Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Paper Registration Guidelines

All papers must be registered before the paper submission deadline. The paper submission deadline is extended to September 16, 2011 at 11:59:59 pm EST (9:29:59 am Sept 17, IST). Given that papers will be submitted from locations worldwide, authors should pay particular attention to the time and date for the paper submission deadline.

Papers should be registered at:

Detailed instructions for using the submission site: For those unfamiliar with paper registration/submission: here

Paper Submission Guidelines

All papers must adhere to the same formatting requirements as for camera ready papers. Note: submitted papers will be reviewed to make sure they exactly match the submission guidelines.

For reasons of reviewing fairness, over-length and/or incorrectly formatted papers will be immediately rejected. Authors are strongly encouraged to use one of the style guides below (available for Latex or for Microsoft Word).

Submission of papers to COMSNETS 2012 carries with it the implied agreement that one or more of the listed authors will attend the conference and present the paper. Papers not presented at the conference will not be included in the final program or in the digital proceedings. Therefore, authors are strongly encouraged to plan accordingly before deciding to submit a paper.

Plagiarism policy: All work submitted to COMSNETS must be original and written by the authors from scratch. Papers submitted to COMSNETS 2012 will be subjected to a rigorous plagiarism check. Any papers that are deemed to have plagiarized passages from any source including prior conference or journal papers, books, white papers, web-pages, etc. will be immediately rejected.

Note: It is allowable for authors to submit extended versions of their own workshop papers, or conference versions of their own technical reports; In these cases, we expect that there will be some overlap in text between the submitted papers and the authors' prior art and would not be treated as plagiarized text. For IEEE's notes of what constitutes plagiarism, please see:

Paper Review Process

All papers will go through an initial screen processing. Papers deemed highly unlikely to be acceptable for inclusion in the proceedings and presentation at the conference will be rejected.

As is common in conferences of this size, because of the anticipated large number of submissions and limited reviewing resources, papers that are selected for "quick rejection" will not be formally reviewed. Such a process allows the Program Committee to focus its resources on putting together the highest possible quality conference program.

Formatting Guidelines for Submitted Papers

Page limit: The maximum number of pages for a paper is 10 for full papers, and 2 for posters.
Overall appearance: Submitted papers should adhere to the appearance of the standard IEEE twocolumn format that is used for IEEE Transactions.
Margins: Papers must use a 10pt font on US Letter paper with margins no smaller than 0.75in for the top margin, 1.0in for the bottom margin, and 0.625in for side margins.
Templates: Depending on whether you are using LaTeX or Microsoft Word for formatting your paper, you can download the following templates that incorporate the formatting specifications:
LaTeX: Paper , Bibliography
Word : Paper and Bibliography

Examine the IEEEtran LaTeX Class (template) V1.7 packages and IEEEtran V1.12 BibTeX (bibliography) packages from here: Be sure to use the template's conference mode. See template documentation for details. A cover letter for the templates, including more pointers, is also available.

For complete formatting specifications, you can download the IEEE Format Definition Table and Glossary from here

Papers must be submitted in PDF (Portable Document Format) and compatible with Acrobat (English version), not including any special characters or nonstandard fonts. We must be able to display and print your submission exactly as we receive it and using only standard tools and postscript printers, so we strongly suggest that you use only standard fonts. Simplified requirements for Creating PDF Files is a threepage document that describes the essential steps in distilling PDFs. Make sure that the paper prints well on black and white printers, not color printers. Pay particular attention to figures and graphs in the paper to ensure that they are legible without color.

Detailed instructions for using the HotCRP-based paper submission site:

  • Click on this link:
  • Enter your email address, and select the third option "I'm a new user
    and want to create an account using this email address".
  • The system will then create an account for you and send the password
    to the given email address.
  • Use the password to login to the submission site.
  • You can change your password or otherwise update your profile
    information at this stage.
  • Once you login, you can click on "Start new paper" from the main page.
  • Once you fill in the necessary information, you have "registered" the
    paper (you can change the paper information later).
  • Once you have registered a paper, you can upload your submission.
    Only PDF files will be accepted. For detailed formatting instructions,
    see above.
  • You can submit more than one paper using the same login at the
    submission site.

For questions, contact [email protected]




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