Full Paper submission deadline extended to January 30, 2018 (Firm deadline).
Papers will be reviewed on the basis of a manuscript of sufficient detail to permit reasonable evaluation. The manuscript should not exceed FIVE double-column pages, with single line spacing, main text font size no smaller than 10 points, and at least 3/4 inch margins (about 18 mm). All submissions must take place through the EDAS paper portal.
The deadline for submission is January 30, 2018 (Firm deadline), 23:59 IST. The deadline for notification of decisions is April 2, 2018. The deadline for the final camera-ready paper is Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Final manuscript guidelines will be made available after the notification of decisions.
As with the 2016 edition, reviewing for SPCOM 2018 will be double-blind. That is, both the author as well as referee names will be hidden from each other. For most conferences, only the authors do not know the identity of the reviewers; but in the double-blind review process, the reviewers also will not know the identity of the authors. Note, however, that the Technical Program Committee Chairs do know the author identities, to avoid accidental conflicts of interest and to help determine novelty.
In order to effectively implement double-blind reviewing, an obvious requirement is that no author names should be included in the submitted manuscript (PDF file). Moreover, no direct or indirect reference should be made that could reveal the identity of the authors, e.g., refer to your own prior work as third party, do NOT include research grant/proposal number, no institution name or email id etc. Any submissions not meeting these requirements will be rejected without review.
Authors are encouraged to use LaTeX to format their manuscripts, using the style file and example below. Authors using other means to prepare their manuscripts should attempt to adhere to the style of the example as closely as possible. To view the style, print out the file 'spcom2018_example.pdf' below.
Authors using Microsoft Word to prepare their manuscript are encouraged to use standard IEEE conference templates from the following link: IEEE conference templates.
Important Note: All submitted papers will undergo a plagiarism check. Any papers that do not pass this check will be rejected without review and the names of the authors will be reported to IEEE.