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Paper submission

The WFCS conference is seeking two kinds of submissions:

  • Regular Papers

    The WFCS conference is seeking submissions of up to 8 double-column pages reporting on novel and significant contributions to the field of industrial communication systems. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a pdf version of their papers through the WFCS submission system. The submitted material (in English language) must be unpublished and not under review elsewhere. Submissions must include e-mail addresses and fax/phone numbers of the corresponding author. As specified in the Call for Papers, submitted regular papers may be eventually selected for two different objectives, namely the WFCS 2015 Proceedings and a Special Section of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII). For this reason, in the submission procedure you are undertaking, you will be asked whether your paper has to be considered also for the TII Special Section or just for the WFCS conference. Please refer to the Call for Papers for any further information.
  • Work-in-Progress (WIP) sessions

    These sessions are intended for presentation of recent ideas and on-going works up to 4 double-column pages, describing research that has not yet produced the results required for a regular paper, but that due to its novelty and potential impact deserves to be shared with the community at an early stage. WIP submissions should be prepared according to the same guidelines as regular papers, and should be submitted through their own WIP electronic submission system. Accepted WIP papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

    Authors of accepted WiP paper will give a 5 minute oral presentation at the WiP sessions, and will also present an A0 poster during the poster sessions.


Please follow the following guidelines strictly, especially concerning format, style and PDF production. Easychair will be used as submission system. Users new to easychair will have to create an account first which can be done here.

The electronic systems that are to be used for the submission of regular and/or WIP paper PDFs are the following:


Style guides for WFCS publications

Style guides and templates for MS Word and LaTeX are available here.


IEEE formatting guidelines and specifications

Authors must add the copyright notice to the bottom left of the first page of the source document before creating the PDF. The following copyright notice has to be added:

  • 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
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-5090-2339-4/16/$31.00 ©2016 Crown
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-5090-2339-4/16/$31.00 ©2016 European Union
  • For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-5090-2339-4/16/$31.00 ©2016 IEEE

The addition of the copyright notice to your paper can be done as follows:

  • MSWord users can use: ‘Insert’ -> ‘Text box’, insert the appropriate copyright notice in the texbox, and place the box (without border) at the bottom left on the first page;
  • Latex users can add the following lines just before starting the document part (example for European Union):

      \IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{978-1-5090-2339-4/16/$31.00~\copyright~2016 European Union \hfill}

Final versions of accepted papers must be prepared using IEEE PDF eXpress :

  • Go to the IEEE PDF eXpress site at
  • If you never used IEEE PDF eXpress, then click on the link "New Users - Click Here" and fill in your information.
  • If you have used IEEE PDF eXpress before, then enter your email address and password.
  • The Conference ID is: 38290X
  • Continue to enter information as prompted.


IEEE Copyright form

For each paper, one author has to complete the IEEE Copyright form. Please follow the following instructions.

  1. Download a copy of the IEEE Copyright form:
  2. Read through the downloaded copyright form, filling out any required fields.
  3. Sign the completed copyright form.
  4. Create a PDF copy of the signed copyright form.
  5. Make sure that the created PDF is named according to the following rules:
    • If the paper is a regular paper, the PDF should be named "copyrightform-regular-XX.pdf", where "XX" is the number identifying your regular paper.
    • If the paper is a wip paper, the PDF should be named "copyrightform-wip-XX.pdf", where "XX" is the number identifying your wip paper.
    • You can find out your ID number by logging into the regular paper submission system or the wip paper submission system.
  6. Using the subject line "Regular paper XX" or "WiP paper XX", where "XX" is again the ID number of your paper, send the PDF to the following e-mail address:


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