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Engineering Guide: Conferences

Conference Proceedings

Standard Format for a Conference Proceeding Citation

[#]           A. Author, "Title of paper," in Abbreviated Name of the Conference: Subtitle, Location (if available), Month Day (if available), year. [Online]. Available: URL

[#]           A. Author, "Title of paper," in Abbreviated Name of the Conference: Subtitle, Location (if available), Month Day (if available), year, doi: DOI.

Use standard abbreviations for the name of the conference, and omit words like "of the" and "on". Some common abbreviations are listed in the IEEE Reference Guide.

Conference location is optional. If given, use the format: City, Country. Include the state for US conferences, e.g. Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Give page numbers for published conference papers, generally near the end of a citation but before a DOI or URL.

Conference proceedings can be tricky to cite, because often the full citation details are not available. Give the details that you have: the more information you give, the easier it will be for your audience to find the paper.


Conference Proceeding (in print)

[18]         J. Li and W. Cai, "Theory and application of cyclone impulse electrostatic precipitation," in Recent Developments in Applied Electrostatics: 5th Int. Conf. Applied Electrostatics (ICAES 2004), K. Sun and G. Yu, Eds., Shanghai, China, Nov. 2-5, 2004, pp. 145-149.

Conference Proceeding (online, with DOI)

[1]           R. Menon, N. A. Azeez, A. H. Kadam, and S. S. Williamson, “Carrier based power balancing in three-level open-end drive for electric vehicles,” in Proc. 2018 IEEE 12th Int. Conf. Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering (CPE-POWERENG), Doha, Qatar, Apr. 10-12, 2018, doi: 10.1109/CPE.2018.8372502.

Conference Proceeding (in print, with proceedings publisher)

[5]           C. Starr, “Solar photovoltaic energy conversion,” in Proc. 3rd Int. School of Energetics, R. Wilson, Ed., New York, NY, USA: Plenum, 1979, pp. 2-35.

Conference Paper (unpublished)

[2]           H. A. Nimr, “Defuzzification of the outputs of fuzzy controllers,” presented at the 5th Int. Conf. Fuzzy Systems, New Orleans, LA, USA, Sep. 11, 1996.