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

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
    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:
    978-1-6654-4389-0/21/$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
    ©2021 European Union
  • 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
{\footnotesize 978-1-6654-4389-0/21/\$31.00~\copyright~2021 IEEE\hfill} % Revise this line accordingly!


Instructions for Camera-Ready Paper Submissions

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 (  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 Please ensure to adhere to the requirements of the temeplate which is also outlined here

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

1. Update/revise your accepted manuscript

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 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:
  • 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.

5. Upload the prepared camera-ready manuscript

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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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.