Successful authors will have their paper(s) submitted for indexing on IET Inspec, IEEE Xplore and Ei Compendex, increasing citations and influence that extends beyond the conference. We aim for a 16-week turnaround time from conference end date to publication, providing all Authors submit the requested documentation by the deadlines provided.
Paper submission deadline
5 May 2023
3 July 2023
Registration deadline for authors
31 August 2023
What’s the difference between an Invited talk and contributed paper?
Invited talks are longer in length and will have already been pre-selected by the Technical Programme Committee (TPC). You should only select “Invited talk” if you have been sent an email, requesting you submit a paper for an invited talk. All other papers will come under “Contributed Paper”. The same deadlines apply for both invited and contributed submissions.
Writing your paper
Each paper should be the authors’ original work and previously unpublished in the form submitted.
- Please ensure the subject of your paper falls under one of the topics in the technical scope.
- Please prepare your full paper file using the full paper template provided.
- The maximum paper length is 3 pages + one extra page for references.
- Self-contained abstract with a maximum length of 45 words.
- Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format through the submission system.
- Complete author list with first and last names including affiliations and email addresses must be provided.
- The working language of the conference is English.
- Please leave enough time when writing your paper for your company or employer’s approval/ review if this required.
What do you need to do? The TPC appreciates high quality papers that…
- Comply fully with the official template.
- In the title, be concise and avoid abbreviations and acronyms.
- In the abstract, briefly identify the field, the novelty and relevance of the work (≤ 45 words).
In the introduction:
- Clearly state the research topic and its relevance to the community.
- Clearly state the state-of-the art.
- Correctly identify the nearest prior state-of-the-art through citations.
- Acknowledge the contributions of other groups to the state-of-the-art through citations.
- Avoid unnecessary self-citations.
- Clearly state technical/scientific problem and communicate what is missing to solve it (some call it the “however” paragraph).
- Concisely state the novelty or what is solved/shown and give numbers whenever possible (some call it the “in this paper” paragraph).
In the main text:
- Provide an original solution not previously published in journals or at other conferences.
- Clearly justify implementation choices in consideration of the application requirements.
- Provide sufficient details to enable the work to be reproduced by others, including a clear description of structure and principle in addition to the results.
- Include quantitative claims, and fair and unbiased comparisons to previous work.
- Include quantities with the relevant number of significant digits, units, and errors.
- Use the International System of Units (SI), symbols and abbreviations.
- Provide a comprehensive discussion of the results.
- Directly support the claimed novelty with the presented results and go beyond a simple iteration of previous work.
Use figures, which are:
- Either single-column and double-column. Follow the examples in the template as a guideline.
- Clear and legible, even after printing in black and white (the use of a vector format is recommended).
- Self-explanatory and do not require a reference to the main text to be understood.
- Showing graphics or schematics of the investigated devices, setups or configurations.
- Correctly labelled on all axes with correct units where applicable.
- Use tables, which are either single-column and double-column. Follow the examples in the template as a guideline.
- In the conclusions, summarise the key ideas and the novelty, and support them by numbers.
- Give full reference details including all authors, title and full journal or conference name.
- Include a reasonable list of references to put your work into context.
Ensure you have your full paper file ready, converted into PDF file format.
- Enter the online paper submission system
- If this is your first-time logging onto the system Click “Create Account” and enter details.
- Once the publication agreement and all other fields are complete, you will receive a confirmation email containing your paper submission details and reference number.
- If you are submitting more than one full paper, you can use the same user account.
What happens next…
- Following the review of full papers, successful accepted papers will be invited to attend and present their work at ECOC 2023by PowerPoint Presentation or Poster Presentation.
- Successful authors must register to attend and present their work at the conference by Thursday 31 August 2023.
- Accepted papers must be associated to at least one author registered to the conference. Each registered author can present at most two accepted regular papers.
- Only the papers that are correctly associated to a registered author will be included in the final programme.
- If an author does not attend and present the submission, the paper will not be published.
- The IET cannot meet any travelling or subsistence expenses for authors, either prior to or during the conference.
Thank you for your submission and good luck!
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