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Call for Papers

2017 North American Power Symposium - West Virginia University, September 17-19

Paper Submission

Papers are due by May 19, 2017. 

Authors are encouraged to submit a full manuscript for review by May 19, 2017, via the conference website. Submission for papers is open as of March 1, 2017. No papers are to be submitted to the organizers; submissions will only be accepted via the conference website submission link. Papers presented at NAPS 2017 will be published and can be accessed via the IEEE Explore Digital Library. Authors may visit the NAPS website for updates.

Please visit EasyChair to submit your paper now. You may need to create an account in EasyChair before you can submit your paper.

Important Deadlines

  • May 19, 2017: Deadline for paper submission
  • June 5, 2017: Notification of acceptance
  • June 29, 2017: Final paper submission

Final Paper Submission Instructions

IEEE reserves the right to exclude any accepted paper from distribution after the conference (including, removal from IEEE Xplore), if the accepted paper is not presented at the conference.

Camera ready or revised paper submission is due on 29th June. At least one of the authors of the accepted paper must be registered to attend NAPS or the paper will be withdrawn from the conference. Papers presented at NAPS 2017 will be published and can be accessed via IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Authors may visit the website for updates.

Please follow these instructions for preparing final camera ready paper which is due on 29th June. Also, you will have option to upload separate PDF file to address reviewer comments. 

  • Paper Length limit: Maximum 6 pages, including figures, tables, and references.
  • Paper Size: US Letter (8.5″ X 11″) or A4 (210mm X 297mm).
  • File Format: Adobe PDF (.pdf).
  • Fonts: Embed ALL fonts in your PDF file. No type 3 fonts allowed.
  • Do NOT page number your paper.
  • Do NOT apply security settings to your PDF file.
  • All papers must be original contributions, have not been published elsewhere, and are not under consideration by other conferences or publishers.
  • Sample PES technical papers can be accessed via the following link:  Templates and Sample of PES Technical papers

Creating IEEE Xplore-Complaint Files

All conference articles submitted to IEEE sponsored conferences must be in IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF format. IEEE offers PDF eXpress as a free service to IEEE conference authors, allowing you to make Xplore-Compatible PDFs or to check PDFs you have created yourself for Xplore compatibility (PDF Check function).

Steps for creating your Xplore-compliant PDF file

  • Create your manuscript.
  • Proofread and check layout of manuscript. (You are encouraged to correct all content, spelling, and grammatical errors before using this service.)
  • Create PDF eXpress account at (Enter the conference ID: 41506X.). 
  • Upload source file(s) for Conversion; and/or PDF(s) for Checking.
  • Use PDF eXpress to attain Xplore-compatible PDFs. The site contains extensive instructions, resources, and helpful hints.

Using PDF eXpress

  1. Access the  IEEE PDF eXpress website.
  2. Once at the PDF eXpress web site, create a new account by clicking on "New Users - Click Here" link.
  3. Enter the conference ID:  41506X.
  4. Continue to enter information as prompted. You will receive an email confirming the successful creation of your account.
  5. Through your PDF eXpress account, you may submit your source application files for conversion to PDF, and/or submit PDFs for checking. You will have the opportunity to revise your submission if you are not satisfied with the PDF that PDF eXpress creates for you, if you find mistakes in your manuscript, or if your PDF fails the PDF Check.
  6. Acceptable File Formats

    IEEE PDF eXpress® converts the following application formats to PDF:

    • Microsoft Word
    • WordPerfect
    • Rich Text Format
    • Freelance
    • (La)TeX (A DVI and supported image files must be included in a compressed archive)
    • PageMaker (images should not be embedded, included with main file in a compressed archive)
    • FrameMaker
    • Word Pro
    • Quark (*.qxd and images files must be included in a compressed archive) 
  7. Technical support via email is available if you experience trouble in creating your PDF:
IMPORTANT: After using IEEE PDF eXpress, submit your IEEE Xplore-compatible

PDF by 6/30/2017 on the NAPS 2017 Submission site at

Copyright Form 

IEEE copyright form must be submitted. (Please watch for separate email from with instructions) 

Paper Specifications

Note: Deviations from the above paper specifications could impede the review of your paper and result in rejection.