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Will my CPS-published conference publication be included in the IEEE digital libraries?

CPS-published conference publications are submitted to IEEE Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL). All conferences and conference proceedings must meet IEEE's quality standards. IEEE reserves the right not to publish any proceedings that do not meet these standards.

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.

Will my CPS-published conference publication be indexed by professional indexing services?

An abstract and index entry for your submission will be included within Elsevier's Ei Compendex database if your submission is available in full-text PDF format and your submission includes an author-submitted abstract. If your submission is available in full-text PDF but does not include an abstract, only bibliographic information will be included in Ei Compendex.

What's the difference between publishing and printing a conference publication?

Publishing a conference publication includes distributing the product as widely as possible to various technical, academic, and corporate libraries around the world and submitting the proceedings for professional indexing. The distribution of any conference publication beyond the meeting allows other computing professionals access to the work and authors to reference these papers in their own work. Printing of a conference proceedings only includes distribution for that event.

Can I change the quantity and page counts in the CPS quote or publication agreement during production?

Conferences can change the quantity or page count up until one week prior to the press date. As long as the quantity or page count does not vary by more than 10 percent, the quoted price estimate will stand. If the numbers change by more than 10 percent, you can use CPS Online to request an updated quote at any time prior to the week before your press date. Keeping your CPS editor informed will help them prepare for the changes.

When should I return the signed CPS Publishing Agreement?

Return the signed Publication Agreement as early as possible, so CPS can reserve production resources. The deadline for returning the Publication Agreement is three weeks before the conference publication start date, which is typically about four months before your conference start date. CPS will attempt to accommodate late agreements if staff and production resources are available.

What's the difference between a two-color cover and a full-color (four-color) cover?

A two-color cover can be any two (PMS) colors. Two-color covers can include different shades of the selected colors, giving the appearance of more than two. White is not defined as a color, but black is a color. A full-color (four-color) cover uses all colors and there are no limits to what can be reproduced. The four colors in printing are combined to create the full spectrum of colors and is recommended for color photographs on book covers. There is no additional charge for two-color or full-color publications.

What's CPS Online?

CPS Online is an interactive Web-based workspace that operates from your browser where Conference Chairs, Organizers, and Authors can request publication quotes, schedule publications, revise quotes, sign publication agreements, upload conference information, upload papers, sign copyright forms, and follow and assist in the production of publications. Once you agree to publish with CPS, you are given an account. If you are a returning customer, you can also pull up information from prior conferences to help with planning.

Who should be the conference's primary contact?

The primary contact will be responsible for confirming the list of authors and papers, setting pages lengths and limits, confirming the Table of Contents (ToC), approving final papers, approving final print quantity and other similarly related conference organizational tasks.

How flexible is CPS's production schedule?

In developing your initial production schedule, CPS staff will try to meet your deadline dates if they are already established. However, we do suggest that you contact CPS for scheduling before promoting deadlines on Calls for Papers. Our production schedules use firm camera-ready date to guarantee that your publication arrives in time for your event.

Can I request a specific CPS editor?

Absolutely. We normally reassign editors to conference projects and committees they've worked with previously. However, we also try to balance their workloads.

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