Is it possibile to write a conference proceeding about topics already published (by the same author, of course) on journal articles? It is understood that all the sentences will be rephrased and all the figures changed not to fall into self-plagiarism. In a conference, in fact, one often wants to summarize and gather together the results he has obtaibed in the last months of research.

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    This will probably depend heavily on the field. In mathematics, you don't really decide to "write" a conference proceeding; you just present at a conference, and then the proceeding comes out of it as a side effect (if it does -- most conferences don't have proceedings at all). In that case, it can easily happen that the proceeding comes out later than the "final" journal publication. There are various ways to deal with it, starting with not caring about it at all, and ending at adding extra material to the proceedings to make it stand apart. No one usually worries about self-plagiarism. – darij grinberg Nov 13 '18 at 18:04
  • Thanks a lot for your comment. Do you know how the situation is in the Physics field? – AndreaPaco Nov 13 '18 at 18:17
  • No. I can only offer experience from mathematics and rumors from computer science :( – darij grinberg Nov 13 '18 at 18:18

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