Camera-ready Guidelines for SMC2013 Authors

Before Creating a PDF

Plase make sure to add the SMC2013 copyright notice to the bottom of the first page of your source document:

  • 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: ©2013 Crown
  • For all other papers the copyright notice is:  ©2013 IEEE

Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.

If you need help for formatting your conference paper, the MS Word and LaTeX templates are available.

For Latex :
The following latex commands can be used to insert the standard IEEE copyright notice in your paper. Add these before the "\maketitle" command (you may also take a look here for more details. Also another hint : remove the \thispagestyle{plain} command which is right after maketitle as it suppresses the copyright line).

IEEE \hfill} \hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }}

There is also an alternative solution that is tested by authors in case the above instructions fail :

% insert page header and footer here for IEEE PDF Compliant
\fancyhf{} % clear all header and footer fields


Also anywhere in the second column of your first page, please insert the \IEEEpubidadjcol command to ensure that the bottom of the second column is correctly aligned. The result should look something like this.

For word :
MSWord users can use: 'Insert' -> 'Text box', insert the appropriate copyright notice in the texbox, and place the box (without border) at the bottom left on the first page.

Creating your SMC2013 PDF eXpress Account

IEEE PDF eXpress™ is a free service allowing authors to convert their final papers into IEEE Xplore®-compatible PDF files (Conversion function) OR to check PDF files, that authors have made themselves, for IEEE Xplore® compatibility (PDF Check function).

Login to the IEEE PDF eXpress™ site :

First-time users :

  1. Select the New Users - Click Here link.
  2. Enter
    • Smc2013x for the Conference ID
    • your email address
    • a password
  3. Continue to enter information as prompted.

Online and email confirmation will be sent verifying your account was setup

Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for a previous conference to create an account for SMC2013. Verify that your contact information is valid.

Once the account for this conference is created, you may log in at the IEEE PDF eXpress™ site without selecting the New Users link.

Submitting your Camera-ready Paper

Have the IEEE Xplore®-compatible PDF file for your paper ready. Then go to the SMC 2013 submission site at: / and update your paper with the approved PDF file.

Electronic Copyright Submission

In order for your paper to be published with IEEE, you need to fill out an electronic copyright form. This form is available in ConfDriver under author options: /author