Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers, up to 6 pages in length. All paper must be written in English. All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee and may be accepted for oral or poster presentation.The accepted papers of KSE 2015 will be published in IEEE Xplore.
When preparing the paper, please ensure that its format follows exactly as the template provided below. All papers should be submitted via the Easy Chairs system.
In case you have not registered in the Easy Chair system (you have no EasyChair account), you should register first - just click the "sign up for an account" link on the login page and fill in the form. The system will send you an e-mail with the instructions how to finish the registration.
Note: Some email servers may “filter” out the emails automatically sent by the EasyChair system. In case you do not receive an email from EasyChair (it may take some time), try to find it in your “junk” mailbox. Sometimes this does not help and it is necessary to use another email address.
In case you forget your username or password of your EasyChair account, follow the link after the words "Forgot your password" on the login page.
Double Blind Review
KSE 2015 reviewing is double blind, which means that authors do not know the names of the reviewers of their papers, and reviewers do not know the names of the authors. Authors are advised not to reveal their identity in the paper, especially when self-citing your previous work and your experimental data. A paper failing to observe the double-blind policy will lead to rejection without a review.
There are a number of changes that need to be made to the manuscript in order to make it ready for a double-blind review. Besides the obvious need to remove names and affiliations under the title, there are many other steps that need to be taken. For example, as referencing of prior work is required to evaluate a submission, citation of such prior work is still required. However, the text of the submitted manuscript must not use the terms "my" or "our" in referring to prior work but should reference the work in the third person (e.g. "It has been shown that [ref]..."). The author must take every step possible to make the submission anonymous and avoid identification by inference. To make the process as simple as possible we can reduce the procedure to just a few steps:
- eliminate names, contact information, and affiliations from title pages (and anyplace else)
- eliminate references to funding sources
- eliminate acknowledgments
- scan the text and make sure to use the third person to refer to personal work
- make sure figures do not contain any affiliation related identifier
- de-personalize the work by using anonymous text where necessary
- remove or depersonalize self-citations and citations to unpublished work
Plagiarism and Dual Submissions
By submitting a manuscript to KSE 2015, the authors guarantee that it has not been previously published (or accepted for publication) in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper which contains significant overlap with the contributions of the current paper is either under review at the moment of submission or will be submitted during the KSE 2015 review period to any of the following: another conference, a workshop, or a journal. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection without a review.
At least one author from the submission must be registered at the conference and present at the conference. Papers will be published in the conference proceedings only if at least one of the authors is officially registered and the paper presented. KSE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.
Maximum Paper Length
Each paper should be at most 6-pages long.
Papers must use the following format described in the IEEE templates for Conference Proceedings at: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html
New paper submissions: 11:59 PDT (UTC-7) 23 May, 2015 (Final).
- Updates of previously submitted papers: 11:59 PDT (UTC-7) 28 May, 2015 (Final). (Existing submissions are displayed, but no new submissions are allowed)
Please send emails to email@example.com if anyone encounters troubles in paper submission.