Conference Guides Authors' Guide Publications Guide Publicity Guide Reviewers' Guide Sponsors' Guide
Authors & Publish
chair page, blog
Paper formatting
page, blog
Initial paper submission
chair, page, blog
Final paper submission
chair, page, blog
Problematic papers - corrections page, blog
Author [PDF,CrossCheck] tests page, blog IEEE PDF eXpress - paper format chair, page, blog IEEE electronic Copyright (eCf) chair, page, blog Attendee downloads of papers page, blog
Conference registration
page, blog
Travel visas to Hungary
page, blog
Conference presentations
page, blog
HELP contacts
WCCI2020, system
Non-Author actions Paper reviews - authors' perspective page, blog IEEE CrossCheck text similarity chair, page, blog IEEE Xplore web-publish chair, page, blog
IEEE Conference Application chair IEEE Letter of Acquisition chair IEEE Publication Form chair Software systems page
Conference Guides for [IEEE-CIS, INNS] conferences : Although this guide was initially set up for IJCNN2019, and was used for IEEE WCCI 2020, hopefully some of the basic information may still help [organising committee members, authors] up to 2023-2025 (assuming a half-life of links and process information of 3-5 years?). The Authors' and Publications menus have been combined, allowing authors to see the Publications Chair perspective as well. I am no longer keeping this up to date. Bill Howell, 11Dec2020

Paper preparation and formatting

Michael Shell IJCNN follows the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE-CIS) paper setup and formatting standards, even though the IEEE "... does not require a specific format for their conference articles ...". Note that Michael Shell of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, an [WCCI,IEEE-CEC, IJCNN, IEEE-FUZZ] sponsor, provided the current IEEEtran LaTeX template use by the whole of the IEEE. The templates listed below conform to those standards and provide explanations.

WARNING!! I've received many questions about the pdf format :

Quick Standards
A few of the standards are repeated here in a [random, scattered] manner :

Common author errors
We all make mistakes, and some of us are better than others at it. Of course, each publications has it's own specifics, and formatting is complex enough as it is, so it's no wonder we keep making similar mistakes. Here is a list of common errors, ranked (very loosely) by frequency :

References and citations formatting
IEEE-CIS standard - no surprises here...

Test your paper for compliance

Eventually, you MUST check your paper for compliance. While not strictly necessary for your initial paper submission, IEEE PDF eXpress Plus IS required for final paper submission, and on the long run you might save time and avoid last-minute panics by starting with the right format. You can also click the "IEEE PDF eXpress" Menu item above to access these instructions.

Information only (no actions by authors) - how your pdf file is modified after submission

As mentioned in the section "Common author errors", authors should NOT include [page numbers, headers, footers] in their papers, as this information is automatically changed based on data from the IEEE paper submission system :
The "Authors' Guide Blogs" (see links in manu near top of page) are in an early draft form, and are being run on a trial basis. Comments are moderated by the Publications Chair before posting, so expect delays of at least a day or so before they appear. Note that emails have been edited - usually by [omitting salutations, endings], but also by omitting material not relevant to the "theme" under which the emails are placed below.

REMINDERS : This Authors' Guide is specific to the IEEE conference paper system, and for the most part links to, or repeats, information that is COPYRIGHTED by the IEEE. Keep in mind that the IEEE processes something like 1,800 conferences per year, and delays exceeding a week are to be expected, with longer delays during high-activity parts of the year. So don't wait too long before starting each process!
Author preparations for the conference include (roughly in squence) :
  1. Initial submission of your paper to the IEEE paper review system.
  2. Receipt of an email paper acceptance notification from the Program Co-Chairs via the IEEE paper review system.
  3. Payment of the conference registration fee. At least one of the co-authors must be registered for the conference to present the paper.
  4. IEEE approval of a signed IEEE electronic Copyright form (eCf) (online submission)
  5. Submission and approval of a properly revised final paper.
  6. Travel visa approval, for citizens of countries required to do that by Hungary.
  7. ?What else have I forgotten? ...

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