IEEE ICSC 2018

Technical Paper Preparation Instructions

Manuscripts must be written in English and follow the instructions in the Manuscript Formatting and Templates page.

Document templates are located at:

Regular Papers should be no longer than eight (8) pages, Short Papers should be no longer than four (4) pages, Demonstration Papers and Posters should be no longer than two (2) pages.

All paper submissions will be carefully reviewed by at least three experts and reviews will be returned to the author(s) with comments to ensure the high quality of the accepted papers. The authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference. Please only submit original material where copyright of all parts is owned by the authors declared and which is not currently under review elsewhere. Please see the IEEE policies for further information.

Anonymity requirements for double-blind reviewing

Each research paper submitted to IEEE ICSC 2018 will undergo a “double-blind” reviewing process: consequently, the PC members who review the paper will not know the identity of the authors. In order to ensure anonymity of authorship, authors must take the following remarks into account when preparing their manuscript:

  • Authors’ names and affiliations must not appear on the title page or elsewhere in the paper.
  • Funding sources must not be acknowledged anywhere in the paper.
  • Research group members, or other colleagues or collaborators, must not be acknowledged anywhere in the paper.
  • The paper’s file name must not identify the authors of the paper.
  • Source file naming must also be done with care, in order to avoid the identification of the authors’ names in the paper’s associated metadata. For example, if your name is Michael Hughes and you submit a PDF file generated from a .dvi file called Michael_Hughes.dvi, your authorship could be inferred by looking into the PDF file.
  • You must also use care in referring to related past work, particularly your own, in the paper. For example, if you are Michael Hughes, the following text gives away the authorship of the submitted paper:

In our previous work [1, 2], we presented two frameworks for … In this paper, we build on top of that work by …

Bibliography
[1] Michael Hughes, “A Simple Framework for …,” Proceedings of IEEE ICSC 2014, pp. 1 – 8.
[2] Michael Hughes, “A More Complicated Framework for …,” Proceedings of IEEE ICSC 2016, pp. 81 – 88.

The solution is to reference your past work in the third person (just as you would do with any other piece of work that is related to the submitted paper). This allows you to clarify the context for the submitted paper, while at the same time preserving anonymity:

In previous work [1, 2], frameworks were presented for … In this paper, we build on top of that work by …

Bibliography
[1] Michael Hughes, “A Simple Framework for …,” Proceedings of IEEE ICSC 2014, pp. 1 – 8.
[2] Michael Hughes, “A More Complicated Framework for …,” Proceedings of IEEE ICSC 2016, pp. 81 – 88.

In spite of the anonymity requirements, you should still include all relevant work of your own in the references, using the above style. However, self-references should be limited to the essential ones.

In summary, the goal is to preserve anonymity while still allowing the reader to fully grasp the context (related past work, including your own) of the submitted paper.

It is the responsibility of authors to do their very best to preserve anonymity. Papers that do not follow the guidelines here, or otherwise potentially reveal the identity of the authors, are subject to immediate rejection.

Number of accepted papers and implications

Full paper acceptance in ICSC 2017 was very competitive with an acceptance rate of 20.15 %. Moreover, all accepted full papers at ICSC 2017 were presented in single session (NOT parallel) at the main conference. Such a presentation style indeed benefited all attendees who can enjoy all full papers without switching among parallel sessions. ICSC 2018 will continue such a style to maximize the values of full papers.

Technical Paper Submission Instructions

Only electronic submission will be accepted. Technical paper authors MUST submit their manuscripts through EasyChair. Please follow this link (please register if not an EasyChair user). Manuscripts may only be submitted in PDF format.

A copyright form needs to be submitted upon acceptance of the paper and is not required at this stage.

Camera-ready Submission Instructions

Your final papers MUST be formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines (see the following link below). It is highly recommended that you proofread and check the layout of your paper BEFORE submitting.

Document templates are located at:

  • Word
  • LaTeX
  • LaTeX (Bibliography Files)

Regular Papers should be no longer than eight (8) pages, Short Papers should be no longer than four (4) pages, Demonstration Papers and Posters should be no longer than two (2) pages.

Please follow this link. It may only be submitted in PDF format.


Note:

  1. Every paper accepted for publication in the Proceedings of ICSC 2018 MUST be presented during the conference.
  2. Every paper accepted for ICSC 2018 MUST have attached to it at least one registration at the full member/nonmember rate. Thus, for a paper for which all authors are students, one student author will be required to register at the full registration rate.

Failure to do so will result in removal of your paper from the conference proceedings.


The page numbers for regular, short, workshop, poster, and demo papers are limited to 8, 4, 6, 2, and 2 pages, respectively, including all figures, tables, and references. Regular and workshop papers allow up to 2 extra pages and short papers up to 1 extra page with $150 per extra page. No extra page is allowed for poster papers.

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