Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work, in English, with up to 6 pages including results, figures and references. Overlength submissions will not be reviewed.

Authors should follow carefully all instructions and guidelines provided in the IEEE conference style and use the respective template. Manuscripts must be submitted in PDF format using the Microsoft CMT submission system.

The review process will be blind.

Full paper submission deadline will be February 21th, 2021 (Anywhere on Earth – UTC-12 ).

Accepted papers will be chosen for either an oral presentation or poster presentation. For a paper to be included in the conference proceedings, at least one author is required to:

  • be registered with a *full registration* by April 2, 2021; (*full registration* types are: Researcher-Standard; Researcher-Member IEEE). Each full registration covers at most 1 (one) paper;
  • attend the workshop to either give the oral presentation or present a poster in the poster session (papers may not be presented by third parties, unless exceptional circumstances occur).

Paper Presentation

Authors of accepted papers will be instructed about preparing either an oral or poster presentation, and the planned allocated time. For oral presentations, it is recommended to prepare slides sparing enough time for introduction, summary, and questions from the audience. For poster presentations, instructions regarding the poster size, orientation and other aspects, will be given.

No-show policy: Papers that are accepted for IWBF2021 must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. Any paper withdrawn after the notification deadline or papers that are not presented at the conference by an author shall be deemed a “no-show” paper and will not appear in the conference proceedings nor in IEEE Xplore. A paper may exceptionally be presented by a non-author only if this is previously approved by the Technical Program Chairs. Any such non-author presenter must be able to present the work and respond to questions with the same effectiveness as if they were an author. Requests for non-author presenters must be made by email no later than two weeks prior to the conference. Exceptions to this policy can be made at the discretion of the IWBF2021 Technical Program Chairs if evidence is provided that the no-show occurred because of circumstances beyond the control of the authors. No-show paper authors wishing to appeal must email the Technical Program Chairs no later than 7 days after the start of IWBF2021 and provide their supporting evidence. Appeals are decided by the Technical Program Chairs based on evidence provided. Examples of relevant evidence includes medical documents and visa rejection letters.