General Conference Chair
Roy Billinton, U
Technical Program Chairs
Safa Kasap, U
Kunio Takaya, U of S
Rama Gokaraju, U
University of Regina
Denard Lynch, U of S
Treasurer and Chair of Sponsorship
David Dodds, U of S
Publicity and Partner Programs Chair
Facilities & Accommodations Chair
Student Activities Chair
U of S
IEEE Canada President
Western Canada Council
Department of Electrical Engineering
57 Campus Drive
Phone: (306) 966-5473
Fax: (306) 966-5407
Denard Lynch, U of S
Shining Light on Our Future
||May 1-4, 2005
Once you receive notification
of acceptance, prepare your full paper
following the instructions given in this guide. For
publication in the proceedings, the conference committee must have
received, by the deadline of Monday, February 28, 2005,
(a) the paper in the specified format
(b) the signed copyright form, available
locally in PDF or in Word format
(c) the full registration fee.
The following author's guide
is provided to ensure that
your paper abstract is accepted for review and that, following
acceptance, your complete paper is accepted for presentation AND
The CCECE-2005 Conference Committee will provide
attendees with a CD-ROM containing the conference proceedings and PDF
viewers for Windows, Macintosh, and Unix. The CD-ROMs serve
participants at CCECE conferences very well and increase the utility of
papers as reference documents.
File Submission Format
Papers must be submitted in Adobe Portable Document
Format (PDF). When preparing your PDF file; do not enable security, do
not disable printing! These submissions must be formatted to 8.5 x 11
inches page size, and in first-page-first order. Please verify that the
final version of your PDF file is readable by English and/or French
version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before submission. A link will
soon be availale to IEEE's PDF eXpress for authors to test the
compatibility of thier papers. Papers that do not
print correctly cannot be published. For best results, authors should
avoid the use of custom half tones, bitmap pattern fills, and bitmap
fonts. Use standard half tones and solid colour or grey fills
instead. Templates for preparation of final papers are given
CCECE05 has arranged for use of a new IEEE tool: . The
new IEEE Xplore
® Requirements for PDF will be enforced as of 2005. All
conference papers submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore must
adhere to the IEEE Xplore PDF specification for
compatibility. IEEE PDF eXpress is a free service to
IEEE conferences, allowing their authors to make IEEE
Xplore-compatible PDFs (Conversion function) or to check PDFs that
authors have made themselves for IEEE Xplore compatibility (PDF
Steps for submission:
1) Create your
2) Proofread and check layout of manuscript (it is highly
recommended that you do this BEFORE going to IEEE PDF
3) Create IEEE PDF eXpress account
4) Upload source file(s) for Conversion; and/or PDF(s) for
5) Use IEEE PDF eXpress to attain IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s).
The site contains extensive instructions, resources, helpful
hints, and access to technical support.
6) Submit final, IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s) to the EDAS Paper
Submission sustem according to the instructions given on the Author Information
page. The deadline is 28-Feb-2005.
The filename of your PDF file must be the paper number
assigned to you by the CCECE committee, followed by the Portable
Document Format extension (.pdf). For example, if the CCECE committee
assigned you the number 1568952848, you would submit your file as
Papers must be submitted in electronic form as specified
this author's guide, formatted for standard letter-size (8-1/2 by 11
inches). Normal paper length is 4 pages. There is no limit on
number of pages if payment of the excess page ($50 per page in excess
of 4 pages) is included with your registration fee. These page
counts include all figures, tables, references and appendixes.
When preparing your paper, please adhere to the
following guidelines (refer to the templates provided for more detail)
- All manuscripts must be in English or French, in
black text colour.
- Any text or other material outside the margins
specified below will not be printed:
- All text and figures must be contained in a 184
mm x 235 mm (7-1/4 inch x 9-1/4 inch) image area.
- The left and right margins should be 16 mm (0.625
- The top margin has to be 19 mm (0.75 inch), the
bottom margin 25.4mm (1").
- Text should appear in two columns, each 88 mm
wide with 4.3 mm space between columns.
- On the first page, the top of
both columns is reserved for the title, author(s), and affiliation(s).
These items should be centered across both columns.
- The abstract should appear at the top of the
left-hand column of text, about 7 mm (0.28 inches) below the title
area. Leave 7 mm (0.28 inches)
space between the end of the abstract and the beginning of the main
- The paper title has to appear in capital letters,
boldface. The authors' name(s) and affiliation(s) appear
below the title in capital and lower case letters. Papers with multiple
authors and affiliations, may require two or more lines for this
- Each paper should contain an abstract of
approximately 100 to 150
words that appears at the beginning of the paper.
