Author Information

These Instructions apply both to Authors, who are publishing a Formal Paper and presenting it at ISPCE and Presenters, who will be presenting a Presentation (without Formal Paper) at ISPCE. Please note that BOTH an Author of an accepted Formal Paper AND a Presenter of an accepted Presentation (without Formal Paper) MUST register for and attend the symposium AND present their work for it to be published in the proceedings. Works that do not meet these requirements will not be presented at the symposium and Formal Papers will not be published in IEEE Xplore. No exceptions. Cooperation from all involved in the 2023 ISPCE will allow for the volunteer Technical Program Committee members and volunteer Peer Reviewers to assemble the best technical program possible. Thank you in advance!

General: Reviewable Presentation & Formal Paper Preparation
The symposium caters to both practitioners and academics. For this purpose, the format of the submissions is divided into two categories: Presentation (without Formal Paper) and Formal Paper (with Presentation (of Formal Paper)), both having different submission requirements. Please note, as initiated at the 2014 ISPCE, the 2023 Paper and Presentation submission process has been aligned with the process more commonly used by other IEEE symposia and conferences. Please read the following Author & Presenter Instructions carefully to ensure an accurate submission.

For Presentation (without formal paper) Submissions
We invite Presenters to submit an Abstract and a Reviewable Presentation (without Formal Paper) using the online submission system, Microsoft CMT, for presentation at ISPCE 2023. The abstract should summarize the scope of the presentation, the primary results, and findings, and be accompanied by a draft, reviewable Presentation for review. This material is needed by the first Author/Presenter deadline of February 15, 2023, so that the Technical Program Committee (TPC) will be able to understand the originality and the value of the work, and its appropriateness for ISPCE 2023. It will also allow for the TPC to make choices on program content based on the quality of the submission, redundancy with similar submissions, etc. since it is anticipated that there will be more submissions than presentation time periods (slots).

Please note that a submission to ISPCE 2023 with confirmed acceptance implies your willingness to register and pay for the privilege of presenting your work in the form of a Formal Paper or a Presentation (without a Formal Paper). Submitters of accepted Presentations (without Formal Paper) must submit the final version by April 1, 2023, register for the symposium, and attend to present their work.

Download the presentation template here.

Formal Paper Submissions

Authors are invited to submit an Abstract and Reviewable Formal Papers. This includes original research, application, and tutorial-type papers using the online submission system, Microsoft CMT. Incomplete submissions may be automatically rejected. The Abstract should summarize the scope of the paper and explicitly include the primary results and findings, emphasizing new advances, theories, and/or applications. The Reviewable Formal Paper should contain enough content so that the Technical Program Committee will be able to understand the originality and the value of the work. It will also allow the Technical Program Committee to make choices on program content based on the quality of the submission, redundancy with similar submissions, etc. since it is anticipated that there will be more submissions than presentation time periods (slots).

Submissions not selected will be either redirected to ISPCE 2024 or other PSES forums or held in reserve in case of late cancellations. A submission implies a willingness to register and present the work if the Formal Paper is accepted for presentation at the symposium. Authors must submit the final version of the Formal Paper, including a Presentation (of Formal Paper), by April 1, 2023, register for the symposium, and attend to present their work. For your convenience, the Style Manual from IEEE is linked here. In addition, please refer to the Paper Templates (Letter, A4) when preparing your manuscript. Formal Papers will be reviewed by the TPC in a double-blind peer review process. ISPCE 2023 publishes peer-reviewed papers, and our reviewers cannot be influenced by knowing the author's identity (nor will the reviewer's identity be shared with the author). Due to this double-blind peer review, please make sure that any documents submitted for review do not contain ANY personally identifiable information (i.e., name, affiliation, email address, phone numbers, IEEE member number, etc.), as the tracking will be done anonymously by Microsoft CMT. ONLY the final, formatted Formal Paper and Presentation (of Formal Paper) should contain personal information, not the initial submission. If you have questions regarding what is and is not personally identifiable information, please contact Katie Mack, the ISPCE 2023 Manager.

Formal Papers shall be limited to 6 pages. Accepted Papers will be included in the IEEE Xplore digital library and indexed by El/Compendex.MI

Microsoft CMT Details and Author/Presenter Registration

All Abstracts and Reviewable Material for both Presentations (without Formal Paper) and Formal Papers must be submitted electronically through Microsoft CMT. Submit to ISPCE 2023 on the “Submit Papers” page. To simplify abstract slotting to Tracks, authors and submitters will be limited to selecting one Topic area from the listing on the Call for Submissions. If the abstract does not fit any of the topic areas listed, there will be a “Miscellaneous” track to choose. Please note that a submission to ISPCE 2023 with confirmed acceptance implies your willingness to register and pay for the privilege of presenting your work in the form of a Formal Paper or a Presentation (without Formal Paper). Each lead author of a Presentation (without Formal Paper) submission or a Formal Paper submission must visit the Microsoft CMT website and establish an account with a username and password. If you already have a CMT account, please proceed to the Submission Instructions below.

To establish a new Microsoft CMT account, follow these instructions: Visit https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ and click the New User button. Create your profile. *It is very important that your name and affiliation associated with your Microsoft CMT account are correct and match the name and affiliation that will be listed on your paper or presentation. These fields are first & last name, affiliation (company or organization), country, e-mail address, and status. When the fields are filled in, check the Privacy Policies box and click the Add Person button. Please note that reviewers will not be able to view author information during the review process, in order to ensure an unbiased review. To submit your abstract for a Presentation (without Formal Paper) or Formal Paper submission, please see below:

ISPCE 2023 adopts Microsoft CMT as submission system, available a the following link: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ISPCE2023

You can find detailed instructions on how to submit your paper here.