Code of EthicsAuthors who have questions about whether their paper would violate any code of ethics should contact the Program Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org when they plan to submit the paper.
- Authorship and co-authorship of submitted publications should be based on substantial contributions in agreement with the Vancouver guidelines which include substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; and drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and final approval of the version to be published; and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. All co-authors have responsibility for work submitted under their names, and an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors. Co-authors have the right to withdraw their names before acceptance of the article, but no co-author shall be removed without his/her permission.
- Submission of a paper is taken to mean that all listed authors have agreed to the authorship list and all the contents and confirm that the work is original and that figures, tables and other reported results accurately reflect the work. The use of a co-author's name in a submission without his/her consent is unacceptable and will result in corrective actions. Fabrication, falsification or intentional misrepresentation of any aspect is considered misconduct.
- Authors may only submit original work that has not appeared elsewhere in a journal publication, nor is under review for another journal publication. Limited overlap with prior journal publications with a common author is allowed only if it is necessary for the readability of the paper and the paper is cited. It is acceptable for conference papers to be used as the basis for a more fully developed journal submission. Still, authors are required to cite related prior work; the papers cannot be identical; and the journal publication must include novel aspects. The question of whether there is sufficient novelty should be determined by the review process and not by a simple measurement of overlap determined by word count. Overlap with an unreviewed technical report or student thesis with the same authors is allowed if the original work is cited.
- All manuscripts submitted for publication will be treated as confidential by Organizers and Reviewers.
- The Organizers will strive to avoid every perception of conflict of interest in the review process. Submissions cannot be reviewed by a reviewer from any of the author's institutions (or subsidiaries). Nor can the submission be reviewed by a reviewer who has a professional collaboration (such as a joint research projects) with any of the authors at the time of submission.
Author MisconductAll forms of author misconduct are unacceptable and may be subject to corrective actions, including immediate rejection.
- Research misconduct: Falsification, fabrication and/or misrepresentation of results, committed intentionally or recklessly; intentional misuse of a co-author's name in a submission without his/her consent. Research misconduct does not include honest errors.
- Plagiarism of the work of others: Plagiarism includes copying someone else's work without appropriate credit, using someone else's work without clear delineation of citation, and the uncited reuse of an author's previously published work that also involves other authors. The impact of the plagiarized material on the originality of the paper should be a primary consideration.
- Self-plagiarism: Self-plagiarism involves the reuse of an author's own prior work without appropriate citation, including substantial overlap in technical content as well as verbatim copying. Uncredited reuse of material from a previously published journal paper that constitutes more than 35% of the submitted manuscript (not necessarily verbatim) is unacceptable and shall be subject to sanctions. Uncredited reuse of a substantial amount of material from a previously published conference paper is also unacceptable.
- Multiple submissions: When papers by the same author(s) are being considered for review concurrently and have substantial overlap, as described above for self-plagiarism, they are considered to be multiple submissions. If the authors alert the editor that a submitted paper is under review elsewhere, they will be asked to withdraw other versions from consideration or withdraw the submitted paper. When the editor is not alerted, a duplicate submission will be considered self-plagiarism.
Paper FormattingAuthors are required to format submissions in accordance with provided formatting procedures provided. Failure to comply will result in rejection of the paper for publication.
No-ShowsNo-show papers are defined as papers submitted by authors who subsequently did not either themselves or via proxy present the paper at the workshop. No-show papers that were not withdrawn and were published in the online Proceedings must be identified as "No-Show". No-shows will not be available in the Proceedings published by an internal recognized publishing house after the workshop.
Exceptions to this policy will be made by the Program Chair of the conference only if there is evidence that the no-show occurred because of unanticipated events beyond the control of the authors, and every option available to the authors to present the paper was exhausted.
Authors' CopyrightAuthors maintain copyright to all material included in the publication. However, if required, authors agree to transfer copyright to the Publisher of the proceedings.
The code of ethics is largely based on IEEE Signal Processing Society Policies and Procedures as well as the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.