November 5 - 6, 2019 Woburn, MA USA

Instructions for Paper & Poster Submissions

2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security
Paper Submission is now closed.  Author notification will be sent out by July 25, 2019

All submissions to the HST 2019 conference should be submitted through the conference submission web site

located at

New users to the site should click on Create Account. You will be prompted through the sign up wizard to create an account.  Once your account has been created you may begin submitting to the conference.  Technical help with the submission site should be  directed to Kathleen Ballos at

Publishing Information

All papers and posters will be published in the conference proceedings and distributed to conference attendees. Extended versions of selected full technical papers that meet the publishing requirements may be published in selected journals and in the IEEE Xplore as part of the IEEE Conference Publication Program.

Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors

A limited number of sponsorships and exhibit packages are available. To learn more, visit the conference website or contact or

Paper Submissions

Prospective paper authors are invited to submit one or more detailed extended abstracts by May 6, 2019. The abstracts are to be three to seven pages in length (minimum 12 point font) and will serve as the basis for acceptance of papers for the conference. Authors will be notified of the review result (i.e., acceptance or rejection), with any applicable comments, by July 1, 2019. Depending on program needs, some prospective paper authors may be asked to present a poster in lieu of an oral paper presentation. The abstract should include the authors(s) title, name, address, phone, email and organizational affiliation within the page limit. Attached to this should be a one page or shorter biography of the presenting author. A completed paper, is required only from authors receiving a notice of acceptance from the conference. This paper should be prepared in standard IEEE format (templates can be found here) and not exceed seven pages, including all illustrations and references. Technical papers must not substantially overlap with material published at or simultaneously submitted to another venue. Final paper manuscripts must be submitted by September 16, 2019.

Poster Submissions

Some authors may prefer to present their work as a poster presentation. In this case, an abstract should be prepared and submitted in accordance with the paper submission process and the preference for a poster presentation indicated. Authors will be notified of the review result (i.e., acceptance or rejection) and any applicable comments, by July 25, 2019. Please note: Accepted paper and poster submissions require at least one author to register and pay the conference fee. The organizers of HST, as well as our attendees, expect all accepted papers and posters to be presented at the conference. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference if the paper is not presented.
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