13th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems
Communication in Automation
May 31 - June 2, 2017, Trondheim, Norway

Paper submission

The WFCS conference is seeking two kinds of submissions:
  • Regular Papers

    The WFCS conference is seeking submissions of up to 10 double-column pages reporting on novel and significant contributions to the field of industrial communication systems. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a pdf version of their papers through the WFCS submission system. The submitted material (in English language) must be unpublished and not under review elsewhere. Submissions must include e-mail addresses and fax/phone numbers of the corresponding author.
  • Work-in-Progress (WIP) sessions

    These sessions are intended for presentation of recent ideas and on-going works up to 4 double-column pages, describing research that has not yet produced the results required for a regular paper, but that due to its novelty and potential impact deserves to be shared with the community at an early stage. WIP submissions should be prepared according to the same guidelines as regular papers, and should be submitted through their own WIP electronic submission system. Accepted WIP papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

    Authors of accepted WiP paper will give a 5 minute oral presentation at the WiP sessions, and will also present an A0 poster during the poster sessions.

Please follow the following guidelines strictly, especially concerning format, style and PDF production. Easychair will be used as submission system. Users new to easychair will have to create an account first which can be done here.

Style guides for WFCS publications

Style guides and templates for MS Word and LaTeX are available here.

PDF eXpress

All submissions must fully comply with the IEEE conference format. Use the IEEE PDF eXpress check to make sure of that compatibility. Papers that fail that check or exceed the referred submission page limits may be rejected without further review.

To access the IEEE PDF eXpress please go to IEEE PDF eXpress Website:
First-time users should do the following:

  1. Select the New Users
  2. Enter the following:
    • 40484X for the Conference ID
    • your email address
    • a password

Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used fof previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.

Submission Instructions

Regular & Work-in-Progress Papers

On submission, authors are requested to precede the title by type of paper: "Regular Paper", or "Work-in-Progress Paper".

Special Session Papers

Authors contributing papers to a special session(s) are requested on submission to precede the title by ID of the corresponding special session using the following arrangement: SSXX – title of the paper In addition, full title of the special session should precede abstract. Please also contact the organizers of a special session to communicate submission of your paper.


IEEE policy requires that prior to publication all authors or their employers must transfer to the IEEE in writing any copyright they hold for their individual papers.
The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear on the bottom of the first page of each paper:

  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: "U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright"
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: "978-1-5090-5788-7/17/$31.00 ©2017 Crown"
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: "978-1-5090-5788-7/17/$31.00 ©2017 European Union"
  • For all other papers the copyright notice is: "978-1-5090-5788-7/17/$31.00 ©2017 IEEE"

Submission Link