Important Dates

Authors Registration Deadline:
December 28, 2018

Participation Registration Deadline:
December 31, 2018

Camera-Ready Papers Due:
December 10, 2018

Conference Dates:
January 22 - 24, 2019

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2019 IEEE 5th International Conference on Identity, Security, and Behavior Analysis (ISBA)

ISBA 2019 Camera-Ready Submission Instructions for Authors

  • Before Creating a PDF (or use the templates above)
    • Add the copyright notice to the bottom of the first page of your source document.
    • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is:
      U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
    • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is:
      978-1-7281-0532-1/19/$31.00 ©2019 Crown
    • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is:
      978-1-7281-0532-1/19/$31.00 ©2019 European Union
    • For all other papers the copyright notice is:
      978-1-7281-0532-1/19/$31.00 ©2019 IEEE
    • Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.
  • Please make sure to validate your camera ready paper with pdf-express. Go to the site and create an account for yourself by following the link "New Users Click Here". The conference ID is 46667X. Follow the instructions and make sure that your pdf is IEEE Xplore compatible.

  • 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 - Click Here link.
      2. Enter the following:
        • 46667X 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.
      4. Previous users of PDF eXpress or IEEE PDF eXpress Plus 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.
  • Use instructions in the portal to create PDF from source files, validate the PDFs to check if they are Xplore-compatible and submit the IEEE Copyright Form and the camera-ready PDFs through the ISBA 2019 CMT Portal at


  • In our experience, 90% of the failed validations are due to font embedding issues. If your validation fails, make sure that embeddable fonts are used exclusively, including the captions and text of figures and tables. If you Google "pdf express problem" you will find lots of advice on how to fix validation problems.
  • You cannot skip the validation step. IEEE will revalidate every file we submit for inclusion in IEEE Xplore, and will not fix or ingest files that fail validation. If it's not ingested, it is not archival.
  • The validation step does not enter your final paper into CMT; so do not stop once you have a validated file.
  • After validating with PDF eXpress, login to your ISBA 2019 CMT account at and submit the camera ready paper.
  • Do not forget to submit IEEE Copyright form via CMT account. For all the accepted papers, IEEE Copyright form is linked and you can submit it online. Once you fill the online form, please follow the instructions to upload the pdf file of fill copyright form at the CMT.

Policy Statements:

  • Papers accepted for the meeting must be presented by one of the authors, and at least one of the authors must register for the meeting at the author rate.
  • If no authors attend the meeting to present their work, the paper will be withdrawn from the proceedings and from IEEE Xplore.
  • Authors may not delegate presentation of their paper to anyone else in attendance.

If you encounter any problems, please contact PDF eXpress Support:

Access the Publications Support Center ( for IEEE PDF eXpress. If you do not find an answer in the Find Answers tab, go to the Ask A Question tab. Your question will be forwarded to IEEE PDF Support and answered within 3 business days.
If your problems are not resolved, contact the BTAS 2018 Publications Chair Srirangaraj Setlur at setlur(at)buffalo(dot)edu