PDF eXpress

  1. No Page Numbers:Pages MUST NOT be numbered. The title and the author list of an accepted paper CANNOT be changed in the final manuscript.
  2. Copyright Notice:A copyright notice must be necessarily included at the bottom of the first page of your paper:
    1. Case#1: 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
    2. Case#2: For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is:
      978-1-5090-4023- 0/17/$31.00 ©2017 Crown
    3. Case #3: For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is:
      978-1-5090-4023- 0/17/$31.00 ©2017 European Union
    4. Case #4: For all other papers the copyright notice is:
      978-1- 5090-4023- 0/17/$31.00 ©2017 IEEE

    Latex users can add the following lines just after \begin{document} in order for the copyright notice to show up. An example for Case#4 is given below.

    \IEEEoverridecommandlockouts\pubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{978-1-5090-4023-0/17/\$31.00~\copyright{}2017 IEEE \hfill}
    \hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }}

    MSWord users can use: “Insert -> Text box”, and insert the appropriate copyright notice in the texbox, and place the box (without border) at the bottom left on the first page.

  3. Validate the PDF Using PDF eXpress:
    1. Login to the PDF eXpress website: http://www.pdf-express.org
    2. If you are a new user of PDF eXpress, click on the “New Users – Click Here” link.
    3. Enter the following details:
      • Conference ID: 38476X
      • Your Email Address
      • Your Password
      • Continue to enter information as prompted
    4. Click on the “Create New Title” option
      • Enter title of your paper
      • Upload PDF file for validating it
    5. Important Note:
      • A majority of the failed validations are due to font embedding issues. If your validation fails, make sure that embeddable fonts are used exclusively, including the captions and text of figures and tables. If you Google “pdf express problem” you will find lots of advice on how to fix validation problems.
      • You cannot skip the validation step. IEEE will revalidate every file we submit for inclusion in IEEE Xplore, and will not fix or ingest files that fail validation. If it’s not ingested, it is not archival.
      • The validation step does not enter your final paper into CMT; so do not stop once you have a validated file.
  4. Upload Validated PDF File in CMT:
    1. After validating with PDF eXpress, login to your FG 2017 CMT account at https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/FG2017 and submit the validated camera ready paper.
    2. Do not forget to submit the IEEE Copyright form via CMT. For all accepted papers, the IEEE Copyright form is linked via CMT and so you can submit it online.

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