Paper submission

Please carefully read the following information about formatting and submitting your paper.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: abstracts due April 12, long papers due April 19, 2010.

Important dates for authors
Abstract for long papers due April 12, 2010
Submission deadline for long papers March 19, 2010   April 19, 2010
Notification for acceptance of long papers May 21, 2010
Deadline for final manuscript of long papers June 11, 2010
Submission deadline for WIP papers April 23, 2010     April 28, 2010
Notification for acceptance for WIP papers May 28, 2010
Deadline for final manuscript of WIP papers June 11, 2010


All papers must be written and presented in English. English is the official language of the workshop.

Types of submissions and formatting instructions

Two types of submissions are solicited: Regular (Long) Papers, including Special Session Papers and Work-in-Progress Papers.

• Regular (Long) Papers must be from 6 to 10 pages long (8 pages is the typical paper length) compliant with the IEEE two-column format.
• Work-in-Progress Papers: Work in progress papers are limited to 4 pages compliant with the IEEE two-column format, and will include a poster presentation at the conference.

Click here for paper templates and formatting instructions for Microsoft Word and LaTeX.

Authors are also requested to translate both the submitted and the final version of the paper into IEEE Xplore® compliant PDF files.

More information on formatting instructions:
•  Simplified requirements for creating PDF files for IEEE Xplore®
•  PDF Specification for IEEE Xplore®
•  IEEE FAQs on electronic submission requirements

Check your PDF with IEEE PDF eXpress

PDF eXpress is a service available for free. It helps IEEE conference authors to comply with the IEEE Xplore requirements for PDF files.

PDF eXpress provides:
• A simple way to compare author-made PDFs to the IEEE Xplore® requirements.
• A robust PDF conversion engine to convert source application files to IEEE Xplore®-compatible PDFs.

To make use of this service, please go to the IEEE PDF eXpress site and create your personal account clicking on "New Users - Click Here" and fill in your information.

Important: You must enter the conference ID sies10x.

Instructions for abstract submission

Please submit the abstract in PDF format using the paper submission system.  Make sure the document includes at least two pages (even if they are mostly blank) as the system requires this minimum size. You'll then be able to update your submission later before the paper deadline.

Submitting your paper

When your paper meets the IEEE PDF eXpress guidelines, you can submit it to the

SIES'10 Manuscript Submission System

All papers published in the Proceedings of SIES 2010 will be included in the IEEE Xplore® database, except for the following case. No-show Policy: The SIES 2010 Organizing Committee reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference at IEEE Xplore if the paper is not presented at the conference.

IEEE Copyright Form

Fill the IEEE copyright form (PDF version and MS Word version) for each accepted paper. Fill in the title of the paper, the paper ID, and all authors. Send a signed copy of the IEEE copyright form not later than June 11, 2010 by fax to:
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University of Trento
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38122 Trento, Italy
fax. +39 0461 882899

or email a scanned signed copy to


Posters shall be in A0 (preferred) or A1 (minimum) portrait format. There is no particular template available.