IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
4-6 October 2021 // Virtual Conference

Final Paper Submission Guidelines

Final versions of accepted papers must be uploaded to EDAS for inclusion in the conference proceedings and to be submitted to IEEE Xplore®. The deadline is Monday, August 30, 2021 (11:59 PM EDT).

IEEE/IEEE Communications Society Policies

To ensure appropriate consideration of conflicts of interest during the review process, ComSoc prohibits changes to the list of authors once a paper has been submitted for review during review, revision, or (if accepted) final publication. The author list may be changed only prior to the submission deadline.

To be published in the IEEE CNS 2021 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event who is qualified both to present and answer questions.  Author registrations are non-refundable. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE CNS 2021 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore® as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. 

Revise Your Paper

Please read the reviews of your paper and follow the reviewers' recommendations for revising it and preparing the final version. When you are done with the revision, please print out your paper and carefully proofread it. Review formatting requirements can be found on the Submission Instructions page.

Register for the Conference

The presenting author must register for the conference before submitting the final paper. Note that even if the presenter is a student, he/she must pay a Full Registration. For multiple paper presentations, one author registration is valid for up to 3 main conference papers. The paper must be presented by an author of the paper unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event who is qualified both to present and answer questions.  (See no-shows and substitute presenter policy below).

After completing your registration, you will receive an email with your paper upload number.  Write this number down; you will need to use it to upload your paper into EDAS.

Submit Your Paper

Your final paper must be submitted no later than Monday, August 30, 2021 (11:59 PM EDT) in order to be included in the conference proceedings. The maximum number of pages is nine (9), including main text and references. The submissions should not have appendices. Font size should be no smaller than 10 points.

To submit your Final paper, please go to EDAS, click on the “My Papers” button, and then upload your paper on the link provided. DO NOT go to Papers/Submit paper, since you will not find IEEE CNS 2021 there.

If you experience any problems during the upload process of your paper on EDAS, please contact help@edas-help.com.

IEEE Copyright Form

Before you upload your camera-ready paper, you will need to submit your IEEE copyright form using the IEEE electronic copyright mechanism. Please follow the link provided on the paper submission page. 

Policies on No-Shows and Substitute Presenters

Each paper must be presented by an author of the paper. A paper not presented or presented by a non-author without prior written approval by the TPC Chairs will be removed from the final conference proceedings before uploading to IEEE Xplore®. No refund will be made to authors of these papers.