MERCon 2015

FOR AUTHORS



MERCon 2015 solicits research papers describing significant & innovative research contributions to all aspects of engineering. We invite submissions on a wide range of research topics, spanning both theoretical & systems research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Air, Maritime, & Public Transport
  • Apparel Production Engineering
  • Applied Statistics
  • Automation Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Climate Modeling
  • Composite Materials
  • Computer Networks & Security
  • Construction Management
  • Control Systems
  • Data Science
  • Design & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical Machines & Solid State Drives
  • Electrical Power
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Energy & High Voltage Engineering
  • Engineering Related HR & Marketing Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fashion Design & Product Development
  • Fluid & Energy Engineering
  • Food & Biochemical Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Machine Vision & Image Processing
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • MEMS/NEMS
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mineral Exploration & Process Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mobile & Cloud Computing
  • Nano Science & Technology
  • Numerical Methods In Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Quality Management
  • Robotics
  • Software Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Technical Textiles
  • Technology Management
  • Telecommunication Systems
  • Textile Process Engineering
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transportation Engineering

  • Paper submission (extended deadline, firm): Jan 26 Feb 2, 2015
  • Acceptance Notification (extended): March 2, March 6, 2015
  • Camera Ready Paper: March 16, 2015
  • Registration: March 23, 2015
  • Conference: April 7 - 8, 2015

All accepted and presented papers will be submitted for publication to the IEEE Xplore. All papers should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 6 pages. Authors must use the following template while preparing papers:


Use the following guidelines while submitting full papers:

  • All paper submissions are through EasyChair. Please submit papers using this link.
    • Please note that 1st time users need to create a new EasyChair account.
  • Manuscript submissions should be in PDF (Portable Document Format) only.
  • Manuscripts that do not conform to the above formatting guidelines will not be considered. Papers that do not strictly comply with IEEE format will not be sent to IEEE Xplore for possible publication.
  • Papers that have turn-it-in similarity more than 50% will be rejected without reviewing.
  • We request all authors to carefully revise the paper for language and formatting.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions about submitting your papers.

Use the following instructions to prepare IEEE compliant PDF version of your paper (this is compulsory for all accepted papers):

  • Visit IEEE PDF eXpress website.
  • Create your PDF eXpress Account:
    • Log in to the IEEE PDF eXpress Plus site.
    • First-time users should do the following:
      1. Select the New Users - Click Here link.
      2. Enter the following:
        • 36066XP for the Conference ID
        • your email address
        • a password
      3. Continue to enter information as prompted.
      4. 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.
  • Then use IEEE PDF eXpress to either create a new PDF file using your source file (e.g., .docx) or verify the PDF that you already prepared.

Instructions for Camera Ready Paper Submission

1. Formatting Camera ready paper

Final camera-ready paper submissions must be limited to 6 pages accommodating reviewers' comments. Please DO NOT include page numbers in final submission. Use style files provided in IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings. Papers with formatting that does not exactly follow the template will not be accepted by IEEE Xplore and cannot be published. The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear on the bottom, left-hand side of the first page of each paper, as follows:

  • 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
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-4799-1740-2/15/$31.00 ©2015 Crown
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-4799-1740-2/15/$31.00©2015 European Union
  • For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-4799-1740-2/15/$31.00 ©2015 IEEE
MS Word users can insert the appropriate copyright notice in a textbox, and place the box (without border) at the bottom left on the first page. LaTeX users may refer an example code as follows to add before the “\maketitle” code line. “\IEEEoverridecommandlockouts \IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{978-1-4799-1740-2/15/\$31.00~\copyright2015 IEEE \hfill} \hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }}”

See an example here.

2. IEEE Copyright Form

IEEE policy requires that prior to publication all authors or their employers must transfer to the IEEE in writing any copyright they hold for their individual papers. Authors of accepted paper(s) must submit completed copyright form(s) via email to mercon@uom.lk.

Download the blank IEEE copyright form and enter “2015 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon)” as the IEEE PUBLICATION TITLE.

See an example here.

3. Camera Ready Paper Submission

Please edit your paper by incorporating all reviewers' comments and use IEEE conference paper format. Make sure your paper is IEEE PDF compliant (recommend to use IEEE PDF eXpress). Please note that organizers reserve the right to reject your paper, if you don't modify your paper accordingly.

Please email the camera ready paper to mercon@uom.lk by Mar 20, 2015. Further make sure to email completed IEEE copyright form with the camera ready paper. Note: Please include “Camera Ready Paper - [paper No.]” in subject of your email.


  • Each paper is assigned 15 min.
    • 12 min for presentation
    • 3 min for Q&A
  • See the Detailed Program to identify the timeslot assigned to your paper(s).
  • All presenters must be available at the beginning of the assigned session.
  • Time limit will be strictly enforced due to the large number of papers in each session.
  • We recommend one of the authors to present the entire paper.
  • Each room will contain a multimedia projector and a laptop with Microsoft PowerPoint, Impress, and PDF reader installed.
  • Papers that are not presented will not be send to IEEE Xplore for publication.

Engineering Research Unit, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Telephone: +94 11 265 0286 ext. 3044, Facsimile: +94 11 265 0622, Email: mercon@uom.lk

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