I got two papers accepted in a decent IEEE conference. My current organisation (an industrial R&D lab) says that the conference fees are way too high and they would consider approval of funds only if we get a rebate for publication.
I have two questions:
- Is it normal across the globe to ask for rebate?
- Even if I do so, would it be considered professional? (The conference already has a discounted price for the second paper since authors are common in both.)