Submissions Information

In view of the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation, the FPL2020 organization is prepared to address problems caused by any travel restrictions that may occur at the time of the conference, by providing a mechanism for all affected authors of accepted papers to present remotely or alternatively offering the flexibility to select another colleague to present their work.

Main Track

Prospective authors are invited to upload original and unpublished papers in the submission link below.

The submission step may require the submitting author to create an account with the submission system. Also, depending if you are already logged into the system or not when you click on the above link, you may go directly to the submission page or to the author console page where, in order to start your submission you will need to click on the “Create new submission” button.

Submitted papers must follow the IEEE double column format and must be limited to 6 pages plus references (i.e. the references do not count in the 6 pages; and references must not exceed two pages). This is a strict limit, and papers exceeding this limit will be rejected automatically.

Submitted papers may be accepted as full or short papers. Papers accepted as full papers will appear in the proceedings as 6 pages papers plus up to 2 pages of references. Short papers (posters) will have 4 pages plus up to 2 pages of references in the proceedings.

Non-anonymous preprints (on arXiv, social media, websites, etc.) are permitted. Reviewers will be instructed not to actively look for such preprints, but encountering them will not constitute a conflict of interest. Authors may submit work that is already available as a preprint (e.g., on arXiv) without citing it; however, previously published papers by the authors on related topics must be cited (with adequate anonymization to preserve double-blind reviewing).

After the abstract submission deadline, the author list and order entered in the system cannot be changed anymore.

PhD Forum

PhD Forum authors are invited to submit 2-page papers using the same format as FPL 2020 regular papers before the deadline of April 30th, 2020 May 14th, 2020 (extended!) in the submission link below.

PhD Forum papers should include clear descriptions of the project’s motivation, objectives, problem definition, addressed solutions, current status, and planned work if applicable. Contributions based on preliminary results or on work in progress are particularly encouraged. Accepted PhD Forum papers will be included in the conference proceedings and presented at a special poster session. Prior to this session, presenters will be offered the opportunity to draw attention to their posters through a short “elevator pitch” (2-minute presentation).

Demo Night

Demo Night presenters are invited to submit 1-page abstracts using the same format as FPL 2020 regular papers before the deadline of April 30th, 2020 May 14th, 2020 (extended!) in the submission link below.

An additional cover page should contain the following information:

  • Demo title.

  • Names and affiliations of all authors.

  • Description of the main objectives and relevance of the demo to the FPL community

  • Short biographies of demo presenters

  • Any logistical requirements the demonstration may have (e.g. Internet access)

The 1-page abstract should include demo title, names and affiliations of all authors, and an abstract of the demo. The authors of the accepted demos will be asked to prepare a poster for the Demo Night. All demo posters will be published on the FPL 2020 program and website, and the abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.


Authors are required to use the standard IEEE templates in format A4 and not to include page numbers. Templates are available directly from IEEE ( All contributions must be submitted electronically in PDF format. FPL 2020 uses a double-blind reviewing system. Manuscripts must not identify authors or their affiliations; those that do will not be considered. References to the authors’ prior work should be made in the 3rd person, in the same way one would reference work by others. If necessary to maintain anonymity, citations may be shown as “Removed for blind review”.