Jun 9 – 15, 2018
Woodlands Conference Center
America/New_York timezone
**** See you at Real Time 2020 ****


For Real Time 2018, up to three records of your presentations can be kept.

Firstly, all presentations, be it poster, oral or both (in case of a poster with mini-oral), will mandatorily be kept available on the InDiCo Conference website. Uploading instructions can be found here.

Secondly, the Conference Record will also be compiled on InDiCo, please see the instructions below.

Finally, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS) will publish selected papers originating with RT2018. Submittal is not automatic. Neither is acceptance — the papers will be fully reviewed to the standards of the scholarly literature. Typically of refereed journals, publication will occur some months after the conference. It is our intent to publish the RT2018 papers together within a single issue of TNS if their authors meet the deadline. Please see the instructions below.


Submission Deadlines

Presentation slides and posters need to be uploaded before your presentations, preferably the evening before your presentation, but no later than 2 hours before your session begins.

Submissions for the Conference Record and for the special issue of the journal IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS) are due 

June 24th, 2018.





Preparing your Manuscript

Go to the IEEE Author Center and review the various guidelines and author tools on the right-hand side. Many useful tips on writing, graphics, and the practical details of manuscript preparation are available there.

Download the appropriate template (Microsoft Word, Unix LaTex2e, or Macintosh or Windows LaTex2e) under "Template for Transactions". Prepare your manuscript using the template "Transaction Articles" and check it through the IEEE PDF Checker.


Conference Record

Please prepare your manuscript as shown above and submit it to Cornell’s University Library in its well-known arXiv service. Note that arXiv is an authorized general preprint server for IEEE publications.

Afterwards, link your document to your presentation as you did with your original presentation files.


IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science

Only manuscripts that have followed all steps above and that have been presented at the conference are eligible for publication in the special issue on the IEEE Real Time Conference in the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS).

  1. Go to Manuscript Central and log in (creating a new account if necessary).
  2. Follow the link to start a new submission in the authors’ area.
  3. Follow the step-by-step instructions to enter various information and to upload your manuscript file. Be sure to select “Real Time Conference 2018” as the “Type”. Then select the “Paper Category” that best fits your manuscript. (By default, it will be the conference track title in which your talk or poster was presented.)
  4. Ideally you can submit the same manuscript to TNS that you have uploaded to arXiv for the conference record. However, it should be noted that the conference record submission is not subject to the more rigorous standards of the journal. Any submission to TNS must not only be of high scientific quality but also conform to the stricter requirements outlined below.

You will also see a link for submitting the copyright form electronically. (Your manuscript cannot be published if we do not have the IEEE copyright form!)

Please mention at least two preferred reviewers. Good candidates include colleagues working in the same field (but not from the authors’ institutions), or perhaps your session conveners.

Please read the instructions on Publishing Policy in the IEEE Author Center carefully and follow those steps, especially after the final publication of your article.

If you need further guidance or suggestions, ask the Senior Editor, Sascha Schmeling.

About Publishing in IEEE TNS for the IEEE Real Time Conference

TNS has an eight page suggested length limit for manuscripts, although exceptions can be made when justified. All printing will be done in black and white (greyscale) unless you make arrangements for colour; however, the version published online will be in colour. Regardless, please be sure that colour illustrations look good and make sense even in greyscale. Do not rely solely on colour to convey important subtleties, especially in graphs. Readers with limited colour vision, for example, will appreciate this. At many institutions, a technical reports department can offer advice on making graphics that look good in both colour and black and white.

Readiness for Publication

Please submit only final manuscripts that have been fully cleared for release under your home institution’s policies and procedures, and which the IEEE is free to publish. The standard IEEE copyright release (available through Manuscript Central as an online form) will also be required.

Original Manuscripts Only

Manuscripts submitted to IEEE TNS must not have been published elsewhere.


The IEEE TNS is a premier peer-reviewed journal with a significant distribution within the nuclear science communities. Only those papers that pass the review process will be published. Prospective authors should consult the IEEE TNS website (TNS publications page) at http://ieee-npss.org/publications/transactions-on-nuclear-science 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 or the unrefereed Conference Record (see above). 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; to present a complete description of the work performed; and to present a set of conclusions supported by the measured and/or calculated data.

Associate Editors

The associate editors will by default coordinate the reviewing process for the different tracks.

Any Questions?

Submittal, refereeing, editing and publication will be coordinated by IEEE. The Senior Editor in charge of the Real Time Conference manuscripts would be happy to answer questions about the process during the conference or else via e-mail:

Dr. Sascha Marc Schmeling, ieee-tns-rt@cern.ch.

Thank you again for following up on your RT2018 presentation with a high-quality contribution to the refereed, archival literature.