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7 - 10 March 2016 | The Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Author Information: Abstract writing and submission


Abstract submission deadline14 August 2015
Author notification9 October 2015
Submission of full papers20 November 2015
Author notification18 December 2015
Author registration22 January 2016
Conference date7 - 10 March 2016



Writing and submitting your abstract

Download abstract template

Submit your abstract via the online submission system.

The organising committee encourages authors to submit abstracts focussing on real business case studies/scenarios, innovative tools and techniques and report on work completed or nearing final stages, or efforts that have concluded with an important unsuspected outcome of interest. Any sales pitches will be rejected.


The submission process

Authors wishing to submit papers and present at DPSP Conference are required to submit an abstract for consideration by the Conference’s Technical Programme Committee.

Following a review of abstracts, authors will be invited to submit a full paper which will also be reviewed. Successful authors will be invited to attend and present their work at DPSP 2016 Conference.


Writing an abstract

  • Abstracts are required for all submissions. Abstracts must be submitted using the template form provided. Please ensure all text/diagrams fit within the template and use Times New Roman or Arial font, size 10
  • Abstracts must be submitted by Friday 14 August 2015 if they are to be considered for the conference
  • The working language of the conference is English, which will be used for all printed material, presentations and discussion
  • If you are submitting more than one abstract you can use the same email address and password for each abstract
  • When inserting special characters in text use the ‘Insert Symbol’ function from the top menu


Submitting your abstract

Before submission, make sure that the following material is ready:

  • Your abstract title, all authors’ names, affiliations and a 35 word (approx) biography
  • Your prepared abstract file of no more than one A4 page, using the abstract template form provided, including title, names, affiliations and abstract in word format (file size maximum 2.0 MB)
  • Your preferred topic area is chosen from the conference technical topics guide / sector guide - please see bulleted list above (The technical programme committee reserves the right to change the authors' choice of topic area)

Once you have the material and information listed above, you can proceed with the electronic submission of your abstract.


How to submit your abstract


Step 1 – Register as a new user

  • Enter the online submission system
  • Register as a new user by clicking on the red text at top of screen – fill out all required fields on form ( * denotes mandatory field). Do not use the forward or back buttons on your browser when navigating the fields
  • Confirmation screen – an email will be sent to you containing submission instructions, a copy of the abstract template and your username and password


Step 2 – Submit your abstract

  • Access online submission system
  • Log-in using your username and password
  • Click on the link > “Click here to submit a new abstract”
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and complete all fields in the four step process
  • After completing step 4 of 4 you will be directed to a summary screen and sent a confirmation email containing your submission reference number which will need to be used in any correspondence with the organisers
  • Done!


Licence to publish

Download a licence to publish form

In submitting a paper to DPSP 2016 Conference, the IET requests the authors to return a licence to publish form for the submitted work. The form must be signed by one of the authors.


Step 1

Please read and sign the licence to publish form.


Step 2

Once completed, licence to publish forms should be emailed, faxed or posted to:

DPSP 2016 Conference Organisers
The IET - Event Services
Michael Faraday House
Six Hills Way
Fax: +44 (0)1438 765 659
Email: dpsp@theiet.org


Authors reserve the following rights:

  • All copyright
  • All proprietary rights, such as patent right

Please note The IET will hold the copyright for the collection of papers, or proceedings.

If the paper is Crown or US Government copyright please email dpsp@theiet.org to request the appropriate publishing agreement form.

If the IET does not receive one of the above signed forms, we will be unable to publish the paper in the conference proceedings, Inspec or IEEE Xplore.


Where will your paper be published?

The IET guarantees that successful authors will:

  • Present their papers at the DPSP 2016 Conference
  • Have their final paper published in the official conference proceedings
  • Have their final papers published on IET Digital Library and IEEE Xplore
  • Have their papers indexed by IET Inspec and submitted to Ei Compendex for consideration for indexing

The IET may also, with the permission of the author, film the presentation for publication on IET.tv.


Personal data

Personal data will be processed by the Institution and its associated organisations for the purpose of organising your attendance at this event.

It may also be used for the promotion of other IET products and services and contacting you for market research purposes. By providing us with your postal address, email address and telephone number you agree that we may contact you by these methods.

You can change this preference at any time by either contacting us by post, following the link on a received email or amending your preferences if you have a MyIET online account.


Accepted papers

Each paper must have at least one author registered by Friday 22 January 2016, to avoid the paper being withdrawn from the conference proceedings. Authors presenting two or more papers must pay the additional paper fee. The author must be present at the conference to present the submission either orally or by poster presentation.

Each paper should be the authors’ original work and previously unpublished in the form submitted.

You are reminded that the IET or other associated societies cannot meet any travelling or subsistence expenses for authors, either prior to or during the conference

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