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Conference Record

The Conference Record (CR) is the official repository for manuscripts presented at the 2010 Real Time Conference and will be published on CD-ROM, complimentary to all registered conference attendees. All CR manuscripts will be made available online through the conference web site before the CD-ROMs are mailed out. Moreover, the Conference Record will be published as an IEEE Conference Proceedings and will be available through the IEEE Xplore Digital Library (

The approved word processor templates, available in PDF, MS Word and LaTeX format can be downloaded here.

All manuscripts submitted to the IEEE must be in IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF format. To assist authors in meeting this requirement, IEEE has established a web based service called "PDF eXpress." We strongly suggest that you use this service to create your PDF files. Manuscripts that are not IEEE Xplore-compatible will not be accepted in the conference record CD.

In order to ensure a timely release of the CD-ROM, please follow this procedure for the Conference Record manuscript submission


1. Produce IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF file using PDF eXpress

The IEEE PDF eXpress service is available for the RT10 authors until May, 28. The URL for the service is: You need to enter rt10x as the conference ID, and set up an account if this is your first visit to the PDF eXpress. You can upload your word processor file to the web site and have it converted to PDF. Shortly after your upload, an IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF file will be generated and emailed to you. Save this file and follow the next step to submit it to the Conference Record. You can also use this service to verify your own PDF file for Xplore-compatibility. Detailed instructions on the PDF eXpress service are available at

Please note that PDF eXpress is NOT the final destination for your manuscript. You must submit your manuscript to the RT10 Conference following the next step.


2. Submit the Xplore-compatible PDF file and the IEEE Copyright Form

Log on to the paper submission website ( and follow the menu "Paper Submission" to the paper submission page. You will see both links for uploading your manuscript and submitting the copyright form electronically. Follow the instructions on the web site to complete both tasks. Your PDF file will be checked for Xplore-compatibility. Non-Xplore-compatible files will not be included in the Conference Record.

The Conference Record manuscript submission will be open as soon as the Program is ready. The deadline is May 28th, 2010.

All manuscripts submitted to the conference will be made available to the registered conference attendees at the "Conference Record" web link. However, only those that meet the following requirements will be included in the publication:

• Paper (oral or poster) has been presented at the conference;

• Manuscript conforms to the page layout requirements specified in the online templates;

• PDF file is IEEE Xplore-compatible;

• PDF file and the electronic copyright form are received no later than the May 28th deadline; 


For further information regarding the Conference Record, contact:

Dora Merelli CEA Saclay, France Email: dora.merelli (at)


PLEASE NOTE: Dora Merelli will be available during the Conference. We strongly recommend passing by with your paper to check its compliance to the IEEE rules.

IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS)

Additionally, papers presented at the conference that contain important information of lasting value may be submitted for review and publication in the Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS). The TNS is a premier peer-reviewed journal with a significant distribution within the nuclear science and medical imaging communities. TNS is not the conference record as such, but a special Real Time Conference Issue will be published. Papers presented at the conference and pass the review process will be published. Prospective authors should consult the TNS page at for a description of the publication. TNS discourages the submission of progress reports and manuscripts that are more suitable for distribution as an institution’s internal document. We expect each manuscript to be cast in the context of the state of the art of its field (including appropriate motivation for the work), present a complete description of the work performed, and to present a set of conclusions supported by the measured and/or calculated data. The paper should be sufficiently complete that others with comparable equipment could repeat the work.

Authors submitting to TNS should expect to be solicited to serve as reviewers of other papers. Please accept as many solicitations as you are able to handle and remember to return your reviews in a timely fashion. TNS tries to find at least two reviewers for each paper and the speed of the review process ultimately depends on your cooperation. TNS relies on this most important professional service you, the authors, provide to the community. The template for submissions for TNS can be found at together with additional information on publications in IEEE journals.

The Conference Issue for Real Time 2010 will be published early 2011. For instructions on TNS manuscript submissions, please visit the IEEE’s on-line peer review system Manuscript Central™ ( TNS suggests that authors limit their papers to 8 pages, but that limit is quite flexible and exceptions can be made. Please make sure to select “Real Time Conference” as the manuscript type.

The submission deadline for the Conference Issue for Real Time 2010 is June 15th, 2010.

For further information regarding the Conference TNS publication, contact the TNS Senior Editor for the Real Time Special Issue:

Dr. Sascha Marc Schmeling
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Email: Sascha.Schmeling (at)

Comparison of Requirements

The value of the Conference Record is chiefly accrued by the immediate and timely release of the information, which excludes the possibility of peer-review for manuscript content. It is common to submit a shorter article to the Conference Record, and a more complete paper to the TNS. However, the authors must keep in mind that the content of the articles designated for TNS publication must meet the level of scrutiny by scientific review, and publication is not guaranteed for the TNS submission. The CR and TNS are two separate publications. Submission to one does not imply submission to the other.

Conference Record (CR) Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS)
Page layout Same as TNS, but without running headers and footers Standard IEEE Transactions and Journal format without headers and footers
Copyright form Required, electronic submission Required, electronic submission
Deadline xxxx , 2010 June 15th , 2010
Peer reviewed No Yes
Color figures Free and encouraged At author's expense (for print version only,
color figures will be visible online without cost)
Page Limit 8 (suggested) 8 (suggested)
Availability Online immediately, CD in July to all attendees Early 2011, to subscribers, widely available online
Submission site to be added
(do not forget to use the “Real Time Conference” manuscript type)

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