Instructions for presentation of papers

Paper uploading

 All conference papers must adhere to the IEEE Xplore PDF specification for compatibility before uploading. This can be verified with  the PDF test on PaperPlaza.

If your file fails the PDF test on PaperPlaza, you can use the IEEE tool: IEEE PDF eXpress

 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 Check function).

Steps for submission:

1) Create your manuscript(s). Important!!!! Note that the final format of your manuscript(s) must be US letter.

2) Proofread and check layout of manuscript (it is highly recommended that you do this BEFORE going to IEEE PDF eXpress.)

3) Create IEEE PDF eXpress account  (instructions)

4) Upload source file(s) for Conversion; and/or PDF(s) for Checking

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) []. The deadline is 15-Sep-2005.


Best Student Paper Award

Purpose: To recognize excellence in a conference paper contribution whose primary author is a student member of the IEEE.

Basis: Originality, clarity, and potential impact on practical applications or theoretical foundations of control.

Guidelines: To be eligible, the primary and first listed author must be a student at the time of original submission.

To be eligible, the paper must be accepted for presentation at the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.

Nominations must be made by the student's major professor (advisor), certifying the above. The student must be an IEEE member and the student's IEEE membership number must be included in the nominating letter. The advisor's telephone number, fax number, and electronic mail address also must be included. Electronic nominations are preferred (pdf files only)

Procedure: Please email a pdf file with the nominating letter to:

msznaier "at"

or send a hard copy to:

Mario Sznaier
Chair of the CDC Best Student-Paper Committee
Department of Electrical Engineering
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802

The nominating letter must include a paragraph with a brief description of the contribution of the paper and the main reason why the paper is being nominated for the award. Please include also the session code and the original submission number assigned by paperplaza. There is no need to include a copy of the paper with the nomination.

Please note the following change with respect to previous years: due to the large number of papers submitted to the ECC-CDC, nominations are limited to one per advisor.

The deadline for receipt of emails or hard-copies is September 10, 2005.

Copyright Holder

The IEEE holds the copyright of regular papers while EUCA holds the copyright of plenary papers, surveys and mini-courses, however, EUCA and IEEE are given a full and liberal license to use any of the material presented at the Conference in their usual ways and to receive income thereto.