Submissions are invited for Oral Presentation Only, Short Paper Presentation (early stage) or Full Paper Presentation (mature results) to facilitate the diversity of stakeholders who wish to contribute and have valuable experiences and perspectives to share. Submissions will be assessed for quality, relevance and potential or actual impact. Presenters and delegates alike will enjoy the opportunity to share insights and build relationships with like-minded individuals, organisations and stakeholder groups around the world.
All submissions must be made online to facilitate the blind peer review process.
Author details should be included as part of the online submission but not included within the pdf file uploaded for blind peer review.
Please note that all submissions will undergo a Plagiarism Check before being assigned for blind peer review by members of the IEEE IHTC 2021 International Technical Programme Committee Members (TPC), who are all experienced subject matter experts.
While experienced researchers and practitioners are invited to submit draft papers by 31 July, we would like to encourage community representatives, volunteers and other stakeholders who have early stage research or implementation results to share either as Oral Presentations or Short papers to also submit proposals for consideration.
Presenters can choose to submit:
Abstract for Oral Presentation Only – Deadline 31 May Those interested in making an Oral Presentation are invited to submit a structured abstract of c.300 words by 31 May.
Abstract Submissions for Oral Presentation Only should be 300 words in length, prepared as a pdf file. Abstracts should be structured to clearly share the following key information:
TPC Members will review these submissions for scope, and provide potential presenters with actionable, constructive feedback whether or not your submission is provisionally accepted.
Abstracts submitted and accepted for Oral Presentation Only will be included in relevant thematic sessions in the Programme. It is necessary for all presenters to complete conference registration by 30 September, prior to publication of the Final Programme.
Paper Submission – 31 July (Short Papers, Full Papers)
Provisionally accepted abstracts related to Short Papers must action the feedback received at the abstract submission phase and submit the updated short paper by 31 July for full review.
Paper Submission – 31 July (Short Papers, Full Papers)
Short Papers are appropriate for activities at an earlier stage of evolution or authors wishing to share a snapshot of results-in-progress, experiences and perspectives. These should be three to four pages in length using the IEEE paper template and include a short up to date reference section.
Full Papers are appropriate for mature work or completed projects and should be up to eight pages in length using the IEEE paper template, including full up to date references.
Papers must present analysis of initial or final research results or an analytical case study. It is important to highlight actual or expected impact as well as the level of innovation. General project descriptions or project proposals will not be assigned for review.
It is necessary for papers submitted to include new elements that have not previously been published to warrant inclusion in the conference proceedings. Any visionary elements in paper should be supported by mini use cases to illustrate applicability.
Any elements of the paper previously published should be carefully referenced. Authors should undertake a plagiarism check prior to submission and ensure that all content is appropriately referenced including self-references to past publications.
Papers should be structured to clearly share the following key information:
Each presenter can present ONE paper or Oral Presentation in the Programme. It is necessary for papers/Oral Presentations to be presented by an original author / co-author who will also answer questions based on the presentation during the event to facilitate inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.
Please only submit papers / Oral Presentations for review where there are authors/co-authors who will complete registration if accepted for inclusion in the Programme and present the results. Please do not submit multiple papers / Oral Presentations for which there is only one author who can register.
Short Papers and Full Papers provisionally accepted following blind peer review will then be updated to address the feedback provided, with a final camera ready version provided by 30 September. Instructions in relation to submission of final papers will be published in due course.
Papers accepted following the quality check, which are presented during the event with an original author/co-author participating in the conference session to take live questions will be submitted as part of the Conference Proceedings for potential publication in IEEE Xplore. Instructions on preparing presentations will be published in due course.
Accepted papers will be scheduled as presentations in thematic sessions in the Programme. Presenter registration must be completed by 30 September, prior to publication of the Final Programme.
|31 May 2021||Abstract for Oral Presentation Only Submission Deadline|
|30 June 2021||Abstract Review Feedback|
|31 July 2021||Paper Submission Deadline (Using Paper Template)|
|31 August 2021||Paper Review Feedback|
|30 September 2021||Submission of Camera ready Final Short (max 4 pages) or Full (max 8 pages) Papers incorporating feedback from review|
|30 September 2021||Notification of Design Competition Results (to be confirmed)|
|30 September 2021||Presenter Registration Deadline|
|08 November 2021||Submission of All Presentations (Oral Only, Short and Full Paper) as .mp4 files for Quality Control|
The IEEE Region 8 has approved a fund in support of applicants for participation at IHTC2021 who qualify according to the following criteria;
Only applicants who have not been supported by IEEE R8 VCF in the last 5 years are eligible. Students may get funding twice in 5 years, to the total amount of US$1000.