## PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDLINES

• During BTAS 2019 review process, the paper should not be submitted to or be under review in other conferences, workshops, journals. Submitted papers may be checked with a plagiarism detection tool.
• Simultaneous submission to arxiv is allowed.
• Submissions may be up to eight pages in IEEE conference format, excluding references. There is no limit on bibliography pages. Note that papers longer than six pages in the published proceedings will incur a page charge, up to two extra pages (bibliography pages will not incur an extra charge).
• Authors can submit one supplementary file. The size should not exceed 100 MB (maximum allowable by CMT) and can be in doc, pdf or zip format.
• Papers accepted at the conference must be presented by one of the authors, and at least one of the authors must register before the paper registration deadline. Each author registration applies towards only one paper. If an accepted paper is not registered and/or not presented at the conference, it will be withdrawn from the proceedings and from IEEE Xplore. BTAS 2019 reserves the right to exclude a paper from publication if the paper is not presented (no-show) at the conference..
• Authors may not delegate presentation of their paper to a non-author in attendance.
• Authors are required by IEEE to transfer copyrights for any papers placed in Xplore. This is performed at the time final versions are submitted for production. If a paper is withdrawn from the proceedings, copyright will revert to the authors..
• LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates can be found at:
• The review process is double-blind. Please remove author names, affiliations, email addresses, etc. from the paper. Remove personal acknowledgments.
• When reporting experiments on data collected in your lab, consider stating this as “This experiment was conducted using data acquired in our labs”. Do not state this as “This experiment was conducted using data that was collected in our labs at Mars University”
• When citing your own work, ensure that the narrative does not divulge your identity.
• Please submit your paper to the Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit at: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/BTAS2019/

Please read these instructions carefully and follow them exactly to minimize problems with production of the conference proceedings. All papers that are submitted on time, which are compliant with IEEE Xplore, and for which the IEEE copyright has been completed, will be placed in IEEE Xplore can be considered archival.

• 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:
978-1-7281-1522-1/19/$31.00 ©2019 Crown • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-1522-1/19/$31.00 ©2019 European Union
• For all other papers the copyright notice is:
978-1-7281-1522-1/19/$31.00 ©2019 IEEE Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision. You may follow these instructions to add the copyright notice in your latex file: • Include the following package: \usepackage[norule,symbol,perpage]{footmisc} • Add the following commands before \begin{document}: \makeatletter \def\ps@IEEEtitlepagestyle{ \def\@oddfoot{\mycopyrightnotice} \def\@evenfoot{} } \def\mycopyrightnotice{ {\hfill \footnotesize 978-1-7281-1522-1/19/\$31.00 \copyright 2019 IEEE\hfill}
}
\makeatother
• Include the following statement just after the abstract:
Please ensure that the copyright notice appears at the bottom in the first column of the first page.

##### 2. Validate your paper using PDF eXpress
• Enter the following: 46853X for the Conference ID.
• Create a new title for each paper that you are submitting.
• Submit the PDF file you wish to validate, or submit the source files you wish to convert. PDF eXpress will digest the file(s) submitted and send you an e-mail with the validation result, or the generated PDF, as appropriate. Repeat this step until you are satisfied with the result.

Note: It is our understanding that 90% of the failed validations are due to font embedding issues. If your validation fails, make sure that embeddable fonts are used exclusively, including the captions and text of figures and tables. If you Google "pdf express problem" you will find plenty of advice on how to fix validation problems.

You cannot skip the validation step. IEEE will revalidate every file we submit for inclusion in IEEE Xplore, and will not fix or ingest files that fail validation. If it's not ingested, it is not archivable – which means your paper will not appear in IEEE Xplore.

If you encounter any problems, contact the Publications Support Center for IEEE PDF eXpress via Live Chat or the Submission Form.

If your problems are not yet resolved even after your best efforts, contact Arun Ross at rossarun@cse.msu.edu.

##### 3. Final paper submission for production
• Login to the CMT paper collection, site: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/BTAS2019/