Copyright notice issue in IEEE Latex conference class

Following the IEEE Cluster 2010 poster paper camera-ready instructions I needed to add an IEEE copyright notice in the IEEE Latex conference class. Well, that was not straightforward at all, since the latex class file produced the notice overlapping with my text, and of course I didn’t want to break the paper’s format by modifying the class.

After wasting some time, I googled the issue and found an answer here

This partially solved my problem, because it added a notice in the second column, saying “Published by the IEEE Computer Society”, which was not what I wanted.

So I left the second column text empty and it worked great. The latex macro I added just BEFORE the \maketitle was:

\IEEEoverridecommandlockouts \IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{\hfill 978-1-4244-8396-9/10/\$26.00~\copyright~2010~IEEE} \hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }}

Hopefully, IEEE will fix their Latex conference class soon.

[This post is mirrored on my Gnosis posterous blog ]