February 1, 2017 Abstract and optional full paper submission begins
May 26, 2017 Exhibit & Supporter registration opens
June 15, 2017 Abstract and optional extended abstract submission ends
June 29, 2017 Acceptance notifications sent
July 24, 2017 Submit final abstracts and presenter biographies
August 28, 2017 Submit final presentations and optional full papers


Submittal will be open from February 1 - June 15, 2017.



  • For presentations:
    • Abstract of at least 150 words, not to exceed 500 words
    • Author(s) biography, including current organizational affiliation(s)
  • For tutorials:
    • Title
    • Duration (full day or half day)
    • Speaker(s) name and affiliation
    • Scope and learning objectives
    • Topics covered
    • Intended participants
    • Benefits to the participants
    • Presenters' bio including experience in offering tutorials
  • For workshops:
    • Title
    • Organizer(s)
    • Scope and objectives
    • Topics of coverage
    • Duration
    • Whether presenters would be invited or selected from response to an open call
    • A list of potential presenters
    • A draft Call for Papers for the workshop (where relevant)
    • Organizer(s) biographies(s), including experience in organizing workshops

Optional Paper

  • You may submit a formal paper, in addition to your presentation. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore digital library:
    • Your initial submission may be a full manuscript or, alternatively, an extended abstract of at least four (4) pages. A clear statement of the contribution is required. The submission should include:
      • An introduction
      • Problem definition and its importance
      • Potential solution(s) tried to address the problem
      • Analysis of the results / lessons learned
      • Open research questions to be tackled or recommended follow-on activities
      • References, as appropriate (mandatory for research papers)
    • Your final manuscript must not exceed eight (8) pages in length
    • At least one author must register for the conference, be in attendance, and present the paper in order for it to be published in IEEE Xplore.
    • IEEE formatting instructions

Selected speakers are required to:

  • Register for STC 2017 at the discounted speaker rate.
  • Agree to the rules and regulations indicated on the Speaker Release and Consent Form, provided once your abstract is accepted.
  • Submit final presentation slides for the online proceedings, and optional paper, by August 28, 2017. Slides cannot be changed after the deadline.
  • Attend the mandatory onsite speaker meeting the morning of presentation

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