Oceans ?08 ? MTS/IEE Quebec

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Full paper submission instructions

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  1. The paper submission deadline is July 22, 2008

  2. Any author who has not received the acceptance/rejection notification email should contact the Technical Program Chair immediately at this address

  3. A word of caution for Firefox users: Some users have reported problems uploading their papers when using Firefox. Should you experience such problems, try uploading first using a different browser. If the problem persists, please report it at info@oceans08mtsieeequebec.org

Please remember to confirm receipt of the acceptance e-mail by clicking on the link identified within the acceptance e-mail and entering your login information.

Instructions for Paper Submission:

  1. Compose your manuscript. The paper should not exceed 10 pages, including figures. The paper must be in US letter size (8 ½ by 11 inches). Please do not include blank pages at the end of the paper.

  2. Compose your paper in accordance with the formatting and style requirements established for the Proceedings of the Conference. To assist you in the preparations of your paper, we have prepared the following downloadable instructional templates:

    (.doc) Download Oceans 08 1-column
    (.doc) Download Oceans 08 2-columns
    (.tar) Download Oceans 08 latex

  3. Proofread and check the layout of paper (it is highly recommended that you do this BEFORE proceeding to the next steps).

  4. Once you have completed this process, you will need to upload your paper in the IEEE PDF eXpress format. IEEE PDF eXpress is an online tool that will convert your document into a PDF format that complies with IEEE Xplore®.

  5. Log in to IEEE PDF eXpress at You will need to create a new user account for this conference. Follow the “New Users – Click here” link to create your account and login information. Simply login when you use the account thereafter.

    The conference ID is OCEANS08x

    For technical questions pertaining to the use of IEEE PDF eXpress, contact pdfsupport@ieee.org or via phone at +1-732-465-5888. Support hours are M-F 0800-1730 ET.

  6. Following the instructions after logging in to IEEE PDF eXpress, upload your document source file for conversion (highly recommended) or your PDF file for compliance checking. Once your paper is properly formatted, you will receive a certification in the form of an e-mail from PDF eXpress (please be patient, this process takes 5 to 20 minutes). Your PDF eXpress-compliant document will be included as an attachment to this email. This will be the file you upload to the conference web site.

  7. Email a copy of the PDF eXpress certification email (without the pdf copy of your paper) to the Technical Program Chair at techchair@oceans08mtsieeequebec.org. You are now ready to go to the paper upload site.

  8. Submit your final PDF eXpress-compliant document via the Abstract Submission page identified in your acceptance e-mail, using the login information listed within that e-mail. The deadline for all submissions is July 22, 2008. (Please ignore the submission deadline date contained in the IEEE PDF eXpress message; that date is for another administrative purpose). Allow time to familiarize yourself with the formatting (IEEE PDF eXpress) and uploading process (you are allowed up to three uploads). Manuscripts sent via e-mail to the conference chairs will not be accepted.

  9. The paper upload process will automatically take you through the submission of keywords and the electronic copyright transfer process before you upload your PDF eXpress compliant paper.

  10. You may verify receipt of your paper by downloading it from the site. We will not send an email acknowledgement. Receipt of your manuscript by this Conference together with the IEEE PDF eXpress certification email constitutes release for open publication. No cancellation of such release is permissible.

  11. Any paper not accompanied by a full conference registration will be withdrawn from the final program, from the conference proceedings, and from the technical program of oral presentations. The registration must be accomplished by July 22, 2008. One-day and student registrations are not sufficient for inclusion of papers in the regular program.

  12. Oral presentation of the paper at the conference is required for the paper to be published in IEEE Xplore, the on-line database. Failure to present the paper at the conference will result in withdrawal of the paper from the published Proceedings of OCEANS '08 MTS/IEEE Quebec.

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If you have any questions about the paper submission process, please contact:

Joseph Czika or Georges Fournier
Technical Program Co-Chairs