The IEEE MCSOC is an important event that highly depends on the presentations given during their sessions, and discussion after the talks. Authors who fail to present their paper leave a gap in the program, which is unacceptable for the conference audience.

The IEEE has implemented policies to exclude authors who do not present their paper from further distribution of their publication, such as exclusion from IEEE Xplore. Such papers will be archived at IEEE but will not be indexed or appear in IEEE Xplore.

IEEE MCSOC balances the interests of a high quality with fairness towards the authors and audience members. Therefore, IEEE MCSOC apply this policy, and reserve the right to preclude authors who do not present their paper at the Symposium from having their papers published in IEEE Xplore.

Obligations of authors and presenters

For each accepted paper, one author needs to register for attending the conference, and present the paper in the assigned session according to the respective track.

The presenter should start all necessary procedures and approvals (e.g., visa application, funding) immediately after receiving acceptance notification.

If the authors have or anticipate, unforeseen circumstances endangering or preventing the presentation, the Program/Steering Chair must be contacted immediately. Any alternative arrangements require approval by the chair.

Further Reading

For more details, please see the IEEE Meetings & Conferences Operations Manual and the Computer Society implementation of the IEEE policy.