IEEE HotICN 2018 Beta

Submission Instructions

  • Register your paper by April 10, 2018 on the paper submission site. Submit your paper by April 16, 2018. Be sure to finalize your paper on the paper submission site to make it available for review.
  • Submit your Industrial Papers or Demo (2 pages in length, only for Blockchain track) by 10th July, 2018.

This is a hard deadline, and no extensions will be given.

If your paper is accepted, we will provide further information for the camera-ready version.

If you have any questions about submitting papers to HotICN 2018, or encounter problems with the paper submission site, contact the TPC chairs well before the deadline.

Submission Guidelines

Important IEEE Policy Announcement:

The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (including its remov-al from IEEE Explore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.
Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE Communications society will take action against any author who engages in either practice. Follow these links to learn more:

Non-Presented Paper (No-Show) Policy:

Any accepted paper included in the final program is expected to have at least one author or qualified proxy attend and present the paper at the conference. If a paper is not presented at the conference, the paper will not be published by IEEE on IEEE Xplore® or other public access forums, but these papers will be distributed to conference attendees as conference proceedings and the copyright of these papers will belong to IEEE. For poster and demo sessions, if the speaker is not present in front of the poster for most of the time during the poster session, this also implies the paper was not presented. Follow links to learn more:


Submissions should be made through EasyChair: please go to the HotICN 2018 Submission Site at

During the initial paper submission process via EasyChair, it is the authors' responsibility to ensure that the author list and the paper title of the submitted pdf file is an exact match to the author list and paper title on the EasyChair registration page. In particular, the EasyChair registration page must include all co-authors, not just the submitting author. Failure to comply with this rule might result in your paper being withdrawn from the review process. Please be aware that the author list of an accepted paper can NOT be changed in the final manuscript.

For your submission, please follow the rules:

  • Submit papers of no more than six (6) pages, including figures, tables, appendices, etc. References do not count to the page limit and in order to ensure adequate citation of related work, extra pages of references are allowed (and encouraged).
    For demos (Only for blockchain track) the page limit is 2 pages, excluding references.
  • Provide an abstract of no more than 250 words.
  • Submit papers in PDF (Portable Document Format) and ensure that they are compatible with Adobe Acrobat (English version). Other formats, including Postscript, will not be accepted. Avoid using any special characters or non-standard fonts. We must be able to display and print your submission exactly as we receive it using only standard tools and printers, so we strongly suggest that you use only standard fonts embedded in the PDF file.
  • Ensure that the paper prints well on black-and-white printers, not color printers. Pay particular attention to figures and graphs in the paper to ensure that they are legible without color. Explicitly using grayscale colors will provide best control over how graphs and figures will print on black-and-white printers.
  • Ensure that labels and symbols used in graphs and figures are legible, including the font sizes of tick marks, axis labels, legends, etc.
  • Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX formats are found at here:
    You may also use one of the following templates for Microsoft Word: A4, US letter. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all submissions must be done through EasyChair.
  • If you have any questions regarding the submission of manuscripts, please contact one of the Tech-nical Program Chairs of the Symposia that you are submitting a paper to.