All papers must be in English, and submitted in PDF format through this web page.
Please comply with the following guidelines. In certain cases, non-compliance may lead to paper rejection or exclusion from publication.
- The paper must discuss only new and previously unpublished results.
- The paper must be formatted according to the IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings, have a minimum of four pages, and must not exceed 6 pages, including figures and references.
- The paper must address at least one category specified in the Call for Papers. Each accepted paper is required to have at least one full registration by June 30, 2014, from one of the authors. Student registration will not be counted towards this requirement.
- SOCC conducts a double-blind peer review process and a plagiarism check. In submitting your manuscript for the review process, you must leave the author and affiliation section in the manuscript blank. Also, you must remove any information in the manuscript that refers to the author identity or affiliation (such as acknowledgements). Submissions not respecting the blind review requirements or not passing the plagiarism check will be rejected.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The organizers of SOCC 2014 as well as our attendees expect all accepted papers to be presented at the conference.
IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference. In addition, we keep track of no-shows and will exclude any organization from paper submission for one year if accepted papers from the specific organization were not presented at the conference for two years in a row.
In order to achieve the same appearance for all manuscripts, SOCC requires the usage of the IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings, available in Microsoft Word 2003 and LaTeX format.
A pdf file should be prepared using the following guidelines:
- Do not set any file security on any files.
- Do not use other fonts than the ones used in the template. However, if it should become necessary for any reason to use any other font, avoid the usage of non-English fonts, especially Asian fonts.
- ALL fonts must be accurately included in the PDF file as an "Embedded Subset."