Submissions and Publications

All submissions are processed electronically via the PaperCept paper management system. All papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted and presented Regular and Invited session papers will be published in the digital  conference proceedings and made available on IEEE Xplore

Important Dates

10 December 2020: Tutorial/Workshops proposals due.

31 December 2020: Invited sessions proposals due.

15 January 2021: Regular, Invited, and Presentation only papers due.

18 March 2021: Notification of acceptance/rejection.

15 April 2021: Final submissions due.

Submission Details 


All papers must be submitted electronically by January 15, 2021 through Papercept at Each paper format must follow the IEEE paper submission rules: 2 column layout, 10 pt. Times New Roman font. The maximum number of pages per Regular and Invited session paper is 6. Additional pages, up to a maximum 2, will be charged. The maximum number of pages per Presentation only paper is 4. All papers will be peer reviewed and acceptance notified by March 18, 2021. Accepted papers are to be uploaded electronically through Papercept by April 15, 2021.

Submission Format

  • We require to use the set of IEEE templates (please click here). Please be aware that PaperCept accepts only US-Letter format.
  • Regular papers can be submitted through Papercept with a length of 6-8 pages. For the final submission, a manuscript should be of 6 pages, with 2 additional pages allowed but at an extra charge.
  • Invited session papers: After invited session proposals are approved, papers may be submitted through Papercept to the invited sessions and should conform to the formatting and electronic submission guidelines of regular papers. Invited session papers will undergo the same review process as regular papers.
  • Presentation only papers can be submitted through Papercept to the presentation only papers section and should conform to the formatting and electronic submission guidelines of regular papers. For the intial and final submission the maximum number of pages is 4. Presentation only papers should be aimed at novel/cutting edge ideas with potential, however, not yet fully developed. Presentation only papers will not be included in the conference proceedings.
  • All papers must adhere to the IEEE style and will be peer-reviewed.
  • PDF file: A manuscript file needs to be converted into its PDF version for submission. Please limit the size of the PDF file to be 3 Mb. See guidelines on manuscript preparation at IEEE.


A statement describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed session, invited paper titles and author names must be submitted electronically through Papercept at by December 31, 2020. Authors must then submit electronically full versions of the invited papers through Papercept by the common deadline of January 15, 2021.


Proposals for tutorials or workshops should contain the title of the session, the list of speakers, and extended summaries (2000 words) of the presentations. Proposals for review must be sent by e-mail to the Tutorial and Workshop Chairs by December 10, 2020.


You can find information on the required template at:

Authors should adhere to the following steps for submitting papers:

  1. Create an account: go to, then PIN and fill out the form. Ask all your co-authors to do the same if they do not have an account on the system yet, write down the authors’ PINs (this information is needed for manuscript processing purposes).
  2. Go to Support Menu and depending on how you are preparing your paper, download a template: LaTeX or MS-Word. Use these templates/style files to create a paper and save in PDF format.
  3. Upload the paper: go to and click on “submit a contribution to MED 2021″.  Click an appropriate link to submit a regular paper/an invited paper/an invited session/a workshop/a tutorial proposal.
  4. Fill in the form presented on the next page (make sure to enter all authors’ PINs created in Step 1).