# Footnote on first page (IEEE Conference document)

I posted in the past, that I'm writing with an IEEE template for a conference. I want to add only one footnote on the first page. Look including image.

\footnote{Software Engineering 2017, Beijing, China\\Doctoral Symposium Paper}


But this footnote is commming up before my 1st site and has a footnumber.

I hope I didn't make it complicated.

Maxi

Here is the MWE:

\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}
\ifCLASSINFOpdf
\else
\fi

\ifCLASSOPTIONcompsoc
\usepackage[caption=false,font=normalsize,labelfont=sf,textfont=sf]    {subfig}
\else
\usepackage[caption=false,font=footnotesize]{subfig}
\fi

\hyphenation{op-tical net-works semi-conduc-tor}

\begin{document}
\footnote{Software Engineering 2017, Beijing, China\\Doctoral Symposium Paper}

\title{Bare Demo of IEEEtran.cls for Conferences}

\author{\IEEEauthorblockN{Michael Shell}
\IEEEauthorblockA{School of Electrical and\\Computer Engineering\\
Georgia Institute of Technology\\
Atlanta, Georgia 30332--0250\\
Email: http://www.michaelshell.org/contact.html}
\and
\IEEEauthorblockN{Homer Simpson}
\IEEEauthorblockA{Twentieth Century Fox\\
Springfield, USA\\
Email: homer@thesimpsons.com}
\and
\IEEEauthorblockN{James Kirk\\ and Montgomery Scott}
San Francisco, California 96678-2391\\
Telephone: (800) 555--1212\\
Fax: (888) 555--1212}}

\maketitle

\begin{abstract}
The abstract goes here.
\end{abstract}

\IEEEpeerreviewmaketitle

\section{Introduction}

\hfill mds

\hfill December 27, 2012

Subsection text here.

Subsubsection text here.

\section{Conclusion}
The conclusion goes here.

\section*{Acknowledgment}

The authors would like to thank...

\begin{thebibliography}{1}

\bibitem{IEEEhowto:kopka}
H.~Kopka and P.~W. Daly, \emph{A Guide to \LaTeX}, 3rd~ed.\hskip 1em plus
0.5em minus 0.4em\relax Harlow, England: Addison-Wesley, 1999.

\end{thebibliography}

\end{document}

• Please post a MWE. – TeXnician Mar 19 '17 at 16:16
• @TeXnician - MWE? – maxmin Mar 19 '17 at 16:19
• A minimal working example (basically the essence of your TeX document producing the error). – TeXnician Mar 19 '17 at 16:22
• @TeXnician: Tks for the explanation :-) – maxmin Mar 19 '17 at 16:48
• \maketitlestarts a new page so you have to put the footnote after maketitle. I can't understand your request well. Maybe the following will work: \bgroup\def\thefootnote{}\footnote{Software Engineering 2017, Beijing, China\\Doctoral Symposium Paper}\egroup Please note the extra line. – Marco Daniel Mar 19 '17 at 20:16

\IEEEpubid{\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}\ \\[12pt]
978-1-4799-5500-8/14/\$31.00 \copyright 2014 IEEE\\ Conference Name and venue \end{minipage}} \IEEEpubidadjcol \begin{abstract} lorem ipsum ... \end{abstract} \IEEEpubidadjcol  This worked quite well for me. IEEE conference papers do not typically use \IEEEpubid and this command is locked out in conference mode. If really needed, such as for the acknowledgment of grants, issue \IEEEoverridecommandlockouts after \documentclass And then write this Code: \IEEEpubid{\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}\ \\[12pt] 978-1-5386-0869-2/17/\$31.00 \copyright 2017 IEEE \\