Important Dates and Documents

Digest submission Closed
Author notification: May 1, 2021
Final papers with IEEE copyright forms: June 30, 2021


As ECCE 2021 is a hybrid conference, pre-recorded videos are required for each paper. Additionally, ECCE 2021 strongly encourages authors to present their work in-person if possible.


a 15-20 minutes video presentation before August 15th. Instructions to upload this video will
be communicated by email in mid-July. The format for the in-person presentation, either oral or poster, will be also communicated by email in mid-July.


The length of regular IEEE papers is a maximum of eight (8) pages in total. This includes reference and appendices. Papers longer than eight pages will be rejected.


Final papers will be reviewed by the technical program committee to ensure good quality.


ECCE2021 requires every accepted paper to be linked to a FULL conference registration (i.e. not a student registration, not a virtual registration) by one of the paper authors. Up to two (2) papers can be linked to one full registration – the registrant must be an author on each paper.


DO NOT INCLUDE the traditional IEEE copyright line on the bottom of the first page of the paper. IEEE will automatically insert this after you submit your final paper.

Paper, Poster and Presentation Templates

Papers submitted to ECCE should follow the IEEE Conference Paper Template.
Poster/Oral presentation template – Poster/Oral Presentation Template (Coming soon)

Instructions for Authors to Create a PDF File for Final Submission:

Step 1: Before Creating Your PDF File

  • Use the IEEE templates to create your source document. These templates can be downloaded here.
  • 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: Create your PDF eXpress Account

  • Log in to the IEEE PDF eXpress site at: Here
    • First-time users should do the following:
      • Select the ‘New Users – Click Here’
      • Enter the following:
        • 47101X for the Conference ID
        • Your email address
        • A password
      • 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: Paper Upload

After careful verification of your PDF, upload your final paper using the link and the code that were sent you in the acceptance e-mail. Please note that this code is valid for a SINGLE submission of your final paper ONLY. You will also need to include your registration number which you will receive after registering for the conference.

Step 4: Copyright Form

In order to be published in the conference proceedings, all accepted papers MUST be accompanied by a signed IEEE Copyright Form. Don’t forget to click on the “Continue to copyright form submission button” after uploading your paper. In case any paper cannot use the electronic Copyright Form (eCF) system due to specific policy of the employer, a filled copyright form should be sent to Publication Chairs directly and please do not trigger the eCF process.

Please contact Technical Program Chairs at with any questions.

Digest Submission has been closed

Digest Guidelines

Prospective authors are requested to submit a single column, single-spaced digest no longer than five (5) pages summarizing the proposed paper. The digest should include key equations, figures, tables, and references as appropriate, but no author names or affiliations. Digests not conforming to these requirements will be rejected without review. The digests must clearly state the objectives of the work, its significance in advancing the state of the art, and the methods and specific results in sufficient detail. All digests will go through a double-blind peer-review process to ensure a confidential and fair review. The papers presented at the conference will be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Please refer to the conference website for a detailed list of technical topics and the digest submission method.

Requirements Recap – Make sure:

  1. The digest does not include any names or affiliations of the authors
  2. The digest has a maximum file size of eight megabytes (8 MB)
  3. The digest is at most five (5) pages long
  4. The digest has a one inch (1″) margin
  5. The digest has a single column
  6. The digest uses single line spacing
  7. The digest uses fonts that are at least 11pt (12pt is preferred)
  8. The digest is submitted through the Digest Submission Portal. Please find the deadline on the Digest Submission Portal page


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