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Those wishing to present at ECOC 2019 are required to submit a technical paper for consideration by the Technical Programme Committee.

Process overview

*The technical programme committee reserve the right to change the authors' choice of topic area

Useful Information

What's the difference between an Invited and Contributed submission?

Invited talks are longer in length and will have already been pre-selected by the Technical Programme Committee (TPC). You should only select "Invited" if you have been sent an email from the TPC chairs, requesting you submit a paper for an invited talk. All other papers will come under "contributed submission". The same deadlines apply for both invited and contributed submissions. 

What is an e-poster?

An e-poster, or, an electronic poster will replace the traditional, printed posters & boards format at ECOC 2019. The posters will now be interactive, and a digital screen will be provided for authors to display their work. Further guidance and templates will be made available to authors at a later date. Please note that traditional poster boards will not be provided; the use of e-poster screens is mandatory for accepted poster authors.

What is the Demo Session?

The demo session will provide the opportunity to see live demonstrations and prototypes of research projects, corresponding to relevant topics of the Conference.
The Demo area will be open to Conference Delegates, providing unique opportunities for potential technological transfer and dissemination of research results.

Authors wishing to participate in the demo session are invited to submit technical proposals in the standard conference proceedings style, via the online submission system, selecting the dedicated "Demo Session" sub-category. A complete submission should not exceed three pages with one additional page reserved for your demo session proposal.

For more information on Demo Session Proposals – please see the guidance notes.

Best Student Paper Award

A Best Student Paper Award will be granted to a student author, for writing a remarkable paper and making an outstanding presentation at ECOC2019. The winner and two runners-up will receive a cash prize.


Judging process:

The Best Student Paper Award is sponsored by

Submission deadlines

Papers instructions

Writing your paper

Using the online submission system

Successful authors and accepted papers: general rules

Personal data

Information provided during paper submission will be processed by the IET for its sole use and that of its associated organisations, for the purpose of organising your attendance at this event.
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