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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.

Thanks for your efforts.


Here is the MWE:


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

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

\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}
\IEEEauthorblockN{Homer Simpson}
\IEEEauthorblockA{Twentieth Century Fox\\
Springfield, USA\\
Email: [email protected]}
\IEEEauthorblockN{James Kirk\\ and Montgomery Scott}
\IEEEauthorblockA{Starfleet Academy\\
San Francisco, California 96678-2391\\
Telephone: (800) 555--1212\\
Fax: (888) 555--1212}}


The abstract goes here.



\hfill mds

\hfill December 27, 2012

\subsection{Subsection Heading Here}
Subsection text here.

\subsubsection{Subsubsection Heading Here}
Subsubsection text here.

The conclusion goes here.


The authors would like to thank...


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.


  • Please post a MWE.
    – TeXnician
    Commented Mar 19, 2017 at 16:16
  • @TeXnician - MWE?
    – maxmin
    Commented Mar 19, 2017 at 16:19
  • A minimal working example (basically the essence of your TeX document producing the error).
    – TeXnician
    Commented Mar 19, 2017 at 16:22
  • @TeXnician: Tks for the explanation :-)
    – maxmin
    Commented Mar 19, 2017 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. Commented Mar 19, 2017 at 20:16

2 Answers 2

\IEEEpubid{\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}\ \\[12pt]
 978-1-4799-5500-8/14/\$31.00 \copyright 2014 IEEE\\ 
 Conference Name and venue

 lorem ipsum ...

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 \\
 4th International Conference on Advances in Electrical Engineering 28-30 September, 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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