Author Instructions

Key Information (Details below):
Call for papers:
Submission Format: IEEE two-column formatted articles (templates)
Length: Maximum six (6) A4 size pages
Submission site:

Initial Submission
Authors should only submit originally written, unpublished work to ICICT 2019.

The authors may use IEEE LaTeX or Microsoft Word templates when preparing their manuscripts, which must be in English. The papers must be uploaded into EasyChair in a PDF format, with fonts embedded. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and all accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, and will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore. At least one author of the paper must register and present the paper in the conference.

Final papers are limited to six (6) A4 size pages.

Accepted Papers Camera-Ready Submission
Authors of the accepted papers are requested to submit the final paper by 30th September 2019. Final papers can be prepared and submitted following these steps:

1 - Prepare Your Final Paper
Paper must be written in English using the LaTeX or Microsoft Word manuscript templates for A4 format available at
Formatting of these templates should not be altered.

Final papers are limited to six (6) A4 size pages. Authors wishing to submit an over-length manuscript may do so. There will be an over-length page fee of Rs 15,000 (or $100) per page and limited to an additional two (2) pages. This payment will be required after author notification of acceptance, at the time of final paper submission.

Do not put your own page numbers or running headers/footers on the manuscript.

2 - Check Your Final Paper
Use PDF eXpress to verify the PDF file of the paper for IEEE-compliance before submission. Papers that are not IEEE-compliant will not be included in the proceedings nor published.
Before creating a PDF, proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.

Creating your PDF eXpress Account
Log in to the IEEE PDF eXpressTM site

First-time users should do the following:
1. Select the New Users - Click Here link.
2. Enter the following:
    - 47744X for the Conference ID
    - your email address
    - a password
3. Continue to enter information as prompted.
An Online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.

Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.

Contacting PDF eXpress Support
Access the Publications Support Center for IEEE PDF eXpress. If you do not find an answer in the Find Answers tab, go to the Ask A Question tab. Your question will be forwarded to IEEE PDF Support and answered within 3 business days.

3 - Sign the Copyright Form for each paper
All authors of accepted papers must transfer copyright to IEEE by utilizing the electronic IEEE Copyright Form. Authors of accepted papers please fill in the details of your papers at the IEEE eCopyright Form at (to be updated soon)

Later, after you have completed the above e-Copyright Registration Form, the IEEE eCF (electronic Copyright Form) tool will send the authors emails with links and credentials to access their individual eCFs and complete them.

Successful submission of the eCF is mandatory for all accepted papers to be published in the Conference proceedings and submission to IEEE Xplore.

4 - Upload Your Final Paper
The final paper should be uploaded to EasyChair system

Please double check the information that you provide during online submission:
- title of the paper
- name, affiliation, email address of the authors
- name of the corresponding author, complete mailing address, and email address of the corresponding author

5 - Similarity rate
IEEE policy requires all submissions to its journals and conference proceedings to be screened through a plagiarism detection process. ICICT 2019 uses IEEE’s CrossCheck portal to check for similarity index. Please ensure that the overall similarity score of your final paper is less than 25%, and no individual source has more than 10% similarity using any of the plagiarism check software such as Turnitin. According to IEEE regulations, any paper with a similarity score of more than 25% will be dropped and will not be included for presentation or publication at ICICT 2019.

6 - Registration and Payment
Each paper should have a registration with full payment by the Registration deadline given on the conference website. Any paper without registration will be dropped automatically. Authors can complete their registration at

Author No Shows
Any accepted paper included in the final program is expected to have at least one author to attend and present their paper at the conference. The "no-show" papers will be removed from the final proceedings prior to submitting to IEEE for inclusion in Xplore.