Author information

Authors selected to present post-deadline papers at ACDC 2021 will be invited to write a full paper of up to six pages, which will be published by the IET and submitted for indexing to IET Inspec, IEEE Xplore and Ei Compendex.

If you elect not to write a full paper following selection, you will be offered a presentation slot in the ACDC 2021 programme, but your 2-page paper will not be of sufficient length for indexing. It will still appear in the conference proceedings.

Use of the full paper template is mandatory and only full papers following the instructions provided below will be considered.

Please leave enough time when writing your paper for your company or employer’s approval/review if this required.

Writing a full paper – for authors already accepted

  • The online submission system is now open for the submission of full papers which must be submitted by Monday, 28 June 2021.
  • Full papers are required for both oral and poster presentations. Full papers must be submitted using the full paper template form provided. Please ensure you read this document carefully and all text / diagrams fit within the template
  • All final papers must be submitted in word format according to the instructions within the full paper template
  • Your paper should not exceed 6 pages
  • It is essential that authors make sure all fonts are embedded and .pdf files are submitted unlocked. If files are submitted in ‘read only’ format or with security, we may be unable to publish your paper
  • Full papers must be submitted by 28 June 2021
  • Please ensure that you have the below details featured on your full paper in the respective field shown on the template:
      • Title: Full title of the paper.
      • Authors: All contributing author names to be included.
      • Subject: Full conference name and abbreviation.
      • Keywords: Keywords as set in the paper at Item 2, Keywords.
  • See an example of the required layout (PDF)

Submitting a full paper

Check very carefully that all the information you have provided is correct.

Here is a checklist of what you should have provided and how to submit your full paper:

  • Access the online submission system. Please use the reset password service if you have forgotten your password.
  • Click on the Edit button in the tile of the paper you wish to submit
  • Check the title is still correct
  • Browse to upload or drag and drop your full paper.
  • Ensure all authors are listed correctly, including the presenting author(s)
  • Ensure affiliations are correct. This is for the organisation you represent, e.g. London Power Associates Ltd. It is not for professional affiliations e.g. The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Ensure a biography of the presenting author is entered on the final page
  • Click Submit to complete. You will then receive a confirmation email

Reviewing of a full paper

All full papers are subject to review by the Technical Programme Committee.

You will receive a confirmation email after this review has been completed to confirm your place in the programme.

Accepted papers

Each paper must have at least one author registered to avoid the paper being withdrawn from the conference proceedings. You must attend the online conference and present your paper for it to be published.

Authors may only register against a maximum of two papers. Authors presenting more than two papers must pay the additional paper fee.

Each paper should be the authors’ original work and previously unpublished in the form submitted.

Permission to publish

In submitting a paper to ACDC 2021, the IET requests authors to return a permission to publish form for the submitted work.

The form must be signed by at least one of the authors.

Please insert your paper title and full paper or serial number in the appropriate place, sign and return the form to the event organisers. The form can be uploaded to the submission system or by email:


Authors reserve the following rights:

  • All copyright
  • All proprietary rights, such as patent right

The IET will hold the copyright for the collection of papers, or Proceedings.

If the paper is Crown or US Government copyright please email to request the appropriate publishing agreement form.

If the IET does not receive one of the above signed forms, we will be unable to publish the paper in the conference proceedings, Inspec or IEEE Xplore

The IET or other associated societies cannot meet any travelling or subsistence expenses for authors, either prior to or during the conference.

Personal data

Personal data will be processed by the Institution and its associated organisations for the purpose of organising your attendance at this event.

It may also be used for the promotion of other IET products and services and contacting you for market research purposes.

By providing us with your postal address, email address and telephone number you agree that we may contact you by these methods.

You can change this preference at any time by either contacting us by post, following the link on a received email or amending your preferences if you have a MyIET online account.