Submitting a Paper for Review

General Requirements for Authors

Papers must be submitted in final, publishable form before the submission deadline listed in the important dates

The submitted paper should be blind (none of the authors affiliations or names should be included or disclosed in the submitted paper).

The contents of submitted papers must not have been previously published (or accepted for publication) in substantially similar form. Furthermore, the contents of submitted papers must not significantly overlap with the content of any paper currently under review or that will be submitted during the DICTA 2022 review period to any of the following: another conference, a workshop, or a journal. The DICTA 2022 Committee retains the right to exclude any papers in violation of these requirements.

One of the authors from each accepted paper must register for the conference before the deadline given for author registration. Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of your paper from the conference proceedings and program.

DICTA 2022 requires that each accepted paper must be presented by one of the authors in-person at the conference site according to the schedule published. Any paper accepted into the technical program, but not presented on-site will be withdrawn from the official proceedings archived on IEEE Xplore.

Formatting the Paper

Submitted papers may be up to 8 pages in length.

Please ensure your paper is blind (none of the authors affiliations or names should be included or disclosed in the submitted paper).

Prepare your submission using the IEEE manuscript template:

Windows users can download either Microsoft Word or Latex templates from the IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings page.

Unix users can download the LaTeX template from the IEEE Manuscript Template LaTeX Archive . Please note the LaTeX Bibliography Files may also be required.

Please use the Microsoft Word A4 template or the LaTeX template in conference A4 mode (Start with the conference template file bare_conf.tex and configure the output document with the line \documentclass[conference,a4paper]{IEEEtran} ).

Online Submission

File Format

All submissions must be made electronically as a PDF file. The submitted PDF file must adhere to the following constraints:

1. Adobe document protection or document security must be disabled,

2. the document must be in first-page-first order, and

3. all fonts must be embedded in the PDF file.

When preparing the paper using LaTeX, it is preferable to use scalable fonts such as Type I, Computer Modern. PDF files with Postscript Type 3 fonts are highly discouraged. PDF and PostScript files utilizing Type 3 fonts are typically produced by the LaTeX system and are lower-resolution bitmapped versions of the letters and figures. It is possible to perform a few simple changes to the configuration or command-line to produce files that use PostScript Type 1 fonts, which are a vector representation of the letters and figures. An excellent set of instructions can be found at: Creating quality Adobe PDF files from TeX with DVIPS.

For most installations of LaTeX, you can cause dvips to output Type 1 fonts instead of Type 3 fonts by including the -Ppdf option to dvips. The resulting Postscript file will reference the Type 1 Computer Modern fonts, rather than embedding the bitmapped Type 3 versions, which cause problems with printers. Some LaTeX installations also include pdflatex, which produces acceptable PDF files as well.

File Size Limit

Authors will be permitted to submit a document file up to 100MB (megabytes) in size.

Supplementary Material

Authors can submit supplementary material in the format of pdf, mp4, and avi. The size of each file shall not exceed 100 MB

Submission Website



Your submitted paper will be visually inspected by a member of the technical program committee to assure that the document is readable and meets all formatting requirements. If errors are detected in your submitted file, you will be contacted to resolve the issue. If your paper passes inspection, it will be entered into the review process. At least two members of the technical program committee will review each submitted paper and rate it according to quality, relevance, and correctness. The conference technical committee will use these reviews to determine which papers will be accepted for presentation in the conference.


Authors will be notified of paper acceptance or non-acceptance by email as close as possible to the published author notification date.

The notification email will include comments from the reviewers. The short amount of time between paper acceptance decisions and the beginning of the publication process does not allow for a two-way discourse between the authors and the reviewers of a paper.


Prepare the Final Paper

To prepare the final paper:

  • Undo steps that were taken to anonymise your paper for the blind review process. Please ensure the author names and affiliations have been added to your paper, acknowledgements and citations are reinstated, and redactions removed.
  • Make any minor revisions to the accepted paper based on the comments from the reviewers. In general, changes should be limited to areas in which improvement was recommended by the reviewers. Changes to the title and author list are not allowed except for extraordinary circumstances, e.g., if the reviewers and program chairs suggested changes to the title.
  • Ensure your paper length is within the 8-page limit.
  • Strictly adhere to the formatting guidelines, i.e. prepare your submission using the IEEE manuscript template:

Electronic Paper Submission

Once you have the final version of the accepted paper ready, gather the following information before entering the submission system:

  • Affiliation, email address, and mailing address for each author
  • Paper title
  • Text file containing paper abstract text, in ASCII text format (for copying and pasting into web page form)

To submit your document and author information, click on the following link:

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Required Author Registration

Be sure that at least one author from each accepted paper registers to attend the conference (online or on-site) using the online registration system available through the conference website. Each paper must have at least one author registered, with the payment received by the author registration deadline (see above) to avoid being withdrawn from the conference.

Copyright Issues for Web Publication

If you plan to publish a copy of an accepted paper on the Internet by any means, you MUST display the following IEEE copyright notice on the first page that displays IEEE published (and copyrighted) material:

““Copyright 2022 IEEE. Published in the Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, 2022 (DICTA 2022), 30 November – 2 December 2022 in Sydney, Australia. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works, must be obtained from the IEEE. Contact: Manager, Copyrights and Permissions / IEEE Service Center / 445 Hoes Lane / P.O. Box 1331 / Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331, USA. Telephone: + Intl. 908-562-3966.””

If you post an electronic version of an accepted paper, you must provide the IEEE with the electronic address (URL, FTP address, etc.) of the posting.