# Welcome to SPCOM 2020!

### PAPER SUBMISSION

#### Registration and camera-ready paper submission portals open: June 3, 2020 Deadline for author registration and camera-ready paper submission: June 10, 2020; 23:59 Pacific Time.

Each accepted paper must be accompanied by a full registration, and a full registration can cover up to two papers only. Papers that are not accompanied by a full registration will not be included in the conference proceedings and will not appear on IEEE Xplore.

#### Instructions for preparing IEEE Xplore compliant camera-ready paper

• The camera-ready paper should not exceed FIVE double-column pages (including references), with single line spacing, main text font size no smaller than 10 points, and at least 3/4 inch margins (about 18 mm).
• Except for the copyright notice, there should be no content written in the margins, in particular, no header, footer, or page numbers.
• Names and affiliations of all the authors must be included in the camera-ready paper and must be identical and in the same order as in the original submission on CMT.
• The abstract in the camera-ready paper and the one uploaded in CMT must be identical. If you have revised the abstract in your paper, please update the one in CMT. The abstract uploaded on CMT will be the one used to produce the Book of Abstracts.
• Log in to the IEEE PDF eXpress website at https://www.pdf-express.org/. If you do not already have a user account, you will need to create a new one. SPCOM 2020 conference ID is 50965XP.

Authors are encouraged to use LaTeX to format their camera-ready papers, using the style file and following the example given below. Authors using Microsoft Word are encouraged to use standard IEEE conference templates from the following link: IEEE conference templates. Authors using other means to prepare their manuscripts should adhere to the style shown in the example (spcom2020_example.pdf) as closely as possible.

Paper templates: spcom2020_example.pdf, spcom2020_example.tex

LaTeX style file: IEEEtran.cls

IEEE requires all authors or their employers who intend to publish in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library to provide a transfer of the copyright.

Copyright and Reprint Permission: Abstracting is permitted with credit to the source. Libraries are permitted to photocopy beyond the limit of U.S. copyright law for private use of patrons those articles in this volume that carry a code at the bottom of the first page, provided the per-copy fee indicated in the code is paid through Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923. For reprint or republication permission, email to IEEE Copyrights Manager at pubs-permissions@ieee.org. All rights reserved. Copyright ©2020 by IEEE.

The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear on the bottom of the first page of each paper according to the guidelines set forth in the Cataloging/Copyright Instructions for an IEEE Conference Proceeding. Detailed instructions can be found at: https://www.ieee.org/publications/rights/index.html

• For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
• For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-8895-9/20/$31.00 ©2020 Crown • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-8895-9/20/$31.00 ©2020 European Union
• For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-8895-9/20/$31.00 ©2020 IEEE For inscribing the copyright clearance code into your manuscript: • LaTeX: You may copy and paste the appropriate piece of code from the following list into your source code file in the preamble, i.e, between the "\documentclass" and "\begin{document}" commands in your TeX file. • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government: \IEEEoverridecommandlockouts \IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright\hfill} \hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }} • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia): \IEEEoverridecommandlockouts \IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{978-1-7281-8895-9/20/\$31.00~\copyright~2020~Crown \hfill}

\hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }}

• For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union:

\IEEEoverridecommandlockouts

\IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{978-1-7281-8895-9/20/\$31.00~\copyright~2020~European Union \hfill} \hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }} • For all other papers: \IEEEoverridecommandlockouts \IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{978-1-7281-8895-9/20/\$31.00~\copyright~2020~IEEE \hfill}

\hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }}

• MS Word: The appropriate copyright notice must appear left-aligned, at the bottom of the 1st Column of 1st page ONLY, of your manuscript.

#### Step-by-step procedure for submitting the camera-ready paper

• Step 1: Prepare your manuscript following the instructions given above. Mandatorily include the copyright notice and go through IEEE PDF eXpress in order to generate an IEEE Xplore compliant PDF --- this is the PDF file that is required to be uploaded on CMT.

The IEEE PDF eXpress site looks as follows. If you do not already have a user account, you will need to create a new one. SPCOM 2020 conference ID is 50965XP.

• Step 2: Complete registration. Upon successful registration, you will get a registration confirmation by email, in which you will find a 7-digit Booking ID. This Booking ID would be needed in Step 5.
• Step 3: Log in to your CMT account and go to the Author Console where you can see your accepted papers. Under the “Actions” column, you will find links for camera-ready paper submission and IEEE Copyright Form submission as shown below.
• Step 4: Click on “Submit IEEE Copyright Form” and follow the steps. This will take you to the IEEE Copyright website where you can submit the Copyright form. Download a copy of the completed copyright form, which you will need to upload in the CMT portal.
• Step 5: Click on “Create Camera Ready Submission” in the Author Console. This will open a new page where you will be able to upload your camera-ready paper, enter your 7-digit Booking ID generated upon successful registration, and comply with a mandatory check-list. Once you press SUBMIT, your camera-ready paper submission process is complete.
Troubleshooting
(Courtesy IEEE IPR office)

In case you encounter the following error message while trying to transfer the e-Copyright Form (eCF) to IEEE, it could be because your submission system is behind a firewall. Disable the firewall and try again. If it works, then please set the firewall to pass the information to the eCF system.

If you face any issues despite following the instructions given above, please send an email to: prasantg@iisc.ac.in, anirban@iisc.ac.in

If you do not comply with the instructions given above, your paper will not be included in the conference proceedings.