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, MCE 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

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

Forms & Templates

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