How to Write an IEEE Style Paper and Get it Published?

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is world’s largest professional association which is best known, among other engineering disciplines, for its high quality flagship journal and conference publications. For electrical engineering graduate students and researchers, it is increasingly important to publish their research findings in core IEEE journals and conferences. However, most top IEEE journals and conferences typically have acceptance rate at 35% or much less, and it is also rare that a manuscript receives an outright acceptance. In this talk, I will introduce basic elements of an IEEE style paper, and offer some personal tips and strategies on how to improve the odds of acceptance. The goal of this presentation is to provide the proper guidance to the beginning graduate students so that, with some practice, they can write an IEEE style paper with high confidence. These graduate students can then focus more on the technical contributions of their work.


  Date and Time




  • UBC Okanaga Campus
  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Canada
  • Building: EME
  • Room Number: 1101

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Prof. Julian Cheng

Prof. Julian Cheng of UBC Okanagan


How to Write an IEEE Style Paper and Get it Published?


Julian Cheng received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. He is currently a Full Professor (with tenure) in the School of Engineering at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC, Canada. His current research interests include wireless communication theory, wireless networks, optical wireless communications, and quantum communications. Dr. Cheng has served as a member of technical program committee for many IEEE conferences and workshops. He co-chaired the 12th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT 2011) in Kelowna, Canada. In 2012, he chaired the 2012 Wireless Communications in Banff, Canada. Dr. Cheng also chaired the sixth IEEE Optical Wireless Communications Symposium at the 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference. Currently, he serves as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Access, as well as a Guest Editor for a special issue of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications on optical wireless communications.



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