- Major headings appear in bold face, centered in the
column. Subheadings appear boldface, left-justified in the
column. Sub-subheadings are discouraged, but if they must be
should also appear in boldface, left-justified, in the same size font
as the column body text.
- List and number all references at the end of the
paper. The references can be numbered in alphabetic order or in order
of appearance in the document. When referring to them in the text, type
the corresponding reference number in square brackets as shown at the
end of this sentence .
 D. E. Ingalls, "An Important Paper," IEEE Trans. ASSP, vol.
ASSP-36, pp. 1932-1948, 1988.
- Graphics and illustrations must appear within the
margins. They may span the two columns if necessary. If possible,
position them at the top or bottom of columns, rather than in the
middle. Caption and number every graph, table or illustration.
Graphics may be in monochrome (600dpi resolution), grayscale (300
dpi) or colout (300dpi).
- To achieve the best viewing experience both for the
proceedings and the CD-ROM, we strongly encourage to use Times-Roman
font. In addition, this will give the proceedings a more uniform
look. Use the font sizes recommended in the templates.
- Do NOT put page numbers on your papers. We will add
appropriate page numbers to accepted papers when the conference
proceedings are assembled.
- Authors who wish to use LaTeX to format a paper can
follow the template given in pdf
format. The LaTeX style (class) file (ccece05.cls)
is available locally from this site, as is the template (ccece05sample.tex) for this
Conference. The dvi file produced by LaTeX2e
may be exported to PDF format by using dvi2pdfm utility program, as
long as compatible fonts
are used and the produced PDF file is
readable by English and/or French version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- A Microsoft Word example file is available
for preparing your
Once you have
completed your paper using the guidelines described above, click the
icon below to proceed to the
generate a PDF version of your file or check your PDF file for
1. Access the IEEE
PDF eXpress site (this Conference is now closed)
||Previous users, but using it the first
time for a new conference:
|a. Click “New Users -
||a. Enter ccece2005
for the Conference ID, your email
address, and enter the password you used for your old account.
Enter ccece2005 for
the Conference ID, email address and
Enter ccece2005 for
the Conference ID, your email address, and choose
a new password. Continue to enter information as prompted.
you click “Login”, you’ll receive an error saying you need to set
an account. Simply click “Continue”. By entering your previously
email address and password combination, you will enable your old
account for access to this new conference.
|c. You will receive
online and email confirmation of successful account setup.
|| c. Check that the contact
information is still valid, and click “Submit”.
will receive online and email confirmation of successful account
2. For each
click “Create New Title”.
3. Enter identifying text for the paper
(title is recommended but not required)
4. Click “Submit PDF for
Checking” or “Submit Source Files for Conversion”
platform, source file type (if applicable), click Browse and navigate
to file, and click “Upload File”. You will receive online and
confirmation of successful upload
6. You will receive an email with
your Checked PDF or IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF attached. If
submitted a PDF for Checking, the email will show if your file passed
|If the PDF submitted fails the PDF
||If you are not satisfied with the IEEE PDF
||If the PDF submitted passed the PDF Check,
or you are
satisfied with your IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF:
||Submit your source file for conversion by clicking Try
again, then Submit
Source Files for Conversion
||Resubmit your source
file with corrections (Try again,
Source Files for
the PDF Check report, then click “The PDF Check Report” in
sidebar to get information on possible solutions
||Submit a PDF by
again, then Submit PDF for
your IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file to the EDAS site following
the instructions given on the
Technical Help” through your account
||“Request a Manual Conversion”
through your account
IEEE PDF eXpress converts the following file types to
Rich Text Format
(La)TeX (DVI and all support files required)*
*For documents created in formats that do not embed source files,
include all support files with the final manuscript in a folder.
Put this folder in a compressed archive for submission. If it is
possible to embed images in the source document, you should do so to
avoid potential issues, such as missing
IMPORTANT: A DVI
(DeVice Independent file) is required for LaTeX conversions, in
addition to all associated image files. Make sure that your LaTeX
system can output a DVI, otherwise it cannot be converted.
Be sure also to check that your images are properly referenced, and
that DVI can handle the image file types used (DVI does not
handle some newer image types, such as *.png).
CCECE 2005 accepts abstracts and full papers in PDF
only by on-line submission to EDAS Conference Management System
http://www.edas.info/index.cgi If you have already registered with
EDAS, log in with your password. If you are the first time user,
register your name or email address and get a password, then log
in. You will find CCECE 05 with the logo
..... This Conference is now closed.
Click on Submissions and Management, then you can submit your PDF file.
Prepare your lecture presentation or poster
presentation assigned by the technical program Chair according to the
guidelines provided below.
Lecture Presentation - Preparation Guide
Poster Presentation -- Preparation Guide
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