must be written in English and should describe original work. The
length of the paper is limited to a maximum of 6 pages (in the
standard IEEE conference double column format), including figures,
tables and references.
purposes of review, regular and invited papers are limited to 8
pages. Papers exceeding this limit will be rejected without
Papers should be submitted on-line in IEEE Xplore compliant
PDF files. Before preparing your manuscripts, you are urged to read
the following sections:
to better understand what these new requirements are
Setting to begin preparing the document
Support or MS-Word
Support, depending upon which one you are using to prepare
Support to see how to configure Distiller, Ghostscript etc to
produce compliant PDF files
After preparing manuscripts and converting it to PDF, you
your PDF document to make sure that it meets above requirements.
Follow these links to see how to resolve typical reasons for
documents failing the PDF compliance tests:
Not embedded error: encountered in both LaTeX and Word due to
incorrect options in creating PDF
Font error: typically encountered using LaTeX see also Bitmapped
Font in Figures
Language Font error: typically encountered using Word
protection: encountered when distilling the file using Acrobat
Distiller or Ghostscript
All manuscripts (initial as well as final) must be submitted
If your file fails
the PDF test on PaperPlaza, you can use the IEEE tool
IEEE PDF eXpress
is a free service to IEEE conferences, allowing their authors to
make IEEE Xplore-compatible PDFs (Conversion function) or to
check PDFs that authors have made themselves for IEEE Xplore
compatibility (PDF Check function).
How to use IEEE PDF
Create IEEE PDF eXpress
2) Upload source
file(s) for Conversion and/or PDF(s) for Checking.
Use IEEE PDF eXpress to attain IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s).
The site contains extensive instructions, resources, helpful
hints, and access to technical support.
Submit final, IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s) following the
To submit a
paper or session proposal to MSC2008 (CCA/CACSD/ISIC),
You need to have a Personal Information Number
(PIN) . Please request
or check your PIN and update your personal
You need to submit your paper electronically at PaperPlaza
before the deadline.
publication after acceptance, papers are limited to 6 pages. Papers
are allowed up to a maximum of an additional 2 pages, which will be
subjected to the normal page overlength fee. Upon acceptance, authors
will be required to register and present their papers. Papers will
be published in the conference proceedings only if at least one of
the authors is officially registered.
The conference proceedings will be included in IEEE
Xplore and indexed by
Authors using (La)Tex and MS-Word must prepare their manuscripts following the format described in the paper templates
INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR
rooms will be equipped with an LCD projector, a projection screen,
and a table for authors to place their laptops. Please note that
authors must bring their own laptops; IEEE MSC 2008 will not provide
computers for presentations.
must adhere to the final program schedule. In particular,
presentations cannot be moved up in case of "no shows" - it is
common for conference participants to attend sessions only for
iNSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR LATE
NEWS POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Posters must be
staffed for the full duration of the session. Staffing can be shared
among authors and their colleagues.
Each poster space will
be labeled and a chart listing the paper numbers with corresponding
presentation spaces will be posted at the entrance of the poster
session room. Authors must use their assigned space for their
space includes a bulletin board that is approximately 2.4m x 1.2m (8
ft x 4 ft) in size. Tacks will be provided to affix posters to the
All posters must be
set up during the half hour immediately before the start of the
session and must be completely dismantled immediately after the
A late news poster
presentation is intended to communicate information rapidly,
allowing the viewer to quickly assess whether a deeper review and
discussion with the author is warranted. To this end, posters should
be visually attractive and uncluttered and they should be readable
from several feet away. A
PowerPoint template of the recommended poster layout for IEEE
MSC 2008 is available. The authors can use it to prepare compliant
posters, which can then be printed directly on a large-format
plotter. Please note that the template does not consume the entire
bulletin board surface. Authors can use the remaining space for
supporting materials and for notes when discussing with session
It is the authors'
responsibility to arrange for all shipment of materials and printing
of posters. The organizers are unable to assist with these matters.