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An academic gathering for researchers, scientists, engineers, etc. to present and discuss their work and mutual academic interests.

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What will happen to my IEEE conference paper if the status of the accepted paper is "AAR"

I have been notified by the IEEE organizing committee that my paper has been accepted for their conference and requested to register. and the status of the paper is AAR. Please see the quotation below....
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Can I use abbreviations in the title of a research paper?

Is it a good practice to include an abbreviation in a title of a research paper. for example : PC , IDE , RAM
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How to choose to which conference submit a scientific paper?

Nowadays, in almost every scientific field, there are hundreds of conferences. Many call for papers emails fill our mail boxes. Freedom of choice is great, but, how to choose to which conference send ...
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Changing the title of a research paper before the submission of the camera-ready version

My research paper has been accepted for the IEEE ICCSE conference. I am planning to change the title of the research paper before the submission of the camera-ready version. This would be a slight ...
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Publishing Same Research Paper on a National Conference as well as International IEEE conference

I submitted my final year research paper for a national level conference as well as international level IEEE conference. I was notified that my research paper has been accepted for the national level ...
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What are the different roles between a program committee member and reviewer?

Does someone know what are the different roles between a Program Committee (PC) member and Reviewer for conferences (e.g., in the field of machine learning)?
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reuse of text between publications (CS)

This probably depends on field, but in Computer Science it is common for people to publish similar material in workshops, then conferences, then journals. Each time it is acceptable to reuse some ...
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Publishing the same results at multiple conferences

I presented my psychology thesis at an undergraduate conference, an international conference in France, and am now interested in submitting it to be presented at the 2013 APA conference in Hawaii. ...
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Extending a result submitted to a conference before acceptance/rejection notification

I recently submitted a paper to a conference whose notification of acceptance/rejection is due to 3 months from now. However I realize that I can extend my results in such a way that it gets much more ...
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When and how do I start writing a conference paper?

In some areas, like Computer Science, peer reviewed conference are as important as Journal Papers. Unlike most Journals, Conferences have hard deadlines to submit the papers as well as page limits. ...
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What are the responsibilities of a Program vs. General Conference Chair?

What are the responsibilities of a conference's program chair versus its general chair? Computer science conferences like STOC and FOCS list separate program and general chairs. A guess would be that ...
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How to cite conference contribution that appears later in a Journal Supplement

People from our group attended some important conferences (Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, etc) and sent abstracts that were accepted as posters or talks. Later, the abstract appears in a ...
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What are the key features of a short (15 min) conference presentation?

I am preparing to give a conference presentation from scratch. What is an effective ratio of introduction / methods / results / conclusion slides? How can I balance the details of research without ...
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How should I credit co-authors of a paper in conference proceedings I prepared myself?

Suppose I've done some research as part of a (small) group, and this research has been published as a paper with all group members listed as co-authors. Then I go to give a presentation on this ...
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How appropriate is to make multiple submissions of research findings to same venue/conference?

Assuming the following scenario: Person A is a recognized senior researcher, and Person B is an enthusiastic junior researcher. Both of them have been working more or less equally on a research ...
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Can grant money be spent on travel to program committee meetings?

Many research conferences hold an in-person program committee meeting for all of the members of the program committee, where the PC members make the final decisions about which papers to accept or ...
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Are there any mobile application for conference attendees?

I'm currently attending a conference, and considering that (almost) everybody has a smartphone, but not necessarily an Internet access (because of roaming charges), it could be nice to have an ...
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In conference review process, what do "author response" and "author notification" mean?

I just visited a conference website where organizers, for the submitted paper review process, listed a date for paper submission, a date for "author response", and another date for "author ...
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Is it fair to organize conferences in beautiful tourist places?

Sometimes I receive some emails to attend scientific conferences organized in beautiful tourist places. For example, recently I got a message for a conference in the wonderful Italian Cinque Terre, ...
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How does one issue a call for papers on military history?

A non-academic group to which I belong holds military history conferences a few times a year. We've discussed seeking presentations from graduate students, but we're unsure of the process. So, I have ...
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Is there any level or tiers in conferences or all conferences are of same level?

Is there any tiers or levels for conferences? and if yes on which basis people and authors can decide that a particular conference is of Tier 1 and another one is Tier 2 ?
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Under what circumstances can one republish a conference paper/presentation?

For conferences that "peer review" and "publish" full papers, when, if ever, can you resubmit essentially unchanged versions for publication in a peer reviewed journal? In my field, when conference ...
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How important are poster sessions in conferences?

Many times I've attended and will attend international conferences presenting a poster in my life. I used to think that this poster works have been considered less important than scientific papers or ...
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Making time to catch up with people at a conference

I am attending a number of short (two and three day) conferences this fall. In the past I have scheduled meetings (e.g., time to chat and catch up over meals and coffee breaks) with people prior to ...
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Conference management software (preferably open source) with custom fields

I've been told to set up software to organize a workshop. Is there (preferably an open source) conference solution that allows for: Abstract Submission Event Planning Arbitrary user data-fields ...
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Flying with a poster tube as a hand luggage

I am flying to a conference, in which I am presenting a poster. In principle there might be a problem, as the poster tube: is a second piece of hand luggage, it is longer than the limit allows. ...
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What are some general good principles for creating a poster for a poster session?

