

  1. Login at http://edas.info
  2. Click the My Papers tab
  3. Click the presentation upload icon (third column from the right) and a dialog box will open that will enable you to select and upload your presentation via the web or via FTP.

Prepare the presenter's biography form

Please declare who will be presenting the work at the symposium in EDAS. To do this, click the 'My Papers' tab, click on your presentation title, and then click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will be presenting and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) in EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.

Presentations should use the following Power Point template.

IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE FOR WEB AND INTERNET POSTING

If authors like to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.

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