Paper Submission

ISBA 2017 Camera Ready Submission Instructions:

  • Deadline for camera ready submission and copyright submission is January 5, 2017.
  • Latex and MS-Word template for final camera ready submission are available here.
  • Some key steps in uploading the camera ready papers are:
    • Please make sure to validate your camera ready paper with pdf-express. Go to the site and create an account for yourself by following the link "New Users Click Here". The conference ID is 40542x. Follow the instructions and make sure that your pdf is IEEE Xplore compatible.
      • In our experience, 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 lots 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 archival.
      • The validation step does not enter your final paper into CMT; so do not stop once you have a validated file.
    • After validating with PDF eXpress, login to your ISBA 2017 CMT account at and submit the camera ready paper.
    • Do not forget to submit IEEE Copyright form via CMT account. For all the accepted papers, IEEE Copyright form is linked and you can submit it online. Once you fill the online form, please follow the instructions to upload the pdf file of fill copyright form at the CMT.
    • Registration details are available at
    • Papers accepted for the meeting must be presented by one of the authors, and at least one of the authors must register for the meeting at the author rate. A registration at the Author Rate will cover only 1 paper. Beyond 6 pages, extra page charges are applicable; US$75 per extra page, for a maximum of two extra pages.

ISBA 2017 Paper Submission Instructions:

  • In order to submit a manuscript for review, an account at the CMT site must be created for each author:
  • Latex and MS-Word templates for formatting papers are available: ISBA 2017 Manuscript Templates (Latex and MS-Word).
  • Submissions must be original, previously unpublished in any conference or journal, and anonymous, i.e., the submitted paper must not divulge the identity of the authors (see instructions below).
  • Submissions may be up to eight pages in IEEE conference format. Note that papers longer than six pages in the published proceedings will incur a page charge.
  • Supplementary material can be submitted to the CMT site (as a separate file) and cited in the main submission. However, supplementary material must be anonymized as well (see instructions below). If a paper is accepted, only the main submission will be published in the conference proceedings. Therefore, thesupplementary material must be made accessible to the public (e.g., uploaded to a website or apublic repository like arxiv) and the camera ready version of the paper must cite this publicly accessible material.
  • The Primary subject area of the paper must be indicated in CMT at the time of submission. Up to two Secondary areas may also be indicated during submission.
  • Papers accepted and presented at ISBA2017 will be available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. 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.

Instructions for Anonymizing Your Submission:

  • 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 in the narrative, ensure that the narrative does not divulge your identity. For example, assume that you have the following bibliographic item co-authored by you:
    [1] A. Alice and B. Trudy, “On Anonymizing Papers: A Case Study,” 2006. When citing your own work, consider using the following statement: “The work by Alice and Trudy [1] demonstrates the possibility of generating anonymouspapers.”
    “The notion of anonymous papers has received considerable attention in the literature [1],[2],[3].”
    However, do not state the following: “Our previous work [1] showed that generating anonymous papers is possible.”
  • Both the main submission and the (optional) supplemental material must be anonymized.

Policy Statements

  • The decision notification deadline was chosen to facilitate the timely receipt of Indian visas for international authors. Authors are responsible for a timely application for Indian Visa. The Conference secretariat will provide letters of invitation and other documents as needed.
  • Papers accepted for the meeting must be presented by one of the authors, and at least one of the authors must register for the meeting at the author rate.
  • If no authors attend the meeting to present their work, the paper will be withdrawn from the proceedings and from IEEE Xplore.
  • Authors may not delegate presentation of their paper to any one else in attendance.