Recently I submitted an IEEE conference paper about an open-source machine learning project/framework related to mobile networks. Now, I also want to demonstrate its features at another IEEE conference using a 2-page demo paper.

Considering the original paper is still in reviewing process, is it ethical to submit a related demonstration paper with the same approach to another conference. I mean from self-plagiarism aspects, can I use the same title and experiment results in demo paper as well just for showcasing purposes? If not, how can I also reference the original paper considering it is not published/accepted yet!

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As long as the demo paper is not peer-reviewed and not published in any kind of proceedings, this should not count as self-plagiarism because it does not count as a proper publication. I would put it more in the same section as giving a talk about your results.

You should however check the regulations of the conference you originally submitted to. The author guidelines normally have section about dual submissions that clearly define if, for example, an arxiv submission is allowed and what you should or should not do to maintain your anonymity.

If the conference allows to publish a preprint on arxiv, you can upload it there and cite it in your demo paper.

  • of course there should be a peer-reviewing process for an IEEE 2-page demo paper that is going to be indexed in IEEE Xplore, right? Jun 19, 2018 at 11:37
  • Peer review (as far as I know) does not include judgement purely by the program chairs which happens for certain papers and only to filter out low quality / out of topic submissions, but it of course depends on the conference and type
    – Claude
    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:55
  • What if there is a strict peer reviewing process? Is it still okay ? Jun 20, 2018 at 6:54
  • You will need to ask the organizers of the first conference about that @MichelGokan
    – Claude
    Jun 20, 2018 at 8:39

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