Call For Papers

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SoutheastCon is the annual IEEE Region 3 conference that promotes all aspects of theories and applications of engineering disciplines. Sponsored by the IEEE Region 3, this event will attract researchers, professionals, and students from across the globe and especially from the southeastern U.S. The conference will feature tutorial sessions and workshops along with the Technical Program.

Important Due Dates

Abstract/Paper Submission:
Tutorial Submission:
Final Notification to Authors:
Camera-Ready Papers:

Authors MUST register for conference by:

December 7, 2020
January 7, 2021
January 25, 2021
February 8, 2021

February 1, 2021

Questions of a general nature should be directed to the Technical Program Co-Chairs,
Dr. Alessio Medda ( and Tamseel Syed (

Alessio Medda
Technical Program Co-Chair

Georgia Tech Research Institute

Tamseel Syed
Technical Program Co-Chair

University of Alabama in Huntsville

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 (if any)
  • Any other pertinent information or clarification

Technical Paper Submission

IEEE SoutheastCon 2021 will distinguish regular papers 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 is 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 2021. 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 2021 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 IEEE 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 2021 will be included in the final electronic proceedings and indexed as IEEE publications. The conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore® digital library.

Submission of a paper, an abstract or other material to IEEE SoutheastCon 2021 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.

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:

To be published in the IEEE SoutheastCon 2021 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore, at least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full or limited (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full or limited registration is valid for up to 3 papers.