If you need help with online teaching or other challenges in academia arising from the COVID-19 crisis, we have prepared this FAQ to get you started.

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Is it unethical writing two papers addressing two aspects of the same research project Not necessarily. However, the following would be unethical: Submitting two papers with any overlapping material without one citing the other and explaining the parts that overlap (giving credit to where the idea was originally proposed) Submitting essentially the same ...


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I'll guess that you are fine submitting the second paper, but I haven't seen them both. But you can do a thought experiment and come to a better understanding and decision for yourself. Imagine that the second paper has an author or list of authors not containing yourself: that it was written by others. What would your reaction be if you were a reviewer ...


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Conferences are a nice thing - you get the opportunity to meet people, network etc. However, they are a quite expensive thing to do and, for now, you would pay for a conference and not even get anything in return, as all travel is effectively grounded. Your PI is more than right that, instead of trying for a conference, you should go straight to the journal....


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I see the reasoning of your superiors as neither surprising nor, in fact, wrong. Money is limited everywhere, and there is a decision to be made as to what to spend it on. For sure, just because one of the researchers in a lab wants to go to a conference, I see no moral obligation to spend money on that -- in particular, if it is abroad where travel and ...


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Whether the advice you are getting is good or bad, you almost certainly have to follow it. They control the funds. But even if it weren't just a funding issue you are normally ill advised to ignore the direction of a PI who has some control, or at least influence, over your future. It is a poor career move to have a powerful advisor think that you aren't a ...


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Rather than listing it with (already) delivered talks and adding a parenthetical note, I would suggest listing it under a separate heading, such as 'Upcoming Invited Talks', where you can give the planned details. The parenthetical note could be 'Postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 outbreak in xx country/venue.' Two reasons for this: (1) It shows that ...


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A speech is a noteworthy achievement; an undelivered speech isn't. Since CVs focus on achievements, I suggest the OP omits their undelivered invited speech from their CV. (At best, it is an achievement of little merit.)


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Technically yes, you could put it in with the appropriate caveat - but I wouldn't if I were you. It sounds like you're straining too much for recognition. If it weren't for covid-19, I would think less of you if I read about your cancelled-conference-planned-talk in your CV. The way things are my reaction would be more neutral... but then - next year ...


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Yes. I had a similar experience where my agency restricted travel and did not allow me to present. In my case, I listed that the presentation was delivered by someone else who could attend. Matching the style of your CV, I would write something like: Academic, F. My cool title. Awesome conference. City, State. March 2020. Invited oral presentation. ...


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I would say yes, provided that you label it correctly. Just add a sentence that the conference was cancelled for health reasons. You can also say that the talk was accepted, but not delivered because ... For some conferences the talk will be in the proceedings or follow up journal. It that case your write up will be available to people in any case. In fact, ...


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A conference called ACM UIST allowed participants to join online via social virtual spaces. You don't need fancy virtual reality equipment to join. They used Mozilla hubs which seems straight forward and easy to set up. More info here: https://uist.acm.org/uist2019/online/ and https://hubs.mozilla.com/


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I'm in Germany and just got an email that a trade fair and conference that was supposed to happen in the first week of April was postponed to October due to the virus. The email indicated that the decision was made by the organization running the fair grounds together with the local/regional health authorities. I'd suggest that you get into contact with ...


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Regarding remote conferences, these have been successful. Often the motivating factor has been mitigating climate impact. For example, Yale Climate Connections wrote an article giving advice for running virtual conferences. Author Sara Peach presents three kinds of virtual conferencing, all of which have been done successfully: remote presentations in a ...


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Cancellations of venue, catering, etc. on your end will be entirely based on the individual companies' cancellation policies. Same with airlines for participants - each requires a certain amount of notice, and will refund or credit as per company policy. Sooner is better than later if you need to cancel arrangements for food, accommodations, etc. The most ...


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Post-deadline submissions, at least within optical communication, are also intended for "new and significant material in rapidly advancing areas". From the OFC 2020 website: Postdeadline submissions are not an opportunity to submit a paper after the published deadline, but are intended to provide those with late-breaking work an opportunity to submit ...


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