Submission Guidelines

Camera-Ready Paper Preparation

You have already received the comments by the reviewers in a previous email. Please take them carefully into account when preparing your camera-ready paper for the proceedings. You should submit the camera-ready version using your EasyChair account by February 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m. (PST). This is a firm deadline for the production of the proceedings. On EasyChair, please upload your file through Camera-Ready Paper option which is now available.

The page limit is eight pages for full papers, four pages for short papers. Also, please ensure that your paper has US Letter Size and it adheres to the double-column IEEE conference proceedings format, with a minimum font size of 10 pt.

It is also highly recommended that you use the conference-provided IEEE eXpress service to run IEEE Compliance Check (see the guideline below) before submission.

  • First-time users should do the following
    • Select the New Users - Click Here
    • Enter the following:
      • 43384X for the Conference ID
      • Your email address
      • A password
    • Continue to enter information as prompted
    • An Online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.
  • Previous users of PDF eXpress or IEEE PDF eXpress Plus do not need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.

Extra Page Charges

Authors may purchase up to two additional pages (for both full and short papers) at $200 per page. For those authors who wish to purchase additional pages, please select the appropriate options during the conference registration process to pay the extra page charges.

Copyright Form

This year HOST will use electronic copyright forms. You will receive personalized emails from IEEE for eCF submission which has to be done by February 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m. (PST). This is a firm deadline for the production of the proceedings.

Oral Presentations

Each full paper presentation slot is exactly 20 minutes. We strongly recommend you plan on your talk for 15 minutes and leave 5 minutes for Q/A.

Each poster paper presentation slot is 1 to 2 minutes. Presence in poster session is required for interactive presentation.

Please email your slides to A/V Chair Prof. Avesta Sasan (Email: asasan at by the hard deadline of April 24, 2018, 11:59 p.m. (PST).

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in these matters. Thank you again for your contribution to HOST 2018.