2019 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology

October 15 – 18, 2019, Waltham, MA USA

Final Paper Preparation Instructions

All authors must submit the following:
  • An electronic version (PDF format only) of your final paper
  • A completed and signed IEEE copyright form 


Paper Length: 2 pages minimum, 8 pages maximum

Paper Text: 

  • Title
  • List of authors and their affiliations
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements (optional)
  • References
  • Appendices (optional)


Your paper will be included in the proceedings exactly as submitted. Authors must therefore follow the IEEE standards in preparing their final papers. Please use the IEEE provided templates when preparing your paper.

  • Check your paper for IEEE compliance through the IEEE PDF eXpress site 
  • Upload your IEEE compliant pdf file to the PAST 2019 submission site 
  • Sign and submit your copyright form 
Check your paper for IEEE compliance with the IEEE PDF eXpress Plus Tool
An electronic version of your final 2-page minimum, 8-page maximum paper in IEEE eXplore®-compatible PDF format must be submitted to the PAST 2019 Submission Site no later than July 15, 2019.  
Submission of final papers requires two procedures:  1) The first procedure is to ensure that all final papers are in pdf format and are IEEE Xplore compliant.  2) The second procedure is to submit the final paper to the conference, in pdf format, for publication.
Procedure 1:  Ensure pdf file is IEEE Xplore compliant
Please note: All pdf files are required to be IEEE Xplore compliant. PAST 2019 has registered for use of the tool IEEE PDF eXpress® Plus. IEEE PDF eXpress Plus is a free service to IEEE conferences, allowing authors to make IEEE Xplore-compatible PDFs (by using the conversion function) or to check PDFs that authors have made themselves for IEEE Xplore compatibility (by using the PDF Check function). This site will NOT collect final papers. When you are satisfied with the final paper, be sure to log in to the PAST 2019 Submission Site and submit your compliant PDF for collection.
Steps for using the IEEE PDF eXpress® tool:

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). Figures and fonts should be very legible in the final manuscript.  The final manuscript should address comments provided by the Technical Program Committee (TPC) during the review process of summary papers.  These comments can be found by logging into the conference submission site at: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/PAST2019/.
3. Create IEEE PDF eXpress Plus account. The url to use this tool is:  http://www.pdf-express.org.  The conference ID will be emailed to all authors as soon as the site is approved by the IEEE.
4. Upload source file(s) for Conversion; and/or PDF(s) for Checking
5. Use IEEE PDF eXpress to obtain IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s). The site contains extensive instructions, resources, helpful hints, and access to technical support.

6. Once you have a compliant PDF file, log in to the PAST 2019 Submission Site and submit your compliant PDF for collection.  The deadline for submitting this final PDF file is July 15, 2019.


Upload your IEEE compliant pdf file to the PAST 2019 submission site

 Steps for submitting your final paper for collection:

1.Log in to the PAST 2019 submission site at: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/PAST2019/
2.Click edit and follow the instructions.

Check your title, abstract and author information for accuracy. The Proceedings will be published with this information exactly as entered.

Please use the “next” button to go through the individual screens to complete the paper collection process.

Sign and submit your copyright form

The IEEE eCopyright (eCF) will be utilized to collect your copyright forms.  Instructions for use of this tool will be posted by June 15, 2019.