September 5-8, 2017
Hotel Novotel München City
Munich, Germany

Welcome! This is the last stage of the long process, and you are almost done. Consider presentation of your papers as an opportunity to impress experts in your field. Please read the following instructions and prepare your presentation materials accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Chairs.

Regular Papers and Design Track Papers (oral presentation):

The SOC Conference uses PowerPoint presentations for PCs ONLY. Overhead or slide projectors will not be used. PowerPoint presentations prepared on a Mac or under Linux may not show up properly on a PC under Windows, so authors are advised to test their slides on a Windows PC.

The meeting room will be equipped with a computer and a beam projector, a microphone, and a laser pointer. If you have audio/visual needs beyond the above listed equipment, please send an e-mail to the Program Chairs.


To avoid any unforeseeable technical problems, it is mandatory to upload your slides and short biography to EDAS by August 31, so that the session chair can go through the slides in advance, we can save the slides to the computers, and the chair can introduce you properly to the audience. To upload your short biography, you need to indicate the presenter's name on your paper submission page and then save the bio there.

  • In addition, bring your PowerPoint presentation on a CD or a USB flash memory stick.
  • Meet the session chair during the intermission prior to the session to make sure your presentation is loaded correctly or, if it is not, to upload the presentation from your USB stick or CD. Also, be prepared to give a well readable hardcopy of the short biography to the chair, in case your uploaded version is not accessible for the introduction.


Each speaker will be introduced by the Session Chair, who will also serve as a moderator during the question-and-answer period. Speakers are required to report to their meeting rooms 20 minutes before the start of their session to meet with the session chairs.

Each presentation during a regular paper session will be allotted 20 minutes, with an following 5 minutes for a question-and-answer period. It is very important to adjust your presentation to meet the allotted 20 minutes. We want to keep the presentations in parallel sessions in sync, in order to allow attendees to switch between sessions.
Presentations in the Design Track session will be allotted 15 minutes, with an following 5 minutes for a question-and-answer period.

Content of Your Presentation

  • Briefly outline your talk and what will be covered.
  • Define your problem. What led to your work? What were your objectives?
  • Outline the course of your work.
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of your methods or devices?
  • Suggest improvements or areas for further enhancements.

PowerPoint Presentation Instructions

  • Keep each slide as simple as possible. Do not use long complicated slides.
  • Limit each slide to one main idea. Use slides to supplement and support your oral presentation, not simply to repeat what you are saying.
  • Use several simple slides rather than one complicated one especially if you will be discussing it at length.
  • Use duplicates if you need to refer to the same slide at different times instead of going back to the slide.


Each poster will be assigned an approximately 4 foot (122 cm) tall by 3 foot (91 cm) wide easel. You may use one or two single large posters or multiple A4 or letter-size posters such as printouts of PowerPoint slides. Content of posters is essentially the same as that for oral presentation. Posters do not need to be uploaded to EDAS.


Posters may be set-up on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 15:40 and removed by 20:00. You should plan to be at your poster during the poster session time, 18:00 - 19:30, to make presentations and answer questions.


Final camera-ready papers due:  July, 14, 2017.

Thank you for your contribution to SOCC 2017. Please follow the instructions to prepare and submit your papers.


All papers must be in English, and submitted in PDF format through EDAS.
Please comply with the following guidelines.  In certain cases, non-compliance may lead to paper rejection. Additional details can be found in the IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings.

  • Please include in the final manuscript any recommendations received from reviewers as a result of the review phase. These recommendations must not alter the paper fundamentals.
  • All the formatting requirements, font size and document style requirements, illustration requirements, must follow the recommendations already used in preparing the initial submission and found on the initial submission page for Regular Papers and Design Track papers.
  • Please check that all author names and affiliations are correctly spelled.

