The 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), October 9-12, 2017, Singapore

Author Instructions (Final Camera Ready Submissions)

This page contains instructions for authors for submitting camera-ready papers for publication in the proceedings of the IEEE LCN 2017 Conference and its affiliated workshops. If you have any questions related to publications, please contact the IEEE LCN 2017 Publication Chair, Karl Andersson.

For information about posters, see the Poster Presentations section below.

Important Deadlines

    Camera-ready paper due: August 14, 2017
    Author registration by: August 14, 2017

The LCN will be using IEEE Computer Society Conference and Publication Services (CPS) for preparing the final proceedings. CPS will contact all authors with specific instructions about the camera-ready version and copyright form. In order for your paper to be included in the LCN 2017 conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore® you need to complete the following steps:

  1. Register for the conference

  2. Ensure proper formatting and verification of the IEEE Xplore® compliance

  3. Submit your copyright form

  4. Upload your paper via CPS

1. Conference Registration

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference. Every paper accepted for LCN 2017 must have an associated registration at the full member or non-member author rate. At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered for the conference by the August 14, 2017 author registration deadline in order for that paper to appear in the proceedings and to be scheduled for presentation.

For a paper in which all authors are students, one student author must register at the author registration rate.

For authors presenting multiple papers, one author registration is valid for the first paper; every additional paper (up to two) requires an additional fee of US$200 each.

The IEEE reserves the right to exclude or remove a paper from from IEEE Xplore® if the paper is not presented at the conference. Please see the LCN No-Show Policy for details.

For information on conference registration go to the LCN 2017 Conference Registration page.

2. Formatting and IEEE Xplore® compliance

Your accepted paper will appear on IEEE Xplore® — the IEEE Digital Library — and it is important that your submitted PDF file meets the specification for IEEE Xplore®. Failing to submit an IEEE Xplore® compatible PDF file may result in the file not being included in the conference proceedings. Please refer to the IEEE document "Simplified Requirements for Creating PDF Files for IEEE Xplore®" for more information.

You must use IEEE PDF eXpress™ to generate or verify an IEEE Xplore® compliant PDF. We strongly recommend that all final submissions be created using the IEEE PDF eXpress® service. The IEEE PDF eXpress® service can convert your paper from a wide range of formats to IEEE Xplore®-compatible PDFs. The service is free of charge for LCN 2017 authors and can be accessed using the following information:

  • Go to the IEEE PDF eXpress® Login Page
  • Click on the link "New Users - Click Here" and fill in your information. You should use id. number 41071X if submitting to the LCN Conference or id. number 41071X for the workshops.

The following information is intended to guide you on formatting your final paper, ensuring your PDF file is IEEE Xplore® compliant.

Page limit

The page limit for regular (full) and workshop papers is nine (9) pages and that for short (poster) papers is four (4) pages. Please use the extra page in full papers for addressing the comments of the reviewers, make your figures large enough to be legible, and to comply with all formatting requirements. Please note that it is not possible to purchase extra pages.


Please format your final submission using the guidelines provided in IEEE_conf_layout.pdf. The guidelines are implemented in the following templates:

  • Template for LaTex users including Bibtex-Style:
  • LaTex authors please verify you are using the following documentclass: \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}

Only in case you are unable to use LaTex, other text processors may be used at your own risk. IEEE provides a template for Word in US-Letter size. Your final submission must follow all IEEE conference formatting requirements (e.g., font sizes, margins, and layout). Thus, check them really carefully.

Margins must be:

  • Top: 0.75 inch = 1.91 cm
  • Left/right: 0.62 inch = 1.58 cm
  • Bottom 1.0 inch = 2.54 cm

Further important requirements:

  • Title is set in 24 pt non-bold.
  • Any running headers/footers or page-numbers must be removed.
  • Columns should be balanced, i.e. have same length on each page.
  • Blue-underlining for URLs and email addresses should be removed.
  • Papers must be in US-Letter size. A4 or other sizes are not allowed.

Please note that you have to prepare the final manuscript with no page numbering.

3. IEEE Copyright

All papers published at LCN will be published under the delayed Open Access Model within IEEE Xplore®. This means that the papers will be available within IEEE Xplore® without any charges or subscriptions after 12 months.

For that reason, authors are required to transfer the copyright of their accepted papers to IEEE. The copyright form must be submitted by email to Lisa O'Conner by all authors prior to acceptance of the paper for publication:

If you have any questions about the copyright transfer process, contact the LCN Publications Chair, Karl Andersson.

Once you finish that process, CPS will show the type and date of copyright submission on your paper page. Note that all papers will stay under IEEE Copyright.

4. Paper upload

The camera ready versions of the accepted papers will not be uploaded via EDAS. They will be uploaded via CPS whose links are given below. Before uploading your paper, please:

  • Check that title and abstract in CPS match your camera-ready paper exactly.
  • Please use Title Case for the paper title, i.e. capitalising all main words.
  • Compare all author names in CPS with the author list in your paper. They must be identical and in the same order.
  • Ensure that special characters in the paper match the CPS entry.
  • Have the PDF checked or created by IEEE PDF eXpress®; upload the certified file returned from IEEE PDF eXpress® into CPS.

This is very important because we will be using the information provided in CPS to generate the final conference program and the table of contents for IEEE Xplore®. Please note that the abstract and title should be readable stand-alone and not contain any references or unexplained acronyms.

In case you need to modify the title or the abstract, you can do this through CPS. Changes to the list of authors, allowed only under exceptional circumstances, have to be approved by TPC chairs.

All the camera-ready papers and copyright forms must be submitted via CPS by August 14, 2017. The author kits are available here:

CPS will prevent you from uploading papers that do not comply with formatting checks. Please check all requirements carefully again if that happens. If you believe your paper is compliant and you are still prevented from uploading, please send your IEEE PDF eXpress®-certified PDF file to the publication chair and ask for advice.

Poster Presentations

Short papers will be presented in a dedicated, plenary poster session. Each year, the poster session offers the authors and the audience the opportunity to engage in direct and vivid discussions. The session is typically followed by the main conference social event.

Poster presenters will be provided with a mounting board for their poster presentation. The speaker has to bring a poster of up to A0 size (841 mm × 1189 mm, 33.11" × 46.81"), and to present the poster during the poster session.

The poster layout is completely up to the speaker. The poster is not uploaded in advance.