2023 20th Annual IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking
11–14 September 2023 // Madrid, Spain


Presentation Instructions

Presentations will be given in person. Best paper candidates each has a 20 min presentation + 8 min Q&A. Other full papers each has a 17 min presentation + 5 min Q&A.

The Poster/Demo authors will have 1-minute sessions on the main stage to attract the audience to their presentations. The authors decide if they prefer to have either a single slide about their work, or simply a slide with their poster's title and affiliations. These should be sent to the Poster Chairs (mairton.barros@it.uu.se, constantine.ayimba@imdea.org) or Demo Chairs (mail@bastibl.net, rtrimana@uci.edu) on or before September 4th. If the authors do not provide any slide, they can still have the 1-minute session verbally after other Posters/Demos with a slide, or choose not to do it at all.

For workshop presentations, authors should receive information from the chairs of the separate workshops.

Camera Ready Submission

Paper Category Maximum Length (Pages) Camera Ready Deadline
Full Paper 9 (including references) 15 July 2023
Demo 3 (including references) 15 July 2023
Poster 2 (including references) 15 July 2023
Workshop-AGRISECON, SC6G 9 (including references) 15 July 2023
Workshop-DPRLMN 6 (including references) 15 July 2023

Author Instructions for Full Papers and Workshop Papers

The submission instructions are now updated. According to the updated instructions, the authors does not need to add copyright notice to the first page of their paper.

If you have received a paper acceptance email from the TPC co-chairs, please use these author instructions to prepare your final camera ready paper.

IEEE/IEEE Communications Society/IEEE SECON Policies

To ensure appropriate consideration of conflicts of interest during the review process, the IEEE ComSoc prohibits changes to the list of authors once a paper has been submitted for review during review, revision, or (if accepted) final publication. The author list may be changed only prior to the submission deadline.

To be published in the IEEE SECON conference proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, one author of each accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate. The paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference, unless the TPC co-chairs grant permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance. The designated presenter should be qualified to both present the paper and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. Only IEEE Xplore®-compliant papers received by the camera-ready deadline can appear in the proceedings. 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 SECON 2023 conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore® as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Revise your Paper

Please read the reviews of your paper and follow the reviewers’ recommendations for revising it and preparing the final version. When you are done with the revision, please print out your paper and carefully proofread it. Review formatting requirements can be found at:


IEEE PDF eXpress

Only papers checked by IEEE PDF eXpress for IEEE Xplore compatibility are eligible to be submitted as final versions. This step can consume substantial time, so needs to be done well before the deadline. Before checking your PDF proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision and ensure that your PDF complies with the conference paper template provided by IEEE. In particular, your paper should not contain any copyright notice (nor reserve space for such a notice) and it should not contain page numbers. Do not rely on the automatic check to detect all ways a paper can mismatch the template.

PDF Instructions for your Authors

2023 20th Annual IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON)

Before Creating a PDF

Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.

Creating your PDF eXpress Account
Log in to the IEEE PDF eXpress TM site.

First-time users should do the following:

  1. Select the New Users – Click Here link.
  2. Enter the following:
    58729X for the Conference ID
    your email address
    a password
  3. Continue to enter information as prompted.
    An Online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.

Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.

Contacting PDF eXpress Support
Access the Publications Support Center for IEEE PDF eXpress.

Register to the Conference

For conference registration, please go to the Registration page and follow the instructions.

IEEE Copyright Form

Before you upload your camera-ready paper in EDAS, you will need to submit your IEEE copyright form using the IEEE electronic copyright mechanism. To submit your copyright form digitally, please log into EDAS, click on the “My Papers” button, your paper title, the link next to “copyright form,” then “IEEE Copyright Submission.” There is no copyright transfer for the Demonstration papers.

Submit your Camera Ready Paper

To submit your final paper, please log into EDAS, click on the “My Papers” button, your paper title, and then upload your paper (as returned by IEEE pdf eXpress) on the link provided. DO NOT go to Papers/Submit paper, since you will not find IEEE SECON 2023 there.

If you experience any problems during the upload process of your paper on EDAS, please contact help@edas-help.com.

Policies on No-shows and Substitute Presenters

Each paper must be presented by an author of the paper in person at the conference. Permission to have the paper presented by a substitute presenter may be granted by the TPC Chairs under extraordinary circumstances.  A substitute presenter must be qualified to answer questions regarding the paper. A request of a substitute presenter must be sent to the TPC Chairs no later than 5:00pm US ET,  1 September 2023. The TPC Chairs may approve or deny the request by 5:00pm US ET  6 September 2023. A no-response by the TPC Chairs after this deadline shall be considered as denial.

A paper not presented or presented by a non-author without prior written approval by the TPC Chairs will be removed from the final conference proceedings before uploading to IEEE Xplore®. No refund will be made to authors of these papers.


Would you have questions related to the camera ready submission, please contact the publication chair Bo Chen, boc2@illinois.edu.