IEEE Referencing: Conference proceedings

Conference name abbreviations

Use the following abbreviated standard conference terms in their names. In conference names, omit most articles and prepositions such as ‘of the’ and ‘on’, for example, 4th International Conference on Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics becomes 4th Int. Conf. Advances Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics.

Annals

Ann.

Annual

Annu.

Colloquium

Colloq.

Conference

Conf.

Congress

Congr.

Convention

Conv.

Digest

Dig.

Exposition

Expo.

International

Int.

Meeting

Meeting

National

Nat.

Proceedings

Proc.

Record

Rec.

Symposium

Symp.

Technical Digest

Tech. Dig.

Technical Paper

Tech. Paper

Workshop

Workshop

 

 

First

1st

Second

2nd

Third

3rd

Fourth/nth...

4th/nth…

Basic format to reference a published conference or proceedings paper in print format

[#]     Author(s) Initial(s). Surname(s), “Title of paper,” in Abbrev. Name of Conf., [location of conference is optional], [vol., no. if available], Year, pp. xxx–xxx.

Referencing elements to cite:

  • [#] Reference number (matching the in-text citation number)
  • Author’s first initial. Author’s second initial, if provided. Author’s last name
  • Title of the paper in lower case, in double quotation marks
  • Abbreviated name of conference following the standard conference terms. Refer Conference name abbreviations box on this page
  • Place of publication. Refer to Place of publication for information on the correct format of locations
  • Include volume and issue numbers if available.
  • Year of publication
  • Page number(s), cited as p. for a single page or pp. for multiple pages.

[1]    S. r. Ayyubi, Y. Miao, and H. Shi, "Automating standalone smoke alarms for early remote notifications," in: ICARCV, (13th Intern. Conf. on Cont. Automa. Robotics & Vision), Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Dec. 2014.

Note: See Examples box below for 'unpublished paper presented at a conference' and 'unpublished paper' examples.

Basic format to reference a published conference or proceedings paper in electronic format

[#]    Author(s) Initial(s). Surname(s), “Title of paper,” in Abbrev. Name of Conf., Year, pp. xxx–xxx. Accessed on: Month, Day, Year. [Online]. Available: site/path/file (doi:xxxxx or URL) 

Referencing elements to cite:

  • [#] Reference number (matching the in-text citation number)
  • Author’s first initial. Author’s second initial, if provided. Author’s last name
  • Title of the paper in lower case, in double quotation marks
  • Abbreviated name of conference following the standard conference terms.  Refer Conference name abbreviations box on this page
  • Year of publication
  • Page number(s), cited as p. for a single page or pp. for multiple pages.
  • [online]
  • Available: site/path/file location, which can be a DOI, or a full URL
  • Accessed on: Month, Day, Year. Refer to the Abbreviated month section for further information

[2]     W. M. Brown, A. Semin, M. Hebenstreit, S. Khvostov, K. Raman, and S. J. Plimpton, "Increasing molecular dynamics simulation rates with an 8-fold increase in electrical power efficiency," in SC '16 Proc. of the Int. Conf. for High Perf. Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Article No. 8, Salt Lake City, Utah, IEEE Press Piscataway, November 13 - 18, 2016. Accessed on Feb. 10, 2017. [Online]. Available: ACM Digital Library

Referencing conference proceedings: Examples

Material type In-text example Reference List example
Published conference or proceeding paper: Print

User instructions are outlined in [6].

 

[6]    C. H. Bennett and G. Brassard, “Quantum cryptography: public key distribution and coin tossing,” in Proc. IEEE International Conf. Computers, Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 1, 1984, pp. 175–179.

Published conference or proceeding paperElectronic manual

Responsibilities of contractor are discussed in [7].

 [7]    J. Lue and J. P. Schulze, “3D whiteboard: collaborative sketching with 3D-tracked smart phones,” in Proc. SPIE 9012, The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2014, 901204Accessed on: Nov., 17, 2013. [Online]. Available: doi:10.1117/12.2041167

Note: electronic location can be url or DOI. Refer to DOI in IEEE section in this guide for information regarding the use of Document Object Identifiers. 

Unpublished conference or proceeding paper: Print

Sosa and Wang [9] have stated that ...

[9]    R. Sosa and P. K. Wang, “Creativity awareness in engineering schools in Asia,” presented at the Proc. of International Conf. on Advanced Design Research and Education (ICADRE14), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore, 2014.

Unpublished conference or proceeding paperElectronic manual According to [14], the presence of ...

[14]   M. C. Best, "Linear MIMO model identification using an extended Kalman filter," presented at the ICMICE 2015: 17th International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control Engineering. Accessed on: Nov. 17, 2013. [Online]. Available: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/17386

Unpublished paper As mentioned earlier [2], the prevalence of ...

[2]   S. Male, E. Chapman, and M. Bush, “Generic competencies required by engineers graduating in Australia,” unpublished paper, School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Perth, 2008.