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Instructions for authors

To avoid complications with your submission, we kindly ask you to read the information about formatting of your document.

General formatting information


The working language of the conference is English.

Solicited papers

Two types of submissions are solicited:
  • Long Papers: limited to 8 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points.
  • Work-in-Progress and Industry practice: limited to 4 double column pages, in a font no smaller than 10-points.

An extra page fee of €100 for each page (up to two additional pages) will apply to any camera-ready version exceeding the page limit.


Guidelines for preparing proceedings-style manuscripts are available for Microsoft Word, Open Office and  LaTeX users in a specific template (see right panel).

IEEE formatting guidelines and specifications (for links, see right panel)

All submitted files must be in any PDF version from 1.4 (Acrobat 5) thru 1.7 (Acrobat 9). You can find information about the formatting specifications for IEEE Xplore at the following places:

In case you need further information, it can be found at:

IEEE PDF eXpress - a service to assist you

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

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 following conference ID: etfa2010x

Submitting your paper

To submit a paper, click on the button.
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Presenting your paper

Work-in-progress and industry practice papers will be presented in a continuous poster exhibition during the whole conference and 5min oral presentation time in a dedicated work-in-progress session.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 10:49