IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
30 May-1 June 2018 // Beijing // China

Final Paper Submission

Guidelines for Final Paper/Abstract Submission

Final Paper Submission to CNS 2018

Final versions of accepted papers must be uploaded to EDAS for inclusion in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

IEEE and IEEE Communications Society Policies

To ensure appropriate consideration of conflicts of interest during the review process, the ComSoc prohibits changes to the list of authors once a paper has been submitted for review during the review, revision, or (if accepted) final publication. The author list may be changed only prior to the submission deadline for review.

To be published in the IEEE CNS 2018 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted technical paper is required to register for the conference at the full or limited (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. Author registrations are non-refundable. 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 CNS 2018 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore® as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

For Workshop Papers one author must be registered for the workshops. Poster Abstracts Authors must be registered for the main conference at the level appropriate for their membership status. See the registration page for complete information.

Registration Transfer Policy: All requests for registration transfers must be submitted to and received by Monday, May 21, 2018. After May 21, there will be a US$100 transfer fee imposed and possible additional fees depending upon the new registrant's membership status for each request.

Revise your Paper

Please read the reviews of your paper and follow the reviewers' recommendations for revising it and preparing the final version. When you are done with the revision, please print out your paper and carefully proofread it. Review formatting requirements can be found here.

Register to the Conference

For each accepted paper, at least one author must register for the conference at the full non-student rate according to their membership status.  Note that even if the author is a student, he/she must pay a Full Registration. For multiple paper presentations, one author registration is valid for up to three papers. For conference registration, please go to the Registration page of the IEEE CNS 2018 and follow the instructions.

  • Technical Paper: Authors must be registered and submit the final paper, 9 page limit by April 06, 2018.
  • Workshop Paper: Authors must be registered and submit the final paper by April 15, 2018. Page limits vary by workshop see the CFP for the workshop for page limits.
  • Poster: Abstract Authors must be registered and submit final abstract, 2-page limit, by April 15, 2018.

You will need the registration confirmation code to upload your final paper into EDAS.

Submit your Paper

Your final paper/abstract must be submitted no later than the deadline listed above in order to be included in the conference proceedings. The maximum number of pages is nine. To submit your Final paper/abstract, please go to EDAS, click on the “My Papers” button, and then upload your paper on the link provided. DO NOT go to Papers/Submit paper, since you will not find CNS 2018 there. If you experience any problems during the upload process of your paper on EDAS, please contact

IEEE Copyright Form

Before you upload your camera-ready paper, you will need to submit your IEEE copyright form using the IEEE electronic copyright mechanism. Please follow the link provided on the paper submission page.

VISA Assistance

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