Instructions for authors

Paper format and submission

All UComms papers must be written in English, follow the IEEE 2 column format, not exceed 4 pages (plus references) and be submitted electronically in PDF format via the Ex Ordo online submission system. Links to LaTeX and Word templates can be found at the bottom of the page.
Papers submitted to UComms will undergo a strict peer-review process. Manuscripts will be reviewed by three reviewers, who will give detailed comments and — if the submission gets accepted — the authors submit a revised version that takes into account this feedback. The review process is managed by session organisers. Prior to the submission of the final version, the PDF file should be checked for PDF Xpress compliance, ouside of the Ex Ordo system (Details will be posted in due time).

Accepted and presented papers will be made available in the proceedings and submitted to IEEE XPlore. Selected papers will be invited for expansion to be submitted for consideration for inclusion in a Special Collection in the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.

Plagiarism and excessive re-use of earlier material

Content of any submissions should be original and must not be submitted for consideration in any other conferences or journals. Submissions will be checked against (self-)plagiarism using the iThenticate tool provided by IEEE. Possible violations will be reported to IEEE for further investigation.

"Off-the-record" option for authors

Just like in 2016, UComms18 provides authors the option to submit "off-the-record" publications. This is intended for the cases where cutting-edge developments may be subject to sensitivities of a commercial nature (or others). Off-the-record contributions will not be published in the proceedings or IEEEXplore but must still go through the regular submission and review. During the conference, delegates will be asked not to take pictures or any recored element of the presentation. To submit an off-the-record paper simply select "invited, not to be published" or "contributed, not to be published" when submitting through the Ex Ordo submission system.

Information and Support

Ex Ordo online submission system

LaTeX and MS Word templates

For general conference information, please contact the Chairs:

Sponsored by:

NATO's Allied Command and Transformation - ACT

Department of the Navy - Science & Technology - ONR

Department of the Navy - Science & Technology - Global



Acoustical Society of America

Gold patron:

Atlas Elektronik

Silver patrons: