Final Submission Guidelines

Final versions of accepted papers must be uploaded to EasyChair for inclusion in the conference proceedings and to be submitted to IEEE Xplore®.
Your final paper must be submitted no later than 23:59 pm Sunday, 7th November 2021. To submit your Final paper, please go to EasyChair and upload your paper by updating your previous submission.

Revise Your Paper (Camera Ready Version):

Please read the reviews of your paper and follow the reviewers' recommendations for revising it and preparing the final version. When you are done with the revision, please print out your paper and carefully proofread it. Six (6) A4 size pages in two-column IEEE format are allowed at no cost. The maximum number of pages is 8. Main text (including figures, tables, appendices, and any material other than references) must be no more than 7 pages. Page 7, 8 will be only allowed with a charge of Rs 1000 (USD 10 for foreign authors) for each additional page. Papers must be submitted in PDF format only. Please include authors names and affiliations in the camera-ready version. Please make sure to only use IEEE Conference Paper Templates (MS Word/Latex) available at: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html

IEEE Microsoft Word Template can be found at :
https://www.ieee.org/content/dam/ieee-org/ieee/web/org/conferences/Conference-template-letter.doc
This is a necessary condition to ensure that your paper will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for proceedings.

IEEE Copyright Transfer

IEEE requires all authors who intend to publish in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library to provide a transfer of the copyright.
Following copyright clearance code notice must appear on the bottom of the first page of each paper:
978-1-6654-1208-7/21/$31.00 ©2021 IEEE

IEEE PDF eXpress

Use IEEE PDF eXpress to check if your paper is Xplore compatible.
PDF eXpress instructions: The PDF eXpress website can be found at:
https://ieee-pdf-express.org/account/login?ReturnUrl=%2F
and the conference ID for ICCWS 2021 is 53234x.

Registration for the Conference

To be published in the ICCWS 2021 Conference Proceedings, an author of accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (IEEE member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the Conference Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. Note that even if the presenter is a student, he/she must pay a Full Registration. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 main conference papers. Last date of Registration is 7th November 2021. For conference registration, please login to the Registration page of the IEEE ICCWS 2021 website:
https://nccs.pk/Conference/ICCWS-2021-OnlineRegistrations
and follow the instructions.

Paper Submission Guidelines

The papers must be submitted on standard IEEE format against the topics mentioned in "Call For Papers". The submissions will open by 1st July 2021.

Length and formatting requirements:

Papers must be submitted in PDF format only. Six (6) A4 size pages in two-column IEEE format are allowed for each paper, including figures, references, etc.
A maximum of two additional pages is permitted. Rs. 1000(USD 10 for foreign authors) per page will be charged for extra pages (page 7 and 8).
IEEE Microsoft Word A4 size Template can be downloaded from the following Address:
https://www.ieee.org/content/dam/ieee-org/ieee/web/org/conferences/Conference-template-letter.doc.
For Template in Latex, please visit IEEE Template website:
https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html.
Check your paper for grammatical and spelling errors.

Dual Submissions and Ethical Requirements:

By submitting a manuscript to ICCWS-2021, authors acknowledge that the paper is substantially original and the paper does not contain any plagiarism. Authors should check that no sentence is copied (if a sentence is copied, the permission from original paper and academic writing techniques should be followed). Authors can use iThenticate, Turnitin, CrossCheck, etc., for this purpose. Strict IEEE Plagiarism policy will be followed:IEEE: A Plagiarism FAQ
Authors also acknowledge that the paper (or its substantially similar content) has not been previously published in any peer-reviewed conference, workshop or journal and will neither be submitted elsewhere during the review period of ICCWS-2021.

Double blind submissions

All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality and relevance through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. As an author, you are required to preserve the anonymity of your submission, while at the same time allowing the reader to fully grasp the context of related past work, including your own. Common sense and careful writing will go a long way towards preserving anonymity. Papers that do not conform to our double-blind submission policies will be rejected without review.
Minimally, please take the following steps when preparing your submission:

  • Remove the names and affiliations of authors from the title page.
  • Remove acknowledgments of identifying names and funding sources.
  • Remove project titles or names that can be used to trace back to the authors via a web search engine.
  • Use care in referring to related work, particularly your own. Reference your past work in the third person, just as you would any other piece of related work by another author. For example, instead of "In prior work [3], we presented a routing protocol that ...," sentences in the spirit of "In prior work, Smith and Clark [3] presented a routing protocol that ..." should be used.
  • The submitted manuscript or its title/abstract should not be posted on a public website, such as arxiv.org, or transmitted via public mailing lists.
  • The submitted manuscript (PDF file) should be text-searchable. Any submission that does not meet this requirement may be returned without review.
  • Remove any embedded author/affiliation information in the PDF metadata. Go to Acrobat menu File/Properties… and remove any author information there.

Registration and Presentation:

  • At least one of the authors must register for the conference.
  • At least one author must present the paper unless the TPC Chair/Co-Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter before the conference.
  • Please submit your presenation by 15th November 2021 18th November 2021 to secretariat.nccs@gmail.com keeping sidra.siddiqui@mail.au.edu.pk.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 31st August 2021 (11:59PM PST) 19th September 2021 (11:59PM PST)
Acceptance Notification: 29th October 2021 (11:59PM PST)
Camera Ready Submission: 7th November 2021 (11:59PM PST)
Papers can be submitted at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccws2021
Presentation Submission: 15th November 2021 (11:59PM PST)
Conference Template:
https://www.ieee.org/content/dam/ieee-org/ieee/web/org/conferences/conference-template-a4.docx