The paper submission deadline has now passed and the review process has begun. The technical committee would like to thank all authors for their submissions. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by July 10, 2018 for regular submissions and by August 15, 2018 for late-breaking submissions.

Before you submit your paper for EPEC 2018, here’s what you need to know:

  • The format of the paper should follow the IEEE conference paper style. You can download a template and style guide here.
  • EPEC 2018 will only accept the electronic submission in pdf format of a full paper in English.
  • Conference papers are limited to six (6) pages, without incurring extra page charges. The paper may be extended to eight (8) pages. In such a case, extra page charges will be applied.
  • EPEC 2018 proceedings will be submitted to IEEE Xplore.
  • EPEC 2018 authors are invited to submit extended versions of their presented conference papers for publication in the IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (CJECE) special issue within four weeks of the conference final day (i.e. by November 11, 2018). The extended manuscript must be significantly extended (by a minimum of 30 per cent) in its overall technical content and research results beyond the scope of the conference paper published in the EPEC 2018 conference proceedings. The extended manuscript will go through another separate review according to CJECE’s review process. For more details, please visit

Step-by-step guide

Step 1: Submission of full papers
Ready to submit? Here’s the EDAS link.
April 30, 2018
Late-breaking track extended thru:
August 7, 2018
Step 2: Notification of paper acceptance
Once the technical committee has changed the status of the papers to accepted, authors will be able to complete the copyright form. Authors that are conditionally accepted will need to make the revisions required and then resubmit their papers.
July 10, 2018
Late-breaking track:
August 15, 2018
Step 3: Submission of final camera-ready papers

Before you can upload your paper, you must:
  1. Submit each of your accepted papers via IEEE PDF eXpress for format checking and certification. The conference ID is 43762X.
  2. Login to EDAS and select one of your accepted papers.
  3. Click on the Register icon that looks like a blue ticket.
  4. Register for the conference at one of the author rates offered.
  5. Make sure you add all your accepted papers to your basket.
  6. Submit the IEEE copyright form for each paper.
  7. Upload the final version of each of your papers.
Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of your paper from the conference proceedings and program and the paper will not be submitted to IEEE Xplore.
August 15, 2018
Step 4: Presentation of papers at EPEC 2018
Accepted papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors, or, if none of the authors are able to attend, by a qualified surrogate. Failure to present an accepted paper will result in the paper not being submitted to IEEE Xplore. Presentation time is 12 minutes with 3 minutes for Q&As.
October 10 or 11, 2018

Conference themes

EPEC 2018 welcomes papers related to the conference theme, Clean Technologies for Smart Cities,  including, but not limited to:

  • Asset management
  • Climate change
  • Cyber security
  • Data analytics
  • Demand management
  • Distribution
  • Efficiency and conservation
  • Electric vehicles
  • Electricity markets and models
  • Energy storage
  • Generation and transmission
  • Microgrids
  • Modeling and design
  • Net-zero buildings
  • Policies, regulation and planning
  • Power converters
  • Power quality
  • Renewable energy
  • Resilient energy infrastructure
  • Smart grids
  • Standards and safety

For further information, please download the final call for papers.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact:

Cathie Lowell
Registration & Administration Chair

If you have any questions about paper submission, please contact:

Omid Alizadeh
Technical Chair