Information for Authors

No-show policy

To guarantee publication of a WiOpt paper, at least one author should be registered at full rate and present the work at the conference.

Publication

WiOpt is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society, IEEE Information Theory Society and IFIP. All papers will be published in the IFIP DL open library with Open Access, as well as on IEEE Xplore.

Instructions for submission

  • The pdf files must be at most 8 pages long and have version 1.4 or higher. All fonts must be embedded, and the pdf should not contain bookmarks or links.
  • The following page sizes are allowed: letter, A4. Only fonts 10 pt and larger may be used. The paper must have 2 columns. The minimum line spacing is 11 pt. For letter-sized paper, the left and right margins must be at least 0.625 in. The top margin must be at least 0.7 in. The bottom margin must be at least 0.9 in. For A4 paper, the left and right margins must be at least 1.2 cm. The top margin must be at least 1.8 cm. The bottom margin must be at least 2.5 cm.
  • Please use the IEEE Templates for Conference Proceedings.

Help with embedded fonts

Sometimes the embedding of fonts can be an issue. Here are some points to overcome this problem.

Times, Helvetica etc are used by \usepackage{}: if you do not really need this, disable and run pdflatex. Otherwise, use the command 'pdffonts yourfilename.pdf' to identify if all the fonts are embedded. Ensure that the columns for 'emb' and 'sub' have only 'yes' in it. If not, either use adobe utilities, or try

  1. pdftops filename.pdf
  2. ps2pdf14 -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress -dEmbedAllFonts=true filename.ps newfilename.pdf
Now you can upload the file newfilename.pdf (please also check pdffonts to see 'yes').

In maths, the bbm package usually is problematic. In such cases, a brute force replacement by some other compatible package or changing the notation will do the trick of eliminating type3 fonts. Use pdffonts to see any Type 3 fonts, such fonts will not pass the pdfeXpress check during the final submission.

In maths, the bbm package usually is problematic. In such cases, a brute force replacement by some other compatible package or changing the notation will do the trick of eliminating type3 fonts. Use pdffonts to see any Type 3 fonts, such fonts will not pass the pdfeXpress check during the final submission.

External images by \includegraphics{} can create problems. A quick way to check is by using \documentclass[draft,letter,conference,10pt] as preamble and run pdflatex. If the resulting PDF file gets through EDAS, the problem is indeed with the images. You can then perform the step below. One way is embed the fonts in each image, by the following command

  1. gs -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dEmbedAllFonts=true
  2. -sOutputFile=OUTPUT_FILE_NAME.pdf -f INPUT_FILE_NAME.pdf
and then run pdflatex yourfilename.tex.





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