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IEEE ITherm Conference

The Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems

Author Instructions



ITherm Abstract Submission Instructions

Thank you for your interest in ITherm 2020. Our abstract-submission website is now open, and we encourage your submissions through September 2, 2019. Review the details in our Call for Abstracts.


Submission of Abstracts

  1. To submit an abstract, or revise your submission, please visit https://www.myconferencebuddy.com
  2. For a new account, select "Create account and submit your Abstract." If you already have an account, simply log in.
  3. Enter author information (including co-authors), select the track that best suits your abstract, and enter a paper title. Please submit an all text abstract (maximum 500 words, with no figures, tables, or graphs), so the review committee can understand your work in broad terms. Click on Submit Abstract.
  4. Once the abstract is submitted, please select the "contact author" for the paper. The contact author will receive an email acknowledgment as well as password by email. The contact author of the paper will be the only co-author who will be able to edit and upload the draft and final versions of the paper, as well as make any changes to the conference database record for the paper.
  5. Once the acknowledgement email has been received; the contact author can now login into the myconferencebuddy.com paper management system at any time to check the status of the paper.
  6. If you wish to submit another abstract, please repeat steps 1-4.

Manuscript Review Process

Submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process handled by the ITherm Technical Program Committee. Since the accepted manuscripts will be published as an IEEE publication, each paper must meet minimum standards of quality. All submissions will be rated by the technical program committee based on the following standard criteria:

  • Originality and significance of the work
  • Quality of data/results and interpretation
  • Completeness of the manuscript
  • Non-commercial nature of the manuscript
  • References to the work of others
  • Literary quality (clarity in writing, organization, figures, tables, etc.)

Good use of technical/written English is expected. In cases where sentence structure, grammar, and understandability are not adequate, the technical program committee may require a strong copy-edit by you or your institution as a condition for acceptance of the final paper.


Please note the following important dates:

Deadline for Abstracts September 2, 2019
Notification of Acceptance October 14, 2019
Draft Paper Submission December 16, 2019
Reviews Returned February 3, 2019
Final Paper Submission March 2, 2020
Author Registration Deadline March 30, 2020
ITherm Conference Begins May 26, 2020

Accepted papers without a registered and attending author/presenter will be withdrawn after the April 1, 2020 deadline for author registration, and sessions will be adjusted to accommodate the dropped papers. The ITherm Conference requests that each registered author present a maximum of two papers at the conference.


Notes about Paper Content, Indexing


How does IEEE Copyright work?

  • IEEE will hold the copyright to your ITherm paper, and it will be placed in their IEEE Xplore online database. You should not have already presented/published the SAME paper, copyrighted by another entity.
  • You cannot present a paper and then decline to place the paper in IEEE Xplore; IEEE conferences require an executed Copyright form, and the placement of your paper in the IEEE's World Wide Web database.
  • IEEE gives very liberal reprint rights to the author. However, the paper should be changed/updated/restructured before it is copyrighted by a future entity (including the IEEE).
  • If you want to REPRINT the paper in a magazine, compendium, etc. then you may ask the IEEE Copyrights Manager for permission, which is usually granted. The Magazine will be asked to add a footnote indicating that the material is copyrighted by the IEEE and is used with permission. There is usually no cost involved.
  • IEEE may have an Open Access option in place during 2020. If so, then by paying the one-time charge, we can have your paper be freely downloadable from the Xplore system without any payment from the reader. Please inquire, if you wish to explore this option.

Where will ITHERM papers be indexed?

Papers which are accepted and presented at the conference will be placed into IEEE's Xplore/IEL database and indexed in INSPEC. This information is made available to Elsevier's EI index, and ISI/Thomson Reuters' SCI, SSCI and ISTP services, which may place your paper's metadata in their indices. In addition, the metadata and full text will be indexed by Google and Google Scholar, for wider access to research results.

For further assistance, please contact the ITherm Technical Program Dr. Justin Weibel, jaweibel@purdue.edu or Vice Program Chair Dr. Dustin Demetriou, dwdemetr@us.ibm.com..

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