Frequently Asked Questions
Will my CPS-published conference publication be included in the IEEE digital libraries?
Can I still publish if the conference isn't sponsored?
Yes. CPS publishes proceedings of conferences that are not sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, IEEE, or any other IEEE society. Nonsponsored conferences must comply with the following criteria:
- The conference subject matter must be relevant to IEEE-CS's fields of interest.
- At least one member of the organizing committee must be a member of IEEE, IEEE-CS, or another IEEE society, and has helped organize a previous IEEE conference.
- Conference organizers must provide CPS with contact information for all chairs of the organizing committee.
- One individual must be designated as the CPS Contact.
- Conference organizers must disclose membership in organizations that sponsor or co-sponsor this conference.
- Organizers must provide CPS with access to the conference website and marketing materials that refer to the IEEE or IEEE Computer Society.
- The conference may display the CPS logo, but not the IEEE-CS or IEEE logos.
- Conference papers must be peer reviewed, and organizers must submit a list of peer reviewers and details about the peer-review process, and basis for paper acceptance.
- Conference registration must be open to the public.
- Organizers must provide CPS with venue information (including contacts) and conference dates.
- Conference submissions must assign copyright to IEEE and organizers, authors, and others affiliated with the conference must comply with requirements of the IEEE copyright form.
- Conference organizers must respond within 72 hours of receipt to any requests by CPS staff for information, clarification, or verification.
In addition, CPS may cancel a publication agreement with a nonsponsored conference at any time prior to publication, due to:
- Failure to comply with any of the 10 acceptance criteria.
- Failure to take any requested corrective action within a designated period.
- Failure to provide all materials necessary for publication in compliance with the agreed-upon production schedule.
- Failure to maintain a professional relationship with CPS staff.