Should one create slides similar to those that one uses in a good powerpoint presentation? Or are there things that a poster should include that a powerpoint should not include? (and vice versa)
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How does one maintain academic contacts?

How do you stay in touch with researchers whom you meet at conferences? My intention is to stay in touch for possible collaborations and job opportunities. Usually I meet people, we talk and I send ...
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What are refereed and non-refereed journals?

What does it mean by publication in refereed and non-refereed journals? Are these terms applicable to conference papers too? Is there any relationship with peer-review?
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When does one go for an invited paper?

I have little understanding about invited papers, but as far as I know, I think these are non-peer-reviewed papers presented at a conference. Now why and when does one go for an invited paper? Is it ...
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Publication sponsorship for research conducted elsewhere

Do universities sponsor a student's conference travel and publication costs if the research on the paper has been done elsewhere? For example, a student may have published a paper during a master's at ...
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How much information should I divulge about on-going unpublished research at a conference?

I'm developing a paper right now based upon some of my preliminary results, and I'm attending several conferences to present and get some feedback on my results from other experts in my field. A ...
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How do you cite from a presentation or poster at a conference?

For example, a presentation whose PDF is listed at http://www.astro.ex.ac.uk/exoclimes/2012/pdf/talks/Day02_Ferreira.pdf? And what if the presentation doesn't have a publicly available URL? How would ...
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Software to use for creating posters for academic conferences?

And how much time does it usually take? I'd like to create a poster without having to put too much time into formatting.
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What do publishers provide to authors in different disciplines?

Discussions about academic publication (for example, the recent Elsevier boycott, the actual cost of publication, open-access initiatives by universities and funding agencies, citation cartels, or ...
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What is an extended abstract?

Some conferences ask for an extended abstract. What are the differences among "abstracts," "extended abstracts," and "full papers?"
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When should conferences precirculate papers?

I have been to a few conferences that worked based on precirculated papers. That is, everyone submits their papers in advance and the assumption is that conference goers who come to a given talk have ...
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Is there any world-wide ranking of conferences/journals?

I know it's rather difficult to establish a ranking of publications, especially because the ones in charge of establishing values for venues might be biased by their field, and several other aspects. ...
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How to increase the odds of becoming an invited speaker at science conferences?

Invited talks are important for moving up the academic ladder, so I'd like to know how one maximizes the odds of being offered to be an invited speaker at conferences. I am aware of the most obvious ...
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How to write a rebuttal for a conference

What are good practices (does and don'ts) when writing a rebuttal for a conference? For example, for a journal rebuttal letter you can make changes to your paper, and resubmit it for another revision....
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Publishing policies for conference papers

I got two papers accepted and I am just wondering how to know their policy towards publishing my papers also on CoRR. is it fine to publish the same paper in CoRR and in the conference?
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Travel grants for International students in the US?

I am an international student in the United States (originally from India) and have been here for my PhD in Mechanical engineering since Fall ’06. I've attended a bunch of conferences all in the US ...
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Different types of conference publications

Consider a conference publishing papers related to any EC/CS engineering field. What is the exact difference between different types of papers published in such a conference, i.e., main conference ...
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How do I create a workshop/conference?

I have noticed that there is no real workshop or conference in my particular field of research, that tends to be across different fields (for instance, security and risk). There are of course general ...
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How do you join programme committees for conferences?

For most conferences in my field it seems to be invitation-only, i.e. somebody has to suggest you/remember you. Are there any conferences that have open calls for applications to the programme ...
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What are some good practices when asking people to share their PowerPoint presentations from a conference/talk?

In many cases, they (understandably) don't reply (or they are uncomfortable with sharing them, as they often contain unpublished material). Also, I do this often, and don't want to be known as "the ...
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Journal publication and acceptance to competitive conferences

My graduate training is in an interdisciplinary field (bioinformatics). I am affiliated both with a genetics department and an interdepartmental program that encompasses everything from genetics to ...
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How can I get the most out of conferences?

I recently attended a very large conference in my field (SfN, ~30,000 attendees), and after I got back I was thinking about what I had gained from the trip, and I realized not that much. I listened to ...
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Is it possible for a student in first year of Ph.D to secure funding for attending conferences?

Note: I'm primarily interested in answers relevant to Computer Science (Theory), but answers in different areas in CS / totally other disciplines are equally welcome. In most (if not all) PhD ...
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Conference vs Congress vs Symposium vs Meeting

What is the distinction between the following scientific events: conference, congress, symposium, meeting? While I have some idea about differences (e.g. congress - large and serious, meeting - by a ...
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