ICSME Formatting Instructions

Conference-Specific Requirements

The format of your paper must strictly adhere to the IEEEtran Proceedings Format. There are several versions of the IEEE style. Please make sure to use exactly one of the versions linked below.

Submissions that do not comply with the instructions and size limits will be rejected without review.

LaTex users

Please use the LaTeX class file IEEEtran v1.8 available at http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/IEEEtran/ and the following configuration (without option 'compsoc' or 'compsocconf'):


Word users

Please use the Word template available at https://www.conference-publishing.com/templates/MSW_USltr_format.docx (updated 2015-02-25 for OS X and iOS).

If in doubt, see the corresponding PDF file available at https://www.conference-publishing.com/templates/MSW_USltr_format.pdf for comparison.

General Formatting

Make sure your paper:

  • does not exceed the page limit specified,
  • is in PDF format,
  • is in letter page size,
  • does not have page numbers,
  • has all fonts embedded in the PDF file,
  • uses only scalable font types (like Type 1, TrueType) – bit-mapped font types (like Type 3) are not acceptable,
  • has all figures embedded in vector graphics (if not possible, use a high-resolution bitmap format of at least 300 dpi; do not use JPG, but a lossless format like PNG or GIF),
  • has all text in figures and tables large enough and readable when printed,
  • has a caption for every figure or table,
  • has the title and all headings properly capitalized,
  • has no orphans and widows, and
  • does not use footnote or references in the abstract.
  • The use of color in regular body text (e.g., in order to emphasize words, URLs, or citations) is discouraged due to reduced readability and greyscale printing. The use of color is allowed in figures, tables, listings, and in non-body text, such as source code, XML snippets, etc.

Help on Formatting Papers

General help on formatting papers can be found at https://www.conference-publishing.com/Help.php.


Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. All authors of all accepted contributions will be asked to complete an electronic IEEE Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera-ready versions from Conference Consulting Solutions. Acceptance of a paper implies that one of the authors registers for the conference to present the submission; failure to do so by the early registration date will result in the paper being withdrawn from the conference proceedings. Conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., by not placing it into the IEEE Xplore Digital Library) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

The publishing process will be handled by Conference Publishing Consulting.