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21st International Conference on Information Fusion - 10 - 13 July 2018

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Paper Submission

Authors are invited to contribute to the advancement of Information Fusion by submitting a technical paper (4-8 pages*) for the 2018 Conference.  A submission implies willingness by the authors to register and present your work if your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference. To ensure inclusion in the Fusion 2018 Conference Proceedings, at least one of the authors will be required to register, attend the conference and present the paper.

It is planned that 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. 

Proposals for tutorials and special session should be submitted via the website.  Please see the relevant pages for information on how to submit proposals.

Submitting your paper (deadline extended - submit your paper by 15 March 2018)

Registering with the EDAS system

All conference contributors should register via 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 "create a new account" button.

2.            Create your profile. Please complete the five fields with the red asterisk (the required fields) and your first name. *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.* When the fields are filled in, check the Privacy Policies box and click the Add Person button. [NB: 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 which you will need 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.

Preparing your initial submission

The initial submission of each paper for the review process consists of a unique file, in PDF format. Submitted papers MUST be formatted according to the IEEE Xplore template (A4 or Letter Size Paper). Templates and other supporting files for various types of computers and operational systems can be downloaded using the following link:

Papers that are not correctly formatted will be automatically disqualified in the review process.

Information is given below on how to use IEEE PDF eXpress to ensure that your paper will pass the required compatibility test.

Instructions for uploading papers in the Fusion 2018 EDAS system

Paper submissions must be done via the EDAS system. You can access the Fusion 2018 paper submission page here:

For each submission, authors must log into the Fusion 2018 EDAS submission System and provide the information about their submission

1.            Type in the title of the paper and enter the abstract of your paper. Then select the category of your paper (Student paper or Non-student paper) and select the main topic area.  You may also add two additional topic areas. This will assist the review process.

2.            Click the Submit button. Then you will see a statement that the paper was recorded.

3.            Add authors by clicking the "+" button (on the same row as the Property "Authors"). Note that all authors must be added to the paper record.

4.            Click the upload icon at the bottom of the current page (on the same row as the Property "Review manuscript").

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 will open a dialog box that will enable you to select and upload the PDF file via the web.

*Overlength papers can be submitted and there will be an additional charge of $150 per page when you submit your final manuscript.  If you wish to submit a paper of more than 8 pages, please contact

Should you have problems in preparing and submitting your paper or need further information, please contact the Fusion 2018 Conference Admin Team (E: ).

Review Process

All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process; each paper will be refereed by at least three experts in the field based on relevance, originality, significance, quality, and clarity.

Fusion 2018 follows a single-blind review process. The first paper submission must include information that identifies its authors.



Invited and submitted papers published in the Fusion 2018 Conference Proceedings must meet established IEEE and ISIF standards and requirements. These apply to post-conference distribution of the Conference Proceedings as well, including submission to IEEE Xplore. Standards and requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Papers must be presented at the conference.
  • Critical technical comments of technical reviewers and the technical program committee must be adequately reflected in the final manuscript.
  • Papers must not include unprofessional text such as ad hominem abuse, automatically generated text, or unsubstantiated claims.

Final Submission (by 1 June 2018)

Authors whose papers are accepted for inclusion in the conference may submit the final version of their accepted paper(s) via the EDAS system This must have previously been checked through IEEE PDF eXpress.

Before you submit the final camera-ready paper(s), please register to attend for FUSION 2018. Your paper will not be included in the final programme or the conference proceedings if you have not registered to attend the conference by 1 June 2018.

Files Required 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 (see below)

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 WordTM,LaTeXTM,or range of other source files into IEEE Xplore® compatible files. You must use PDF eXpress to check your own PDF fil

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 2018 using the

    Conference ID 35459X

  3. 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 2018.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

After you use the IEEE PDF eXpress and pass the compatibility test, you will receive an email sent by IEEE PDF eXpress Site Services ( with an attachment of your manuscript (PDF file). Please download this PDF file of your manuscript, and upload it to the EDAS system.


If you have any queries regarding the submission of your paper, please contact the event organisers: E: