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Author Instructions


Final Instructions

The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) as part of IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per latest IEEE policy.

1. Prepare the final version of the manuscript using the paper templates linked below.

Paper Templates

Final Paper Appearance

REMEMBER: the final version of a paper in the format given above CANNOT EXCEED 6 PAGES. NO EXCEPTION IS ALLOWED.

2. Register online.

Online Registration is now open - click here to register! You MUST register before uploading your final paper. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the FULL IEEE Member or Non-Member registration fee by August 20, 2011. Student fees do not ensure publication of a paper - no exceptions. One full registration covers only one (1) paper. To guarantee inclusion in the proceedings of more than one (1) paper, the author must pay a USD $50 surcharge for each paper in excess. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Rachel Edmunds, AMPS 2011 Administrator.


3. An electronic version of the final manuscript must be generated for the conference proceedings.

From the final manuscript formatted as instructed above, authors must generate the electronic version in PDF format. Regardless of its initial format, the file containing the final version of the paper must be transformed in the PDF format using the IEEE PDF express web tool. PDF files generated by means of other tools are not acceptable.

To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account by going to: http://www.pdf-express.org and using Conference ID: amps11x

The first time you access the system, please follow the link to New user. Please note that, in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site. Once you have registered as a new user:

   1. upload the source file (containing your paper) for conversion
   2. receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper. Once you’ve received your PDF file, upload it to EDAS

4. Send the electronic version of the final manuscript, complete the presenter's biography form, and submit the copyright form through EDAS by April 15, 2011.

   1. Once you receive your Xplore compatible PDF, log in at http://edas.info

   2. Upload you paper.
       Click the My Papers tab. Click the upload icon (third column from the right) and a dialog box will open that will enable you to select and upload your paper via the web or via FTP.

   3. Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer form.
      The IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, click on the 'My Papers' tab and then click on the copyright icon under the copyright column (second column from the right). Authors who are not authorized to sign a copyright transfer form, should download the paper version of a copyright transfer form, fill it in, and ask an authorized person to sign it.Then, send the completed form to the AMPS 2011 Administrator by fax: +1 (352) 872 5545.

   4. Prepare the presenter's biography form.
       Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference on EDAS. To do this, click the 'My Papers' tab, click on your paper title, and then click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.


If authors like to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.

Problems in preparing and submitting your final manuscript? Further Information?
Contact the AMPS Administrator:
Rachel Edmunds
Conference Catalysts, LLC

TIM Special section



The AMPS 2011 Special Section of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement is intended to promote best results presented at AMPS 2011.

The AMPS 2011 Special Section will contain up to 10 papers selected on the basis of the results of regular peer review of the manuscripts submitted for consideration by the participants of AMPS 2011. Each manuscript should be based on a paper published in the AMPS 2011 Proceedings and presented at AMPS 2011. However, the manuscript MUST be significantly extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper (in terms of the overall TECHNICAL content and research results).

Special issue manuscript may ONLY be uploaded in the period of October 31- November 13, 2011. Please DO NOT try to submit your papers earlier, since the AMPS Special Issue folder in Allentrack will not be available.

Guest Editor
Lorenzo Peretto

Preparation for manuscript submission

The manuscript, together with the accompanying documents “viz. the manuscript submission cover letter, the IEEE copyright transfer form, and the overlength page charge form” must be submitted electronically using the web-based submission system. Prior to submission of the manuscript, its author, especially if he/she has not yet used that system, should register and obtain a password that will enable him/her to enter the system and read Authors Instructions and Manuscript Upload Instructions. Both instructions contain information of vital importance for the problem-free submission. In particular, Authors Instructions provide the guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript. The following additional requirements must also be satisfied when submitting the manuscript:


  1. The manuscript must be TECHNICALLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper, as mentioned above.
  2. At the time of submission, the authors must provide detailed information regarding how the manuscript is a technically-extended version of the proceedings paper, as per the instructions below.
  3. The proceedings paper MUST be clearly referred to in the text and listed as one of the references in the special-issue manuscript.
  4. A PDF copy of the proceedings paper must also be submitted, as per the instructions below.

When uploading your manuscript click on “Special Issue Manuscript” in the “Manuscript Uploa Instructions” page of the Allentrack System. Then, in page #1 of “Submit Manuscript” you must choose the proper Special Issue (i.e., AMPS 2011Special Issue). Subsequently, in the same page and in the “Files to Upload” section you MUST upload two files; one with containing a detailed explanation of how the paper is TECHNICALLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper and another which is a PDF copy of the AMPS 2010 Proceedings paper. To this end, you must put the number “2” in the small box in front of “Extension Beyond Proceedings & Copy of Proceedings (if any was published)” so that the system allows you to upload these two files. Consequently, these two files will be available to the reviewers.

Failure to submit a detailed explanation of the TECHNICAL extension and a PDF copy of the AMPS 2011 Proceedings paper will result in the immediate return of the manuscript to the author(s) as an unacceptable submission.

Notice: The AMPS 2011 paper identifier should be put in the upper right-hand corner of every document to be submitted.

Further information and help:

Mrs. Cam Ingelin
Editorial Assistant
E-mail: c.ingelin@ieee.org

Conference History


AMPS 2010
September 22-24, 2010 | Aachen, Germany



Registration is now open!

The registration fees are as follows and must be paid in US dollars.

  Until 31 July 2011
Advance Registration
After 31 July 2011
Late and On-Site Registration
IEEE Member $450 $550
Non-Member $550 $650
Student, IEEE Life-Member $250 $300


Please, read carefully the following information concerning the registration procedure that is presented in the Author Instructions, especially if you are the prospective presenter of an accepted paper or if you need to guarantee inclusion of your accepted paper in the proceedings. An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if the full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by 31 July 2011 - no exceptions.

Only member or non-member fees are allowed to cover the publication of an accepted paper. To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. Student registration fees cannot be used to guarantee the publication of an accepted paper. If the author registering to cover the paper publication is a student, he has to pay the appropriate member or non-member fee. Members to whom the society bylaws grant special discounts (e.g., Students, Life members of the IEEE) cannot use the discounted rates to cover the publication of an accepted paper, they have to pay the member fee.

One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only ONE accepted paper. For each additional accepted paper associated to the same registration, a 50 US$ printing contribution will be charged. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.


For further information concerning your registration, please, contact only the AMPS 2011 Administrator:

Rachel Edmunds
Conference Catalysts, LLC



General Chairs
Lorenzo Peretto, University of Bologna, Italy
Carlo Muscas, University of Cagliari, Italy

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Antonello Monti, E.ON Energy Research Center RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Steering Committee

Alessandro Ferrero, Polytechnic of Milano, Italy
Mihaela Albu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Julio Barros, University of Cantabria, Spain
Ferdinanda Ponci, E.ON Energy Research Center RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Roberto Tinarelli, University of Bologna, Italy

Conference Management

Chris Dyer, Conference Catalysts, LLC, USA

AMPS 2011


AMPS 2011 will be the 2nd edition of an international workshop on applied measurements in power systems. 

The conference will take place in:

"Super C" Building.
Templergraben 57

Workshop Topics
The Workshop deals with all the aspects related to the measurement applications in power systems. In this field measurement issues are continuously increasing along with a demand for more and more accurate measurements. The development of new diagnostic methods, of new kind of power network managements, the study and development of Smart Grids where also synchronized distributed measurement systems are required and the even more critical environmental conditions are some
examples of the challenges for the new generation of sensors and measurement apparatus.

This Workshop will focus on all the aspects related to sensors and measurements in the field of power networks and power systems, to find a pondered, physically and mathematically sound answer to the challenges of the future Power Grid.

Main topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Measurement issues in Smart Grids
  • New generation of revenue metering
  • Sensors for protection relays and for special applications in power systems
  • Nonconventional current and voltage sensors
  • Reliability of measurement apparatus for control and management of power networks
  • Measurement systems for diagnostic purposes
  • Development of coordinated proposals for new Standards.
  • Distributed measurement systems
  • Certification issues of nonconventional measurement systems and apparatus

The expected contributions to be presented in the 2nd edition of the AMPS workshop should address these problematic issues and bring up critical opinions and innovative solutions to instrumentation and measurement challenges in power applications.