Call for Papers

The conference organizing committee welcomes proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. Interested speakers are kindly requested to send their workshop proposals by email to the conference secretariat at:


Learn how to structure your paper for publication. IEEE has put together some tips and best practices for what should be included in your conference paper.


Your paper title should be specific, concise, and descriptive. Avoid using unnecessary words such as “new” or “novel”. Include keywords that will help a reader find your paper.


Provide a concise summary of the research conducted. Include the conclusions reached and the potential implications of those conclusions. Your abstract should also:

1- Consist of a single paragraph up to 250 words, with correct grammar and unambiguous terminology.

2- Be self-contained. No abbreviations, footnotes, references, or mathematical equations.

3-Highlight what is unique in your work.

4- Include 3-5 keywords or phrases that describe the research to help readers find your paper.

Funding Footnote

If the research reported in your paper was supported by a funding source, including the funder’s name and grant information in a footnote on the first page of the paper.


Help the reader understand why your research is important and what it is contributing to the field:

  • Start by giving the reader a brief overview of the current state of research in your subject area.
  • Progress to more detailed information on the specific topic of your research.
  • End with a description of the exact question or hypothesis that your paper will address.

Also, state your motivation for doing your research and what it will contribute to the field.


Formulate your research question. It should include:

  • A detailed description of the question.
  • The methods you used to address the question.
  • The definitions of any relevant terminology.
  • Any equations that contributed to your work.

The methods section should be described in enough detail for someone to replicate your work.

Results and Discussion

Show the results that you achieved in your work and offer an interpretation of those results. Acknowledge any limitations of your work and avoid exaggerating the importance of the results.


Summarize your key findings. Include important conclusions that can be drawn and further implications for the field. Discuss the benefits or shortcomings of your work and suggest future areas for research.


You can recognize individuals who provided assistance with your work but who do not meet the definition of authorship. The acknowledgments section is optional.


Provide citation information for all the previous publications referred to in your paper. Cite only those references that directly support your work.


All papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format and uploaded on EDAS through the following link:

The submissions should be formatted in IEEE style format. The camera-ready version for an accepted paper cannot exceed 5 pages and must be at a minimum of 3 pages in length. Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX and WORD formats are found at here:


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Login to your EDAS page (, click on the +sign at the right of Copyright form, then click on IEEE Copyright Submission (red circles), and complete by answering a few questions.


Talks will be pre-recorded and submitted via EDAS as video files before October 15, 2020, to be replayed during the conference. Please note that the final manuscripts must be uploaded prior to uploading the pre-recorded presentation. During the presentation, the authors will need to be available online after their videos are played to answer Q&A from conference participants moderated by the respective Session Chairs. Please observe the following guidelines when preparing video files of your talks

Duration of video files: 15 minutes
File Format: MPEG-4 (.mp4) file (use the normal H.264 video and AAC audio codecs)
Video Size: HD (1280 x 720 or other “720p” setting)
Audio Quality: please double check your files before submitting to make sure the audio is clear and audible!
Videos should contain a prominent view of the presentation slides along with audio of the spoken presentation. Optionally videos may contain a shot of the speaker’s head for increased engagement. Many presentation software allows recording audio and video directly in the application and can export appropriate video files (example PowerPoint).

To upload, the first log onto EDAS and click on your accepted paper. Under the Final Manuscript, you will find the upload option “Virtual Presentation Upload”. Click the cloud icon and upload your final presentation. You have two upload options:

  1. Choose File: If your MPEG-4 file is under 200 MB, please upload using the “Choose File” button. Once the file name is listed, please click “Upload MP4 Video”.
  2. URL: If your MP4 file is over 200 MB, please input a YouTube, One Drive, Dropbox, or Google Drive directory URL into the text field. Once the URL is listed, please click “Upload MP4 Video”. Please note that the link must be a direct download link. Shared drive links will not upload.

All pre-recorded presentations will be reviewed by the Session Chairs in order to guarantee relevant and high-quality content. If your presentation is not a strong reflection of the accepted Final Manuscript, or if the presenter is not one of the authors, the Chairs have the authority to reject the submission.

Q&A sessions: following the video paper, one of the authors needs to be on-line to address Q&A moderated by the Session Chair. Duration for Q&A sessions are 4-5 minutes


Q1: How to embed fonts

File > Save as> Choose location eg. Desktop

In save as type choose pdf

Click on tools > in Save and preserve fidelity when sharing click embed fonts in the file

For Mac book

Go to Word. Preferences>save> embed fonts

Use PDF express tool:

PDF Instructions for your Authors 2020 Second International Sustainability and Resilience Conference: Technology and Innovation in Building Designs(51154) Before Creating a PDF

• Add the copyright notice to the bottom of the first page of your source document. If necessary, contact Nehal Almurbati at for the appropriate copyright notice.

• Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision. Creating your PDF eXpress Account Log in to the IEEE PDF eXpress TM site First-time users should do the following:

1. Select the New Users -

2. Enter the following:

• 51154X for the Conference ID

• your email address

• a password 3. Continue to enter information as prompted. An Online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup. Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.

Q2: Indexing

The conference accepted manuscripts will be published in IEEE Xplore which is Scopus indexed


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