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Final Paper Submission Guidelines

Final versions of accepted papers are due on May 6th, 2013. Their corresponding registration fees are due on May 13th, 2013.


  1. Paper Format.

               *  Number of Pages: Papers should not exceed 8 pages, including figures, tables &
                                             references (up to 2 additional pages will be permitted (for a total
                                             of 10 pages) in a paper, at the cost of $100 US per additional page).
               *  Page Size:           U.S. Letter format (8.5" x 11")
               *  Page Numbering: Off
               *  File Format:         PDF only
               *  Abstract:              It is important that the abstract be a meaningful description of your
               *  Keywords:           Choose from 3 to 8 keywords.
               *  Color:                  Use of color is encouraged, but since readers will usually print the
                                             papers in black and white, it is the author's responsability to ensure                                           that all figures/plots can be printed and understood in black and white.

  2. Templates.

    To help ensure correct formatting, please use the style files for U.S. Letter Size found at the link below as templates for your submission. 
    These include Word and LaTeX. 


    Violations of any of the above paper specifications may result in rejection of your paper. Please note that the Latex template does not allow for keywords. If you are using the Latex template, do not include keywords in your paper. 

  3. Ensuring PDF Xpress Compatibility

    The final versions of all accepted papers must be compatible with PDF Xpress.In order to assist contributors to CEC'2013, a PDF Xpress account has been created for this conference.

    The instructions to access the account created for this conference at PDF Xpress are available here.

    Please note that the conference ID is: cec2013x.

  4. Uploading the Final Version of your Manuscript

    Please use the web link and password that you received in the acceptance message of your paper for uploading its final version. All submissions are final, so please check carefully your PDF before uploading it.

  5. Copyright Form

    After uploading the final version of your accepted paper, please continue to complete the online electronic Copyright transfer form called eCF.

    NOTE: If you are not automatically directed to the online electronic copyright transfer form after uploading the final version of your paper, then please kindly fill in a hardcopy copyright form (the form can be obtained here), sign it, scan it and email it (in PDF) to the Proceedings Chair: Dr. Luis Gerardo de la Fraga (fraga@cs.cinvestav.mx). Please don't forget to indicate your paper number in the subject of your email message.

  6. Policy on Plagiarism

    All papers accepted for presentation at IEEE CEC 2013 will be checked for plagiarism (including self-plagiarism). If a paper is found to fall in the category of plagiarism, the paper will not be published irrespective of paying the registration fee. A list of Authors of the papers identified in the category of plagiarism will be forwarded to the IEEE.


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