Call for Paper and Information Presenters

This page is dedicated to researchers, educators, managers, and students interested in submitting a paper to the conference for a speech opportunity. We invite contributions conceptual, theoretical, or empirical. They should document research activity, case studies or best practices, shedding light on the theory or practice of engineering, technology, innovation management, or entrepreneurship. Technology papers are welcome focusing on the directions of technology that would be applied to business development and entrepreneurship.

Selected papers will have the opportunity to be published in a special issue of our flagship journal IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

Entrepreneurs and Industry Leaders interested in giving a talk (without sending a paper) should apply to the Industry Forum.

Technology evolution creates innovation opportunities in many businesses. The internet opened e-commerce and changed global marketing strategies as well as discovery of new application areas. Now, Internet of Things devices (IoT) gives us information collected from billions of devices. The cloud lets us store, process and forward this. AI gives us tools to analyze information, predict and make smart decisions. Utilizing these technologies, entrepreneurs can build products that enable essentials so we can make advanced solutions for biomedical systems, transportation, education, manufacturing, agriculture, and many other areas.

Major Conference Topics

  • Entrepreneurship and its ecosystem

  • Business Model Innovation in new Technologies

  • Technology Advancements in IoT devices

  • Technology Advancements in Artificial Intelligence

  • New Opportunities using Technology in BioMedical, Farming, Transportation, and Cyber Physical Systems

  • Managing Globalization Challenges

  • People and organizations

  • Legal, Ethics, and Social Issues

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Due: 1 June 2020

  • Notification of Acceptance: 20 July 2020

  • Author Registration Due: 10 August 2020

  • Normal Registration/Hotel Block Deadline: 10 August 2020

  • Late Registration Begins: 11 August 2020

Download the Call for Paper

Instructions for Authors

Researchers and engineers of all technology and engineering management disciplines to submit their original manuscripts TEMS ICTE.  We welcome submissions from industries and across academic fields including but not limited to engineering, management, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


The following steps overview the paper submission, acceptance and required steps for your paper to appear in Xplore, all must have an EDAS account that is free.  It is only used the conference:

  1. Submit the paper for review with EDAS, the link is to the desired track of the conference. Note submit a full paper in English not an abstract.
  2. The paper will be blind reviewed and you will be notified. Note this is a content, not format review.
  3. You will be notified if the paper is accepted. If accepted check the format (template below) and check it with PDF eXpress account 47868XP. Follow all correction instructions.
  4. The system automatically does a similarity check for papers published on the internet with all publishers. Some papers many needs some revisions if they are too similar to existing publications.
  5. At least one author must register with the conference. If a Visa letter is needed then follow the instructions under visa. No letter will be provided unless the person is registered and paid all needed conference fees. Registration is on a separate tab of the web site.
  6. Authors will be notified when their paper should be presented. One of the authors must present the paper at the conference.  In rare exceptional cases an alternative may present the results with the agreement of the conference committee.

Follow all of these steps and your paper will be submitted to IEEE Xplore or IEEE Access (depending on Author’s selections). Any steps including correct formatting, not signing IEEE Copyright, not paying fees or registration will result in the paper not appearing in these publications. Note there is always a final IEEE review step for any paper from the proceedings to the full publications in Xplore or Access.

Paper Submission

Authors submit papers on EDAS paper processing system at the link  Note that every author must have an EDAS account. It only requires an email address and there is no cost, anyone can sign up at htto://   All submitted papers for review are full papers not abstracts.

You will be notified if your paper is accepted. Once accepted please check the final version with  PDF eXpress Plus account 47868XP (web This tool will check possible formatting errors for Xplore.  (if you have not used PDF eXpress before start with the New User click).

All authors are advised to be familiar with IEEE guidelines before submitting their manuscript, including the IEEE Policy on Plagiarism and on Double Submission. The Technical Program Committee will verify the originality of submitted manuscripts by using CrossCheck, which is an antiplagiarism software, comparing submitted papers with previously published work worldwide. Manuscripts that violate IEEE’s publication principles will be immediately rejected. If the violation is deemed severe, then disciplinary actions may also be taken by IEEE.

Paper Format, Length, Template

Submitted manuscripts for IEEE ICTE 2020 should be in PDF, US Letter (8.5 x 11 inches) double column format with a maximum length of eight (6+2) pages including figures and references. Namely, regular submission length is 6 pages, but up to two (2) extra pages are permissible with an additional fee paid at registration time. At least one author must register with payment of a regular (no student) registration fee.  Total file size for each submission cannot exceed 10 MB.  There is a maximum of 2 papers per author.

The formats and templates information is the standard conference template on the IEEE web.

Each author listed on page one of the manuscript is encouraged, also, to add a brief 100 word biography about themselves at the end of the manuscript, following the References section.  Submissions can be in PDF or LaTeX.  The PDF format can be created from a word processor such as MS Word. The open source editor LyX is suggested for best LaTeX quality with the minimum editing effort thanks to its very easy and effective visual interface. Stunning graphics can be obtained using Inkscape, an open source Scalable Vector Graphics software.  Authors must submit a draft version of their paper for review before the due submission deadline (see “Important dates”). In order to avoid potential problems during last few days before a deadline, all Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers well in advance.

IEEE is very strict about the requirements for PDF files for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, but formal control is needed only during final submission of accepted papers; therefore, IEEE PDF eXpress® service is not available for draft version of papers, but will be in place for use for the final submission of papers.   Please use the template noted above to create your paper, without modifying style and/or format.


Accepted papers that are copyrighted to IEEE and presented at the conference by at least one of the authors will be will be eligible for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, once it meets the requirements of an IEEE quality review.  Authors must sign the IEEE copyright form.