SOCA 2009

Authors of accepted papers please follow the steps as follows to prepare and submit camera-ready papers.

Paper Specification and Format
  • PAPER PAGE LIMIT: 8 pages (regular paper) and 4 pages (short paper),including all figures, tables, and references.
  • PURCHASING EXTRA PAGES: Up to 2 extra pages may be purchased at $100 (US dollars) per extra page (for extra page payment, please go to the conference registration page)
  • Formatting Instructions:
    8.5" x 11" x 2 (DOC, PDF)
    LaTex Formatting Macros

Important Deadlines

PAPER DEADLINE: Final paper is due by October 15, 2009.
COPYRIGHT DEADLINE: A signed copyright release form is due by October 15, 2009.

PDF eXpress Online File Conversion/PDF Validation Tool

As the camera-ready papers will be indexed by IEEE Xplore digital library, the authors of the papers must meet a minimum standard for both print and electronic publishing. PDF eXpress helps the authors convert their papers into IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF files (conversion function) or to check their own PDF files for IEEE Xplore compatibility (PDF validation function). Notably, PDF eXpress is NOT a file submission system and does not capture files. An author's file simply passes through the system returning a PDF file or an error report.

After using PDF eXpress, you will still need to submit the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF file of your final paper later in this publication submission process. Please note that IEEE Xplore is NOT able to include your paper into IEEE Digital Library if your paper is NOT IEEE Xplore-compatible.

  • If you would like to create your own PDF file, please change the setting on your PDF distiller to insure your paper meets IEEE PDF specifications. Basic PDF distiller settings MUST be changed to:
    • Optimized,
    • Acrobat 5.0 compatibility,
    • ALL graphics at least 300 dpi resolution (higher if preferred),
    • ALL fonts MUST be embedded and subset,
    • Postscript settings DO NOT override distiller settings,
    • Page size is 612.0 x 792.0 points (8.5" x 11").
  • If you would like to submit your source file to PDF eXpress for conversion and validation, PDF eXpress converts the following file types to PDF:
    • Postscript, Microsoft Word, Freelance, PageMaker, FrameMaker, Word Pro, WordPerfect, QuarkXpress, Rich Text Format

PDF eXpress will be available for use after September 22, 2009.

  1. Click here to go to PDF eXpress. (PDF eXpress will open in a new browser window)
  2. Click button: "First time logging in PDF eXpress click here"
  3. Enter Conference ID: soca09x
  4. Enter your email address
  5. Choose a password
  6. Continue to enter information as prompted (You will receive an email confirming the successful creation of your account).
  7. Upload either your source file or PDF file for Conversion; and/or PDF Checking
  8. Use PDF eXpress to obtain an IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF file.
    • The site contains extensive instructions, resources, and helpful hints.
    • Through your PDF eXpress account, you may submit your source application files for conversion to PDF, and/or submit PDFs for checking.
    • If there is a problem with your file, you will receive an e-mail detailing the problems. Otherwise the system will e-mail you a copy of your IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF file.

Submitting Your IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF File and Copyright Release Form

Go to the paper submission system to upload your IEEE Xplore-compatible camera-ready paper and submit your copyright release form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Publication Chair: Dr. Hung-Chang Hsiao.