Technical Program

Tentative Technical Program: All Papers and Posters will be presented on March 13 (Friday) and March 14 (Saturday).

The annual IEEE SoutheastCon conferences promote all aspects of theories and applications of engineering disciplines. Sponsored by the IEEE Region-3, this event will attract researchers, professionals, and students from the Southeastern region of the U.S. SoutheastCon 2020 will feature tutorial sessions and workshops along with the Technical Program. Submit your paper or proposal for tutorial/workshop NOW at conference Website: Questions of a general nature should be directed to the Technical Program Chair, Parag Upadhyay at

IEEE SoutheastCon 2020 invites prospective authors to submit their original technical work on any aspects of engineering, science, and technology of current interest to the conference. Topic areas appropriate for technical program submissions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Power System Engineering
Communications and Signals Processing Automation and Control Advanced Computing and Computer Applications Sensor Systems & IoT Interdisciplinary/ Miscellaneous
Power Systems Signal and Image Processing Cybersecurity & Information Assurance Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Sensor Networks Nanotechnology Materials
Renewable Energy Systems Communication and Networking SCADA Security Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality Remote Sensing and Geosciences Additive Manufacturing
Smart Grid Personal Area Networks (PAN) Control and Automation Self-Driving/ UAV and Vehicular Communications Internet of Things 3D printing of electronic components and circuits
DC Micro-Grids Optics and Infrared Systems Drones and Robotics Simulation and Game Development Industrial Internet of Things Bioengineering
Energy Harvesting Optoelectronics Computer Vision and Software Engineering Big Data and Warehouse Architecture Internet of Vehicles Bioinformatics
Wireless Power Transfer Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Embedded Systems Algorithms and Data Structures Emerging Technologies in Sensor Networks and IoT Health Informatics
Electric Vehicles Charging Stations Micro Electronics High Performance Computing Intelligent Transportation Systems Natural Language Processing Social Implications of Technology
Transportation Electrification Consumer Electronics Parallel Processing Quantum computing Advanced System Availability and Reliability Architectures Chaos theory and chaotic systems
Solid State Substations Electronics Packaging Manufacturing/Industrial Automation Applications. Cloud Computing Advanced Electronic Design Automation Blockchain Technology
Power Semiconductor Devices Instrumentation and Measurement Systems Simulation and Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Research. Applications in Systems Engineering
Dielectrics Electromagnetics / Microwaves Instrumentation and Measurements.
Power Electronics & Electric Machines. Antenna Propagation and Radar Systems.

Important Due Dates:

  • Abstract/Paper SubmissionDecember 20, 2019 NOW CLOSED
  • Tutorial Submission:  January 7, 2020
  • Notification to Authors: ****Final Notification January 20, 2020****
  • Camera-Ready Papers: February 20, 2020
  • Authors MUST register for conference by: February 7, 2020

Technical Paper Submission Information

This year, IEEE SoutheastCon 2020 will distinguish regular from poster papers; a regular paper appears as a complete work in the proceedings and is presented in a technical session at the conference, whereas a poster is published only as a 2-page extended abstract and less formally presented as a poster. At least one author for each accepted paper/poster must register as an author for, attend, and present the work at IEEE SoutheastCon 2020. All paper submissions will be checked for plagiarism and fully peer reviewed (targeting at least 3 reviews per paper).

Paper Format and Template

Please submit papers in “final form” so that all revisions (if any) are minor. HOWEVER, the initially submitted paper must be edited to remove all identifying information about the author or institution in order to enable an impartial, double-blind review of your paper. Once accepted, we will ask that you add back any identifying information as well as format for publication (adding copyright information and submitting through PDFXpress).

SoutheastCon 2020 adopts IEEE standard conference proceedings format. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of eight (8) printed pages (10-point font) including figures. Papers exceed 8 pages will not be reviewed. Papers have to be submitted in PDF format. Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats are found on the Manuscript Template page.

All submitted papers will be checked for plagiarism in addition to being peer reviewed (with a target of three reviews per paper). Authors of submitted papers may be called upon to help review other submissions. Only papers accepted and actually presented at SoutheastCon 2020 will be included in the final electronic proceedings and indexed as IEEE publications.


Proposals are being accepted for tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations (TWD) for IEEE SoutheastCon 2020.   Tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations will be scheduled from Thursday through Sunday morning.

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be no longer than two pages and should include:

  • An abstract (limit 500 words)
  • An outline of the TWD
  • The proposed length of the TWD (1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, or 8 hours)
  • The resumé(s) of the instructor(s)
  • Fees required by attendees
  • Any other pertinent information or clarification

Please send electronic copies of the proposals for tutorials, presentations, and workshops (in pdf-format) to the Technical Program Chair.

Technical Presentation Format

Technical presentations may be done in three ways:

  • Short Paper with Poster Presentation
  • Regular Paper with Oral Presentation
  • Regular Paper with both Oral and Poster Presentation

A Short paper is 1-2 pages in length, while a Regular paper is 1-8 pages. For either, up to two additional pages can be purchased for $50 each. Aside from the different length limit and presentation format, submission of very preliminary work as a short paper is encouraged, whereas a regular paper should represent work which has produced significant results. There is no additional charge for a regular paper to also be given as a Poster; this is to encourage demonstrations and interactive displays that might not be suitable within the oral presentation format.

Conference Registration

Conference registration information can be found on the SoutheastCon 2020 Registration information page.

Copyright Information

Submission of a paper, an abstract or other material to IEEE SoutheastCon 2020 represents the author’s agreement to allow IEEE to publish the paper, abstract, or other materials in any written or electronic format for distribution to all interested parties in perpetuity with or without compensation to IEEE and without compensation to the author. The parties understand that the author is granting a nonexclusive license and all copyrights remain the property of the author. A e-copyright form must be electronically signed by the author for each accepted paper or abstract to be published in the conference proceedings.

Plagiarism and Double Submission

Papers are reviewed on the assumption that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (multiple submissions). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE will take action against any author who has engaged in either practice.

See the IEEE Web Pages on Intellectual Property Rights, Plagiarism and Multiple Submissions for further guidance: