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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

IEEE PDF eXpress Plus - check your paper [setup, formatting]

10Mar2019 Problems with "IEEE PDF eXpress" submissions

See the "Final paper submission (page)" link in the Menu at the top of this page for an update of current problems! These are listed towards the top of that linked web-page. Also the "IEEE PDF eXpress blog" link provides problems that authors have reported.

Many thanks to [Thomasz Cholewo < Lexmark USA>, Gustavo Oliveira <>, Hussein Abbass <>, Hao Li <>] for providing solutions for the [PDF eXpress, copyright, final paper] submissions!

Please try the suggested solutions, and if that doesn't work, email to Chul Sung. Publications Chair. IJCNN2019 Budapest. IBM Watson. USA.

IEEE PDF eXpress Plus IEEE PDF eXpress(Plus) systems are [developed, operated, maintained] by the IEEE Meetings, Conferences, Events (IEEE-MCE) team!. IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events is a dedicated partner made up of event industry experts driven to shape innovative and high quality events.

IEEE-MCE specializes in event management including registration, audience development and program design; as well as sponsorship, publications and financial management for more than 1,800 annual events worldwide.

Passing the IEEE PDF eXpress Plus test is one of :
Several pre-requisites are required BEFORE your final paper can be accepted! Check the menu items above for details :
Your paper must pass the IEEE PDF eXpress "screening test" that checks for proper formatting and some of the content, then generates a "certified" pdf of your paper. This certified version of your final paper is then submitted to the IEEE paper review system. This is normally done at the time of submission of your final paper (revised after acceptance), and is one of the conditions REQUIRED before your can be accepted by the (see the above list for other requirements).

Create your PDF eXpress Account
BEFORE you run PDF eXpress Plus :
Submit your paper to IEEE PDF eXpress Plus :
This process is well-described in detail by the web-page Using IEEE PDF eXpress®. I have skipped the details in the listing below, providing only the outline of actions and system responses.
What to do when your paper fails the IEEE PDF eXpress screening test? :
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) The following selection from the IEEE Support Center FAQs may be of help, and you can click the preceding link for additonal help. Links are as of 01Oct2018, and change occasionally. I don't know if you have to be an IEEE member to access these pages (I haven't checked). As usual, it often is easier to web-search using [Duckduckgo, Google, Bing, etc] "IEEE FAQ and What graphic file formats are supported by the IEEE Graphics Analyzer Tool?" (as an example). Readers may find [better, really useful] IEEE FAQs, or if they have their own advice to add to this, please email your [links,comments] to me.

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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