If one has an accepted paper in the conference and he already submitted the revised version. Suppose that the deadline for submitting the revised papers has been finished last week for example. Is it possible to send a mail to the conference in order to request some further changes? In other words, can this be acceptable by the IEEE conference?

Any help will be very appreciated!

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Contact the program chairs immediately. There is a moment in the publication process where changes are no longer possible, but this moment is not necessarily the deadline for revised papers.

Regarding the acceptability of such a request: Conference organizers are humans, too, so they will understand that people make errors and/or suboptimal choices. In addition, they might have an active interest in publishing the revised version: For example, a critical error that made it through the review process may reflect poorly on the conference and its organizers.

  • Thank you for your answer. But I am afraid that if I contact the program chairs, they reject my paper since I have an error in the text. what do you think? In fact what I want to do is just to add two very important words for more clarification and this can improve a lot the paper.
    – Christina
    Jan 30, 2017 at 16:16
  • It depends on the error. If it completely changes the message of your paper, this could happen, but then you should still contact them, so you don't publish an incorrect paper. If your changes are only for clarification, then there is zero chance that your paper is rejected on that ground. Jan 30, 2017 at 16:48
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    You need to communicate with the person who is in charge for managing the submission and reviewing process - normally, the program chair. Jan 30, 2017 at 21:37
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    Contacting the program chairs is a good idea - they're in charge of the process, the "paper administration" is only executing orders. Jan 31, 2017 at 17:27
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    Yes the program chairs accepted my request and so I have added my changes:)
    – Christina
    Jan 31, 2017 at 19:49

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