Submission Instructions

1. Prepare your 2-page summary paper

We strongly recommend that you prepare your 2-page summary paper in Word or LaTeX using the 2020 template versions (word or latex) available for download on the conference website ( Please use the format and fonts found in these templates. Please DO NOT USE old CPEM templates.

Note that the 2020 template includes a copyright clearance code notice that must appear at the bottom of the first page. Customize the copyright notice sentence by selecting the one that applies to your paper.

  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright or papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the
    copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-5898-3/20/$31.00 ©2020 Crown
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the
    copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-5898-3/20/$31.00 ©2020 European Union
  • For all other papers the
    copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-5898-3/20/$31.00 ©2020 IEEE
For selection of keywords, please use ONLY those listed in the IEEE Taxonomy:
2. Create an IEEE XPLORE compatible pdf file (PDF converter)

The 2-page summary papers must conform to IEEE specifications. You must verify that it complies with IEEE specifications for pdf files by using the IEEE PDF eXpress TM ( The Conference ID is 49742X. You can either submit your pdf file for checking, or you can submit a source file (Word) and PDF eXpress will convert it to a pdf file that complies with the IEEE specifications. Proofread your source document thoroughly before and after the conversion to confirm that it will require no revision.

First-time PDF eXpress users should do the following:

  1. Select the New Users,
  2. Enter the following: 49742X for the Conference ID, your email address, and 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. To contacting PDF eXpress

Support: Access the Publications Support Center for IEEE PDF eXpress ( If you do not find an answer in the “Find Answers” tab, go to the “Submit A Question” tab. Your question will be forwarded to IEEE PDF Support and answered within 3 business days. See “Using IEEE PDF eXpress” tab on the PDF eXpress website for instructions and for a list of acceptable file types for converting. IT IS THE AUTHOR’S RESPONSIBILITY to assure that the manuscript is IEEE compliant. Papers that do not comply with IEEE publication specifications will be omitted from the digest. Although the PDF eXpress website offers to collect papers for submission to the Conference, do not do that! You must submit your 2-page summary paper through the CPEM 2020 submission process described below. 
3. Create a profile with NCSLI/CPEM 2020 conference

First time users must create a profile before submitting their abstract (2-page summary paper).

4. Login to your profile and select the CPEM 2020 track submission option

Returning users may access their existing accounts through their address and password (login). Click on the “CPEM 2020 Technical program abstract submission” button. Click on the new abstract submission button. Fill the form and upload the IEEE compliant pdf version of your 2-page summary paper. Once the paper upload is completed, you can add co-authors by pushing the “authors” button. If you need to return to the main submission window, use the “Submission Home” tab that is located below the conference banner. There are no limits to the number of 2-page summary papers a submitter may submit, but each submission must include a single 2-page summary paper.