Regular Papers, Poster Papers:

  • The page limits for both regular papers and poster papers will be a minimum of 4 pages and a maximum of 6 pages, including figures and references.
  • Both regular and poster papers will be published in IEEE SOCC Conference Proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.
    The publication format for both paper types is the same, only the presentation at the conference is different. For details on how to prepare your presentation slides or your poster, please refer to the Presentation Guidelines.
    • Regular papers are presented orally in a 20 minutes talk + 5 minutes Q&A session
    • Poster papers are all displayed in parallel at the poster session with the authors present to answer questions and discuss their papers with the audience.

Design Track Papers:

  • The page limits for Design Track papers will be a maximum of 2 pages
  • The Design Track Papers will be published in the IEEE SOCC Conference Technical Digest.
  • Design Track papers are presented orally in a 15 minutes talk + 5 minutes Q&A session

Each paper is required to have at least one paid registration at "Full Conference" (member or non-member), undiscounted (= non-student / non-"IEEE Life Member") rate through EDAS from one of the authors by July 14, 2017. The paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference. There must be a paid registration under the presenters name. Accepted and presented papers will be published in IEEE SOCC 2017 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration of the author is valid for up to 3 papers. Student or IEEE Life Member registration will not be counted towards this requirement.


Papers that are accepted must be presented at the conference, either by the authors themselves, or via proxy. In case a paper is not presented at the conference, it shall be deemed a “no-show.” No-shows will be removed from post-conference distribution and will not be available on IEEE Xplore® or other public-access IEEE forums.


For Regular and Poster Papers, all accepted manuscripts will be published in IEEE Xplore® and therefore must meet certain publication standards. Although Design Track papers will not be published in IEEE Xplore they should meet the same standards as regular papers.

Minimum requirements:

Each PDF for IEEE Xplore® must have all of these characteristics.

  1. Be PDF 1.4 (Acrobat 5) or later but not Acrobat 9.
  2. Must be created with a PDF distiller. Scanning is not permitted.
  3. Embeds or subsets all fonts. Doing so helps makes sure that the mathematics appears as intended and improves text searching in the PDF. Please note some TrueType fonts have a setting added by the font designer that prevents the font from being embedded and should be avoided.
  4. Does not have a password or other security settings.
  5. Does not contain any bookmarks or links.
  6. Does not contain crop marks, registration marks, date stamp, time stamp, page numbers, or any other mark that does not appear in the official version of the publication.
  7. Does not contain any PostScript that overrides the settings file.
  8. Does not use PDF attachments.
  9. Does not consist of a PDF Package or Merged PDF, a PDF 1.7 (Acrobat 8) feature.
  • Avoid the usage of non-English fonts, especially Asian fonts.
  • To ensure appropriate consideration of conflicts of interest during the review process, the list of authors are prohibited any changes once a paper has been submitted for review during review, revision, or (if accepted) final publication. This includes changing the ordering, removing, and adding authors.


Before you submit your final PDF, it is mandatory to use IEEE PDF eXpress to have it checked for compliance with the above specification.
Note that the IEEE PDF eXpress site for SOCC 2017 is not accepting any submissions after July 14, 2017, so make sure to check your PDF by this date.

IEEE PDF eXpress is a free service to IEEE conferences, allowing their authors to make IEEEXplore-compatible PDFs (Conversion function) or to check PDFs that authors have made themselves for IEEE Xplore compatibility (PDF Check function).

Steps for submission:

  1. Create your manuscript(s)
  2. Proofread and check layout of manuscript (it is highly recommended that you do this BEFORE going to IEEE PDF eXpress.)
  3. Create IEEE PDF eXpress account. If you already have an account, use the same email and password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.
    Conference ID is 41235X

