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Terms & Conditions of IEEE Authors’ Use of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY)

I. Creative Commons Licensing

To grow the commons of free knowledge and free culture, all users are required to grant broad permissions to the general public to re-distribute and re-use their contributions freely. Therefore, for any text, figures, or other work in any medium you hold the copyright to, by submitting it, you agree to license it under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

II. Attribution

As an author, you agree to be attributed in any of the following fashions: a) through a hyperlink (where possible) or URL to the article or articles you contributed to, b) through a hyperlink (where possible) or URL to an alternative, stable online copy which is freely accessible, which conforms with the license, and which provides credit to the authors in a manner equivalent to the credit given on this website, or c) through a list of all authors.

III. Terms of Publication

A. By submitting your work to IEEE, you agree to comply with the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual (the “Operations Manual”), including, but not limited to, the specific provisions referenced herein (except to the extent any provision of the Operations Manual requires assignment of copyright in your work to IEEE).

B. Submission to IEEE does not guarantee publication. By submitting your work to this IEEE you, as author, recognize that your work may be rejected for any reason. All submissions shall be reviewed by the Editor in accordance with section 8.2.2 of the Operations Manual.

C. By submitting your work as an open-access manuscript, you acknowledge that payment of an Article Processing Charge is required. Authors who may be unable to satisfy this requirement should request a waiver. Requests should be sent to trans@ieee.org.

D. IEEE takes intellectual property protection seriously and is opposed to plagiarism in any fashion. Accordingly, you consent to having your work submitted to a plagiarism detection tool and to be bound by IEEE policies concerning plagiarism and author misconduct.

E. IEEE distributes its technical publications throughout the world and wants to ensure that the material submitted to its publications is properly available to the readership of those publications. You must ensure that your work meets the requirements as stated in section 8.2.1 of the Operations Manual, including provisions covering originality, authorship, author responsibilities and author misconduct.

F. You warrant that your work, including and any accompanying materials, is original and that you are the author of the work. To the extent your work incorporates text passages, figures, data or other material from the works of others, you represent and warrant that you have obtained all third party permissions and consents to grant the rights herein and have provided copies of such permissions and consents to IEEE. As stated in section 8.2.1B12 of the Operations Manual: "It is the responsibility of the authors, not the IEEE, to determine whether disclosure of their material requires the prior consent of other parties and, if so, to obtain it."

G. You are advised of Operations Manual section 8.1.1B: "Statements and opinions given in work published by the IEEE are the expression of the authors."

H. You agree that publication of a notice of violation as a corrective action for a confirmed case of plagiarism, as described in Section 8.2.4 of the IEEE PSPB Publications Operations Manual, does not violate any of your moral rights.

I. You agree to indemnify and hold IEEE and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, due to or arising out of: (1) content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through IEEE Publications; (2) your use of IEEE Publications; (3) your violation of these Author Submission Requirements; or (4) your violation of any rights of another party.