Info for Authors

Dear Authors and Prospective Authors,

Deadlines for the 2021 International Telemetering Conference are now posted with Abstracts being due on April 30, 2021 and papers due on July 9, 2021. We are fully intending to hold the conference in-person this year in Las Vegas at Ballys Oct. 25-28, 2021!

We encourage you to submit your papers through the submission portal accessed on this page. Furthermore, if you submitted a paper to ITC 2020 and your paper title, author list, and abstract have not changed from your ITC submission last year, I would be happy to transferred the submission directly to THIS year’s ITC conference. Just please let me know by the April 30 abstract submission deadline if you would like me to do this for you.

The ITC planning committee understands that many of you may be wary of committing to physically attending the conference in October: at this time, many of us on the committee are not allowed to travel for our work. While we expect this to change nationwide by late October, there are obviously no guarantees where Covid-19 is concerned!

That said, please do NOT let this uncertainly keep you from submitting your paper! While our goal is to have fantastic attendance at the ITC technical sessions, we have put provisions in place for authors who will not be able to attend the conference in person. Specifically, such authors will be able/required to pre-record a presentation of their paper and those presentations will be played back at the scheduled times during the technical sessions. We also plan to support a means whereby live technical session attendees will be able to ask authors questions in real-time via a chat feature on the platform being used. In short, please do not let the uncertainly about whether or not you will be able to attend ITC 2021 dissuade you from submitting your papers. I hope to see you all at ITC 2021 in Las Vegas!

Chuck Creusere
ITC Technical Chairman

ITC 2021 – Call for Papers, pdf

Important Dates

Abstracts Due: 30 April 2021
Acceptance Notifications: 17 May 2021
Final Manuscripts Due: 9 July 2021


Abstracts should be no more than 1,000 characters and should not include any graphics. Abstract submission instructions are given below.


Download Abstract Submission Guide to create your account and submit

Final Manuscripts

Final manuscripts should conform to the following formatting instructions.

Download Format Instructions (pdf)  
Download Word Template (doc)
Download LaTeX Template (zip)

Authors’ Agreement

The Authors’ Agreement (a copyright form) must be submitted with the Final Submission before the paper can be published in the ITC Proceedings. Please submit the completed and signed Authors’ Agreement using the Paper Portal as “Supplemental Material.” For those authoring multiple papers, a separate Authors’ Agreement must be submitted for each paper.

Download the Authors’ Agreement, pdf

Paper Awards

All papers submitted as regular papers are considered for the following awards:

  • Best Conference Paper Award
  • Lawrence Rauch Award for Standards
  • Myron Nichols Award for Telemetry Spectrum Management, Preservation, Protection or Advocacy

Student Papers

Papers sumbitted in the undergraduate student or graducate student catergories will be considered for awards in the student paper contest. There are separate categories for graduate and undergraduate students. In each category, winners receive cash awards of $1,000 per paper for first place and $500 per paper for second place. First place winners receive a reimbursement of travel expenses from within the continental USA to ITC 2021 to present their paper.

Technical Program

Accepted papers will be presented in technical sessions, starting the afternoon of Tuesday 26 October 2021 and ending the morning of Thursday 28 October 2021. Each paper is allocated a total of 20 minutes. The 20 minutes includes presentation and questions/answers. Authors of accepted papers are asked to sumbit their paper presentations (MS Powerpoint or PDF) to the ITC staff when picking up their badge in the ITC registration area. The Technical program will be posted here in the future.

For more information, please contact:

Technical Program Chair
Chuck Creusere

Student Paper Contest Chair
Cliff Aggen

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