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## PRE-RECOREDED VIDEO PRESENTATION SUBMISSION

The technical programme of UPEC 2021 will be hosted using the virtual conference platform Whova. To allow participants across the globe to have access to the technical content, all authors of accepted and registered papers are required to submit a video presentation of their work and accompanying slides by 2 August 2021 to EDAS. The presentations and slides will be available to watch on demand to participants through Whova before, during and after the conference for a few months (exact dates to be confirmed in due course).

During the conference, one of the registered authors representing the paper will also be expected to present a short “elevator pitch” to prompt an interactive discussion within themed panel sessions that considers the paper. This will be a 2-minute summary of the paper with one accompanying slide.

## PRESENTATION SLIDES

Please use the conference PowerPoint template available here UPEC2021_Presentation_template

The pre-recorded video presentation is expected to be a maximum of 10 minutes. So, we recommend 1 slide per minute. Including also a summary slide for the “elevator pitch”, this is the order is indicative of how to organise the presentation, it can be adapted to the specific needs:

Slide 1: Title Slide

Slide 2: Introduction

• General context
• Notes on the state of the art

Slide 3: Motivation

• Research gap(s)
• Main unsolved issues

Slide 4: New contributions

• Proposed advances to the state of the art

Slides 5 and 6: Method of Analysis

• Hypotheses
• Formulation
• (Highlight the main novel elements of the proposed approach)
• (Avoid the inclusion of too many equations)
• (Explain the symbols used)

Slides 7 and 8: Results

• Graphs / Tables

Slide 9: Discussion

• Main findings
• Specific remarks

Slide 10: Conclusions

Slide 11: Separator slide (retain it as it is)

Slide 12: Elevator pitch summary slide for panel discussion.

The presentation slides can be uploaded to EDAS in PowerPoint or PDF format.

## PAPER VIDEO PRESENTATION INSTRUCTIONS

The presentation can be recorded by any of the co-authors named on the paper. Please prepare and upload a video of your presentation, comprised of a brief introduction with webcam, if desired, followed by voice over slides for your presentation. This is a requirement for your paper to appear in IEEE Xplore. Please note that the file must be a video file in MP4 format (more details below). Please do not try to upload PowerPoint or PDF files.

There are several video conferencing tools available to easily record a presentation. With this method, you may show your face via webcam (if you’d like) and display your slides as you talk. You may use any meeting software as long as you get a good quality recording and your final file is in the MP4 format. Here are some links to instructions on recording a meeting on common platforms:

For authors who are not able to use any of the above methods, you can use the free software ActivePresenter, which allows also to capture simultaneously yourself while speaking and your slides: https://atomisystems.com/download/?__c=1

You can also use the two-step method covered below:

##### GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING YOUR VIDEO

Duration: 10 minutes

File size: 250MB max

Video file format: mp4

Dimensions: Minimum height 720 pixels, aspect ratio: 16:9

Please note the final specifications will be checked at the time of submission and files not compliant may not be uploaded.

Please be sure to use the UPEC 2021 presentation template for your slides in the video.

##### TIPS FOR RECORDING
1. Use as quiet an area as possible
2. Avoid areas that have echo
1. Rooms should be fairly small
2. Sound dampening with carpeting, curtains, furniture
3. Hardline internet connection recommended, but if unavailable, a strong Wi-Fi connection
4. Good headset with microphone close to mouth BUT away from direct line of mouth to reduce “pops”. Avoid using default built-in microphone on computer.
5. Do a test recording of a couple of minutes and review the sound and picture quality, MP4 format, and bit rate before recording the entire presentation. Make adjustments if needed.

1. Go to EDAS
2. Go to My Papers
3. Click on your paper title
4. Click on presenting-author

Answer the questions on presenting author and age under 30 and click submit:

1. Click on Video Presentation

1. Click on Presentation-slides

Important: videos that are not received by the deadline will be considered no-shows in accordance with the IEEE non-presented paper policy.

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We will be using the virtual conference platform Whova for UPEC 2021. Currently we are investigating the integration of EDAS to Whova and will soon be providing instructions on uploading the video presentations to EDAS and on the PowerPoint presentation template that is to be used.

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## Camera ready paper submission. Correction to step 2 of author instructions: INSERT THE IEEE COPYRIGHT CLEARANCE CODE

Our sincere apologies, please note there is an error in the codes displayed in the authors instructions we had included on our webpage https://upec2021.tees.ac.uk/authors.cfm.

Please see updated instructions for STEP 2 below:

The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear at the bottom of the first page of each paper according to the guidelines set forth in the Cataloguing/Copyright Instructions for an IEEE Conference Proceeding. The copyright notice should appear about 1 cm below the left column and should be aligned to the left with the same left margin as the column.

• For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not
• For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is:
978-1-6654-4389-0/21/$31.00 ©2021 Crown • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-6654-4389-0/21/$31.00
• For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-6654-4389-0/21/$31.00 ©2021 IEEE How to add IEEE copyright notice? MS Word users please use the IEEE A4 word template Latex users can add following lines just before \begin{document} for the copyright notice to show up in the IEEE latex template:\makeatletter \def\ps@IEEEtitlepagestyle{% \def\@oddfoot{\mycopyrightnotice}% \def\@evenfoot{}% } \def\mycopyrightnotice{% {\footnotesize 978-1-6654-4389-0/21/\$31.00~\copyright~2021 IEEE\hfill} % Revise this line accordingly!
}

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## Instructions for Camera-Ready Paper Submissions

Final camera-ready papers are due no later than July 10, 2021.

