Instructions for Authors

Paper Submission Guidelines

For any paper submission related queries, please email

Manuscript Templates

To help ensure correct formatting, please use the style files for U.S. Letter Size found at the link below as templates for your submission. These include LaTeX and Word templates.

Violations of any of the above paper specifications may result in rejection of your paper. Please note that the Latex template does not allow for keywords. If you are using the Latex template, do not include keywords in your paper.

Manuscript Style Information

  • The paper size is U.S. letter size.
    • Use the U.S. letter size predefined by your word processor or typesetting software.
    • Do not manually set the paper size using mm or inch scale.
  • Only papers prepared in PDF format will be accepted.
  • Paper Length: Up to 6 pages, including figures, tables & references. At maximum, two additional pages are permitted with an over-length page charge of €125/page, to be paid during author registration.
  • Paper Formatting: double column, single spaced, #10 point Times Roman font.
  • Margins: Left, Right, and Bottom: 0.75″ (19mm). The top margin must be 0.75″ (19 mm), except for the title page where it must be 1″ (25 mm).
  • No page numbers, please. We will insert the page numbers for you.
  • Note: Violations of any of the above specifications may result in rejection of your paper.
  • All submitted papers will be checked for plagiarism through the IEEE CrossCheck system. Papers with significant overlap with the authors own papers or other papers will be rejected without review.
  • Important things to check before submission:
    • US letter paper (A4 and others not accepted).
    • 6 page limit (+2 with page charge).

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Camera Ready Paper Submissions

Instructions for submitting your camera ready manuscript are given in the manuscripts decision notification letter. Final paper submissions are due no later than May 23, 2021. Any paper submitted after this date runs the risk of not being included in the proceedings. The paper must be re-submitted even if the reviewers indicated that no changes are required.

All accepted papers will be published on IEEE Xplore. In order for your paper to be published in the conference proceedings, a signed IEEE Copyright Form must be submitted for each paper. IEEE FUZZ-IEEE 2021 has registered to use the IEEE Electronic Copyright (eCF) service. The confirmation page shown after submitting your final paper contains a button linking directly to a secure IEEE eCF site which allows electronic completion of the copyright assignment process. In case it fails, you will be sent an email at a later time with information how to make another eCF submission attempt.

IMPORTANT: No paper can be published in the proceedings without being accompanied by a Completed IEEE Copyright Transfer Form. You must complete and submit this form to have your paper included in the conference proceedings.

Please note that an accepted paper will be published in the proceedings and uploaded to IEEE Xplore ONLY if the final camera-ready version is submitted and accompanied by the registration and copyright form(s), fee(s) for at least one of the authors (only full member or non-member fees are allowable for this purpose), other payable fees (such as extra page charges), and is presented during the conference. By submitting a paper you agree to these terms.

1) Policy on Plagiarism

All papers submitted to IEEE FUZZ 2021 will be checked for plagiarism via the IEEE CrossCheck system. If a paper results with a high similarity (including self-plagiarism), the paper may not be reviewed and automatically rejected. Note that even if a paper is accepted and paid for registration, the program committee has a right to reject the paper and will not publish the paper in the proceedings. For further information please see IEEE Plagiarism Information Center.

2) Copyright Clearance Code

The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear at the bottom of the first page of each paper according to the guidelines set forth in the Cataloging/Copyright Instructions for an IEEE Conference Proceeding. The copyright notice should appear about 1 cm below the left column and should be aligned to the left with the same left margin as the column.

  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is:
    U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is:
    978-1-6654-4407-1/21/$31.00 ©2021 Crown
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is:
    978-1-6654-4407-1/21/$31.00©2021 European Union
  • For all other papers the copyright notice is:
    978-1-6654-4407-1/21/$31.00 ©2021 IEEE

How to add the IEEE copyright notice?

  • Latex users can add following lines just before \begin{document} for the copyright notice to show up in the IEEE latex template:\makeatletter
    {\footnotesize 978-1-6654-4407-1/21/\$31.00~\copyright~2021 IEEE\hfill} % Revise this line accordingly!

    Many thanks to Shanto Roy for this solution!

  • MSWord users can use the IEEE word template:

3) IEEE PDF eXpress

All final manuscripts must be generated using the PDF eXpress tool. To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

a) Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account:
b) Use the Conference ID: 45933X
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:
d) Upload the source file (containing your paper) for conversion.
e) Receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper.
f) Upload the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF to the conference system WITHOUT making any changes to the file or filename.