22nd International Conference on Information Fusion
Ottawa, Canada | July 2-5, 2019

Fusion 2019 > Participation > Call for Papers and Proposals | Registration | Submissions


A submission implies willingness by the authors to register and present your work if your paper or poster is accepted for presentation at the conference. To ensure inclusion in the Fusion 2019 Conference Proceedings, at least one of the authors will be required to register, attend the conference and present the paper/poster.

It is planned that papers and posters presented at the conference will be part of the conference proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore® digital library and indexed by EI/Compendex. In addition to showcasing the posters, the authors will be able to make a short presentation of their poster topic before the poster session. The title of the submitted poster must include “(poster)” at the end of the title phrase. The length for regular papers should be 6-8 pages and for posters between 4-6 pages.

You can submit:

  • Paper or posters

Or proposal for:

  • Tutorial
  • Panel session
  • Special session
  • Demonstration
  • Paper or poster

Submitting your paper or poster

Initial submission deadline March 25, Final submission deadline 1 June.

Preparing your final submission - please ensure you complete the following steps (further information is given below)

  • Prepare the paper and poster on the correct template
  • Prepare the ISIF copyright form
  • Check your accepted final paper or poster through IEEE PDF eXpress (FUSION 2019 conference ID: 43075X
  • Upload your accepted final paper or poster and copyright form to EDAS by 1 June, 2019
  • Register for the conference by 1 June 2019
  • Final Submission by 1 June 2019


The submission of the final manuscript for the review process consists of a unique file, in PDF format. Submitted papers/posters 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/posters that are not correctly formatted will be automatically disqualified from inclusion in the conference proceedings.

Copyright Form

Submission of final versions of accepted papers/posters (i.e. camera-ready submissions) must include the signed copyright form.

Compatibility Test (IEEE PDF eXpress)

Final versions of accepted papers/posters 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 file.

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

  • Go to the IEEE PDF eXpress website at http://www.pdf-express.org.
  • Click on ‘New User’ to create your own IEEE PDF eXpress account for Fusion 2019 using the Conference ID provided.
  • 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 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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 (support@incontrolproductions.net) with an attachment of your manuscript (PDF file). Please download this PDF file of your manuscript, and upload it to the EDAS system.

Note that EDAS will not allow you to upload the initial PDF file, but only the validated and certified file that you download from PDF eXpress.

Instructions for uploading papers/posters in the Fusion 2019 EDAS system

Paper/poster submissions must be done via the EDAS system. You can access the Fusion 2019 paper submission page here.

Full papers must describe new results that advance the state-of-the-art and are 6-8 pages long. Poster papers must present original and unpublished work in progress, are 4-6 pages long and must have (Poster) appended at the end of the title. The authors of the poster papers will have a 5 minute presentation opportunity in special poster sessions to familiarise the attendees with their work and invite them to view their poster. All papers (full and poster) will be included in the proceedings.

For each submission, authors must log into the Fusion 2019 EDAS submission System and upload their paper/poster. *Overlength papers/posters can be submitted and there will be an additional charge of $150 CAD per page when you submit your final manuscript.  

Should you have problems in preparing and submitting your paper/poster or need further information, please contact the Fusion 2019 Conference Admin Team (E: admin@fusion2019.org).


Before you submit the final camera-ready paper(s), please register to attend FUSION 2019. Your paper/poster will not be included in the final programme or the conference proceedings if you have not registered to attend the conference by 1 June 2019.


Submitted papers/posters published in the Fusion 2019 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/posters 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.

If you have any queries regarding the submission of your paper, please contact the event organisers: E: admin@fusion2019.org.

Submitting your proposal for special session or panel session

Submission deadline February 25, 2019.

One to/two page proposal for special sessions and panels should contain:

  • The topical heading
  • Rationale for the session/panel (short paragraph)
  • Possible concepts and topics of discussion
  • Benefits to the fusion community
  • For the Panel discussion to be included into the proceedings the organizer should submit the summary as a poster

Submitting your proposal for tutorial

Submission deadline February 25, 2019.

One to/two page proposals for tutorials should contain:

  • The topical heading
  • Rationale for the tutorial
    • the description of the content of your talk as detailed as possible
    • why it would be of interest to FUSION attendees
  • The presenter’s short biography

Submitting your proposal for demonstration

Initial submission deadline February 25, Final submission deadline 1 June.

We call for demonstration proposals that will showcase the most exciting new data fusion technologies. Demonstrations may consist of software, hardware, or both. The proposal should also describe in detail what FUSION attendees who view the demonstration will experience. What exactly will the audience see? Will they be able to interact with the system? Is there an interesting scenario or script that the demonstrators will use to motivate the demonstration? We encourage authors to include a short video (less than or equal to 5 minutes) of their demonstration to clearly illustrate the user experience, and demo scenario.

Submissions to the demonstrations track are not subject to blind reviewing. The author name(s) and affiliation(s) must be present in the submitted proposal.

After the initial submission of the proposal for the demonstration, the special session/pannel chairs will evaluate the proposals and provide comments/acceptance/rejection.

In addition to the technical assessment of the demonstration, the conference organizers will be notified by program chairs to also assess the space availability to establish any costs associated with the space requirements for the demonstration at the conference venue.

Final submissions will address the comments and confirm payment for the space requirements for the demonstration

NOTE: All conference sponsors at any sponsorship level will be provided with a demonstration space.