Call for Papers

The call for papers of BIBE 2017 is available here.

Submission Instructions

The hyperlink provides access to the paper submission system. Only electronic submission will be accepted. Manuscripts may only be submitted in PDF format. A copyright form needs to be submitted upon acceptance of the paper and is not required at this stage. Please note that: Submitted work must not contain contents that have been published or are under consideration for publication by any other journal or conference. Every paper accepted for publication in the Proceedings of BIBE 2017 must be presented during the conference. Every paper accepted for publication must have attached to it at least one registration at the full member/nonmember rate. Thus, for a paper for which all authors are students, one student author will be required to register at the full registration rate.

Paper Submission and Timeline

Paper Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017

Paper Notification: September 22, 2017

Camera-Ready Deadline: October 15, 2017

All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference's (account is needed) easy chair website. All authors must agree to the policies stipulated below. Papers are limited to six pages, including figures and tables. Additional pages containing only cited references are allowed. Please refer to the following files for detailed templates:

Word Templates

LaTeX Templates

A complete paper should be submitted using the above templates, which are single blind-submission review-formatted templates, so the author names should be provided in the paper. The length should match that intended for final publication. Papers with more than 6 pages will be returned to authors for corrections.

Conflict Responsibilities: It is the primary author's responsibility to ensure that all authors on their paper have registered their institutional conflicts into EasyChair. For each author, please enter the domain of his/her current institution (example:; Please enter ONLY ONE institution, except when the author was in more than one institution in the last 12 months. DO NOT enter the domain of email providers such as This institutional conflict information will be used in conjunction with prior authorship conflict information to resolve assignments to both reviewers and area chairs. If a paper is found to have an undeclared or incorrect institutional conflict, the paper may be summarily rejected.

Camera-Ready Paper Submission

Please follow the instructions of the author kit provided by the IEEE CPS to upload and also register your camera-ready paper by the deadline. The page limits of camera-ready papers are 6 pages, including all figures, tables, and references. No extra pages allowed. Submitted camera-ready papers without completion of full registration will not be included in the conference proceedings. At least one author of each registered paper is required to give an oral presentation at the conference.

  • Regular Paper: 6 pages, including all figures, tables, and references.
  • Short Papers (Posters) 4 pages, including all figures, tables, and references.
  • Policies

    Review Process: By submitting a paper to BIBE, the authors agree to the review process and understand that papers are processed by the Toronto system to match each manuscript to the best possible chairs and reviewers.

    Note that we will be actively checking for plagiarism.

    Dual/Double Submissions: By submitting a manuscript to BIBE, authors acknowledge that it has not been previously published or accepted for publication in substantially similar form in any peer-reviewed venue including journal, conference, workshop, or archival forums. Furthermore, no paper substantially similar in content has been or will be submitted to another conference or workshop during the review period (August 31, 2017 – September 22, 2017). The authors also attest that they did not submit substantially similar submissions to BIBE 2017. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection.

    Nevertheless, note that the submitted paper can be archived at as well as published as a university technical report.

    As a rule of thumb, the BIBE submission should contain no more than 25 percent of material from previous publications. Authors are encouraged to contact the Program Chair about clarifications on borderline cases.

    An extended version of a paper submitted to BIBE (with sufficiently new material) can be submitted to a journal anytime after the BIBE's submission deadline (even before a final decision on the paper is sent to the authors). An author submitting an extended version of a BIBE paper to a journal needs to ensure that the paper (a) satisfies all submission requirements of the intended journal and (b) does not violate any copyright with IEEE. Authors may also wish to notify the BIBE Program Chair of their journal submission.

    Papers submitted to BIBE must not be discussed with the media until they have been officially accepted for publication. Violations of the embargo will result in the paper being removed from the conference and proceedings.

    Attendance responsibilities: The authors agree that if the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the paper there.