I managed to graduate out of a PhD program in Computer Science. But I had horrible experience with my former advisor. In addition to my dissertation related research works, I had some ideas and preliminary results with unfinished writeups. I'm now working in industry and have some free time after work and I want to continue working on them. Absolutely don't want to work with my former advisor again. I know there are significant fees to publish on a ACM/IEEE conference, e.g., registration, publishing, travelling, etc. While I cannot afford this due to financial reasons and my current employer won't support this. I've thought about two ways:
- Try to find professors/researchers in other universities/institutes in my direction and collaborate with them. If the work gets accepted from a conference, is it possible to seek financial assistance from them? Are they willing to pay the fees out of their fundings to support this (assuming I'm the first author)?
- Try to publish it to journals (I never published anything on journals), do ACM/IEEE journals have lesser fees? Do they have other means of supports for folks in industry? Any other suggestions?