Manuscript Preparation Instructions for Authors
Paper upload deadline: 15 August 2013
All papers must be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures, in two-column format. Please note that you may not reduce the length of paper submitted for review after it is accepted.
IEEE Transactions templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats can be found HERE. Alternatively you can follow the sample instructions in this template.
Note that this format requires:
- Authors' affiliation centered under authors' name and title, not in a footnote
- No authors bios nor pictures
- No index terms nor keywords
- In LaTex, the use of the \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} command
Your submitted PDF file and the information in EDAS about your paper must match: the author(s) must be listed in the same order and the title must match; there may be only minor wording differences in the abstract. Papers where the PDF and EDAS information do not match will be withdrawn by the Technical Program Chair or Track Co-Chairs.
For final manuscripts of accepted papers, please note that the following requirements need to be adhered to:

  1. no page numbers and no headers/footers

  2. non-zero PDF top and bottom margins (typically, at least 0.5 inches)

  3. IEEE Xplore compliant: fonts should be embedded, no bookmarks and no links

Final manuscripts should be uploaded using EDAS; for help, see

Information on Final Manuscript Upload


Final manuscript uploads are now enabled. Please complete the upload by August 15, 2013.

  1. Conference registration is required to upload the final manuscript. Notice that online registration is made through an external system, NOT EDAS. See the Registration page for information about registration.
  2. After registration, you will receive, via email, a 13-character paper upload code that will be used to upload your final manuscript. According to the ComSoc policy, full registration (categories RG01, RG02, or RG03) is required to upload final manuscripts and each full registration can cover up to 3 papers.
  3. Log into EDAS and go to your accepted paper where you should see an upload icon beside "Final manuscript". Click on the upload button. On the next screen, follow the link the to "IEEE Copyright Submission" to complete the IEEE online copyright transfer form. Do NOT try to upload a scanned copyright transfer form. At the end of the IEEE online copyright process you will be returned to the EDAS paper upload page. Enter the 13-character paper upload code and check the boxes confirming that the author(s) and abstract match the registered paper. Upload your PDF file.. For help, see
  4. You may revise your submission by uploading replacement files until the upload deadline on August 15.

PLEASE NOTE: The author list of an accepted paper can NOT be changed in the final manuscript.