Submission Instructions

IEEE CNS 2014 Paper/Abstract Submission Instructions

  1. EDAS Paper/Abstract submission link for CNS 2014 is at
  2. If you are new to EDAS, please visit this page:

Note: You can submit the abstract as plain text when registering your paper, without uploading the full paper.

IEEE CNS 2014 Manuscript Preparation Instructions

Manuscript Layout and Templates

NOTE: Manuscripts that do not conform to the formatting guidelines below (PDF format, 9-page limit, margins, font size, embedded fonts etc.) will be removed from further consideration without review. 

Manuscript submissions should be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) only. The page limit is 9 pages. Font size should be no smaller than 10 points.

The three most important elements of manuscript layouts are:

1. Margins: these must be strictly followed. Manuscripts cannot be accepted for review until proper margins are used.

  US Letter A4
Top Margin 0.75 inch 19 mm
Bottom Margin 1 inch 43 mm
Side Margins 0.625 inch 13 mm


When you upload your PDF, EDAS should report the margins are no less than 0.625x0.625x1x0.75 with a text region no more than 7.25 inches x 9.25 inches on a standard US Letter document (8.5 inches x 11 inches). The minimum line spacing should be 10pt. Of course, your margins and line spacing can be larger than this. If you have problems setting the individual margins, please set 1 inch margins all around.

Please run the paper formatting check on EDAS yourself by clicking on the Description: under the Check Format column in the Files row in the basic paper view page.

2.  Manuscript should NOT have

  • Headers
  • Footers
  • Page numbers

3. The following should be added in front of the latex file:

IEEE CNS addition
\def\@oddhead{\mbox{}\scriptsize\rightmark \hfil \thepage}%
\def\@evenhead{\scriptsize\thepage \hfil \leftmark\mbox{}}%


You are free to use good judgment in the presentation of your information. These guidelines are meant only as helpful tools. However, basic adherence to layout specifications is expected.

Microsoft word 97/2000
(DOC Format)
(Archive Contents)
(Bibliography Files)
US Letter Unix Unix
A4 Windows Windows


Note: new LaTeX templates IEEEtran LaTeX Class (template) V1.7 packages and IEEEtran V1.12 BibTeX (bibliography) packages. Be sure to use the template's conference mode. See template documentation for details.

To create a PDF file on different platforms, please see the PDF Generation Instructions page (Courtesy: NSF Fastlane). To avoid printing problems due to missing fonts, please use Postscript Type 1 fonts and embed these fonts in the PDF file.

This page borrows heavily from the IEEE Conference eXpress instructions page to authors for camera-ready submissions. However, the changes made to the templates for the manuscripts submitted for review are unique to CNS 2013.

IEEE and IEEE Communications Society Policies

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 has engaged in either practice.
To be published in the IEEE CNS 2014 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, 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 by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. 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 IEEE CNS 2014 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.