Submission & Review

Author Guidelines
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Final Submission GuidelinesInitial Submission Guidelines

The final submission for MoRSE 2021 requires the completion of five (5) tasks as detailed below.

1. Conference Registration

Registration can be done at EDAS or through direct transfer. Refer to the Registration tab on this website for detailed Registration info.

2. Final paper preparation using the conference Final Paper Template

Final paper submission is due on October 16,  2021.

  • Use the following final paper template for your manuscript.
    • MS WORD: Download here (this information will be updated)
    • LaTeX: Download here (this information will be updated)
  • Do not change/delete the template format, header and footer. Do not add page number.
  • Revise your paper by taking into account the reviewers’ comments and feedback

3. Xplore compatibility test of the final paper PDF using IEEE PDF eXpress

  • Use the IEEE PDF eXpress website to check the compatibility of the PDF file of your manuscript with IEEE Explore publication standard and requirements
  • Follow the PDF instruction below to complete the PDF test at PDF eXpress website (this information will be updated)

4. Uploading the PDF and MS Words/Latex Source of the Final Manuscript through EDAS

  • Upload the PDF file that has been successfully verified IEEE PDF eXpress as Xplore-compatible
  • Upload the source file (MS Words/Latex) that you used to generate the Xplore-compliant PDF

5. Completion and submission of IEEE electronic Copyright Transfer Form

  • You can complete the electronic Copyright Transfer Form (eCF) directly from your EDAS account
  • Submitted manuscript must be an original work of the listed authors and is not previously published or currently submitted elsewhere
  • Each manuscript should be written in English and prepared using the 2-column, A4 paper size version of the IEEE Manuscript Template for Conference Proceedings. The template is available for download here:
  • Initial manuscripts must be submitted in a PDF format through the conference’s EDAS account (this information will be updated)
  • Each paper will be reviewed in a double blind manner. Therefore, author names and/or affiliations must be omitted from initial manuscript
  • For review purpose, each initial manuscript is limited to eight (8) pages long.
  • The decision regarding the acceptance of each paper is at the discretion of the conference’s Technical Program Committee.
  • If a paper is accepted in the conference, the accepted final version is limited to six (6) pages long without any additional fee. Up to two (2) additional pages are allowed for each final manuscript, subject to an excess page fee of USD 100/page
  • All submissions will be checked for possible plagiarism, multiple submissions or overlap with previous publications. Any violation of ethical standards in scientific publishing will automatically result in the rejection of the manuscript and issuance of formal report to IEEE.
  • This conference implements the IEEE no-show policy. Therefore, the organizing committee reserves the right to exclude authors who do not present their paper at the conference from the conference proceedings submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore. Such papers will be archived at IEEE but will not appear or be indexed in IEEE Xplore.


Reviewer Guidelines

As a reviewer of a manuscript submitted for consideration in MoRSE 2021 conference, you are helping the committee with the evaluation of both the technical content and quality of presentation. To be acceptable for publication, the manuscript must describe a new, previously unpublished contribution to the knowledge base and toolbase for mechatronics, robotics and systems engineering fields. Contributions may range from experimental results using new methods for certain applications, to new concepts for real-time analysis and simulations, to novel modeling and validation/verification, or to innovative synthesis techniques in mechatronics, robotics and systems engineering. Descriptions of new application domains where systems view methods have not been applied previously are also acceptable contributions.

The overriding question regarding the content is: does the paper present new information of interest to mechatronics, robotics and systems engineering research and development communities? If it does, we want to include it in the conference program and proceedings. Assuming the manuscript contains novel technical content, it is also important to ensure that the presentation is clear, concise, and complete. These criteria can often seem to be conflicting, but it is critical that the papers published in MoRSE 2021 conference be readable. The best way for you to evaluate the quality of presentation is to consider your own experience reading the manuscript and ask the following questions accordingly:

  • Could you understand the point?
  • Could the authors have said it more clearly, or more briefly?
  • Which sections were hard to follow? Which sections could be compressed or expanded?
  • Should they add something to make the article accessible to a broader audience?

The key to a good evaluation of the presentation is to be as specific as possible. Your review will guide the authors in making revisions to the paper. You need not re-write the paper for the authors, but you should tell them as precisely as possible where the revisions need to be made and why.