Prospective contributors are invited to submit full papers in DOC / DOCX / PDF format, with a maximum page length of 8 pages in double column by including all the figures, tables, and references. The paper must adhere to the standard IEEE paper template, and no bibliography should be included at the conclusion. Papers that are not in accordance with the IEEE template by including appropriate reference/citation, or that exceed the page limit will not be processed to the next stage. Nevertheless, only the research articles that have neither appeared elsewhere for publication, nor are under review for another refereed conference publication will be considered. The study topic, primary research findings, and contributions should be clearly stated in the article.
The full research paper should be only submitted to the conference email firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting a research paper, authors agree that if their work is accepted, they will submit a camera-ready version of the updated paper for inclusion in the final ICECA 2021 proceedings and will present the paper at the conference. By the time the camera-ready article is submitted for inclusion in the proceedings, each approved contribution must have one paid registration.
The decision on the submitted manuscript will be sent to the authors via Email after the completion of review process. The acceptance ID given in the acceptance should be included in all the future conversations.
For the full call for papers of ICECA 2021: Call for Papers
For IEEE templates, choose in Latex or in .doc
Submission Deadline: Refer Conference Homepage
The IEEE Copyright form must be submitted by the corresponding author at the time of registration.
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Papers that are accepted will be allocated to a normal technical session. All articles will be subjected to a comprehensive, double-blind review procedure. In order to submit the final version, at least one author of an approved work must register for the conference. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore for publishing consideration.
Standard Conference Policies
- If a paper is not presented at the conference, ICECA reserves the right to remove it from dissemination after the meeting (for example, by not submitting it in IEEE Xplore). Papers are assessed on the criterion that they are not plagiarized and have not been submitted to another conference at the same time (multiple submissions).
- The conference can take any corrective or preventive action to publish the conference articles. The author is solely responsible for any post conference plagiarism and similarity issues.
- Authors are allowed to post their article in their personal website and institutional repositories. However, once accepted for publication in IEEE, the posted article must be removed from any other third-party servers.
- The author may not post the final published article online whereas it will be only available in IEEE Digital Xplore Library, which can be cited for any use.
IEEE Plagiarism Policy (https://www.ieee.org/publications/rights/plagiarism/id-plagiarism.html)
Possible plagiarism scenarios
Potentially complicating the effort to identify plagiarism is the fact that each of the above basic factors can be combined with other factors, creating a range of possible plagiarism scenarios. Here, then, is a full list of possible scenarios, starting with the worst case:
- Uncredited Verbatim Copying of a Full Paper, or Uncredited Verbatim Copying of a Major Portion (more than 50%) within a Single Paper--An instance is where a large section of the original paper is copied without quotation marks, credit notice, reference, and bibliography. This case also includes instances where different portions of a paper are copied without attribution from a number of papers by other authors, and the sum of plagiarized material is more 50%, or
Uncredited Verbatim Copying within More than a Single Paper by the Same Author(s)--This includes instances where more than one paper by the offending author(s) has been found to contain plagiarized content, and all the percentages of plagiarized material in each of the discovered papers sum to greater than 50%.
- Uncredited Verbatim Copying of a Large Portion (greater than 20% and up to 50%) within a Paper.--An instance is where a section of the original paper is copied from another paper without quotation marks, credit notice, reference, and bibliography. This case also includes instances where different portions of a paper are copied without attribution from a number of papers by other authors, and the sum of copying results in a large portion of plagiarized material (up to 50%) in the paper, or
Uncredited Verbatim Copying within More than One Paper by the Same Author(s)--This includes instances where the sum of plagiarized material from the different papers would constitute the equivalent of a large portion (greater than 20% and up to 50%) of the discovered paper with the fewest words.
- Uncredited Verbatim Copying of Individual Elements (Paragraph(s), Sentence(s), Illustration(s), etc.) Resulting in a Significant Portion (up to 20%) within a Paper--An instance could be where portions of original paper are used in another paper without quotation marks, credit notice, reference, and bibliography.
- Uncredited Improper Paraphrasing of Pages or Paragraphs. Instances of improper paraphrasing occur when only a few words and phrases have been changed or when the original sentence order has been rearranged; no credit notice or reference appears with the text.
- Credited Verbatim Copying of a Major Portion of a Paper without Clear Delineation. Instances could include sections of an original paper copied from another paper; credit notice is used but absence of quotation marks or offset text does not clearly reference or identify the specific, copied material.
Plagiarism, in short
The extreme and more obvious cases notwithstanding, the above scenarios provide us with some basic determining factors we can use when attempting to deal with allegations of plagiarism between authors.
- Amount or quantity does not play a part in defining plagiarism. However, the amount of material plagiarized should play an important part in determining the appropriate corrective action.
- Credit notices or references are not sufficient to deflecting a charge of plagiarism if quotation marks or offset text have not been used to identify the specific material being copied.
- Paraphrasing can leave an author open to a charge of plagiarism if he or she has changed only a few words or phrases or has only rearranged the original sentence order. Even a proper paraphrasing of the original text can lead to a charge of plagiarism if the original source is not properly cited.