Guide For Authors

Submission Guidelines

Initial submissions may be up to 8 pages. However, for the final submission, paper should be 6 pages long. Any page over 6 pages will be charged GBP 50 per page up to a maximum of two extra pages.

Papers must be submitted via the online paper submission system - see Submit Your Paper on the conference website - . Paper applications will not be accepted by email.

Submitted papers must comply with the guidelines outlined below. All submissions will be refereed by the Scientific Committee. Submissions will be judged on the following:

  • Relevance
  • Significance
  • Novelty
  • Technical Correctness
  • Experimental/Evidential Support
  • Clarity of Presentation
  • Reference to Prior Work and Publications

Final acceptance is conditional upon registration of presenters by the Early Registration Deadline.

Please ensure that you acknowledge the research project sponsor/funding agency where appropriate.

Template files are available here.

Conference papers should be structured as follows:

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Affiliation(s)
  • Keywords
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgement
  • References

All papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the Technical Programme Committee. Following review, authors will be informed whether their paper is accepted and, if accepted, whether it will be orally presented or presented as a poster. The Technical Programme Committee will select high quality papers containing original work.

The Programme Committee encourages submissions that include implementation or simulation aspects, along with theoretical analysis and design. There will be prizes for the best paper and the best poster presented at the conference.

Accepted authors are requested to complete the following 5 tasks:

Task 1: Upload Your Final (Camera Ready) Paper

We require that you submit your final "Camera-Ready" paper in order to be considered for inclusion in the conference proceedings. All camera-ready papers will be will be published by IEEE eXpress Conference Publishing in the conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore Digital Library. All Xplore-accepted publications are forwarded to Elsevier’s EI Compendex for indexing.

If you have not already done so, you can log on to the Ex Ordo system and view your review comments:

You should take these comments into account when preparing your final camera-ready paper. Please ensure that your final paper adheres to the guidelines as provided by the IEEE. Please check both documents before preparing your final paper.

Notes before you submit:

  1. Please check your paper for spelling/grammatical mistakes.
  2. Avoid using ALL CAPITALS in your paper title.
  3. Paper should be 6 pages long. Any page over 6 pages will be charged GBP 50 per page up to a maximum of two extra pages.

Once you are ready to submit your final camera-ready paper, click on the link below, log in (using the same email address you used to submit the paper) and click on the link to "Upload Final Draft for XXX":

Task 2: Assign Copyright to the IEEE

Copyright is collected through IEEE electronic copyright form and is done on the final accepted papers only. Accepted authors will receive an email with a link to complete their electronic copyright.

Papers will not be published by the IEEE if the copyright assignment is not completed.

Task 3: Check Your Title, Abstract and Author Details

When submitting your final camera-ready paper, you will be prompted to check the title, abstract and author details of your paper. Please check that the details included in the paper match the details on the online form exactly.Please also check that the "presenting author" is correctly identified. This is the author that will attend the conference in June.

Task 4: Register to Attend

All presenting authors are advised to register and pay to attend the conference on or before the 14th of May 2018.

Presenters that do not register on or before this date will have to pay additional charges and may have their paper removed from the proceedings altogether.

Task 5: Book Your Accommodation Now

A guide for accommodation is available on this website.