Overview of Submission Instructions

    Submissions are handled through the EDAS conference management system. To submit your paper, log in to EDAS and go to their page for NPSEC, which will provide complete instructions on the upload process. For questions on submissions, contact Peter Reiher (

  • Submission page: Submit your paper
  • Page limit: 6 pages.
  • Author information: Required.

Paper Instructions

Papers must be written in English. Only electronic submissions will be accepted (see instructions below). Papers not meeting the exact guidelines detailed below will be returned to the authors.

Format and Length

Submitted papers must be no longer than six (6) pages in double-column format with standard margins (i.e., at least one inch all around) and at least 10 point font. This length includes everything: figures, tables, references, appendices and so forth. Papers should include a title; full list of authors and their organization and email address; and an abstract of fewer than 200 words.

All papers must adhere to IEEE formatting standards. Consult the IEEE Transactions LaTeX and Microsoft Word Style Files. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Portable Document Format) and compatible with Acrobat (English version), not including any special characters or non-standard fonts. We must be able to display and print your submission exactly as we receive it and using only standard tools and postscript printers, so we strongly suggest that you use only standard fonts. Simplified Requirements for Creating PDF Files for IEEE Xplore is a two-page document that describes the essential steps in distilling PDFs. Make sure that the paper prints well on black-and-white printers, not color printers. This is especially true for plots and graphs in the paper.

Papers should be formatted for printing on US LETTER (8.5" by 11") size paper.

Dual Submissions

Once submitted to NPSec, a paper cannot be submitted to another workshop, conference or journal until the NPSec acceptance decision is known. Similarly, a paper that is under consideration elsewhere, including a workshop or journal, cannot simultaneously be submitted to NPSec. If some of the material in a submission has appeared in a workshop, the paper should so indicate. This is only acceptable if the paper submitted to NPsec provides substantial additional results compared to the earlier or pending publication.

Registration and Presentation

At least one of the authors of each paper presented at the conference must be registered in a non-student category. Additionally, each paper has to be presented at the conference in order for the paper to be published in the conference proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE digital library.