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Guide for Authors

Extended abstracts

Prospective authors are invited to electronically submit an extended abstract of their work via the PEDG 2016 Conference management system.

Please prepare your extended abstract in PDF format.

The document should be written in English and should be in a single column, double spaced format with a maximum of 5 Letter-sized pages (approximately 1500 words) including figures, tables and references.

All submissions will be subject to a double-blind peer review process. Therefore, please do not include details of authors' names or affiliations on your pdf document.

Full Paper (Final Manuscript)

Full papers should be submitted via the PEDG 2016 Conference management system at There you will find a detailed description of the submission requirements. Submission of full conference papers is open until May 15th 2016.

NOTE: the submission of a full paper requires one full registration in advance. At least one of the authors has to register for PEDG 2016 with a full registration payment by May 15th, 2016 and has to present the paper at the conference in person.

Required Paper Format for full papers

In accordance to the IEEE Final paper template your paper(s) should be written in a two-column letter format and not exceed 8 pages. Prior to the submission the final paper has to be validated for IEEE Xplore compatibility. Use the IEEE PDF eXpress validation tool (a free service to IEEE conference authors) for conversion of your source file or to check your own PDF for compliance with IEEE Xplore. Further information on how to access this tool can be found below (see PDF Instructions).

Copyright Forms

Your final paper must contain a copyright clearance code (if applicable; see PDF Instructions) and has to be submitted electronically together with a properly filled and signed IEEE Copyright Form. The corresponding link will be provided via the conference management system.

PDF Instructions

Prior to Creating a PDF

Please write the proper copyright clearance code notice on the bottom of the first page of your source document:

  • For papers in which all authors are US government employees, add the copyright notice: 'U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright'
  • For papers in which all authors are employees of a Crown government (UK, Canada, Australia), add the copyright notice: '978-1-4673-8617-3/16/$31.00 (c)2016 Crown'
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, add the copyright notice: ' 978-1-4673-8617-3/16/$31.00 (c)2016 European Union'
  • For all other papers add the copyright notice: '978-1-4673-8617-3/16/$31.00 (c) 2016 IEEE'
How to create your PDF eXpress Account
First-time user instructions:
2. Follow the New Users - Click Here link.
3. Insert the following:
  • 37668X for the Conference ID
  • your email address
  • a password
4. Continue to enter information as requested by the site. After completing the data entry, an Online confirmation will show up. Additionally you receive an email confirmation verifying your account setup.Previous users of PDF eXpress or IEEE PDF eXpress Plus should follow the instructions for first-time users, but choose the same password they used for previous conferences.
Please check if your stored contact information is still valid.Please note that PDF eXpress is only for creation of a compatible PDF file. You still have to submit your final paper through the PEDG 2016 Conference management system.