Warning on Plagiarism

Papers will be reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (multiple submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE will take action against any author who has engaged in either practice.

IEEE Web Page on Plagiarism

IEEE Web Page on Multiple Submission

Submission Format

Authors are required to make sure that the PDF file and the EDAS registration page of a submitted paper have the same list of authors, title, and abstract (minor wording differences in the abstract are ok). Failure to comply with this rule may lead to the withdrawal of your paper from the review process. Please note that the authors list of an accepted paper CANNOT be changed in the final manuscript.

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of seven (7) printed double-column pages (10-point font) including figures. Authors of accepted papers with camera-ready versions exceeding 5 pages will be requested to pay a mandatory overlength page charge for their papers to be published in the IFIP NTMS 2021 Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore®.

Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX formats are found here.

You can also use the sample template for Microsoft Word from here.

Only PDF files generated by Acrobat 5 or later versions will be accepted for both the review processing and final publication steps. Camera-ready versions of accepted papers must be certified by PDFeXpress.

Both review versions of submitted papers and camera-ready versions of accepted papers should not embed bookmarks, form fields, or URL links (cf. Note 1 below), neither contain page numbers, headers, footers, or PDF annotations .

Paper pages should be (please be aware of the format used in your final manuscript)

US Letter: left and right margins of at least 0.625 inch, top margin of at least 0.75 inch and bottom margin of at least 1 inch.

A4: left and right margins of at least 13 mm, top margin of at least 19 mm and bottom margin of at least 43 mm.

Note 1: Please make sure that you remove hyperlinks to all email addresses in the authors’ affiliations or to all webpage reference citations in the bibliography section.

Note 2: Complying with the IFIP NTMS 2021 format constraints indicated above might not be sufficient to avoid PDF upload issues on EDAS. In case you face embedded fonts issues, please refer to the following IEEE Tutorial.

Note 3: For authors using the LaTeX template, a warning may show up once their papers are uploaded successfully. If the warning indicates that you are exceeding the right margin at the last page (i.e., where your references are most likely listed), you can ignore it!In fact, the IEEE template does not allow to break a reference, leading to an “underfull vbox” warning, but the final result will be much more like what the IEEE will publish.

Final Submission Guidelines

Before Creating a PDF

Add the copyright notice to the bottom of the first page of your source document. If necessary, contact Mohamad Badra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the appropriate copyright notice.

  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-6654-4399-9/21/$31.00 ©2021 Crown
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-6654-4399-9/21/$31.00 ©2021 European Union
  • For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-6654-4399-9/21/$31.00 ©2021 IEEE

If you are using the LaTeX template, add the following lines before \begin{document} and choose the appropriate copyright notice in your case.

\IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{ 978-1-6654-4399-9/21/$31.00
\copyright~2021~IEEE }
\hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }}

If you are using the Word template, choose the option “Insert” followed by “Text Box” and include the appropriate copyright notice in the created box. Place the created box (without border) at the bottom left on the first page.

  • Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.

Creating your PDF eXpress Account

Log in to the IEEE PDF eXpress site at

First-time users should do the following:
1. Select the New Users – Click link.
2. Enter the following:
     • 49979X for the Conference ID
     • your email address
     • a password
3. Continue to enter information as prompted.

An Online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup. Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.

Contacting PDF eXpress Support
Access the Publications Support Center for IEEE PDF eXpress


Copyright submission guidelines

Please note that you need to upload your camera-ready prior to submit your copyright form.

You also need to refer to the confirmation you have received from IEEE eXpress after completing the process of final submission described above.

To submit your copyright, please click here