Paper Submission Guideline


Poster and lecture presentations are two equally important and valuable methods for presenting papers at ICSOS 2015.Papers of both poster and lecture authors that are presented at the conference will be included as PDF files in the Conference Proceedings, which will take the form of a USB memory stick. These papers will also be included in the IEEE XploreR Digital Library.

I.    General

a. The poster session will be one hour long.

b. The authors are expected to:
Be set up prior to the session.
Be present at their poster for the entire session.
Sign-in (on signing sheet) to register that you presented your poster.
Explain their paper to the collected audience.
Answer questions and interact as appropriate.
Remove their materials promptly.

II.  Materials

a. All poster materials should be provided by the authors.

b. Push pins and back boards will be provided by the conference to attach poster materials to back boards.

c. The area for your poster materials is 3 feet (1 m) by 4 feet (1.25 m).

III.   Suggestions for a good poster presentation

a. The title of the poster session should be displayed in large font, 36 - 60 point.

b. Your main point or conclusion should be in large font if it is not covered in the title.

c. Try not to include any font smaller than 18 point on your poster.

d. Display the highlights of your presentation in larger font, 24 - 40, with color.

e. Use color in pictures, charts and graphs.

f. Information flow is most effective if it is from left to right and top to bottom.

g. Your posted materials should be as self explanatory as possible.

h. The audience will not have the time or the space to read pages of text.

i. Keep your presentation short, hit the high points and invite questions.

j. Be prepared to acknowledge all visitors.

k. Have cards with your contact information available.

l. Refer the audience to the paper for detailed information.


a. An LCD projector, a microphone and a laser pointer will be provided.

b. Please bring your presentation on USB memory or on a laptop.

c. Each lecture presentation is allocated 20 minutes. You should spend about 17 minutes for presentation of the problem, the background, the innovative approach, the new results and the comparative evaluation. An additional 3 minutes should be available for discussion with the attendees.

d. The presenter should prepare a reasonable number of illustrations - transparencies or a Power Point file, so as not to exceed the 15 minute time. Typically, one illustration is presented in one to two minutes.  Additional illustrations could be prepared to support possible answers to attendees' questions.

e. Each illustration should not be crowded by text and graphics. Too much text should be avoided. Graphics help in communications, are more understandable, and point out the basic ideas. Use large fonts so they can be read without a major effort; typically 18-20 point fonts should be used.

f. Presentation should be clearly structured. Begin with a title page. The index of the presentation should outline the presentation. The basic problem should be clearly stated, as well as the application area. Background and previous work should be summarized to provide a prospective for the results presented in the paper. The innovative approach should be clearly stated. The application of the approach to the application problem should be described, by pointing out the main features and characteristics, the problems and the solutions. The results should be clearly outlined and evaluated. Appropriate comparison with previous results should be presented. Conclusions should summarize the work performed and point out the main innovation and results. Future work and developments could also be sketched.


To be published in the IEEE ICSOS 2015 Conference Proceedings and IEEE XploreR, at least one Author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference a FULL Rate as ComSoc Member, IEEE/Sister Society Member or Non-Member and the paper must be presented at the conference. Nonrefundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to three (3) papers. Please do not share your registration confirmation code with anyone else. Although the code enables submission of up to three papers, it can only be used once, by you, to create an Author account. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE ICSOS 2015 Conference Proceedings and in IEEE XploreR.

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.

Student and Life Member registration is not valid as an author registration.

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 engaged in either practice.

IEEE Web Page on Plagiarism:
IEEE Web Page on Double Submission: 


The following guidelines apply to both authors of papers that accompany poster presentations and papers that accompany lecture presentations.

Preparation of papers:

a. Papers must be in English

b. Papers must be in two-column format.

c. The maximum paper length is ten pages. All figures, tables, references, etc. are included in the page limit.

d. Papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) format.
You may use (but are not required to use) the IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings. Templates for both Microsoft Word and LaTeX may found at

You are not required to use PDF eXpress to check your document.

Authors will use the EDAS Paper Processing System to submit their papers.? Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered.? The IEEE Copyright Form must be submitted with each paper to be published.

During the initial paper submission process via EDAS, the authors are required to make sure the PDF file and EDAS registration page of a paper have the same title and authors. Be certain to include all authors in EDAS during the submission process. If you fail to comply with this rule, your paper may be withdrawn from the review process. Once reviewed, the listing of authors connected to the paper cannot be changed in the final manuscript.



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