Submission Instructions

Papers must be written in English. Only electronic submissions will be accepted (see instructions below). Papers not meeting the exact guidelines detailed below will be returned to the authors.

Format and Length

Submitted papers must be no longer than ten (10) pages in double-column format with standard margins and at least a 10 point font. This length includes everything: figures, tables, references, appendices and so forth. Longer submissions will not be reviewed.

Papers should include a title, and an abstract of fewer than 200 words. For the first time, ICNP is using a double-blind review process. The identity of authors and referees will not be revealed to each other. To ensure blind reviewing, authors names and affiliations should not appear in the paper; bibliographic references should be made in such a way as to preserve author anonymity.

All papers must adhere to IEEE formatting standards. Consult the IEEE Transactions LaTeX and Microsoft Word Style Files at http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/authors/transjnl/index.html. Papers not in the correct format will not be reviewed.

Papers must be submitted in PDF (Portable Document Format) and compatible with Acrobat (English version), not including any special characters or non-standard fonts. We must be able to display and print your submission exactly as we receive it and using only standard tools and postscript printers, so we strongly suggest that you use only standard fonts. Simplified Requirements for Creating PDF Files is a three-page document that describes the essential steps in distilling PDFs. Make sure that the paper prints well on black-and-white printers, not color printers. This is especially true for plots and graphs in the paper.

Papers should be formatted for printing on US LETTER (8.5" by 11") size paper.

Dual Submissions

Once submitted to ICNP, a paper cannot be submitted to another workshop, conference or journal until the ICNP acceptance decision is known. To do so is to risk wasting one of our community's scarcest resources: reviewer effort. Similarly, a paper that is under consideration elsewhere, including a workshop or journal, cannot simultaneously be submitted to ICNP.

If some of the material in a submission has appeared in a workshop, the paper should so indicate. This is only acceptable if the paper submitted to ICNP provides substantial additional results compared to the earlier or pending publication.

Electronic Submission

Papers are being handled through EDAS system: http://www.edas.info/. To begin the submission process, click on the link above. Take the following steps to ensure successful submission: 

  1. If you do not already have an EDAS account, please create one.
  2. Log in, click on "Submit paper," and select ICNP 2009 from the conference listings. You will need to provide a title, an abstract (up to 200 words) and all author details. Please ensure all names, addresses and email details are correctly entered.
  3. Upload the PDF Manuscript with author names removed. Once uploaded, you can visit your manuscript details at any time to view progress and make changes.

Important Note: Registration Policy

At least one of the authors of each paper presented at the conference must be registered in a non-student category.