It is the policy of the IEEE to own the copyright
to the technical contributions it publishes. To comply with IEEE
copyright policy, authors are required to sign an IEEE Copyright
Transfer Form before publication in either the print or electronic
manuscript. The form is provided upon approval of the manuscript.
Authors must submit a signed copy of this form with their approved
IEEE has recently completed development of a new Electronic
Copyright Form (eCF). The goal of the form is to reduce
the amount of paper copyrights submitted to IEEE. Additional
goals for eCF are aiming to increase the accuracy of the data
entered on the copyright and to have the copyright submitted
in a timelier manner.
Once the Author successfully answers a serioes of eCF questions,
he/she will simply have to enter their name electronically
and submit the form. A copy of the completed copyright
will be made available t the Author in PDF format. The
forms and metadata will be saved in a database used specifically
for the eCF tool.