November 15 - 16, 2023

Instructions for Paper Submission

2023 IEEE Virtual International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST)

All submissions to the HST 2023 conference should be submitted through the conference 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 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 AUGUST 1, 2023. 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 August 15, 2023. 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 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 October 15, 2023. Please note: Accepted paper 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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