Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering

Organizing Committee

Conference General Chair
Hussein Mouftah
University of Ottawa

Organizing Committee Chair
Ramiro Liscano
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Technical Program co-Chairs
Rafik Goubran,
Carleton University
Voicu Groza and
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
University of Ottawa

Local Arrangements Chair
John Grefford
CRO Engineering Ltd.

Publication co-Chairs
Raed Abdullah
Hydro Ottawa
Tariq Al-Omari
Carleton University

Publicity Chair
Bahram Zahir Azami
Hivva Technologies

Finance Chair
Branislav Djokic
National Research Council Canada

Sponsor / Exhibit Chair
Jasmin Roy
Communications Research Centre

Industrial Relations Chair
Maike Luiken Miller

Workshop / Tutorial Chair
George Yee
National Research Council Canada

DRDC Workshop Chair
Sreeraman Rajan
DRDC Ottawa

Student Activities
Vijay Narasimhan
University of Ottawa

Amir Ghavam
University of Ottawa

IEEE Canada President
Robert Hanna
RPM Engineering Ltd.

Conference Advisory Chair
Witold Kinsner
University of Manitoba

Secretary & Registration Chair
Wahab Almuhtadi
Algonquin College, School of Advanced Technolgy

1385 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, ON, Canada, K2G 1V8
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 3403

Registration co-Chairs
Preeti Raman,
EIDOS Ottawa
Soorena Merat,
IEEE Ottawa

Technology for a better World

May 7 to 10, 2006 - Ottawa Congress Centre, Ottawa, Canada


Author's Guide

Paper Format

* Please note that paper submission and author registration is now closed.

Once you receive notification of acceptance, prepare your full paper following the instructions given in this guide.  For publication in the proceedings, the conference committee must have received, by the deadline of Monday, March 13, 2006,
(a) the paper in the specified format:

  • A Microsoft Word example file with instruction is available for preparing your manuscript: ccece06-template.doc.
  • A pdf version is also available ccece06-template.pdf.
  • Authors who wish to use LaTeX to format a paper can follow the template given in pdf format. The LaTeX style (class) file (ccece06.cls) is available locally from this site, as is the template (ccece06sample.tex) for this Conference. The dvi file produced by LaTeX2e may be exported to PDF format by using dvi2pdfm utility program, as long as compatible fonts are used and the produced PDF file is readable by English and/or French version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

(b) the signed copyright form, available locally in PDF or in Word format
(c) the full registration fee.

The copyright form should be completed and either mailed to:

Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi, P. Eng.
CCECE06 Conference Secretariat

Algonquin College, School of Advanced Technology,

 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Room #T336g, T-Building, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K2G 1V8


or faxed to:

(613) 248-4758, Note: Fax ONLY the Copyright Form page with the authorised signature, and DO NOT use any fax cover sheet.


The registration form should be submitted along with the appropriate fees as directed on the Registration Page


The CCECE-2006 Conference Committee will provide attendees with a CD-ROM containing the conference proceedings and PDF viewers for Windows, Macintosh, and Unix. The CD-ROMs serve participants at CCECE conferences very well and increase the utility of papers as reference documents.

File Submission Format

Papers must be submitted in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). When preparing your PDF file; do not enable security, do not disable printing! These submissions must be formatted to 8.5 x 11 inches page size, and in first-page-first order. Please verify that the final version of your PDF file is readable by English and/or French version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before submission. A link is available to IEEE's PDF eXpress for authors to test the compatibility of their papers. Papers that do not print correctly cannot be published. For best results, authors should avoid the use of custom half tones, bitmap pattern fills, and bitmap fonts. Use standard half tones and solid color or grey fills instead.
All conference papers submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore must adhere to the IEEE Xplore PDF specification for compatibility (Simplified Requirements for Creating PDF Files for IEEE Xplore). IEEE PDF eXpress is a free service to IEEE conferences, allowing their authors to make IEEE Xplore-compatible PDFs (Conversion function) or to check PDFs that authors have made themselves for IEEE Xplore compatibility (PDF Check function). Please read the “simplified requirements for creating PDF files for IEEE Xplore” document for more information on how to create IEEE PDF compliant files.

