Paper submission for TPC review

  1. In order for your paper to be considered for inclusion in an ARFTG Conference, you must electronically submit an Abstract and paper Summary as described below by the publicized deadline.
  2. SUMMARY: A 1000 word minimum summary with supporting illustrations must follow the Abstract. The Summary should explain the contribution and provide sufficient technical content and details to enable proper evaluation (see Criteria for Evaluation below). Many authors submit their paper rather than a summary.
  3. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: The Abstract/Summary and related figures and tables must be submitted to the submission website and should include:
    1. An Abstract (which should be submitted in the space provided on the interactive page and appear at the top of the summary)
    2. Summary with figures, illustrations, and tables. The Summary should explain the contribution and provide sufficient technical content and details to enable proper evaluation (see Criteria for Evaluation below). PDF is the required file format. The maximum file size is 2 MB. Use the ARFTG template (see TEMPLATE below) for initial summary submission and for final paper submission.
    3. Submission should be performed by submitting to: ARFTG2019

Criteria for Evaluation

  1. Previously unpublished material
  2. Originality
  3. Quantitative Results
  4. Clarity
  5. Interest to ARFTG membership


All authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by e-mail about two weeks after the abstract submission deadline. Accepted papers must be prepared and submitted on time for publication. Authors of accepted manuscripts must submit their final papers by following the instructions for authors of accepted papers .

Final Paper Submission

  1. Start early, allow a few days in case you encounter hiccups in copyright or PDF compliance.
  2. Please use this template in  Word or Latex  format to prepare your submission.
  3. Copyright transfer is required. (You can and should do this before the PDF is final!)
  4. Add the proper copyright notice as a footer at the left margin prior to converting to PDF. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions about this step.
    For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is:
    U.S.Government work not protected by U.S. copyright 
    For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is:
    978-1-7281-0506-2/19/$31.00 ©2019 Crown
    For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is:
    978-1-7281-0506-2/19/$31.00 ©2019 European Union
    For all other papers the copyright notice is
    978-1-7281-0506-2/19/$31.00 ©2019 IEEE
  5. If you change the Title, Abstract, or Authors from the accepted submission, be sure to update this information on the paper management site. This meta data is used in the conference program and digest table of contents.
  6. No page numbers are allowed on your paper. Proofread your source document thoroughly and confirm that there are no page numbers or any other headers or footers other than the copyright notice.
  7. Use PDF eXpress to convert or validate your conversion to PDF. The PDF eXpress conference code for the 92nd ARFTG Symposium is 46190X.
  8. Use the paper submission tool to upload your paper and answer the mandatory questions/certifications.

ARFTG No-Show Policy

ARFTG conferences are live and depend on the presentations given during their sessions, and discussion after the talks and in the breaks. Authors who fail to present their paper leave a gap in the program, which is unacceptable for the conference audience.
The IEEE (the copyright holder of ARFTG papers) has implemented policies to exclude authors who do not present their paper from further distribution of their publication, such as exclusion from IEEE Xplore. Such papers will be archived at IEEE but will not be indexed or appear in IEEE Xplore.
ARFTG balances the interests of a high quality conference with fairness towards the authors and audience members. Therefore, ARFTG adheres to this policy, and will identify to the IEEE those non-presented papers that were in the conference digest. The IEEE may block these papers from IEEE Xplore.
For each accepted paper, one author needs to register to attend the conference and present the paper in the assigned session (either oral or poster). Presenters should plan accordingly and receive needed approvals and travel authorization early. 
If a presenter encounters or anticipates unforeseen circumstances he/she should notify the technical program chair immediately. Once a paper has been included in the digest to be distributed at the conference, alternative actions become limited. Any alternative arrangements are at the discretion and approval of the technical program chair.