Camera-Ready Final-Paper Submission


Submission Instructions for Authors


Please follow this link to submit your camera-ready papers:


The authors of accepted papers will soon be notified by email with a login to

the above ftp site.


Final camera-ready paper and signed copyright form are due by November 6th.

Both these files should be uploaded on the ftp site above.


Authors are limited to 10 pages for the final version of their papers. However, up to two additional pages may be purchased for $100/page if needed. The fee for extra pages can be paid along with registration.


In case of any questions please contact our publications chair, Dr Qing Yang.



Formatting Instructions for Authors


Papers should be formatted in the IEEE two column Conference style. Instructions for that style are available here in Microsoft doc format and in PDF. A LaTex style file is located here in a zip file. The IEEE Copyright form can be found here.

The PDF, however you produce it, must have embedded fonts to be compatible with IEEE Xplore formatting.



PDF Requirements


When you generate your PDF file with PDF distiller please change the settings to insure your paper meets IEEE PDF specifications. Basic PDF distiller settings MUST be changed to:


- Optimized,

- Acrobat 4.0 compatibility,

- ALL graphics at least 300 dpi resolution (higher if preferred),

- ALL fonts MUST be embedded and subset,

- Postscript settings DO NOT override distiller settings,

- Page size is 612.0 x 792.0 points (8.5" x 11").



If you're using latex for your formatting, you can use the Computer Modern (default) or times (\usepackage{times}) fonts if you use the following:


dvips -f -Pcmz < file.dvi >




dvips -f -Ppdf -G0 < file.dvi >


That should get you to a .ps file that has the right type1 fonts (Never use type3 bitmapped fonts!). Now you need to convert it to a pdf that embeds those fonts. The following command should work:


ps2pdf14 -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress -dEmbedAllFonts=true


If you're using pdflatex to produce a pdf file directly, please check that it is configured properly to embed all fonts in the resulting pdf file. You may need to contact your latex installation guru for this... You can check the embedded status of the fonts as described below.


If you end up with a pdf file where some fonts are not embedded, you might be able to get back to an embedded state by using acrobat to export the pdf file to postscript, and then use the ps2pdf14 command above to convert back to pdf, but this time with all fonts embedded.



IMPORTANT: Authors must check their final PDF files before submission to verify that all fonts have been properly embedded and subset. Some font manufacturers now flag their fonts to not embed. These fonts must be avoided. You can use Acrobat or pdffonts (linux program) to check whether all the fonts in your PDF are embedded fonts.



To check whether fonts are embedded in Acrobat:


- Open the file open in Adobe Acrobat.

- Choose File>Document Info>Fonts.

- In the window that opens, choose List All Fonts and you should see a table of fonts.

- Verify that all entries in the Type column are either Type 1 or TrueType fonts.

- In the Used Font column, you should see "Embedded Subset" for all fonts.

- Select OK to close the font window.

- From the View menu, choose Use Local Fonts to turn this option off (the check mark should disappear).

- Page through your PDF file to visually inspect each page as it would appear on another computer without the same fonts as yours.

- Print a copy of your file and verify that everything prints as expected.



To check whether fonts are embedded using pdffonts: use the linux program pdffonts and check that all fonts are Type1, and that all fonts have a "yes" in the "emb" (embedded) and "sub" (subsetted) columns.
























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