Last year I submitted a paper in a local IEEE conference. The paper was rejected. This year I have a plan to submit the modified version of the paper in another conference. When I checked the file in Turnitin, I found that it is already been submitted in that conference by that university. The university put the file in their repository.
I emailed the organizing committee and they gave the following reply
“Since, it was (university_name) who organized the ICCIT, and the original paper was checked through (university_name) account for ICCIT, that is why the matching shows (university_name) name there. It is standard practice that if one submitted a paper to any conference and it is checked in the TurnItIn, then it should be in the repository. You may inform the other conference (where you are submitting) that this paper was once submitted to ICCIT at (university_name) and it was rejected. You may send them the rejection notification of ICCIT as the proof.”
This means I always need to inform the conference committee with a separate email that I submitted the paper previously and this paper was rejected. And Turnitin will always give me reply that it is a plagiarized work. Please share your opinion and suggest me what can I do.