Authors are invited to contribute to the advancement of Information Fusion by submitting a technical paper (4-8 pages). A submission implies willingness by the authors to register and present their work, in case the associated paper is accepted for presentation at the conference. To ensure inclusion in the Fusion 2015 Conference Proceedings, at least one of the authors will be required to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.
Papers presented at the conference will be part of the conference proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore® digital library and indexed by EI/Compendex. The conference proceedings will have a separate ISBN for its printed and electronic versions.
All papers must be formatted according to the IEEE Xplore template (letter Size Paper). Templates and other supporting files for various types of computers and operational systems can be downloaded using the following links:
- Microsoft Word template
- Latex style files (use the “bare_conf.txt” template)
- Bibliography files
- IEEE instructions only
- Copyright Form
Papers should be strictly no fewer than 4 pages, and preferably no more than 8 pages in length. There will be a charge of US$90 for each additional page beyond 8 pages. Shorter submissions might be automatically rejected by the system, otherwise they will be rejected during the review process.
Note that the above length (4-8 pages) is based on the submission template adopted by the Fusion 2015 conference, which is available in different formats via the links above. Changes to the template formatting standards, such as modifying the font size (9 points for the abstract, 10 points for the text, etc.) will disqualify the submission.
Submission of final versions of accepted papers (i.e. camera-ready submissions) must include a copyright form. To prepare their copyright forms, authors should download the copyright form and perform either of the two alternatives for having it signed:
- Print, manually sign, and scan the signed form.
- Digitally sign the form (e.g. using Adobe Acrobat™)
After papers are accepted, a link will be made available to authors in EDAS by which completed copyright forms can be uploaded. There is no need to include the copyright form with the initial submission.
The conference proceedings will have its own formatting with respect to numbering and identification. Therefore, papers should not include page numbers or conference name.
Final versions of accepted papers are required to pass the compatibility test in IEEE PDF eXpress. It will allow you to convert your MS Word™, LaTeX™, or range of other source files into IEEE Xplore® compatible files. You must use PDF eXpress to check your own PDF files for compatibility.
Please follow the following steps to make sure your file is compliant with IEEE Xplore®:
- Go to the IEEE PDF eXpress website at http://www.pdf-express.org/
- Click on ‘New User’ to create your own IEEE PDF eXpress account for Fusion 2015 using Conference ID: 34461X . If you have used IEEE PDF eXpress before, the system will recognize you as an existing user, but you still need to set up your account for Fusion 2015.
- Upload source file(s) for conversion and/or PDF(s) for checking. The site contains extensive instructions, resources, helpful hints, and access to technical support.
- Proofread the generated PDF file thoroughly. There could be missing symbols, equations, graphs, and also reported errors. Please update the source file and repeat the conversion again. If the problem persists, please use the online help provided on the IEEE PDF eXpress site.
Submission to the Fusion 2015 EDAS system
Registering to the EDAS system
All conference contributors are encouraged to register to the EDAS system. Lead authors for each paper must be registered in order to submit their contribution. To register, you must visit the EDAS website and establish an account with a username and password. Instructions for this are listed below.
- Visit www.edas.info and click the New User button.
- Create your profile. Only the five fields with the red asterisk are required. *It is very important that your name and affiliation associated with your EDAS account are correct and match the name and affiliation that will be listed on your paper. These fields are first & last name, affiliation (company or organization), country, e-mail address, and status. When the fields are filled in, check the Privacy Policies box and click the Add Person button. [note: if you select USA as the country, you will get a message asking for your state]
- You will receive an e-mail containing your password. Your email address and the given password must later be used to access the system during the following steps, so be careful to remember it.
- You can then return to the EDAS login page (http://www.edas.info) and change your assigned password to one that is easier to remember. To do this, click on the My Profile tab, and then click on change your password. Be sure to record your user name, password and ID number for later reference.
Preparing your initial submission
The initial submission of each paper for the review process consists of a unique file, in PDF format. Submitted papers must include paper ID or any type of information that identifies its authors. This includes the author names and their affiliations.
Papers that do not abide to these rules will be automatically disqualified in the review process.
Preparing your final submission
Submission of final versions of accepted papers (i.e. camera-ready submissions) must include two files in PDF format:
- The signed copyright form.
- The final version of your paper checked through IEEE PDF eXpress.
Instructions for uploading papers in the Fusion 2015 EDAS system
Submissions of tutorial and special session proposals should be sent via email to Tutorials@fusion2015.org and SpecialSessions@fusion2015.org, respectively.
Paper submissions must be done via the EDAS system. You can reach the Fusion 2015 paper submission page by clicking on the following link:
For each submission, authors must log into the Fusion 2015 EDAS submission System, confirm the role as ‘Fusion 2015 (author)’, and proceed with the following steps:
- Type in the title of the paper and enter a brief abstract of your paper. Then select the topic area your paper falls under best. [note: This will help in choosing the reviewers. The PDF of your paper will be uploaded later]
- Click the Submit button.
- The next page you see will have a large green check mark and a statement that the paper was registered. The last row says Manuscript, and has an icon of a yellow folder next to it. Click on this icon, and then you can upload the PDF of your Extended Abstract on the next page.
Manuscript is used to refer to the PDF form of your extended abstract. You can also upload the paper by clicking the My… > My Papers tab at the top of the screen, and then select the upload icon on the same row as the name of your paper. The upload icon (third column from the right) will open a dialog box that will enable you to select and upload the abstract file via the web or via FTP.
Should you have problems in preparing and submitting your paper or need further information, please contact Janell Sims, Fusion 2015 Conference Manager.
Fusion 2015 welcomes the submission of papers covering the topics listed in the call for papers. All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process; each paper will be refereed by at least three experts in the field based on relevance, originality, significance, quality, and clarity.
Fusion 2015 follows a single-blind review process. The first submission must include information that identifies its authors.
Invited and submitted papers published on the Fusion 2015 Conference Proceedings must meet established IEEE and ISIF standards and requirements. These apply to post-conference distribution of the Conference Proceedings as well, including submission to IEEE Xplore. Standards and requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Papers must be presented at the conference.
- Critical technical comments of technical reviewers and the technical program committee must be adequately reflected in the final manuscript.
- Papers must not include unprofessional text such as ad hominem abuse, automatically generated text, or unsubstantiated claims.