IEEE requires all authors or their employers, who intend on publishing in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, to provide a transfer of copyright prior to publication by the IEEE.


The IEEE Electronic Copyright Form (eCF) registration process was streamlined for conference organizers in 2018. In 2019, further updates to the eCF process were made, in addition to a new version of the packing list (1.7).

eCF Updates

A new IEEE Electronic Copyright Transfer Report:

·        Sent to the conference organizers 90/60/30 days before conference start date

·        Allows management and tracking of IEEE copyright form collection

·        Provides important information about copyright transfer for each paper, such as eCF Paper IDs and status of each transfer 


Ethically Aligned Design, First Edition: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (EAD1e), will be launched and publicly available on 25 March 2019. In recognition of this milestone, IEEE will host a global webinar to announce the availability of this seminal publication and to provide brief perspectives on the work and its use. The webinar takes place March 25, 9:00am eastern and registration is available via 

The IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit ("IEEE VIC Summit") will be held on 17 May 2019 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego, California, USA. The event will begin at 9:00 am PST.

The IEEE VIC Summit brings together leading innovators, visionaries, and disruptors in technology to discuss, explore, and uncover what is imminent, what is possible – and what these emerging technologies mean for our future. This is a unique opportunity to connect with, learn from, and build partnerships with some of the technology “Giants” of the world.

OBIEE for Conferences Retiring

Late last year, IEEE launched IEEE Conference Analytics, a business intelligence tool delivered via the Tableau online platform to provide reports and visualizations of key operational information. As a part of the transition to this new tool, IEEE will be retiring it's predecessor, OBIEE for Conferences.

IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Summits (WIE ILS) provide regional opportunities to foster networking, mentorship, and collaboration. 


CONGRATULATIONS to the applicants selected to host a 2019 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Summit in these locations:

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Richland, WA, USA

IEEE has launched Concur Travel in partnership with its preferred travel agency, World Travel, Inc. Concur is the leading online travel booking tool and offers users a unique set of features, functionality, and support that will make booking travel a quick and simple process. Concur Travel offers both domestic and international reservations.

Benefits of Concur Travel

  • Easy-to-use online booking tool: Store frequent flyer numbers and travel preferences, manage an individual unused ticket, and simultaneously create air, rental car, hotel, rail, and dining reservations.

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