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Paper Structure and Formatting Guidelines for Authors (Based upon IEEE Xplore template)

Submission of a paper implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or academic thesis) and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The submission should be approved by all the authors of the paper. If a paper is finally accepted, the authorities, where the work had been carried out, shall be responsible for not publishing the work elsewhere in the same form. Paper, once submitted for consideration in INDIACom - 2016, cannot be withdrawn unless the same is finally rejected.


Paper Structure and Format
While preparing and formatting papers, authors must confirm to the under-mentioned MS-Word (.doc, .docx) format:-

The total length of the paper, including references and appendices, must not exceed six (06) Letter Size pages. However, the authors can extend maximum 1 page with over length page charge, if accepted. It should be typed on one-side with double column, single-line spacing, 10 font size, Times New Roman, in MS Word.

The Top Margin should be 1”, Bottom 1”, Left 0.6”, and Right 0.6”. Page layout should be portrait with 0.5 Header and Footer margins. Select the option for different Headers and Footers for Odd and Even pages and different for First page in Layout (under Page Setup menu option of MS Word). Authors are not supposed to write anything in the footer.

The title should appear in single column on the first page in 14 Font size, below which the name of the author(s), in bold, should be provided centrally aligned in 12 font size. The affiliations of all the authors and their E-mail IDs should be provided in the footer section of the first column, as shown in the template.

To avoid unnecessary errors, the authors are strongly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of the word processor.

The complete template has been prepared and is available here for download.

The structure of the paper should be based on the following details:-

  Essential Title Page Information

Title: Title should be Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae to the extent possible.

Authors’ Names and Affiliations: Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below their names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.


A concise abstract not exceeding 200 words is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. References and non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided. As a last paragraph of the abstract, 05 to 10 Index Terms, in alphabetic order, under the heading Index Terms (Index Terms - …….) must be provided.

Define all the abbreviations that are used in the paper and present a list of abbreviations with their definition in Nomenclature section. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article. Do not use any abbreviation in the paper, which has not been defined and listed in Nomenclature section.

Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide the paper into numbered Sections as I, II, III, …... and its heading should be written in CAPITAL LETTERS, centrally aligned. The Subsections should be numbered A, B, C, ……etc. and should be written in the Title Case, left aligned and italicized. The Abstract, Nomenclature, Appendix, Acknowledgement and References will not be included in section numbering. In fact, section numbering will start from Introduction and will continue till Conclusion. The Subsections should also be given a brief heading, written in the title case, and should appear in separate line.

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, with a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

A Theory Section should extend, not repeat the information discussed in Introduction. In contrast, a Calculation Section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.

Results should be clear and concise.

This section should explore the importance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate.

Conclusion and Future Scope
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusion Section. In this section, the author(s) should also briefly discuss the limitations of the research and Future Scope for improvement.

If there are multiple appendices, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similar nomenclature should be followed for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

If desired, authors may provide acknowledgements at the end of the paper, before the references. The organizations / individuals who provided help during the research (e.g. providing language help, writing assistance, proof reading the paper, sponsoring the research, etc.) may be acknowledged here.

Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). The references in the reference list should follow the standard IEEE reference style of the journal and citation of a reference.
Web references
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list, as well.
Reference style
Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. Example: '..... as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ....'
List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list, according to the order in which they appear in the text.
Two sample examples, for writing reference list, are given hereunder:-
Reference to a journal publication:  

I. J. Cox, J. Kilian, T. Leighton, and T. Shamoon, “Secure spread-spectrum watermarking for multimedia”, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 6, No. 12, pp. 64 – 69, December 1997.

Reference to a book:
[2] J. G. Proakis and D. G. Manolakis – Digital Signal Processing – Principles, Algorithms and Applications; Third Edition; Prentice Hall of India, 2003.

Mathematical Formulae
Present formulae using Equation editor in the line of normal text. Number consecutively any equations that have to be referred in the text

Captions and Numbering for Figure and Tables
Ensure that each figure / table has been numbered and captioned. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration. Figures and tables should be numbered separately, but consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text.



Style for Illustrations
All line drawings, images, photos, figures, etc. will be published in black and white, in Hard Copy of the proceedings. Authors will need to ensure that the letters, lines, etc. will remain legible, even after reducing the line drawings, images, photos, figures, etc. to a two-column width, as much as 4:1 from the original. However, in Soft Copy of the Proceedings, line drawings, images, photos, figures, etc. may be published in colour, if requested. For this, authors will need to submit two types of Camera Ready Copy (CRC), after final acceptance of their paper, one for Hard Copy (compatible to black and white printing) and another for Soft Copy (compatible to colour printing).

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