Author Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions

Congratulations on having your paper accepted for publication in the proceedings of the
2017 ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications (ANCS 2017)
to be held
18-19 May 2017 in Beijing, China

The proceedings production editor for this project is:

Patrick Kellenberger
Production Editor
IEEE Conference Publication Hub
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle
Los Alamitos, California 90720-1314
E-MAIL: pkellenberger@ieee.org
PHONE: +1 714 821 8380 Ext. 2105
FAX: +1 714 761 1784

The following information is provided to help you in the preparation and submission of your final paper as it will be published in the proceedings. Please follow all STEPs to insure the submission process is completed successfully.

STEP 1: Paper Specifications
STEP 2: Important Deadlines
STEP 3: Important Information about Preparing your Paper
STEP 4: Formatting your Paper
STEP 5: PDF eXpress™ Online File Conversion/PDF Validation Tool
STEP 6: Renaming your PDF File for Submission
STEP 7: Submitting a Copyright Release Form
STEP 8: Final Paper PDF File Submission


STEP 1: Paper Specifications

PAPER PAGE LIMIT:

    Regular Papers: no more than twelve (12) single-spaced pages (excluding references)
    Poster Papers: no more than two (2) single-spaced pages


STEP 2: Important Deadlines

PAPER DEADLINE: Final paper is due by 10 April 2017.

COPYRIGHT DEADLINE: A signed copyright release form is due by 10 April 2017.

ANCS 2017 should be included on all correspondence. This will assure that your correspondence is directed immediately to Patrick Kellenberger's desk.


STEP 3: Important Information about Preparing your Paper

The IEEE is dedicated to the worldwide distribution of conference papers to engineering professionals. The IEEE digital libraries are the primary delivery method, especially the IEEE Xplore digital library. This requires that all papers submitted for publication must meet a minimum standard for both print and electronic publishing.

We now offer conferences free access to PDF eXpress™, the IEEE's online file conversion/PDF validation tool, to assist authors in preparing suitable electronic files of their final papers. PDF eXpress™ helps authors convert their papers into IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF files (conversion function) or to check their own PDF files for IEEE Xplore compatibility (PDF validation function).

PDF eXpress™ is not a file submission system and does not capture files. An author's file simply passes through the system returning a PDF file or an error report.

After using PDF eXpress™, you will still need to submit the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF file of your final paper later in this publication submission process (see STEP 8).


STEP 4: Formatting your Paper

Your final papers MUST be formatted to the "formatting instructions". It is highly recommended that you proofread and check the layout of your paper BEFORE submitting it to PDF eXpress™.

Formatting Instructions:

Templates can be found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template-16dec2016


STEP 5: PDF eXpress™ Online File Conversion/PDF Validation Tool

5.1) If you would like to create your own PDF file, please change the setting on your PDF distiller to insure your paper meets IEEE PDF specifications. Basic PDF distiller settings MUST be changed to:

  • Optimized,
  • Acrobat 5.0 compatibility,
  • ALL graphics at least 300 dpi resolution (higher if preferred),
  • ALL fonts MUST be embedded and subset,
  • Postscript settings DO NOT override distiller settings,
  • Page size is 612.0 x 792.0 points (8.5" x 11").
IMPORTANT: Authors must check their final PDF files before submission to verify that all fonts have been properly embedded and subset. Some font manufacturers now flag their fonts to not embed. These fonts must be avoided.

5.2) If you would like to submit your source file to PDF eXpress™ for conversion and validation, PDF eXpress™ converts the following file types to PDF:
  • Postscript

  • Microsoft Word

  • Freelance

  • PageMaker

  • FrameMaker

  • Word Pro

  • WordPerfect

  • QuarkXpress*

  • Rich Text Format

  • (La)TeX (DVI and all support files required)*

* For documents created in formats that do not embed source files, include all support files with the final manuscript in a compressed archive for submission. If it is possible to embed images in the source document, you should do so to avoid potential issues, such as missing graphics.

5.3) PDF eXpress™ will be available for use on 6 March 2017.

  1. Click button to go to PDF eXpress™.

    (PDF eXpress™ will open in a new browser window)
  2. Click button: "First time logging in PDF eXpress™ click here"
  3. Enter Conference ID: 40961XP
  4. Enter your email address
  5. Choose a password
  6. Continue to enter information as prompted (You will receive an email confirming the successful creation of your account).
  7. Upload either your source file or PDF file for Conversion; and/or PDF Checking
  8. Use PDF eXpress™ to obtain an IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF file.
    1. The site contains extensive instructions, resources, and helpful hints.
    2. Through your PDF eXpress™ account, you may submit your source application files for conversion to PDF, and/or submit PDFs for checking.
    3. You will have the opportunity to revise your submission if you are not satisfied with the PDF that PDF eXpress™ creates for you, or if the system finds problems with your paper, or if your PDF fails the PDF Check.
    4. Technical support via email and telephone is available if you experience trouble in creating your PDF.
    5. If there is a problem with your file, you will receive an e-mail detailing the problem(s). Otherwise the system will e-mail you a copy of your IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF file.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your editor or the IEEE PDF help desk at PDFsupport@ieee.org. If you have technical questions regarding PDF eXpress™ Web site, please contact the PDF eXpress™ support staff at icpsupport@redshift.net.


STEP 6: Renaming your PDF File for Submission

Your paper will be automatically renamed to the paper title once you submit the PDF file and correct information through STEP 8: Final Paper PDF File Submission.


STEP 7: Submitting a Copyright Release Form

Please fill out and submit the following form to access the IEEE Electronic Copyright Form (eCF) system. The eCF system allows you to complete and sign the copyright release form. You must complete the IEEE copyright release form using the eCF system in order to submit your paper. This copyright release form MUST be COMPLETED when you are submitting your paper.

Please note: You are stating that the material in your paper is original and you have not previously released copyright for this paper to another party. We cannot publish your paper without this properly completed form.

* Required

Author (full name)*:
Author Email*:
Paper Title*:
Date Due: 10 April 2017


STEP 8: Final Paper PDF File Submission

Please complete the following form and click the submit button below when you are ready to upload the PDF file of your final paper.

You MUST include your Unique Paper ID in Paper ID field. Files submitted without this information will not be considered final.
* Required
Publication Title : 2017 ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems
Submitter (full name) *:
Submitter Email *:
Paper Title *:
Author(s) (full name(s), separated by commas) *:
Total Pages *:
Abstract *:
Keywords (separated by commas):
Paper ID:
Have You Transferred Copyright?
Yes No
Have You Successfully Completed PDF eXpress Validation?
Yes No
Enter filename to upload *:
(Please select a file to enable the Submit button)
Date Due: 10 April 2017


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your editor.

Patrick Kellenberger
Production Editor
IEEE Conference Publication Hub
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle
Los Alamitos, California 90720-1314
E-MAIL: pkellenberger@ieee.org
PHONE: +1 714 821 8380 Ext. 3105
FAX: +1 714 761 1784