IEEE Privacy Policy

At IEEE, we respect your privacy. We want to ensure that you get the information, content, and experiences that matter most to you. IEEE is committed to protecting the privacy of its members, customers, volunteers, and other contacts. See Details at:


IEEE understands that, in an increasingly data-driven world, keeping personal data private is becoming more difficult.  Most importantly, we care about you and respect and value your time.  IEEE wants to ensure that we provide to you the tools necessary to perform your IEEE responsibilities in a compliant and efficient way.

A new regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on 25 May 2018 and, as expected, is having a far-reaching impact on how business is conducted worldwide.

IEEE has been carefully reviewing and redesigning its privacy policy, business processes, and how IEEE collects, uses, shares and retains the personal data of its members, customers, volunteers, and professional staff worldwide.

For IEEE volunteers, the current process of collecting personal data and emailing on behalf of IEEE will change and impact your day-to-day IEEE volunteer activities.  Please use as your GDPR Dashboard.

For IEEE members, IEEE respects your privacy and wants to honor the way that you wish to receive communications.  Control is in your hands. Our goal is to continue to provide our members with valuable IEEE updates, information on new products and services, and opportunities in a way that best fits each member.  You will be asked to provide consent for us to continue to share the communications you value and may already receive.

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MailChimp subscribe to the GDPR through the US Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield framework, details of which can be found by reading their Privacy Policy here:

IEEE Event Photography Statement

“Attendance at, or participation in, this conference constitutes consent to the use and distribution by IEEE of the attendee’s image or voice for informational, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic communications media.

No flash photography will be used. Video recording by participants and other attendees during any portion of the conference is not allowed without special prior written permission of IEEE.

Photographs of copyrighted PowerPoint or other slides are for personal use only and are not to be reproduced or distributed. Do not photograph any such images that are labeled as confidential and/or proprietary.”

IEEE Non-Discrimination Policy

“IEEE is committed to the principle that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, services, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by IEEE policy and/or applicable laws

Can an author post  his/her manuscript on  a preprint server such as  ArXiv?

Yes. As stated in, the IEEE recognizes that many authors share their unpublished manuscripts on public sites. Once manuscripts have  been accepted for publication by IEEE,  an author is required to  post an IEEE copyright notice on his preprint . Upon publication,  the  author must replace the  preprint with either 1) the full citation to the IEEE work with Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)  or a  link to the paper’s abstract in IEEE Xplore, or 2) the accepted version only  (not the IEEE – published version), including the IEEE copyright notice and full citation, with a link to the final, published paper in IEEE Xplore.

What is the non-presented paper policy?

 IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference. Additional details can be found at :

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