Author Instructions

Please download the SiPS Call for Papers, for further information.

If you would like to organize a Special Session, please download our SiPS Special Session Proposal page.

Visit the SiPS Call for Tutorial Proposals page regarding suggesting a Workshop Tutorial.

Upload your draft papers (and Special Session proposals) to our EasyChair Submission server:

For Draft Papers: (Due by April 1 May 15)
Authors are invited to submit full-length (6 pages maximum, including references), original, unpublished papers. Previously published papers or papers currently under review for other conferences/journals should not be submitted and will not be considered. Word and Latex templates are available to help you prepare your manuscript.
— MS Word Template
— LaTeX Template (and instructions)

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore. In submitting a paper, you warrant that at least one of the authors will register and present the paper at the conference. Failure to present will result in the paper not being submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.

Paper submission deadline 1 April 15 May 2018
Special Session Proposals deadline 15 March 15 May 2018
Accept/Reject notification date for papers, with reviews 15 June 30 June 2018
Final paper submission date 31 July 2018
Start of Workshop 21 October 2018

Manuscript Review Process:
Submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process handled by the Technical Program Committee. Since the accepted manuscripts will be published as an IEEE publication, each paper must meet minimum standards of quality. All submissions will be rated by the technical program committee based on the following standard criteria:
— Originality and significance of the work
— Quality of data/results and interpretation
— Completeness of the manuscript
— Non-commercial nature of the manuscript
— References to the work of others
— Literary quality (clarity in writing, organization, figures, tables, etc.)
Good use of technical/written English is expected. In cases where sentence structure, grammar, and understandability are not adequate, the technical program committee may require a strong copy-edit by you or your institution as a condition for acceptance of the final paper.

Self-Copying and Plagerism:
SiPS uses the IEEE CrossCheck plagiarism-checking system. This system identifies issues including sections of your paper that are substantially the same as one of your earlier papers, or sections that have been copied from a published paper by other authors or from the Internet. IEEE has a strict approach to both using your own previously published material (self-plagiarism), as well as copying from others’ works. When you find it useful to quote other papers, please place a citation in your References, and summarize the other material rather than copying it word for word into your own paper.

At least one of the authors listed on the paper must register for SiPS 2018 at the full member/non-member rate at the time of uploading the final manuscript. One author for each paper must be registered by 1 August 2018.