Info for Authors


I submitted a paper for ITC2020, will it be included in the proceedings for 2021 even if I don’t present it?
I am unable to present my paper in 2021, will I be able to present it virtually?
The ITC committee will be exploring various options for possible video presentations, and with your paper submitted and approved you will be eligible for this type of presentation this year.
I submitted a paper for ITC2020, will I be allowed to present it at ITC2021?
Is final manuscripts still due June 19th?
If you have not yet submitted your final paper, you have until 19 June 2021.
I did not submit an abstract for 2020. Can I submit one for 2021?
Absolutely! We are encouraging the community for further submissions. See below for important due dates.

ITC 2021 – Call for Papers, pdf

Important Dates

Abstracts Due: 27 March 2021
Acceptance Notifications: 24 April 2021
Final Manuscripts Due: 19 June 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 Student Paper Contest Chair
Tomas Chavez

Cliff Aggen

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