All final camera-ready paper submissions are through the same online system EDAS (https://edas.info/28304).  Please ensure that all details such as all author names are included, authors names are in the right order and the paper title is included in the online submission system properly, as these data will be used to generate the conference technical programme and the table of contents for the proceedings.

As in the case of the full paper submission for review, all camera-ready version of the papers must be prepared in English and with a maximum page limit of six (6) pages using the IEEE A4 conference template which can be found here https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html. Please ensure to adhere to the requirements of the temeplate which is also outlined here https://www.ieee.org/content/dam/ieee-org/ieee/web/org/pubs/format_def_tbl.pdf

Please consider the following steps for properly submitting the final version of your paper:

Please make sure to read the reviews of your paper and take them into account for the final revision. Furthermore, make sure that your manuscript is double-checked for typos and language mistakes.

Paper must be re-submitted in a camera-ready version even if the reviewers indicated that no changes are required to the manuscript submitted at the review stage.

If your paper has been conditionally accepted and you would like to provide a response to reviewers, please email you response to AdminUPEC2021@tees.ac.uk quoting the EDAS id of the paper. For other accepted papers there is no expectation for you to provide a response to reviewers by email.

We will be conducting an editorial check for all papers to see if concerns raised in review comments have been addressed.

2. Insert the IEEE copyright clearance code

See the new instructions for this step

3. IEEE PDF eXpress

All final manuscripts must be generated using the PDF eXpress tool. To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

• a) If you do not already have an account, create your IEEE PDF eXpress account: https://ieee-pdf-express.org/
• b) Use the Conference ID: 50034X
• c) The first time you access the system, please follow the link to new user. Please note that in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site.
• d) Following this, you can upload your final camera-ready version of the paper to check its compatibility and generate an IEEEXplore compatible version certified by PDF eXpress.

4. Completion of the IEEE Copyright Transfer

The IEEE copyright transfer agreement must be submitted electronically via EDAS. Logging to EDAS and go to your papers page. Use IEEE Copyright Submission button and follow all next steps to sign the copyright electronically.

Upload the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF generated by PDF eXpress to the conference system WITHOUT making any changes to the file or filename.

Indicate which author will be presenting the paper.

Please note that an accepted paper will be published in the proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore ONLY if the final camera-ready version is submitted and accompanied by the copyright form, and registration is completed for at least one of the authors (presenting author) and the paper is presented during the conference. By submitting the paper you agree to these terms

6. Policy on Plagiarism

All papers submitted to UPEC 2021 will be checked for plagiarism via the IEEE CrossCheck system. Papers with a high similarity (including self-plagiarism) may be rejected. Note that even if a paper is accepted and has paid for registration, the technical programme committee has the right to reject the paper and to not publish the paper in the proceedings. For further information please see IEEE Plagiarism Information Center.

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## Teesside University -Campus Tour

As we are fully virtual at UPEC2021 we thought it would be good to organise you a flying visit! Hopefully you will be as impressed with our campus as we are.

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## EDAS upload issue – Bottom Margin

“Upload failed: The bottom margin is 1.334 cm on page 1, which is below the required margin of 2.44 cm.”

If you are getting an error message from EDAS similar to the one copied above when you are uploading your manuscript, please remove the IEEE Copyright Notice in the footer that comes from the IEEE A4 template and re-upload the full paper manuscript for review.

We will investigate the issue and resolve it for the final camera ready submission.

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## International Steering Commitee May Meeting

The International Steering Commitee of UPEC met on 25.05.2021 to review the plans for UPEC2021. Sharing a few screen captures from the meeting. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6803321171183046656

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## Information on performing paper review using EDAS

Reviewers of UPEC 2021 may find these instructions from ITU-T Kaleidoscope Conference useful https://www.itu.int/ITU-T/uni/docs/rp-edas.pdf The information is a few years old but the review steps described are still essentially the same for UPEC 2021. Ofcourse UPEC’s review criteria are different from ITU-T Kaleidoscope Conference

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## EDAS submission – Missing fonts within the PDF during submission issue

This is a common error we have seen. Please use these steps to resolve:

1. Open the PDF
2. Select File -> Print
3. Set the printer as Adobe PDF
4. Click on properties
5. Click the tab “Adobe PDF Settings”
6. Uncheck “Rely on system fonts only; do not use document fonts”
7. Click on the Edit… after Default Settings
8. Click on Fonts, add those missing fonts to “Always Embed” or remove any fonts from “Never Embed”
9. Save the new settings file
10. Print the PDF with the new settings and upload
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## Welcome to the 56th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2021

Hello Everyone, Welcome to IEEE 56th UPEC 2021 hosted virtually by Teesside University. We will keep posting content relevant to authors, technical programme committees and other attendees on to the blog regularly. Thanks to everyone involved for supporting UPEC 2021.

Best regards

Dr Gobind Pillai (Chair, UPEC 2021)