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My paper has been accepted to an IEEE conference. But recently, I found some minor errors in my simulation data (using matlab software), and I would like to modify the existing graph before submitting my camera-ready version.

This change will not have major impact on my results as well as the quality of the paper.

The question is, can I simply make this change or do I have to explain this change?

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Unlike with a journal, the short review and revision timeline of an IEEE conference (or other EE/CS-style conference) means that it is unusual for there to be any opportunity for additional review. As a result, there is somewhat more trust placed in authors for making "reasonable changes" for the camera-ready, and it is typically not just permitted but even expected that authors will improve their papers for the camera-ready version. If nothing else, they are expected to do their best to address the issues raised by the reviewers; fixing problems that they themselves have found is entirely desirable as well.

In short: if your correction does not significantly undermine the basis on which your paper was accepted, you should simply make the change, and everyone will be the better for it.

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This actually happen quite often. If it does not change the main conclusion of the paper, it is not a problem. Just make the change and upload the new version as the camera-ready version.

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