How can I add a footer and header just on the first page of a two column scientific article of type \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} and/or \documentclass{article}?


Use fancyhdr to create a firstpage page style and apply it after \maketitle using \thispagestyle{firstpage}:

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\fancypagestyle{firstpage}{% Page style for first page
  \fancyhf{}% Clear header/footer
  \renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0.4pt}% Header rule
  \renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0.4pt}% Footer rule
  \fancyhead[C]{My Title --- An Author}% Header
  \fancyfoot[C]{-~\thepage~-}% Footer
\pagestyle{plain}% Default page style

\title{My Title}
\author{An Author}
\thispagestyle{firstpage}% firstpage page style for first page


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How about hitting a small bird with ICBMs ;). Here is an answer using tikzpagenodes:


\title{Some title}
\author{Not me}

  \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
    \node[align=center,text=red] at ([yshift=1em]current page text area.north) {This is some
            header  text};
    \node[align=center,text=blue] at ([yshift=-1em]current page text area.south) {This is some
            footer text};



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