Conference paper: how to cite in IEEE Style?

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General rules

As a conference paper makes a part of conference proceedings, it can be treated as a part of greater edition. Hence, this type of source can be referenced similarly to a book chapter (section). The difference consists in the fact that a reference to a conference paper should also include the city, country, and date of conference. Also, the name of the conference often coincides with the title of the proceedings.

Bibliographic reference template:

Author(s), “Paper title,” in Proceedings TitleEditor(s), Ed(s). Conference City, Conference Country, conference date. City of Publication, Country of Publication: Publisher, year, p(p). pages.

N.B.: The title of the proceedings should be given in its abbreviated form.

For the particularities of giving authors’ and editors’ names in IEEE Style, see this article.

For the rules of giving the online details, refer to this article.

See more about the Country of Publication element here.

Examples of references

R. Türkmen, “B1 level undergraduate EFL students’ acceptance of moodle technology,” in 5th Int. Conf. Language, Literature Culture, F. Kılıçkaya, Ed. Burdur, Turkey, May 12, 2016. Burdur, Turkey: Mehmet Akif Ersoy Univ., 2016, p. 11. Accessed: Jan. 12, 2021. [Online]. Available:

H. Shen et al., “Human-AI interactive and continuous sensemaking: A case study of image classification using scribble attention maps,” in CHI Conf. Human Factors Comput. Syst., Y. Kitamura, A. Quigley, K. Isbister, and T. Igarashi, Eds. Yokohama, Japan, May 8–13, 2021. New York, NY, USA: Assoc. Comput. Mach., 2021, pp. 1–8, doi: 10.1145/3411763.3451798. Accessed: Feb. 21, 2023. [Online]. Available:

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