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Citing and referencing: Conferences

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

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IEEE style contents: Examples

Publication examples:

IEEE Resources

Conferences

 

Conferences page contents:

Unpublished papers presented at a conference
Papers from conferences
~ Conference paper with full title
~ Conference paper with year in conference title acronym
Online conference paper with a DOI supplied
Online conference paper with a URL and no DOI

 

Check that you are using the standard abbreviations for conferences

Unpublished papers presented at a conference


Note: Here do not abbreviate the name of the conference or italicise the conference title.

Citation Elements

Author(s) First name or initials. Surname, "Title of paper," presented at the Name of the Conference, City of Conference abbreviated if from US, State, Year when conference was held.

Note: Country is also included after State if the conference was held outside the United States of America.

Example

Unpublished paper presented at a conference

 
[1] H. Curry, "The playful library cocktail: Librarians shaken but not stirred," presented at CAVAL Reference Interest Group Seminar, Recipes for the Information Literacy melting pot: Traditional ingredients with a modern flavour, Melbourne, Australia, 2012.

 

Papers from conferences

Citation Elements

Author(s) First name or initials. Surname, "Title of paper," in Title of the Conference (in italics), Year of publication, pp. first and last pages of the paper.

Note: The IEEE style appears to omit the editors, place of publication and publisher. If they were included, then they would appear as shown:

Author(s) First name or initials. Surname, "Title of paper," in Title of the Conference (in italics), Editor/s firstname last name if available, Ed. Place of publication: Publisher if available, Year of publication, pp. first and last pages of the paper.  If in doubt, check with your lecturer.

Examples

Conference paper with full title

 
[2] A. H. Cookson and B. O. Pedersen, "Thermal measurements in a 1200kV compressed gas insulated transmission line," in Seventh IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, 1979, pp. 163-167.
Conference paper with year in conference title acronym
[3] A. Sekercioglu, A. Pitsillides, and P. Ioannou, “A simulation study on the performance of integrated switching strategy for traffic management in ATM networks,” in Proc. IEEE Symp. Comput. and Commun.(ISCC’98), June, pp. 13–18.

The IEEE Editorial Style manual states on page 9: "If the year is given in the conference title, it may be omitted from the end of the reference as shown here"  so June 1998 becomes June. Abbreviations are used in the title of the Proceedings so Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Computers and Communications becomes:  Proc. IEEE Symp. Computers and Communications.
See
standard abbreviations for conferences for more details.

 

Online conference paper with a DOI supplied

This is the preferred method for referencing an online conference paper, but you can only use this method if you have a DOI.

Citation Elements

Author(s) First name or initials. Surname, "Title of paper," in Title of the Conference (in italics), Year of publication, pp. first and last pages of the paper. doi: xxxxxxxxx

Note: The IEEE style appears to omit the editors, place of publication and publisher

Conference paper with a DOI
[4] B. Sun, J. Feng and L. Liu,“A study on how to construct the prediction model of library lending of university library,” in  2011 Int. Conf. Inform. Sci. and Technology (ICIST), pp. 385-389. doi: 10.1109/ICIST.2011.5765273

The elements are the same as for a print version of the conference proceeding.  The date of publication would follow the title, except it is omitted in this case as it already appears in the title.

Note the citation has the DOI number added at the end of the reference.

A record of the conference paper showing the DOI

Fig 1. Conference paper record from IEEExplore.

Exception: For circumstances where the online conference article has no page numbers add the
"© IEEE or applicable copyright holder of the Conference Record" after the year of publication or copyright year.  See p.2 of IEEE Citation Reference

 

Online conference paper with a URL and no DOI

Note: The only online example IEEE provides for a conference paper with URL is one that is for an unpublished paper presented at a conference.  If you search the Internet and find, for example, a conference paper on a academic's homepage, you could follow this example but this is one interpretation.  If you are unsure, check with your lecturer. 

If you are citing a paper from a published proceedings, then remove the "presented at" and include the Conference title.  In many cases you will find the conference proceeding in one of our full-text databases which will provide a DOI.

Citation Elements

Author(s) First name or initials. Surname. (year, month). Title. Presented at Conference title. [Type of Medium]. Available: site/path/file

Example

Conference paper with a URL and no DOI

 
[5] X. Yang. (2003, Aug.). NIRA: a new Internet routing architecture. Presented at ACM SIGCOMM FDNA 2003 Workshop. [Online]. Available: http://www.isi.edu/newarch/DOCUMENTS/yang.nira.pdf