    Click here to enter:PDFeXpress mainNew
  4. Upload source file(s) for conversion; and/or PDF(s) for checking
  5. Use IEEE PDF eXpress to attain IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s). The site contains extensive instructions, resources, helpful hints, and access to technical support. For instructions see “Using IEEE PDF eXpress.”
  6. If your paper has passed the check, you will receive an email stating so.
  7. Log into your EDAS account, register for the conference and pay the registration fees. Be reminded that in order to appear in the program and the proceedings, each paper requires at least one paid full conference registration at full (member or non-member), undiscounted (= non-student / non-"IEEE Life Member") rate. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration of the author as described above is valid for up to 3 papers.
    Upon completion of a paid registration, an email message will be sent to the registrant.
  8. Upload the final, camera-ready version of your paper (certified by IEEE PDF eXpress) to EDAS. 
    1. Login to EDAS:
    2. Click on “upload” beside your paper.  On the next page, click on “upload or fill out copyright form” hyperlink at the bottom of the page.  This redirects you to the IEEE eCopyright website.
    3. Proceed to the IEEE eCopyright site, answer the questions, complete the form, and “submit”.
    4. Return to EDAS (a copyright symbol – © – should now appear next to the paper title).
    5. Click on “upload” beside your paper.
    6. Check the box acknowledging the IEEE policy on plagiarism.
    7. Click browse and navigate to the PDF file processed by IEEE PDF eXpress that you saved on your computer.
    8. Click “submit”.
    9. Verify that the PDF in EDAS is the file that was uploaded.

Only after you have registered and paid you may request and download an invitation letter for your visa application. More information here.

Note: You can only upload your final manuscript if you successfully made the payment AND signed the eCopyright form. In order to double check these, click on your paper title and review the details. Your paper should show the status “Registered and Paid” and your copyright form “Regular copyright, date signed”.

IEEE SOCC2016 would like to invite researchers, scientists and engineers in SoC community to organize focused sessions which concentrate on critical and emerging topics in SoC technology. Each session is expected to have four (or five) speakers including the organizer who provides an overview of the topic area and three (or four) contributors exploring different facets of the chosen topic. We expect that these special sessions will raise visibility on topics of focused interest in particular scientific or application areas, establish synergies, and explore new opportunities. The organizer of the special session is responsible for selecting speakers and ensuring publication quality in the session. If you would like to organize a special session, please submit a proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. containing:

  • The title of the proposed topic
  • The rationale which addresses the strength and novelty of the topic
  • A list of contributed papers in extended summary format, and
  • An overview paper from the organizer in full version.

The selection committee will choose the special session proposals based on the topic, quality of the overview paper, and the contributors’ qualification.

The selected special sessions will be informed to submit the full versions. The organizers need to ensure the quality of special papers. For submission instruction, please refer to the regular paper submission guidelines. All special papers will undergo the same review process as the regular papers. Note that if less papers in a special session are accepted, the special session may be cancelled and the accepted special papers will go to regular sessions.


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, exclusion from publication, and/or corrective actions.

  • 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.
  • SOCC conducts a double-blind peer review process.  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 will be rejected.
  • SOCC conducts a plagiarism check on all  submitted papers. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism applies to all previously published work, irrespective of whether the other publication is inside or outside of IEEE.
  • Multiple submissions of the same paper or a paper with substantial overlap is not allowed. If the authors alert the program chair that a submitted paper is under review elsewhere (with either an IEEE or non-IEEE publication), they will be asked to withdraw other versions from consideration or withdraw the SOCC paper. If the program chair is not alerted, a duplicate submission will be considered self-plagiarism and will be immediately rejected. Duplicate submissions without citing an author’s previous work are subject to sanctions by CASS and by IEEE that may lead to exclusion from submitting new manuscripts to IEEE publications for the period of one year.
  • All forms of author misconduct are unacceptable and may be subject to corrective actions by the IEEE and its entities. For more information on plagiarism and multiple submissions, please refer to the Policy and Procedures of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.
  • Each accepted paper is required to have at least one "Full Conference" (member or non-member) registration paid by July 14, 2017, from one of the authors. Student or IEEE life member registrations will not be counted towards this requirement. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers.


Papers that are accepted must be presented at the conference, either by the authors themselves, or via proxy. In case a paper is not presented at the conference, it shall be deemed a “no-show.” No-shows will be removed from post-conference distribution and will not be available on IEEE Xplore® or other public-access IEEE forums.


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. Please do only use the US Letter size templates. A4 size will not be accepted by the system.


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."


Paper submission is done via the EDAS Conference and Journal Management System. The button below will take you directly to the submission page.


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