SUBMISSIONS AND FINAL MANUSCRIPT INSTRUCTIONS

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 INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 Final Manuscript and authors registration due: 14 October 2016
Early bird registration closes: 15 October 2016

PST2016 Conference: 12-14 December 2016

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Paper Submission

The Call for Papers process has now closed.

Instructions to Authors

High-quality papers in all PST related areas that, at the time of submission, are not under review and have not already been published or accepted for publications elsewhere are solicited. Accepted papers will be accepted as ‘regular’ papers up to 8 pages, or ‘short’ papers of up to 4 pages. The standard IEEE two-column conference format should be used for all submissions. IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be downloaded here.

Up to 2 additional pages will be allowed in each category with over-length charges. Every additional page has a cost of $175.00 (NZD) The standard IEEE two-column conference format should be used for all submissions. A copy of the IEEE Manuscript Templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX and additional information about paper submission and conference topics and events can be found at the conference web site.

http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

At least one author of an accepted paper must register by 14 October, 2016. A regular registration is required.  Accepted (short or regular) papers will be published in the proceedings.

Prepare the Final Manuscript

The final manuscript (PDF and LaTeX source) must be submitted in pdf format to  pst2016@unitec.ac.nz . The  EasyChair Submission ID  has to be included in the email.

PST 2016 authors can compile an IEEE Xplore-compatible pdf using IEEE PDFeXpress. Instructions on the use of PDFeXpress can be viewed below.

Copyright Form

Please download the  copyright form , fill it in and send a scanned copy to pst2016@unitec.ac.nz

Click here to download the copyright form

PDF Express

IEEE PDFeXpress is a free service of the IEEE that allows authors to make IEEE Xplore-compatible PDFs (Conversion function), or to check PDFs for IEEE Xplore compatibility. To use IEEE PDFeXpress, follow these steps.

1. Access the IEEE PDFeXpress site here

First-time users:

  1. Click “New Users – Click Here”.
  2. Enter “38801XP” for the Conference ID, your email address, and choose a new password. Continue to enter information as prompted.
  3. You will receive online and email confirmation of successful account setup.
    Previous users, but using it the first time for this conference:
  1. Enter “38801XP” for the Conference ID, your email address, and enter the password you used for your old account.
  2. When you click “Login”, you’ll receive an error saying you need to set up an account. Simply click “Continue”. By entering your previously used email address and password combination, you will enable your old account for access to this conference.
  3. Check that the contact information is still valid, and click “Submit”.
  4. You will receive online and email confirmation of successful account setup.

Returning users:

  1. Enter “38801XP” for the Conference ID, email address and password.
  2. For each conference paper, click “Create New Title”.
  3. Enter identifying text for the paper (title is recommended but not required)
  4. Click “Submit PDF for Checking” or “Submit Source Files for Conversion”
  5. Indicate platform, source file type (if applicable), click “Browse” and navigate to file, and click “Upload File”. You will receive online and email confirmation of successful upload
  6. You will receive an email with your Checked PDF or IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF attached. If you submitted a PDF for Checking, the email will show if your file passed or failed.

If the PDF submitted fails the PDF check:

  • Option 1: Submit your source file for conversion by clicking “Try Again”, then “Submit Source Files for Conversion”
  • Option 2: Read the PDF Check report, then click “The PDF Check Report” in the sidebar to get information on possible solutions
  • Option 3: “Request Technical Help” through your account

If you are not satisfied with the IEEE PDFeXpress-converted PDF:

  • Option 1: Resubmit your source file with corrections (“Try again”, then “Submit Source Files for Conversion”)
  • Option 2: Submit a PDF by clicking “Try again”, then “Submit PDF for Checking”
  • Option 3: “Request a Manual Conversion” through your account

If the PDF submitted passed the PDF Check, or you are satisfied with your IEEE PDFeXpress-converted PDF:

  • Submit your PDF [follow the conference’s instructions].

For more assistance in the use of PDFeXpress, many help options can be found on the sidebar after logging in. You can also consult IEEE PDF eXpress manual for more information at this link

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