Author Instructions

  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically.

  • Abstracts sent by e-mail will not be considered.

  • All submissions will be acknowledged by email within one week. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your submission, please contact the Technical Program Chair.

  • Your abstract should state clearly and concisely the results of your work and why they are significant. Representative data and figures that support your proposal are required.

Regular Abstract Submission

  • The 2 page extended abstract (maximum two pages including figures) must be provided in English.

  • Extended abstract must be submitted in A4 size format (210 mm x 297 mm).

  • Extended abstract must be submitted in PDF format.

  • Please follow the IEEE template when preparing your abstract.

Regular Abstract Submission is closed.

Late News Submission

Limited number of late news submissions for consideration will be accepted.

  • For consideration as late news, please submit a camera-ready 4-page manuscript which, if accepted, will be included in the workshop proceedings.

  • As with the regular abstracts, please follow the IEEE template. Late news must be provided in English, A4 size format

Late News Submission is closed.

Accepted Author Information

IIRW has three different kinds of papers:

  • regular oral papers - prerecorded 15min video presentation, which will be available during the entire time of the conference

  • refereed posters - prerecorded 5min video presentation, which will be available during the entire time of the conference

  • open posters - the same as the refereed poster, but paper will go through a final review stage at the workshop before inclusion into the proceedings

All authors of accepted papers will be assigned a mentor to ensure the best possible quality of both presentation/poster and final paper. All authors are requested to adhere to the deadlines/milestones.

Top 5 IIRW papers

At the end of IIRW, the technical program committee will select the best five papers for publication in a special issue of IEEE Transaction on Device and Material Reliability (TDMR). The selection will be based on the committee's evaluation of the abstract, presentation and final paper.

Upon selection, an extended version of the paper will be submitted to TDMR manuscript central. The extended version should include 30% additional content compared to IIRW final paper. The additional content of the extended version will be evaluated by TDMR special issue review committee. The paper will be published in TDMR March special issue. More information about TDMR is found here.

IIRW encourages Student presentations

Student papers, presented by students and based on their research work will be considered for Best student paper award. The award will be decided by the technical program committee upon evaluation of the abstract, presentation and final paper. The author must identify the submission as "student paper" during the submission process, by adding "Student paper" below the title. The best student paper will be automatically added to the paper selected for publication in TDMR.

Preparation of an IIRW Presentation

  • The PowerPoint presentation should use the slide size of 16:9. This is found on the “design” ribbon tab in the “slide size” drop-down options.

  • The 1st slide should have the title of the talk, names of authors (with the presenter’s name underlined), and affiliation(s).

  • Every page must be numbered, and a footer must state “Virtual IIRW, October, 2021

  • The 2nd or 3rd slide must detail clearly the motivation for, or goal of the presented work.

  • End with conclusions.

  • Fonts’ sizes should be at least 18pts. Use high contrast colors.

  • Try to avoid overly busy slides. Small features may be lost in the video resolution.

  • Plots/Drawings should have legible titles, especially for the axes.

  • Create your technical presentation for IIRW using the previous recommendations.

  • DO have efficient slide content (i.e., try not to have slides that are too “busy”).

Authors are encouraged to use the workshop template to maintain consistency across presentation material.

Creating Your Presentation Video

  1. Open the PowerPoint presentation that you want to record and MAKE A COPY (this copy will contain the recording afterwards).

  1. From the PPT ribbon at the top of your PPT file, select the slide show tab.

  1. Then, click on “Record slide show” and select “Record from beginning”.

  1. A new screen will open with the recording view.

  1. In the screen recording view, you’ll have an overview of the features you need to enable/disable during your recording:

    • Turn camera off (i.e., no small “postage stamp” self-recording).

    • Turn microphone on to record your “voiceover” of your presentation slides.

    • Enable drawing and/or highlighting on the screen (to help the audience follow the talk). Make sure that your pointer is easily observable.

  1. When ready, you can press “record” (top left corner), and a countdown will start. After that, the recording will start to capture the on-screen “slideshow” with your voiceover.

  1. Now everything you say or do is being recorded, and you will be able to deliver your whole presentation.
    IMPORTANT: When you finish your last slide, the recording will automatically stop. To avoid a sudden stop, please add an extra blank slide at the end of your presentation.

  1. If you want to stop earlier or need to pause, you can press stop or pause (top left corner).

  1. When the recording is stopped, you can close the screen, and you will notice that on each slide your camera input is visible. Please delete yourself if you see this (If you made any drawings or highlights these will be preserved and also visible).
    NOTE: If you are using an Apple MacBook/MacOS, you may only see “record slide show” from the ribbon without the options you see above for Windows users. Make sure you are on your title/beginning slide when starting. Your presentation will record immediately without the recording view, and therefore, seem like a typical slide show presentation – but it is recording (including preservation of your drawings and/or highlights) and your microphone will be automatically enabled to record your voiceover.

  1. Your presentation is now ready to be exported to MP4:

    • Go to File - Export - Create a video.

    • You can now select 720p video quality (we are limited to 720p only) and then press “create video”.

  1. You will now see a File Explorer window to select the location for where you want to save the recording.

  1. The file will now be exported as an MP4, and you can follow the progress in the progress bar at the bottom.

  1. If this is finished, you can open and watch the recording you have made to ensure you are pleased with your recording.
    REMEMBER: It is strongly recommended that you keep your recording within the prescribed duration of your particular video/presentation (i.e., time allotted for invited, oral, tutorial, poster, etc.).
    NOTE: If you prefer another method to record your PowerPoint presentation, such as a screen capture/video editing software platform, please be sure to export the recording as a 720p MP4 file as outlined above.

Video and Presentation Upload

You will receive an email with personal instructions how to upload your presentation and video.