Submission & Publication

Final Paper Submission

In addition, the following tips are strongly recommended for authors to pay attention.

1. Totally four documents are required for camera ready submission, including:
     (1) an editable full paper in a single file. Word file is preferred.
     (2) a camera-ready paper in a single file. PDF file is preferred.
     (3) a response to comments from reviewers. Word file is preferred.
     (4) a copyright form in a single file. PDF file is preferred.
These four documents should be uploaded in the submission system ( 
Deadline: May 30, 2017

2. At least one author of the accepted article should attend the conference and present your article. Otherwise, your article will not be included in the final proceedings. If you pay the registration fee by bank transfer, please obey the following deadline. If you choose on-site registration, please download the Registration Form from Downloads” and send it to the conference Email ( by the following deadline. 
Deadline: June 25, 2017

3. Copyright Notice on the first page

The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear on the bottom of the first page of each paper. Detailed copyright code notice are as follows:

Ø  For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is:
U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright

Ø  For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-5386-0370-3/17/$31.00 ©2017 Crown

Ø  For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is:
978-1-5386-0370-3/17/$31.00 ©2017 European Union

Ø  For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-5386-0370-3/17/$31.00 ©2017 IEEE

If you are using MS Word, replace the line about sponsors at the bottom of the first page in the template file, by the appropriate Copyright notice above. Please delete the black line if there is no sponsor. And please make the Copyright notice left aligned in the left column.

If you are using Latex, follow these steps:

Step 1: Insert the following immediately after the '\documentclass' line:

Step 2: Insert the appropriate Copyright notice before issuing '\maketitle', using the '\IEEEpubid' command.
For example, use the following for IEEE Copyright:
\IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{\bf 978-1-5386-0370-3/17/\$31.00~\copyright~2017 IEEE \hfill}\hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{}}

Step 3: Insert the following anywhere in the text of the second column of the first page:

4. Copyright Form
Authors are also required to transfer the copyright of their accepted papers to IEEE. It must be submitted by May 30, 2017. Please download the IEEE COPYRIGHT AND CONSENT Form from “Downloads”.
Fill in the Copyright Form, including the paper title and author names. Print, sign, and scan to a PDF file (file name: nnn.pdf, replace nnn with your paper ID number).

5. Camera ready check
Submission of camera ready version of papers is managed through the softconf service. The camera-ready pdf file must first be checked by the IEEE PDF eXpress service. Authors should subsequently submit their approved pdf file and the corresponding IEEE copyright form to the softconf service. Please find below the instruction to access the web site and check your camera ready manuscripts.

(1) Access the IEEE PDF eXpress plus site at:
First-time users should do the following:
[1]    Select the New Users - Click Here link.
[2]    Enter the following:
Ø  41117XP for the Conference ID
Ø  your email address
Ø  a password
[3]    Continue to enter information as prompted. 
An Online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.
Previous users of PDF eXpress or IEEE PDF eXpress Plus need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.

(2) Create New File
Ø  To begin, click on the "Create New Title" button. You can convert 20 source files and check 10 PDF files with one Paper ID.
Ø  You are encouraged to correct all content, spelling, and grammatical errors before using this service

(3) Submit File for Checking or Converting
Ø  Enter title information.
Ø  Click the ‘Submit File for Checking or Converting’ button.
Ø  Choose your paper and upload it in next page.

If you submitted a file for conversion, this PDF will be available through your account. In addition, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your source file or archive.
If you submitted a PDF it is being Checked against the latest IEEE Xplore requirements for PDF. The results will be available through your account shortly. You will also receive an email confirming receipt of your PDF. 
If your file has passed the PDF xPress plus check, then please submit your final version via the URL provided in your notification letter. 

6. All articles will be checked by CrossCheck to avoid plagiarism. If it happens to your article, we will reject your article even if it is accepted in advance. 

7. The excellent articles (extension) will be recommended to publish in the Special Issue of international Journal. The confirmed Journal information can be found on the website of PHM-Harbin. 

8. You are suggested to follow the WeChat Public Platform which can also be found on the website of PHM-Harbin. There are some basic requirements for the conference presentation. Please pay attention to the dynamical update of WeChat Platform and conference website. 

9. The presentation requirements and conference program will be available soon on the webpage of the PHM-Harbin. 

10. The registration and accommodation information will be delivered to the contacted authors soon by our collaborated Conference Service Co. Ltd. 


Outstanding papers (Extention) will be considered for publication in special issues of international journals, PHM-Harbin will collaborate with the international journals as below (update dynamically, more potential international journals will release later).

Ø  Microelectronics Reliability

Ø  Journal of Risk and Reliability

Ø  Advances in Mechanical Engineering

Ø  Energies

Ø  Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems

PHM- Harbin will also cooperate with Chinese Journals, as more and more scholars are paying more attentions to many high quality Chinese journals. Invited authors are encouraged to submit their extended papers to a series of Chinese Journals (submitted in Chinese).

Ø  YIQI YIBIAO XUEBAO (Chinese Journal of Scientific Instrument,仪器仪表学报),One of the top Chinese Journals in China which is indexed by EI, and the submission link is :

Ø  Journal of Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation (电子测量与仪器学报),One of the top Chinese core journals, and the submission link is :

Organizers and sponsors for the conferences: