IEEE CIFEr 2012
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Information for Authors

General Information

Proceedings:

Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Xplore, indexed by EI and Thompson Reuters ISI.

Special Issue:

Selected authors will be invited to develop an extended version of the paper to be published in special issues of international journals indexed in the ISI Web of Knowledge.

Best Paper Awards:

Best paper award and best student paper award will be given at the end of the conference.


IEEE CIFEr 2012 Paper Awards

Best Paper Award

Chuan-Ju Wang, Tian-Shyr Dai and Yuh-Dauh Lyuu "A Multi-Phase, Flexible, and Accurate Lattice for Pricing Complex Derivatives with Multiple Market Variables"

Honorable mention

Leandro Maciel, Fernando Gomide and Rosangela Ballini "Modeling the Term Structure of Government Bond Yields with a Differential Evolution Algorithm"

Yan Chen "Stock Trading System Based on Portfolio Beta and Evolutionary Algorithms"

José M. Merigó "Decision Making in Complex Environments with Generalized Aggregation Operators"

Best Student Paper Award

Matthew Butler and Dimitar Kazakov "Testing Implications of the Adaptive Market Hypothesis via Computational Intelligence"

Honorable mention

Steve Yang, Mark Paddrik, Roy Hayes, Andrew Todd, Andrei Kirilenko, Peter Beling and William Scherer "Behavior Based Learning in Identifying High Frequency Trading Strategies"

Rui Jorge Almeida, Nalan Basturk, Uzay Kaymak and Viorel Milea "A Multi-Covariate Semi-Parametric Conditional Volatility Model Using Probabilistic Fuzzy Systems"


Instructions for Authors

All submitted papers should be limited to a maximum length of eight (8) pages in IEEE double-column conference style, including results, figures and references, with a maximum file size of 4MB. Detailed instructions are provided below. You are responsible for ensuring that your submission is in valid format and that it will be readable and printable. Please double check your file before submitting it.

IEEE Double-Column Conference Style Formatting:

Prepare your paper in accordance with IEEE Double-Column Conference Style formatting guidelines.

  • If you are a LaTeX user, download the LatexSample.zip file and use the document class file. The LatexSample zip file also contains a sample paper.
    LatexSample.zip »

  • If you are a Microsoft Office user, you can download the MS Word template.
    MS Word template »

After you have prepared your paper using the guidelines provided above, produce the version that can be uploaded for inclusion in the proceedings. Final version of accepted papers cannot exceed eight (8) pages in IEEE double-column conference style, including results, figures and references, with a maximum file size of 4MB. Only US Letter paper format (8.5" x 11") is accepted. Do not number your manuscript pages. Please strictly adhere to the following instructions.

IEEE requires that the PDF files submitted for accepted papers be 100% IEEE Xplore compliant. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if they are fully compliant with this requirement: no exception.

If you prepared your paper using LaTex, you can usually create an IEEE Xplore compliant PDF file using your dvi file and the following commands:

   dvips -o mypaper.ps -G0 -tletter mypaper
   ps2pdf mypaper.ps mypaper.pdf

There will be no distinction in the conference proceedings between oral and poster presentation.

Deadline for the final accepted manuscripts: February 7, 2012.

Registration deadline for authors with accepted paper(s) is February 7, 2012.


Submission

Submission is available through EasyChair. For submission of your papers, please create an account on Easychair, and login. Upon login, please select CIFEr 2012.


Final Paper Submission Information

  1. Please prepare your manuscript for final camera ready submission following the same PDF format guidelines as for the initial submission. Papers are limited to eight (8) pages in length or an over length fee will be imposed, must be IEEE conference format, i.e. follow the formatting instructions provided at author information.

  2. When you have completed your paper and are ready to submit it, please submit it through EasyChair.
    IMPORTANT: The paper must be re-submitted even if the reviewers indicated that no changes are required.. Please note that once you submit your paper, you cannot submit any subsequent revision. All papers submitted through the web site are considered to be in final form and ready for publication.

  3. Registration deadline for authors with accepted paper(s) is February 7, 2012. To register follow this link. Registration will be open soon is now open.

