IEEE Conference Publications

Many IEEE conferences provide technology professionals with opportunities to share, collaborate, and gain recognition for their work through publication in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. IEEE’s Conference Publications Program (CPP) facilitates the acquisition of conference proceedings and post-conference distribution of content.

Learn the Guidelines

Conferences are eligible to participate in CPP upon approval of their IEEE sponsorship application. For conferences interested in participating in CPP, identifying a publications chair is an essential first step. The process for acquisition of conference proceedings tracks across the life-cycle of the conference. As always, CEE is here to help organizers successfully move through that process to ensure proceedings are IEEE Xplore®-ready.

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IEEE Conference Publications Start Here

Update to IEEE’s Publications Services and Products Manual, (page 90, Section 8.1.10D, page 93 Section 8.2.1.A.3)

Conference Publications Chair Overview

Understand the chair’s role in preparing conference proceedings for publication in IEEE Xplore® and find helpful resources

Getting Approval

Apply to the Conference Publications Program and you will receive a Letter of Acquisition (LOA)

Setting Paper Submissions Guidelines

Employ conference publishing templates, establish non-presented paper guidelines, and communicate indexing expectations

Preparing Papers and Checking for Plagiarism

Obtain IEEE Xplore®-compatible PDFs from authors using PDF eXpress and check for plagiarism with Crosscheck

Collecting Copyright

Obtain transfer of copyright using the Electronic Copyright Form (eCF)

Submitting Proceedings to IEEE Xplore®

Learn how to properly prepare your packing list and format your materials for submission to IEEE Xplore® after your conference

Hiring a Publication Vendor

Explore IEEE’s fee-based publication vendors that can help you prepare IEEE Xplore®-compliant conference content

Publishing Information for IEEE Conference Authors

Find helpful information for authors on copyrights, templates, PDF eXpress, the IEEE Conference Search, IEEE Xplore®, and Indexers

Resources & Tools

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