Paper Submission

Authors are encouraged to submit either abstract papers (3 pages) or full papers (up to 6 pages) describing original, unpublished research results, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing forefront research and development in the area of optical network design and modelling. Papers should be in English, and should follow the IEEE Template (in Word and LaTeX formats).

All papers are anonymously reviewed by the Technical Programme Committee (TPC). Papers will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance and timeliness
  • Technical content and scientific rigour
  • Novelty and originality
  • Quality of presentation
  • Overall Recommendation

Submit your paper using the EDAS system (No longer available). Only PDF files with all fonts embedded are accepted. Your submitted PDF file and registered EDAS account of a paper must list the same author(s), title and abstract. Papers where the PDF and EDAS account do not match the author(s), title, and/or abstract will be withdrawn by the Technical Program Co-Chairs.

A notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors.


Preparation of Your Final Manuscript

The final camera-ready manuscript of your paper should account for all the critical reviewers’ feedback. Please be advised that your manuscript should strictly comply with the very same paper template specified at the submission phase. Please note that the final papers are limited to either 3 or 6 pages, and you will not be able to pay over-length charges for the extra pages. The following steps are required for successful final submission:

  • Camera Ready Copy (PDF) of your paper
  • Xplore compliance check PDF
  • Completed and signed IFIP copyright form (PDF)

Insertion of the IFIP Copyright Clearance Code Notice

The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear on the bottom of the first page of each paper.

For Latex documents use:

\placetextbox{.2}{0.055}{ 978-3-903176-21-8~\copyright~2020 IFIP}

For Microsoft Word documents use:

Microsoft Word users can use: ‘Insert’ -> ‘Textbox’, insert the appropriate copyright notice in the textbox, and place the box (without border) at the bottom left on the first page.


The output of your Copyright notice should look like this:


Further important requirements:

  • The title is set in 24 pt non-bold
  • Any running headers/footers or page-numbers must be removed
  • Columns should be balanced, i.e. have the same length on each page
  • Blue-underlining for URLs and email addresses should be removed
  • Papers must be in US-Letter size. A4 or other sizes are not allowed


Please note that you should prepare the final manuscript with no page numbering.


Validation of Your Manuscript by PDF eXpress

  • Go to IEEE PDF eXpress Website
  • Create an IEEE PDF eXpress account (use conference ID: 48393X). (Only valid from 2020-03-15 to 2020-03-30)
  • Use ‘new user’ if you haven’t used this site before.

Use IEEE PDF eXpress to check if your PDF file is Xplore-compliant, OR, else, you can use this site to convert your source files into an IEEE Xplore-compliant PDF file (e.g., for LaTeX users, create a zip file that includes dvi and your eps figure files altogether, and then upload the zip file for the system to convert into a compliant PDF file; for MSWord users, upload the Word file and let it convert and return a compliant PDF file).


Submission of Your Manuscript Copyright Form

Please download the copyright form from IFIP website. Be sure to complete it and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please do so no later than 31 March 23:59 CEST as this step is compulsory for paper inclusion in the technical program and its submission for publication by IEEE Xplore®.


Recording and presentation uploading

Please follow the instructions in this manual for recording and uploading your presentations. Do not hesitate to ask questions in case you have any doubt.

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