Maximum Length of Paper: The paper should be 4 pages and not exceed 6 pages. The author will be charged an extra $50.00/page for those pages exceeding 4.

Steps for Submission

1) Create your manuscript(s).
2) Proofread and check layout of manuscript (it is highly recommended that you do this BEFORE going to IEEE PDF eXpress.)
3) Create IEEE PDF eXpress account.
4) Upload source file(s) for Conversion; and/or PDF(s) for Checking
5) Use IEEE PDF eXpress to attain IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s). The site contains extensive instructions, resources, helpful hints, and access to technical support.
6) Submit final, IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s) to the Paper Submission system according to the instructions given on the Author Information page.
7) Submit along with the paper a copy of the email that you will receive from IEEE eXpress that confirms that your paper is IEEE PDF compliant. Insert this information in the “PDF Compliant” field in the paper submission form.

The filename of your PDF file must be the paper number assigned to you by the CCECE committee, followed by the Portable Document Format extension (.pdf). For example, if the CCECE committee assigned you the number 23, you would submit your file as "23.pdf".

How to create IEEE PDF eXpress account

click the icon below to proceed to the site to generate a PDF version of your file or check your PDF file for compatibility.

1. Access the IEEE PDF eXpress site (by clicking the icon above)

First-time users: March 13, 2006ze="-1">Previous users, but using it the first time for a new conference: Returning users:
a. Click “New Users - Click Here”. a. Enter ccece06 for the Conference ID, your email  address, and enter the password you used for your old  account. a. Enter ccece06 for the  Conference ID, email  address and password.
b. Enter ccece06 for the  Conference ID, your email  address, and choose a new  password. Continue to enter  information as prompted. b. 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.
c. You will receive online and  email confirmation of successful  account setup. c. Check that the contact information is still valid, and click  “Submit”.
d. You will receive online and email confirmation of  successful account setup.

2.  For each conference paper, click “Create New Title”. 
3.  Enter identifying text for the paper (title is recommended but not required) 
4.  Click “Submit PDF for Checking” or “Submit Source Files for Conversion” 
5.  Indicate platform, source file type (if applicable), click Browse and navigate to file, and  click “Upload File”. You will receive online and email confirmation of successful upload 
6.  You will receive an email with your Checked PDF or IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF  attached. If you submitted a PDF for Checking, the email will show if your file passed or failed.

(choose one)
If the PDF submitted fails the PDF check: If you are not satisfied with the IEEE  PDF eXpress-converted PDF: If the PDF submitted passed the  PDF Check, or   you are satisfied with your IEEE  PDF eXpress-converted PDF:
Option 1 Submit your source file for conversion  by clicking Try again, then Submit  Source Files for Conversion Resubmit your source file with  corrections (Try again, then Submit  Source Files for Conversion)
Option 2 Read the PDF Check report, then  click “The PDF Check Report” in the  sidebar to get information on possible  solutions Submit a PDF by clicking Try again,  then Submit PDF for Checking Submit your IEEE Xplore compatible PDF  file to the WitanWeb Submission System site following the instructions given on the
Author Information page.
Option 3 “Request Technical Help” through your account “Request a Manual Conversion” through your account

 IEEE PDF eXpress converts the following file types to PDF:   

  • Rich Text Format
  • Freelance 
  • (La) TeX (DVI and all support files required)* 
  • PageMaker 
  • FrameMaker 
  • QuarkXpress* 
  • Word Pro 
  • Microsoft Word 
  • WordPerfect  

 *For documents created in formats that do not embed source files, include all support files with  the final manuscript in a folder. Put this folder in a compressed archive for submission. If it is  possible to embed images in the source document, you should do so to avoid potential issues,  such as missing graphics.   

Note: This conference is being arranged in conjunction with the CCC 2006 conference

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