ETFA'2016 is sponsored by:  IEEE IES Fraunhofer IOSB-INA  


Regular and Special Session Submissions

The conference seeks original submissions which were not published yet elsewhere. In order for a paper to be accepted, and subsequently included in the IEEE eXplore paper base, they need to meet certain requirements.

The papers are expected to report on novel developments, not published yet elsewhere, with a prospect for a tangible impact on the research area and, hopefully, a potential for practical implementations.

The need for the work done has to be established clearly: why important, and who is going to benefit from it. It is important that the work is put in the framework of the published works of others, if relevant – outlining the differences, novelty, and arising benefits.

The clarity of the material presentation is very important for others to understand and appreciate the presented developments and results.

Submissions lacking proper validation of the results, which are claims to novelty only, will not be accepted.

The submission page limit, may pose problems for authors reporting on a substantial body of works/results. Authors are encouraged to post that material on their personal pages and provide a link. That should include details of the validation methods/procedures, statistical assessment of the results, etc – anything which would allow to establish validity of the presented results, even to the point of the replication the "experiments".

Work-in-Progress and Industry Practice Submissions

The submissions in the work in progress category need to follow the guidelines for the regular and special session submissions. The main difference is the presented work and arising results are initial/preliminary.

Submissions presenting ideas only, without supporting results, will not be accepted.


The ETFA'2016 conference is going to pay a special attention to the copyright issues related to the submitted material. Accepted papers are going to be included in the IEEE eXplore data base. That mandates the authors prepare their submissions observing the IEEE policies affection the copyright matters.

Using material published by other authors

Any material published by other authors cited verbatim needs to be properly acknowledged. The recommended practice is to use quotation marks to embed the cited material, to be followed to the reference pointing to the original publication.