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#### 2. Modify the copyright notice, if needed.

Change the appropriate copyright notice to the bottom of the first page as needed.

• For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
• For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-6654-3780-6/21/$31.00 @2021 Crown • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-6654-3780-6/21/$31.00 @2021 European Union
• For all other papers, the copyright notice is: 978-1-6654-3780-6/21/$31.00 @2021 IEEE To change the copyright notice in your latex file, look for the following lines (line 26-40) and uncomment the necessary line as needed. \makeatletter \def\ps@IEEEtitlepagestyle{ \def\@oddfoot{\mycopyrightnotice} \def\@evenfoot{} } \def\mycopyrightnotice{ {\hfill \footnotesize 978-1-6654-3780-6/21/\$31.00 \copyright 2021 IEEE\hfill}
%% Uncomment following line for papers in which all authors are employed by the US government
%{\hfill \footnotesize U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright\hfill}
%% Uncomment following line for papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia)
%{\hfill \footnotesize 978-1-6654-3780-6/21/\$31.00 \copyright 2021 Crown\hfill} %% Uncomment following line for papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union %{\hfill \footnotesize 978-1-6654-3780-6/21/\$31.00 \copyright  European Union\hfill}
}
\makeatother


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#### 4. Final paper submission for production

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