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General Information

Submit via EDAS

Authors are invited to contribute to the advancement of Information Fusion by submitting a technical paper (4-8 pages). A submission implies willingness by the authors to register and present their work, in case the associated paper is accepted for presentation at the conference. To ensure inclusion in the Fusion 2016 Conference Proceedings, at least one of the authors will be required to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.

Papers presented at the conference will be part of the conference proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore® digital library and indexed by EI/Compendex. The conference proceedings will have a separate ISBN for its printed and electronic versions.

Submission Instructions

Registering to the EDAS system

All conference contributors are encouraged to register to the EDAS system. Lead authors for each paper must be registered in order to submit their contribution. To register, you must visit the EDAS website and establish an account with a username and password. Instructions for this are listed below.

  1. Visit and click the New User button.
  2. Create your profile. Only the five fields with the red asterisk are required. *It is very important that your name and affiliation associated with your EDAS account are correct and match the name and affiliation that will be listed on your paper. These fields are first & last name, affiliation (company or organization), country, e-mail address, and status. When the fields are filled in, check the Privacy Policies box and click the Add Person button. [note: if you select USA as the country, you will get a message asking for your state]
  3. You will receive an e-mail containing your password. Your email address and the given password must later be used to access the system during the following steps, so be careful to remember it.
  4. You can then return to the EDAS login page ( and change your assigned password to one that is easier to remember. To do this, click on the My Profile tab, and then click on change your password. Be sure to record your user name, password and ID number for later reference.

Instructions for uploading papers in the Fusion 2016 EDAS system

Submissions of tutorial and special session proposals should be sent via email to and, respectively.

Paper submissions must be done via the EDAS system. You can reach the Fusion 2016 paper submission page by clicking on the following link: For each submission, authors must log into the Fusion 2016 EDAS submission System, confirm the role as ‘Fusion 2016 (author)’, and proceed with the following steps:

  1. Type in the title of the paper and enter a brief abstract of your paper. Then select the topic area your paper falls under best. [note: This will help in choosing the reviewers. The PDF of your paper will be uploaded later]
  2. Click the Submit button.
  3. The next page you see will have a large green check mark and a statement that the paper was registered. The last row says Manuscript, and has an icon of a yellow folder next to it. Click on this icon, and then you can upload the PDF of your Extended Abstract on the next page.

Manuscript is used to refer to the PDF form of your extended abstract. You can also upload the paper by clicking the My… > My Papers tab at the top of the screen, and then select the upload icon on the same row as the name of your paper. The upload icon (third column from the right) will open a dialog box that will enable you to select and upload the abstract file via the web or via FTP.

Should you have problems in preparing and submitting your paper or need further information, please contact Cynda Covert, Fusion 2016 Conference Manager.

Necessary Files for Final Submission

Submission of final versions of accepted papers (i.e. camera-ready submissions) must include two files in PDF format:

  • The signed copyright form.
  • The final version of your paper checked through IEEE PDF eXpress.

Compatibility Test

Final versions of accepted papers are required to pass the compatibility test in IEEE PDF eXpress. It will allow you to convert your MS Word™, LaTeX™, or range of other source files into IEEE Xplore® compatible files. You must use PDF eXpress to check your own PDF files for compatibility.

Please follow the following steps to make sure your file is compliant with IEEE Xplore®:

  1. Go to the IEEE PDF eXpress website at
  2. Click on ‘New User’ to create your own IEEE PDF eXpress account for Fusion 2016 using Conference ID: 36404X . If you have used IEEE PDF eXpress before, the system will recognize you as an existing user, but you still need to set up your account for Fusion 2016.
  3. Upload source file(s) for conversion and/or PDF(s) for checking. The site contains extensive instructions, resources, helpful hints, and access to technical support.
  4. Proofread the generated PDF file thoroughly. There could be missing symbols, equations, graphs, and also reported errors. Please update the source file and repeat the conversion again. If the problem persists, please use the online help provided on the IEEE PDF eXpress site.

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