Submissions must be anonymous, i.e., the submitted paper must not divulge the identity of the authors (see instructions below).
Submissions may be up to eight pages (including figures, references, and appendix) in IEEE conference format.
Supplementary material can be submitted to the CMT site (as a separate file) and cited in the main submission. However, supplementary material must be anonymized as well (see instructions below). If a paper is accepted, only the main submission will be published in the conference proceedings. Therefore, the supplementary material must be made accessible to the public (e.g., uploaded to a website or a public repository like arxiv) and the camera ready version of the paper must cite this publicly accessible material.
The Primary subject area of the paper must be indicated in CMT at the time of submission. Up to two Secondary areas may also be indicated during submission.
Papers accepted and presented at ISBA 2018 will be available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Authors are required by IEEE to transfer copyrights for any papers placed in Xplore. This is performed at the time camera ready versions are submitted for production. If a paper is withdrawn from the proceedings, copyright will revert to the authors.
Instructions for Anonymizing Your Submission
Remove author names, affiliations, email addresses, etc. from the paper.
Remove personal acknowledgments.
When reporting experiments on data collected in your lab, consider stating this as “This experiment was conducted using data acquired in our labs“. Do not state this as “This experiment was conducted using data that was collected in our labs at Mars University“.
When citing your own work in the narrative, ensure that the narrative does not divulge your identity. For example, assume that you have the following bibliographic item co-authored by you:
 A. Alice and B. Trudy, “On Anonymizing Papers: A Case Study,” 2006.
When citing your own work, consider using the following statement:
“The work by Alice and Trudy  demonstrates the possibility of generating anonymous papers.” or “The notion of anonymous papers has received considerable attention in the literature ,,.”
However, do not state the following:
“Our previous work  showed that generating anonymous papers is possible.”
Both the main submission and the (optional) supplemental material must be anonymized.
The decision notification deadline was chosen to facilitate the timely receipt of Singapore visas for international authors. Authors are responsible for a timely application for Singapore Visa. The Conference secretariat will provide letters of invitation as needed.
Papers accepted for the meeting must be presented by one of the authors, and at least one of the authors must register for the meeting at the author rate.
If no authors attend the meeting to present their work, the paper will be withdrawn from the proceedings and from IEEE Xplore.
Authors may not delegate presentation of their paper to anyone else in attendance.