Author Information and Submission Instructions

Authors Registration Deadline: 01 May 2023 11:59pm Pacific Time

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IEEE No-Show Policy

In offering a paper for presentation at an IEEE conference or accepting an invitation to present a paper, the author is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the paper.

In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its presentation by an author, the technical program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute arrangements should be made.

In some cases, Conferences require authors to register in advance when they submit their final manuscripts.

IEEE policy states that it is up to the Conference Committee’s discretion to allow “no shows” to be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. IEEE Conference Organizers must notify authors prior to, or at time of, submission that their papers may be excluded from IEEE Xplore and the Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL) should they fail to appear at the conference.

The IEEE strongly discourages changes and withdrawals of papers once submitted and included in the program. To avoid the likelihood of this, authors are strongly encouraged to get all necessary company and/or government approvals prior to submitting their papers to conferences.

If under any circumstances it becomes necessary for an author to withdraw or change a paper, IEEE policy dictates that the request to do this must come directly from the author and not from any third party. IEEE policy also states that, in such cases, the author will be held liable for all costs incurred.

It would then be up to the author to get reimbursed for the expense from any third party if he/she feels it is justified. IEEE cannot act as a policing entity on behalf of the author in this regard.

If a change is made to a paper after its acceptance to a conference, IEEE recommends that the Program Committee review the final paper.

Program-Specific Information

There are several elements to the ICME 2023 Technical Program. Submission instructions vary according to the program element. Please refer to the program-specific information applicable to you. General information pertaining to all program elements may be found after the program-specific information.

Regular and Special Sessions

Regular and Special Session papers form the core of the ICME technical program.

If you would like to propose a Special Session, please see Call for Special Session Proposals for more information.

* Note that the contents of the supplemental material should be referred to appropriately in the paper and that reviewers are not obliged to look at it. All supplemental material must be zipped into a single file. There is a 20 MB limit on the size of this file.


Submissions should be made through

If you would like to propose a Workshop, please see Call for Workshops for more information.

If you are submitting a paper to an approved Workshop, please see the appropriate Workshop site for more information. All Workshop papers will have the following commonalities:

Industry/Application Papers

If you are submitting an Industry/Application short paper, follow the instructions below. Further information about Industry/Application Short Papers can be found at Call for Industry/Application Papers


A Demo submission is a short (2-page) paper describing the demo. If the demo is accepted, this paper will be included in the USB Proceedings. Please see the Call for Demonstrations for further information.

Grand Challenges

If you would like to propose a Grand Challenge, please see Call for Grand Challenges for more information.

If you are submitting a contribution to an approved Grand Challenge, please see the appropriate Grand Challenge site for specific information. Most Grand Challenges will have the following commonalities:

General Information

All papers in the proceedings of the regular program and proceedings of the workshops, industry/application short papers, demo track, and grand challenges will be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by EI Compendex.

Formatting Requirements

Example Paper, Formatting Guidelines and Templates

The following links point to an example paper containing detailed formatting guidelines. They also constitute templates for Microsoft Word and LateX submissions.

We recommend that you use the Word file or LaTeX files to produce your document, since they have been set up to meet the formatting guidelines detailed in the example paper. When using these files, double-check the paper size in your page setup to make sure you are using the letter-size paper layout (8.5 inch X 11 inch). The LaTeX environment files specify suitable margins, page layout, text, and a bibliography style.

In particular, with LaTeX, there are cases where the top-margin of the resulting Postscript or PDF file does not meet the specified parameters. In this case, you may need to add a \topmargin=0mm command just after the \begin{document} command in your .tex file. The spacing of the top margin is not critical, as the page contents will be adjusted on the proceedings. The critical dimensions are the actual width and height of the page content.

Electronic Paper Submission

When you have your document file ready, gather the following information before entering the submission system:

Important: ALL authors must be entered in the online form, and must appear in the online form in the same order in which the authors appear on the PDF.

Step by Step Instructions to Submit Your Paper

Please notice that the CMT system does not automatically notify paper submissions via email. You will not receive a notification unless you enable this manually. Instructions on how to enable email notifications for the corresponding author or for all authors are below.

  1. Go to the paper submission web site: for Regular and Special Paper Submissions and for all other submissions.
  2. You'll see a dialog box. If you are new to the system, please choose "Sign up here" at the bottom of the dialog box.
  3. Follow the wizard to finish the registration. Upon finishing, you’ll have an account in the system.
  4. Log into the system using your registered account info (email address and password).
  5. The first time when you log on, you’ll be asked to enter your conflict of domains. Please add the conflict domains for you and all of your co-authors such as (;
  6. You will see the submission page. Please read the “Welcome Message from Chair” carefully.
  7. Fill out the submission form: “Title and Abstract,” “Authors,” “Subject Areas,” etc. The Abstract should be approximately 100-150 words, and be identical the abstract in the pdf paper. Authors must be listed completely, in the same order as they are listed in the pdf paper. For the Subject Areas, you must enter ONE primary subject area. You may also enter any number of secondary subject areas. Each special session is considered as a subject area. All special sessions are open to all authors. If you wish to submit your paper to a special session, you are asked to indicate the name of the special session you are submitting to as the PRIMARY subject area. If the special session organizers decide that a paper is not a good fit to the special session, the paper will be moved to the regular paper pool.
  8. Upload your paper in pdf format.
  9. For regular and special session papers, answer the additional questions regarding whether your paper is a student or industry paper and is double-blind. The purpose of the student and industry questions is to establish eligibility for best student and best industry paper awards. The purpose of the double-blind question is to remind you to follow the double-blind rule. Regular and special session papers that do not follow the double blind rules will be automatically rejected.
  10. Click on the “Submit” button.
  11. If you wish to receive a confirmation email, in the Author Console, click the number of your submission to access your submission summary. On the top right of that page, click “Email”, and then select “Send confirmation to me” or “Send confirmation to all authors” button, then click “Send”.
  12. Optionally, upload supplementary materials (pdf or zip only, up to 20 MB), by returning to the Author Console or to Manage Submissions, and uploading the file.

Good luck!

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