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Author Instructions

Important Information
The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) as part of IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per IEEE policy.
IEEE reserves the right to exclude a submission from distribution after the conference, including exclusion from IEEE Xplore, if the submission does not meet IEEE standards for scope and/or quality. Articles excluded from further distribution shall be archived by IEEE but shall not be indexed or appear on IEEE Xplore.


1.  Locate and view the reviewers’ comments via EDAS. Please be sure to make special note of all suggestions for improvement and address these items when preparing your final paper. 

2.  Upload your revised paper to the “Review Manuscript” option in your EDAS paper record by February 6, 2015 23:59 EST
3. Your revised paper will be reviewed to confirm that all suggested changes were made and that the paper now meets publication standards. 
4. You will be notified of the final acceptance decision by February 20, 2015. 
5. If your paper is accepted, please proceed to the “Accepted Papers” section below to complete the final manuscript upload requirements.  These requirements must be met by February 27, 2015. 


Online Registration is now open - You MUST register before uploading your final paper. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the registration fee by February 27, 2015. One full IEEE member or non-member registration (student registrations do not apply for this) covers only one (1) paper. To guarantee inclusion in the proceedings of more than one (1) paper, the author must pay a USD $50 surcharge for each paper in excess. You will be required to enter your registration code prior to uploading your paper. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Janell Sims, SAS 2015 Registration Manager.
2. Generate an IEEE Xplore compatible manuscript using PDF Xpress
All final manuscripts must be generated using the PDF Xpress tool. 
To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:
a) Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account:
b) Conference ID: 35003x
c) The first time you access the system, please follow the link to new user. Please note that in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site. Once you have registered as a new user:
i.  Upload the source file (containing your paper) for conversion.
iiReceive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper. 
3. Upload your Xplore compatible PDF manuscript to EDAS 
  i. Log in at
ii. Select the “My Papers” tab
iii. Select the paper title you wish to upload the manuscript for to be directed to the paper record
iv. Specify the presenter and complete the presenter's biography form
Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference. Once in your paper record, click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter. 
v. Complete the electronic copyright form via EDAS
IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, select the icon in the copyright column within your paper record. Authors who are not authorized to sign a copyright transfer form, should download the paper version of a copyright transfer form, fill it in, and ask an authorized person to sign it. Then, send the completed form to the SAS 2015 Conference Manager by email or fax: +1 (352) 872 5545.
vi. Upload your paper
Bypass the “Review Manuscript” option in your EDAS paper record and upload your paper directly to “Final Manuscript” by selecting the upload icon. Submissions are due by February 27, 2015.


If authors wish to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.

Problems in preparing and submitting your final manuscript? Further Information?

Contact the SAS 2015 Publication Manager
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