IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management
17-21 May 2021 // Bordeaux, France
Virtual Conference


Copyright Transfer Form


General Information

Paper category Maximum Length
Full technical papers 8 (excluding references)
Mini conference papers 6 (excluding references)
Short (poster) papers 4 (excluding references)
Experience session papers 15 annotated visuals (including title and references) or 6 pages (including references)
Dissertation papers 6 (including references)
Demo papers 2 (including references)
Workshop full papers 6 (including references)
Workshop short papers 4 (including references)

Instructions for final manuscripts

If you have received a paper acceptance email from the TPC co-chairs, please use these author instructions to prepare your final camera ready paper.

Formatting checks are enforced in the submission phase for final manuscripts. Please allow extra time to fix any formatting errors and use PDF-eXpress to generate a compliant file. Due to IEEE technical co-sponsorship of IM, your final paper is planned to be included in IEEEXplore for archival value after the conference. However, IEEE reserves the right to exclude an acceptance paper from inclusion in IEEEXplore if it is not presented at the conference. Please follow the following steps to finalize the camera-ready version of your paper:

  1. Prepare in the IEEE double-column format using IEEE Conference Proceeding templates (see also General Formatting Instructions at the bottom of this page).
    1. For IEEEtran class in LaTeX, use the following as the first line in your LaTeX source file:
      Note that with IEEE conferences, the author affiliation is listed under the author's name, unlike IEEE transactions.
    2. Do not add any page numbering, header or footer (other than the copyright info discussed below, if applicable).
    3. Page limits : full papers (8 excluding references), mini-conference papers (6 pages excluding references), short papers (4 excluding references), workshop (6 pages).
    1. Insert an appropriate copyright notice on the first page (bottom left) as follows:
    • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
    • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is:  978-3-903176-32-4 © 2021 Crown
    • For all other papers the copyright notice is:  978-3-903176-32-4 © 2021 IFIP
    • Latex users can add following lines just before \begin{document} for the copyright notice to show up (shown below as an example for the fourth case above):

      \IEEEoverridecommandlockouts\IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{978-3-903176-32-4~\copyright~2021 IFIP \hfill} \hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }}

    • MSWord users can use: ‘Insert’ -> ‘Text box’, insert the appropriate copyright notice in the textbox, and place the box (without border) at the bottom left on the first page.
    1. Go to IEEE PDF eXpress Website.
      1. Create an IEEE PDF eXpress account (use conference ID: 51187X)
      2. Use 'new user' if you haven't used this site before.
      3. Use IEEE PDF eXpress to check if your PDF file is Xplore-compliant, OR, else, you can use this site to convert your source files into an IEEE Xplore-compliant PDF file (e.g., for LaTeX users, create a zip file that includes dvi and your eps figure files all together, and then upload the zip file for the system to convert into a compliant PDF file; for MSWord users, upload the Word file and let it convert and return a compliant PDF file).
      4. Do NOT use 'Approve for collection' in PDF eXpress plus. Camera ready papers should be uploaded on JEMS (see next step).
    1. Log into JEMS and upload the following at your paper entry page:
      1. A copy of the compliance message from PDF eXpress delivered as an email. You can create a pdf file for the email message. 
      2. The PDF eXpress-passed compliant camera-ready copy of your paper (Do NOT use 'Approve for collection' in PDF eXpress, if requested).
      3. Signed copyright form with the relevant information (such as author, title, etc.) completed.
    1. To be published in the IFIP/IEEE IM 2021 Conference Proceedings and to be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore® and other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented at the conference. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IFIP/IEEE IM 2021 Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore and other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.  The registration instructions will be soon available on registration page.
    1. If you require an assistance letter for requesting a visa, please visit the travel page.