  4. In order for your paper to be published, a Completed IEEE Copyright Transfer Form must be submitted electronically. The electronic copyright is currently being synchronized with EasyChair and will be available soon. Authors will receive more information as soon as this functionality is available.

IEEE Xplore compatible Paper Information

Paper Format: Letter size (8.5" x 11"), Times New Roman of font size 10, single spaced, two columns. Do not number your manuscript pages. All submitted papers should be limited to a maximum length of 8 pages, including figures, tables and references. Detailed instructions are provided in author information.

All submitted papers have to adhere to IEEE paper formats and Xplore standards. We can only accept PDF files. Each PDF file must be IEEE Xplore compatible.

There will be no distinction in the conference proceedings between oral and poster presentation.

IEEE PDF eXpress information

Conference ID: cifer2012xp

Please use the IEEE PDF eXpress service to check whether or not your created PDF file is IEEE Xplore compatible. Instruction on how to use this service is given here. Please make sure that your PDF file passes the test.

Microsoft Word users

You can use the IEEE PDF eXpress service to convert a source file to an IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF file. A good way to convert a Word file to PDF is to use IEEE PDF eXpress. Please register, log in, and upload your Word file. The website will convert it to PDF file for you and send you an email shortly with the converted PDF file in attachment.

LaTeX users

You can use the IEEE PDF eXpress service to convert a source file to an IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF file. Create a compressed archive with the dvi file and supported image files.

How to use PDF eXpress

First-time users:
Enter the Conference ID, your email address, and choose a new password. Continue to enter information as prompted.
Check that the contact information is still valid, and click "Submit".
Previous users, but using it the first time for CIFEr 2012:
Enter the Conference ID, your email address, and enter the password you used for your old account.
When you click "Login", you'll receive an error saying you need to set up an account. Simply click "Continue". By entering your previously used email address and password combination, you will enable your old account for access to this new conference.
You will receive online and email confirmation of successful account setup.
Returning users (CIFEr 2012 account already created):
Enter the Conference ID, email address and password.

How to Perform a source file conversion

After your paper has been succesfully converted or checked for compatibility, the functionality "Approved for Collection" will become available.

  1. Please submit your paper by clicking "Approve for Collection", renaming your file as "Paper <paper ID>.pdf", where <paper ID> is your paper ID number.
  2. Please download the converted/checked PDF and send it, together with the signed copyright form to Adam Ghandar (adam.ghandar .a_t. adelaide.edu.au) in a message with the subject "CIFEr 2012 paper <paper ID>".

IEEE Copyright Form

The IEEE copyright form is available in DOC or PDF format.

Please sign it and submit it, together with the paper, to to Adam Ghandar (adam.ghandar .a_t. adelaide.edu.au) in a message with the subject "CIFEr 2012 paper ".


Oral Presentation Information

Every session room is equipped with LCD projector and microphone. Due to security policies at the venue, the rooms have no PC. Authors should bring their own laptops.

Please make sure to check the connection between your laptop and the projector before the session starts. Notice: time lost in setting up your laptop during the session cannot be recovered: this will end up in a shorter time available for yours presentation.

Greet/meet the session chair before the session starts. Please arrive early enough to find out the session chair and to tell him/her your name, affiliation, and the title of your paper.

The presentation time is 15 minutes. This includes speaker transition, the setting of your computer, and question & answers. So each speaker should finish his/her talk within 12 or 13 minutes to have a time for question & answers.


Poster Information

Poster Board Dimension and Details

The poster session will take place at the Receptions area.

The poster boards present at the conference will have the following characteristics:

  • Tri-fold design opens to 36" (91.4cm) x 48" (121.9 cm)
  • Smooth, showcase-quality surface
  • Lightweight, rigid and easy to carry
  • Panel sizes: left 12"x36" (30.5cm x 91.4cm), middle 24"x36" (61cm x 91.4cm), right 12"x36" (30.5cm x 91.4cm)
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Important Dates

Paper Submission

(extended deadline):

November 15, 2011

Notification of Acceptance:

January 4, 2012

Final Paper Submission:

February 7, 2012

Early Registration Deadline:

February 12, 2012

Conference dates:

March 29-30, 2012


Call for Papers

Download CFP (PDF) »