Overview of Submission Instructions

  • Submission page: EasyChair
  • Page limit: 6 pages.
  • Author information: Required.

Paper Instructions

Papers must be written in English. Only electronic submissions will be accepted (see instructions below). Papers not meeting the exact guidelines detailed below will be returned to the authors.

Format and Length

Submitted papers must be no longer than six (6) pages in double-column format with standard margins (i.e., at least one inch all around) and at least a 10 point font. This length includes everything: figures, tables, references, appendices and so forth. Longer submissions will not be reviewed. Papers should include a title; full list of authors, their organization and email address; and an abstract of fewer than 200 words.

All papers must adhere to IEEE formatting standards. Consult the IEEE Transactions LaTeX and Microsoft Word Style Files. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Portable Document Format) and compatible with Acrobat (English version), not including any special characters or non-standard fonts. We must be able to display and print your submission exactly as we receive it and using only standard tools and postscript printers, so we strongly suggest that you use only standard fonts. Simplified Requirements for Creating PDF Files for IEEE Xplore is a two-page document that describes the essential steps in distilling PDFs. Make sure that the paper prints well on black-and-white printers, not color printers. This is especially true for plots and graphs in the paper.

Papers should be formatted for printing on US LETTER (8.5" by 11") size paper.

Dual Submissions

Once submitted to NPSec, a paper cannot be submitted to another workshop, conference or journal until the NPSec acceptance decision is known. Similarly, a paper that is under consideration elsewhere, including a workshop or journal, cannot simultaneously be submitted to NPSec. If some of the material in a submission has appeared in a workshop, the paper should so indicate. This is only acceptable if the paper submitted to NPsec provides substantial additional results compared to the earlier or pending publication.

Electronic Submission

Submission is handled through EasyChair.

  1. Login to EasyChair, or create an account if you don't have one.
  2. Click on the New Submission tab.
  3. Fill out all the details on the page.
  4. Add at least two keywords to best describe the area of your submission.
  5. Upload the paper in the File section
  6. Click on Submit Paper.
  7. You will see a confirmation message with the uploaded file available in the Paper section
  8. You will see a confirmation message with links on the right to modify the submission.
  9. Papers must be submitted by 11:59 PM PDT, July 10, 2013 (new deadline).

Registration and Presentation

At least one of the authors of each paper presented at the conference must be registered in a non-student category. Additionally, each paper has to be presented at the conference in order for the paper to appear in the IEEE digital library.