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 Regular papers will be published in the digital conference proceedings, will be made available on IEEE Xplore, and will be indexed on Scopus. 

Important Dates

December 10th, 2020 December 31st, 2020: Tutorial/Workshops proposals due.

December 31st, 2020 January 14th, 2021: Invited sessions proposals due.

January 15th, 2021 January 25th, 2021 : Regular, Invited Session Regular, Invited Session Presentation Only, and Presentation Only papers due.

March 18th, 2021: Notification of acceptance/rejection.

April 15th, 2021: Final submissions due.

Submission Details 

TUTORIALS/WORKSHOPS PROPOSALS’ SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Proposals for Tutorials or Workshops must be prepared according to the following template and must be submitted through Papercept at  https://controls.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl by December 10th, 2020 December 31st, 2020.

INVITED SESSIONS PROPOSALS’ SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Proposals for Invited Sessions must be prepared according to the following template and must be submitted electronically through Papercept at https://controls.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl by December 31st, 2020 January 14th, 2021. The invited session proposals should include information on at least 5 prospective papers. Authors must then submit electronically the invited papers through Papercept using the session code by the common deadline of January 15th, 2021 January 25th, 2021.

Note that Invited Sessions can include both Invited Session Regular papers and Invited Session Presentation Only papers. Only Invited Session Regular Papers will be included in the proceedings of the conference, while Invited Session Presentation Only papers will be only presented during the conference.

PAPERS’ SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

All papers must be submitted electronically by January 15th, 2021 January 25th, 2021 through Papercept at https://controls.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl. 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 Regular papers is 6. Additional pages, up to a maximum 2, will be charged. Regular and Invited Session Regular papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and will be made available on IEEE Xplore and indexed on Scopus.

The maximum number of pages per Invited Session Presentation only and Presentation Only papers is 4. Invited Session Presentation only and Presentation Only papers will not be included in the conference proceedings.

All papers will be peer-reviewed and acceptance notified by March 18th, 2021. Accepted papers are to be uploaded electronically through Papercept by April 15th, 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. Regular papers will be published in the digital conference proceedings, will be made available on IEEE Xplore and indexed on Scopus. 
  • 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 initial 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.
  • Invited Session Regular papers: after invited session proposals are approved, Invited Session Regular 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. Invited Session Regular Papers will be published in the digital conference proceedings, will be made available on IEEE Xplore and indexed on Scopus. 
  • Invited Session Presentation Only papers: after invited session proposals are approved, Invited Session Presentation Only papers may be submitted through Papercept to the invited sessions and should conform to the formatting and electronic submission guidelines of regular papers. For the initial and final submission, the maximum number of pages is 4. Invited Session 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.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE ON PAPERCEPT

You can find information on the required paper template at:  http://controls.papercept.net/conferences/support/support.php

Authors should adhere to the following steps for submitting papers or proposals:

  1. Create an account: go to https://controls.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/pinwizard.pl, 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. The templates for the proposals are reported above.
  3. Upload the paper: go to http://controls.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl and click on “submit a contribution to MED 2021″.  Click an appropriate link to submit a regular paper/an invited paper/a presentation only 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).