IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
29 June - 1 July 2020 // Virtual Conference

Submission Instructions

Paper/Abstract Submission Instructions

  1. Submit a Paper on EDAS
  2. If you are new to EDAS, please view the EDAS Instructions for Authors.

Note: You can submit the abstract as plain text when registering your paper, without uploading the full paper.


Manuscript Preparation Instructions

Manuscript Layout and Templates

NOTE: Manuscripts that do not conform to the formatting guidelines below (PDF format, 9-page limit, margins, font size, embedded fonts etc.) will be removed from further consideration without review.

Manuscript submissions should be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) only. The page limit is 9 pages. Font size should be no smaller than 10 points.

The three most important elements of manuscript layouts are:

  1. Margins: these must be strictly followed. Manuscripts cannot be accepted for review until proper margins are used.
      US Letter A4
    Top Margin 0.75 inch 19 mm
    Bottom Margin 1 inch 43 mm
    Side Margins 0.625 inch 13 mm
    When you upload your PDF, EDAS should report the margins are no less than 0.625x0.625x1x0.75 with a text region no more than 7.25 inches x 9.25 inches on a standard US Letter document (8.5 inches x 11 inches). The minimum line spacing should be 10pt. Of course, your margins and line spacing can be larger than this. If you have problems setting the individual margins, please set 1 inch margins all around.

    Please run the paper formatting check on EDAS yourself by clicking on the printer icon (printer icon) under the Check Format column in the Files row in the basic paper view page.

  2. Manuscript should not have 
    • Headers
    • Footers
    • Page Numbers

  3. The following should be added in front of the latex file:

    %% IEEE CNS addition:
    \def\@oddhead{\mbox{}\scriptsize\rightmark \hfil \thepage}%
    \def\@evenhead{\scriptsize\thepage \hfil \leftmark\mbox{}}%

    You are free to use good judgment in the presentation of your information. These guidelines are meant only as helpful tools. However, basic adherence to layout specifications is expected.

    Download Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings

    Note: LaTeX templates IEEEtran LaTeX Class (template) packages and IEEEtran BibTeX (bibliography) packages. Be sure to use the template's conference mode. See template documentation for details.

Please note that EDAS will not accept your submission if the PDF does not comply with the template instructions such as paper length, margins, and fonts embedding. We recommend that you proactively check that your PDF generation is correct by uploading a draft of your paper early enough.

Manuscript Submission in EDAS

During the initial paper submission process via EDAS, the authors are required to make sure the pdf file and EDAS registration page of a paper have the same list of authors and the paper title. Be certain to add all authors in EDAS during the submission process. Failure to comply with this rule and your paper may be withdrawn from the review process. Once reviewed the listing of authors connected to the paper can NOT be changed in the final manuscript.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 18 January 2020 9 February 2020
Notification of Acceptance: 23 March 2020
Final Paper Submission: 30 March 2020 30 April 2020


IEEE and IEEE Communications Society Policies

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

IEEE Web Page on Plagiarism

IEEE Web Page on Double Submission

To be published in the IEEE CNS 2020 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEEXplore®, 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 at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. 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 registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE 2020 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore® as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.