Information for Authors

Call for Papers

Here is the Call for Papers.

1. General Information

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference/workshop. Every paper accepted at CNSM 2021 must have an associated registration at the Author rate. At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered for the conference/workshop in order for that paper to appear in the proceedings and to be scheduled for presentation. For a paper in which all authors are students, one student author must register at the Author rate. For authors presenting multiple papers, one author registration is valid for three papers at most.

2. Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original contributions that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be prepared using the IEEE 2-column conference style and are limited to 9 pages including references (full papers) or 5 pages including references (short papers).

Papers have to be submitted electronically in PDF format through EDAS, with direct links for:

The IEEE paper template can be downloaded at the following link: IEEE paper Template.

Papers exceeding page limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. All other papers will get a thorough single-blind review process, followed by a rebuttal phase.

Guidelines for Accepted Papers

1. Formatting and IEEE Xplore Compliance

When your accepted paper (full paper, mini-conference paper, short paper, workshop paper) is presented, it will appear soon afterwards on IEEE Xplore® (the IEEE Digital Library) and it is important that your submitted PDF file meets the specification for IEEE Xplore

1.1 Page Limit

The page limits, where all paper lengths must include the references, are as follows:

  • CNSM full papers: 9 pages (including references);
  • CNSM mini-conference papers: 7 pages (including references)
  • CNSM short papers: 5 pages (including references);
  • Workshop full papers: 7 pages (including references);

Please address the suggestions raised by the reviewers to improve the quality of your paper and make sure to comply with all formatting requirements. Please note that it is not possible to purchase extra pages.

1.2 Templates

Please format your final submission using the guidelines provided in  IEEE_conf_layout.pdf . The guidelines are implemented in IEEE templates. LaTex authors please verify you are using the following documentclass:


Only in case you are unable to use LaTex, other text processors may be used at your own risk. IEEE provides a template for Word in US-Letter size. Your final submission must follow all IEEE conference formatting requirements ( e.g. , font sizes, margins, and layout). Thus, check them really carefully.

2. Paper Upload

Before uploading your paper, please:

  • Check that title and abstract in EDAS match your camera-ready paper exactly
  • Please use Title Case for the paper title,  i.e.  capitalizing all main words
  • Compare all author names in EDAS with the author list in your paper. They must be identical and in the same order
  • Enter all middle names/initials you prefer to use in the paper in the author profile EDAS, as well
  • Ensure that special characters in the paper match the EDAS entry. EDAS supports UTF-8 special characters, such as äïöüßîçñé, etc. for author names
  • Have the PDF checked or created by IEEE PDFXpress; upload the certified file returned from IEEE PDFXpress into EDAS

This is very important because we will be using the information provided in EDAS to generate the final conference program and the table of contents for IEEE Xplore. Please note that the abstract and title should be readable stand-alone and not contain any references or unexplained acronyms.

Copyright Notice

The Publication Chairs will add the copyright notice to your paper.

In case you need to modify the title or the abstract, you can do this through EDAS. Changes to the list of authors, allowed only under exceptional circumstances, have to be approved by TPC chairs. All the camera-ready papers have to be submitted via EDAS .

PDF Express

Use IEEE PDF eXpress to check Xplore-compatibility, the CNSM 2021 account uses as the conference ID: 52442X

EDAS will prevent you from uploading papers that do not comply with formatting checks. Please check all requirements carefully again if that happens. If you believe your paper is compliant and you are still prevented from uploading, please send your PDF eXpress™-certified PDF file to the publication chair and ask for advice. Please always put your EDAS paper number in the subject line of email communication.

IFIP Copyright Form

Authors of CNSM, are required to transfer the copyright of their accepted papers to IFIP.

In this case you have to upload the IFIP form. First, click here to get the IFIP copyright form. Read and fill it up adequately. Don’t forget to include the title of your work, the first and last names of all the authors, and then sign it. After getting the copyright ready, log onto EDAS and click on the copyright logo (©) of your accepted CNSM or Workshop paper. Update the signed copyright, following instructions on EDAS. Once you finish that process, EDAS will show the type and date of copyright submission on your paper page.


Upload to EDAS the final versions of:

  • the PDF eXpress-passed compliant camera-ready copy of your paper,
  • the signed and scanned PDF of the IFIP copyright form,