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Conference, report, thesis

  • Abbreviated titles, months and words are used in IEEE. Please see Abbreviations in IEEE basics box for the list of abbreviations and further examples.
  • Refer to section B  (pp. 6-7) of the IEEE Reference Guide 2023 for common abbreviated words used for Conference Proceedings.
  • Online reports require the full URL of the document.
  • Refer to section O (pp. 19-20) of the IEEE Reference Guide 2023 for University information use in thesis.
  • Thesis type: "M.S. thesis" for Masters Thesis, "Ph.D. dissertation" for Doctoral dissertation.

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[#]   A. A. Author, B. B. Author, and C. C. Author, “Title of paper,” presented at the Abbreviated Name of Conf., City of Conf., Abbrev. State, Country, Abbrev. Month. day(s), year, pp. ##-##. 

Example:

[1]   J. Arrillaga and B. Giessner, “Limitation of short-circuit levels by means of HVDC links,” presented at the IEEE Summer Power Meeting, LosAngeles, CA, USA, Jul. 12–17, 1990, Paper70CP637.

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[#]  A. A. Author, B. B. Author, and C. C. Author, “Title of paper,” in Abbreviated Name  Conf., (location of conference is optional), (Abbrev. Month. day(s) if provided), year, pp. ##-##.

Example:

[1]  C. Adler, G. Klink, M. Feil, F. Ansorge and H. Reichl, "Assembly of ultra thin and flexible ICs," in 4th Int. Conf. Adhesive Joining Coating Technol. Electron. Manuf. Proc., Presented at Adhesives in Electronics 2000, Espoo, Finland, 2000, pp. 20-23.

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[#]  A. A. Author, B. B. Author, and C. C. Author, “Title of paper,” in Abbreviated Name Conf., (location of conference is optional), (Abbrev. Month. day(s) if provided), year, pp. ##–##, doi: xxx.

OR

[#]. A. A. Author, B. B. Author, and C. C. Author, “Title of paper,” in Abbreviated Name Conf., (location of conference is optional), (Abbrev. Month day(s) if provided), year, pp. ##-##. [Online]. Available: URL

Example:

[1]  S. Savarese, H. Rushmeier, F. Bernardini, and P. Perona, “Implementation of a shadow carving system for shape capture,” in Proc. 1st Int. Symp. 3D Data Processing Vis. Transmiss., Jun. 2002, pp. 12–23, doi: 10.1109/TDPVT.2002.1024034.

[2]  T. Schubert, “Real challenges and solutions for validating system-on-chip high level formal verification of next-generation microprocessors,” in Proc. 40th Design Automat. Conf. (DAC’03), Jun. 2–6, 2003. [Online]. Available: https://www.dac.com/content/40th-dac

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[#]   A. A. Author, B. B. Author, and C. C. Author, “Title of report,” Abbrev. Name of Company or Institution., City of Company or Institution., Abbrev. State (USA/Canada only), Country, year. [Online]. Available: URL

Example:

[1]   A. Yates and N. Greet, “Energy security Australia: Crafting a comprehensive energy security policy,” Engineers Australia, Canberra, Australia, 2014. [Online]. Available: https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/resources/Public%20Affairs/Energy%20Security%20for%20Australia%20-%20 Crafting%20a%20Comprehensive%20Energy%20Security%20Policy.pdf

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[#]   A. A. Author, B. B. Author, and C. C. Author, "Title of thesis: Subtitle," Thesis type, Abbrev. Dept., Abbrev. Univ., City of Univ., Abbrev. State, Country, Year.

Example: 

[1]   J. O. Williams, “Narrow-band analyzer,” Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. Elect. Eng., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, USA, 1993.

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[#]   A. A. Author, B. B. Author, and C. C. Author, "Title of thesis: Subtitle," Thesis type, Abbrev. Dept., Abbrev. Univ., City of Univ., Abbrev. State, Country, Year. [Online]. Available: URL

Example:

[1]   J. Lee, “Modeling computer integrated construction site management,” M.S. thesis, School of Eng., Griffith Univ., Gold Coast, Australia, 2004. [Online]. Available: https://research-repository.griffith.edu.au/handle/10072/368089

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