Paper Submission Guidelines



Submissions to FG 2021 should have no substantial overlap with any other paper already submitted or published, or to be submitted during the FG 2021 review period. All persons who have made any substantial contribution to the work should be listed as authors, and all listed authors should have made some substantial contribution to the work. All authors should be aware that the paper is submitted to FG 2021.

Papers presented at FG 2021 will be sent for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore digital library, including workshop papers. If a paper is accepted, it is assumed that an author will register and attend the conference to present the paper. (Papers that are not presented will not be published in IEEE Xplore.) The authors of the best reviewed FG 2021 papers will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper to a special issue of Important Journal.

The reviewing process for FG 2021 will be “double blind” and so the submitted version of the paper should be appropriately anonymized not to reveal the authors or authors’ institutions. Authors will have the opportunity to address issues raised by the reviewers during a rebuttal period before the final decision is made.

The submission process will be handled through the CMT System (


FG 2021 will consider two different paper types, i.e., Short and Long Papers. Authors should carefully consider the category before submitting a paper.

  • Short paper: 4 pages + 1 page for references
  • Long paper: 8 pages (including references)

The main difference between the two is in the size of contributions and not in their importance or technical quality. In other words, a long paper is expected to have a greater contribution than a short paper. More specifically:

Long papers should present original reports of substantive new research techniques, findings, and applications. They should place the work within the field and clearly indicate innovative aspects. Research procedures and technical methods should be presented in sufficient detail to ensure scrutiny and reproducibility. Results should be clearly communicated and implications of the contributions/findings for FG and beyond should be explicitly discussed.

Short papers (4 pages + 1 page for references) should present original and highly promising research or applications. Merit will be assessed in terms of originality, importance, and technical quality more so than scope and maturity of the work.

Please note that both long and short papers will undergo the same review process. Rejected long papers will NOT be considered for acceptance as short papers, except for rare cases when reviewers unanimously make this recommendation.

Both long and short papers can be accepted for oral or poster presentation.


Submissions may be up to 4 pages plus 1 page references for the Short Paper category, and up to 8 pages for the Long Paper category in the conference paper format.

Submissions have to be in pdf format, and are limited to a 10MB file size for both categories.

Supplementary material (images, video, etc.) may optionally be submitted with papers, but be sure to maintain anonymity, including the file properties or other hidden text. The entire submission (paper + supplemental material) has a file size limit of 50MB. The supplemental materials will not be part of the conference proceedings, so they are only there to aid the reviewing process. Reviewers are not required to view the supplemental material (though most reviewers are likely to do so), so any information critical to understanding the work should be in the main paper.

All supplementary material must be self-contained and zipped into a single file. The following formats are allowed: avi, mp4, pdf, wmv. Note that reviewers will be encouraged to look at it, but are not obligated to do so.

FG 2020 will be using IEEE PDF eXpress for enforcing the requirements for papers to appear in IEEE Xplore. The final versions of all papers accepted for publication must adhere to IEEE Xplore PDF specifications.


  1. Prepare your manuscripts as per the IEEE specification using the following templates for both Long Paper and Short Paper: Latex template or Word template;
  2. Carefully proofread your submission;
  3. Submit to the FG 2020 CMT system (

NOTE: List all authors during initial submission. Modifying the author list after the review process is not allowed.


FG 2021 does not consider a paper on as a dual submission. This policy is adopted from CVPR 2017’s Dual/Double submission policy.


Authors should remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper. There should also be no acknowledgments. Authors can leave citations to their previous work unanonymized so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account. However, they should cite their own work in the third person (e.g., “[22] found that…”)