Author Central

Instructions for Authors: Creating your PDF File for Final Submission

The ECCE paper portal is open. Authors should have received an email with information to with a unique link to upload their manuscript to the portal.

Step 1: Before Creating Your PDF File

You can use the IEEE templates (MS Word or LATEX) to create your source document. These templates can be downloaded from the following website:

Please Note: Do NOT add the copyright notice to the bottom of the first page of your source document. Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.


Step 2: Creating your PDF eXpress Account 

Log in to the IEEE PDF eXpress site at:

First-time users should do the following:

a.  Select the New Users – Click Here link.

b.  Enter the following:  35415X for the Conference ID, your email address, and a password

c.  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 or IEEE PDF eXpress Plus 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.

Upload your file, convert it, and check the status of conversion. Once the conversion is complete, a report will be generated for the file conversion. Check whether conversion was successful, or some changes are needed.

Contacting PDF eXpress Support

Access the Publications Support Center for IEEE PDF eXpress.

If you do not find an answer in the Find Answers tab, go to the “Ask A Question” tab.


Step 3: Uploading Your Paper to the ECCE Paper Portal
Please note that ECCE 2017 requires every accepted paper to be linked to a full conference registration (i.e., not a student registration) by one of the paper authors.  There is a maximum of two papers that can be associated with each full conference registration.  The conference registration number is needed to begin the full paper upload to the ECCE paper portal.

Follow the link from the ECCE digest decision notification email and enter your password and associated full conference registration number in the form.

On the following final paper submission webpage enter the final paper title, author information, location of the final paper to upload (only upload papers generated by PDF eXpress), abstract, presenter name, presenter biography, and check the agreement for originality of the work.


Step 4: Submit an IEEE electronic copyright form

After submitting the full paper you should see a link to continue to the IEEE electronic form.  If you do not submit an electronic copyright your paper will not be published in the proceedings or on IEEE eXplore.  There are seven steps in the electronic copyright submission process.  The information for the electronic copyright should be prefilled in, but you can edit it if necessary.  After submitting the electronic copyright form you will be returned to the ECCE website home page.


Please visit for more information or contact the ECCE 2017 Technical Program Chairs at

ECCE 2017 Technical Program Chairs
Emmanuel Agamloh
David Dorrell
Ryan Li
Mircea Popescu
Pat Wheeler