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Questions tagged [software-papers]

Questions on papers that primarily present a new scientific software

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How to understand research paper's notations? [closed]

When reading publications, I find really hard to understand those math formulas/functions. Seems like each paper uses its own notation with different symbols and syntax. In particular some mixed ...
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Why isn't implementing scientific libraries in software considered equivalent to a publication?

In academia, researchers live by the mantra of "publish or perish". This is because the contribution to society that academia gives is the expansion of human knowledge. However, given the importance ...
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Is a software developer entitled to participate to paper?

I'm an external consultant who has been brought to develop a software suite to collect, analyze and reduce data for a project (with oral assurance that I would participate to any paper to come from ...
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Is it considered self-plagiarism if I submit a part of my own paper as another 2-page demo paper for demonstration purposes?

Recently I submitted an IEEE conference paper about an open-source machine learning project/framework related to mobile networks. Now, I also want to demonstrate its features at another IEEE ...
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How should I handle a paper with incorrect experimental results? [duplicate]

We found that a paper, published in an important CS conference, presents incorrect results in its experimental evaluation section. Merely reading the paper is not sufficient to spot these mistakes, ...
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Is “short paper” or “tool paper” valued less than full version paper?

Some conferences provide both the regular paper track and the tool paper (sometimes called short paper) track. My question is: Is the latter category of papers generally regarded as of lower standards ...
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How to review a software-tool paper?

I often get asked to review papers on new software tools. This always makes me wonder how one should review such a paper, or even whether software papers should undergo a typical review process at all?...
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Can I write a paper on software that I published a year ago?

I am a bachelor-level (software engineering) student. I made a GitHub repository more than a year ago, where I use machine learning and deep learning to identify movements in accelerometer signals. ...
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Where to draw the line for authorship for a software-announcement paper?

I am currently working on a scientific software, for which I want to publish a software-announcement paper in a pertaining journal. While I am doing and probably will continue to do the vast majority ...