Author Information

Authors will present their paper  remotely (process and procedure to be announced) provided the appropriate registration fee requirement with the accepted paper is satisfied.

All conference submissions must be done through PaperPlaza and submitted by the deadline. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the ACC and present their work.

Contributed papers

A contributed paper is intended to be a complete description of finished work. Accepted papers are limited to 6 pages in the conference proceedings at no extra charge; up to two extra pages are allowed for a per-page fee. Note that there is no separate short paper format.

There is now an option to submit a paper for publication in L-CSS and present it at ACC. Submissions to L-CSS are strictly limited to 6 pages. Additional details on submission policies can be found on the journal web page. 

Invited Sessions

Invited session proposals should present a unified theme from diverse viewpoints. Each proposal should consist of a summary statement and six regular papers (not abstracts). The organizer notifies Contributing Authors (CAs) of their invited session code. The corresponding author of each paper submits the paper online (PDF format) as an invited paper. Submission as an invited paper requires the invited session code.

  1. Invited session proposals submitted before the L-CSS deadline, paper author include the invited session code in the cover note of the paper submission and inform the organizing committee ([email protected])  after the acceptance decision.
  2. Invited session proposals submitted after the L-CSS deadline, session organizers need to get paper author approval to be included in the invited session and let us know of the connection after the acceptance decisions are made.

For more information on invited sessions please contact the Vice Chair for Invited Sessions, Behcet Acikmese.

Tutorial Sessions

Tutorial sessions are a type of invited session intended to provide an accessible introduction to a topic of general interest. Tutorial presentations may be 20, 40, or 60 minutes long, with the total session time not to exceed 2 hours. Papers are optional, but if submitted must undergo the standard review process. Tutorial papers may be up to 18 pages long, with the total page count of the session not to exceed 36 pages. Collaborations with industry are encouraged.

For more information on industry & application tutorial sessions please the Vice Chair for Industry & Applications, Sahika Genc.

Special Sessions

A brief description of the session, indicating the topic(s) to be covered and who will be making presentations in the session, should be submitted electronically (through PaperPlaza). Special sessions usually do not include presentations of papers that are peer-reviewed and included in the conference proceedings.

For more information, or to discuss possible special session topics, please contact the Vice Chair for Special Sessions, Meeko Oishi.

Poster Session

Following the paper acceptance deadline in February 2020, poster-only submissions will be accepted for late-breaking results for a separate poster presentation track. The posters will be reviewed by the program committee, and no paper is required. Poster presenters must register for the full meeting.

Support for Authors

Author’s Kits with style (.cls) files for LaTeX and templates (.dot) for MS-Word are available from the conference submission site. Go to the PaperPlaza website and select “Support” for these files and example files, or directly go to support page.

Submission and Registration Policies

  • All papers submitted to ACC 2021, whether for review or publication upon acceptance, must be written in English and formatted in the standard 2-column format provided on PaperPlaza.
  • For initial submissions, all regular and invited papers are limited to eight (8) pages. PaperPlaza will not permit longer papers to be uploaded.
  • For final upload and publication in the conference proceedings, all accepted contributed and invited papers are limited to six (6) pages at no extra charge. Authors may upload longer manuscripts up to a maximum of eight (8) pages total. However, each page in excess of six will incur a charge of USD 200.
  • At least one of the authors listed on the paper must register for ACC 2021 at the full member/non-member rate to upload the final manuscript. A maximum of 4 papers can be uploaded with a single registration. Additional uploads on the same registration will require a payment of USD 200 per paper.
  • Please note: If an author registers at a reduced registration rate (student/retiree), s/he will not be able to use that registration to upload the final paper or final poster.
  • Please consider submitting your paper early and ensuring your paper satisfies the PDF check. Revised versions of papers can be resubmitted up until the deadline. No extensions of the deadline are foreseen.

All papers must be submitted electronically using PaperPlaza.

Only PDF files will be accepted. A maximum file size of 2MB for all uploaded papers is enforced. Click here for information on creating IEEE Xplore-compatible PDFs.

Page size requirement:

For Papers Submitted to the L-CSS For Consideration For ACC 2021

If your paper has been accepted jointly by the IEEE L-CSS and ACC 2021, please be sure that:

  1. the title of the final ACC paper coincides with the title of the paper accepted/published by the L-CSS.
  2. the final file uploaded through the ACC website coincides with the final file accepted/published by the L-CSS except that instead of the IEEEtrans style it needs to be in IEEEconf style, to be homogeneous with the other ACC papers.

As a reminder of the joint L-CSS and ACC submission policy (see section "L-CSS and CDC/ACC”):  your paper will be published in IEEE Xplore only as an L-CSS paper. 

The paper file will not be included in the ACC Proceedings available on-line in IEEE Xplore, but there will be a link pointing to the L-CSS file of the paper available in Xplore.

The file you are requested to submit at the time of ACC final submission is the file that will be distributed to the ACC participants through the pen drive version of the proceedings, and it will not be archival.

Please note that you will have to submit two different copyright forms:

  • one for the L-CSS version (which is handled by IEEE L-CSS)
  • the other for the ACC version that you upload on paperplaza

If your paper has been accepted only by the ACC, please refer to the instructions for papers submitted directly to the ACC.  For such papers, two pages overlength for a maximum of 8 pages is allowed.  Overlength charges will apply as with all ACC papers.