In order for papers to appear in the Technical Programme, and to be presented at OCEANS Conferences, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Abstracts should be no more than two pages, including all text, pictures and references.  The abstract at the top must also list the corresponding author and his or her institute or affiliation the paper is representing (i.e. John Smith : University of Somewhere).  The originally submitted abstract cannot be used as a substitute for the conference paper.
  2. The length of the paper must be between 4 and 10 pages, including figures and references.  Do not include blank page(s) at the end to achieve the minimum length. 
  3. The paper must be formatted for U.S. letter size (8.5 by 11 inches).  To assist in the preparation of the paper, style templates for both MS-Word and LaTeX manuscripts can be downloaded directly from the IEEE website at:
  4. Carefully proof read and check the layout of your paper before going through to step 5 -- it will save you time.
  5. Log into IEEE PDF eXpress ( and create an IEEE Xplore®-compatible PDF file of your paper.  The conference ID is 35253X.
    1. For each conference paper click "Create New Title".
    2. Enter identifying text for the paper (title is recommended by not required).
    3. Click "Submit Source Files for Conversion".  Only PDFs created using IEEE PDF eXpress will be accepted.
    4. Indicate platform, source file type (if applicable), click "Browse" and navigate to the file and click "Upload File".
    5. You will receive online and email confirmation of successful upload.  You will receive an email with your IEEE PDF eXpress converted PDF attached, usually within one day.
    6. The file returned from the PDF eXpress site is the file that you will upload to the OCEANS'17 MTS/IEEE Aberdeen conference Author Dashboard at: Please save it to your computer where you may inspect it later access in the next step.
  6. Submit (upload) your paper and register for the conference on the Author Dashboard at: and use your email address and the password sent in your acceptance email.
    1. Registration of the paper also registers you as a full delegate for the conference.  A single paper registration fee can be applied to up to three papers on which you are a co-author.  To include additional papers, simply enter their abstract numbers in the provided fields during the paper registration process.
    2. Upload your paper(s) as IEEE Xplore® compatible PDF files as returned to you by email from the IEEE PDF-eXpress website. 
    3. You will be required to complete a copyright form.  Note that receipt of your paper by this Conference constitutes release for open publication by IEEE.  No cancellation of such release is permissible after submission in this step.
    4. You will be required to enter keywords to describe your paper.
    5. You will be required to complete the paper registration process through the Author Dashboard, not through the website link to the public registration form.
  7. You may verify receipt of your paper by downloading it from your Author Dashboard.
  8. An oral presentation or poster presentation of the paper at the OCEANS '17 MTS/IEEE Aberdeen conference is required for the paper to be published in the citable proceedings of the conference in IEEE Xplore.  Failure to present the paper at the conference will result in withdrawal of the paper from the published Proceedings of OCEANS '17 MTS/IEEE Aberdeen.  The Proceedings DVD distributed at the conference may contain your paper, but that is not the official publication and cannot be cited in other literature.  Please be sure to attend and orally present your paper or have a co-author do so.
  9. If you need a letter from the conference to obtain a visa you will be given the option during the registration process to indicate this.  Once your paid registration has been confirmed you will be able to download your personalised letter.

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