Important Dates

April 23, 2017 ALL prospective Authors and Session Organizers must submit an abstract of up 500 words with no more than one additional page of figures using the provided on-line template referenced below.
June 25, 2017 | DEADLINE EXTENDED!Submission of a proposed final draft paper for review by the Program Committee is mandatory for Full Papers. This is optional for Poster Papers and Panels, Case Studies, and Workshops.
July 30, 2017Submission of accepted Final Papers for inclusion in IEEE Xplore

FINAL AUTHOR & PRESENTER INSTRUCTIONS

Please note that BOTH an Author of an accepted Formal Paper AND a Presenter of an accepted Presentation (without Formal Paper) MUST register for and attend the symposium AND present the work for it to be published in the proceedings. It is conference policy that an author or presenter must register at the full IEEE Member or Non-Member rate in order to meet this requirement. If the only author registering to cover the author and presenter requirement is a student, he has to pay the appropriate IEEE Member or Non-Member fee.

One registration will cover the expenses of only ONE accepted presentation or formal paper.In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.

Works that do not meet these requirements will not be presented at the symposium and Formal Papers will not be published in IEEE Xplore. No exceptions. Cooperation from all involved in the 2017 GHTC will allow for the volunteer Technical Program Committee members and volunteer Peer Reviewers to assemble the best technical program possible. Thank you in advance!

FINAL AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR FORMAL PAPERS

The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) and submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per latest IEEE policy.

Prepare the final version of the manuscript using the paper templates linked below

MS Word Templates:

Adobe Distiller Settings for IEEE Xplore Compliance:

  • Download the PDF settings file to help you setup Adobe Distiller to produce a PDF file that meets IEEE Xplore requirements.
  • This zip file contains instructions on job option file usage as well as files for job option settings for Adobe Acrobat versions 5-XI.

LaTeX Templates:

LaTeX (Bibliography Files):

Sample Papers:

Remember: the final version of a paper in the format given above should not exceed 10 pages.

Author Registration

Online Registration is now open -  You MUST register before uploading your final paper. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the full IEEE member or non-member registration fee. If you need to register by bank transfer, please complete the registration form and email it to Rachel Brockhoff, GHTC 2017 Manager.

No paper will be published without the author's completed registration and payment.

Final Manuscript Production

An electronic version of the final manuscript must be generated for the conference proceedings. From the final manuscript formatted as instructed above, authors must generate the electronic version in PDF format. Regardless of its initial format, the file containing the final version of the paper must be transformed in the PDF format using the IEEE PDF express web tool. 

  • Once you receive your Xplore compatible PDF, log in at http://edas.info
  • Upload your paper.
    • Click the My Papers tab. Click the upload icon (third column from the right) and a dialog box will open that will enable you to select and upload your paper via the web or via FTP.
  • Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer form.
    • The IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, click on the 'My Papers' tab and then click on the copyright icon under the copyright column (second column from the right). Authors who are not authorized to sign a copyright transfer form, should download the paper version of a copyright transfer form, fill it in, and ask an authorized person to sign it.Then, send the completed form to the GHTC 2017 Manager by fax: +1 (352) 872 5545.
    • No paper will be published without the submitted copyright form.
  • Prepare the presenter's biography form.
    • Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference on EDAS. To do this, click the 'My Papers' tab, click on your paper title, and then click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.

Presentations that accompany the Full Paper should use the following PowerPoint Template

FINAL AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESENTATIONS (WITHOUT FORMAL PAPERS)

Author Registration

Online registration will be open soon - You MUST register before uploading your presentation. One full IEEE member or non-member registration (student registrations and daily registrations do not apply for this) covers only one (1) presentation. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Rachel Brockhoff, GHTC 2017 Manager. No presentation will be presented without the author's registration and payment.

Upload your presentation

  1. Login at http://edas.info
  2. Click the My Papers tab
  3. Click the presentation upload icon (third column from the right) and a dialog box will open that will enable you to select and upload your presentation via the web or via FTP.

Prepare the presenter's biography form

Please declare who will be presenting the work at the symposium in EDAS. To do this, click the 'My Papers' tab, click on your presentation title, and then click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will be presenting and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) in EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.

IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE FOR WEB AND INTERNET POSTING

If authors like to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.

Submission Site: EDAS GHTC site is open, click here to be redirected. 

Only accepted papers that are presented during GHTC 2017 will be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore.