Peer Review Process

"All submissions undergo a blind peer review process. The blind peer review process:

1. Submission

  • Authors submit their papers via the conference's submission system by the specified deadline.

2. Initial Screening

  • The conference organizers or program chairs conduct an initial screening to ensure submissions meet the conference's scope, format requirements, and other basic criteria.

  • Papers that fail to meet these requirements may be desk-rejected at this stage.

3. Assignment to Reviewers

  • Each paper is assigned to multiple reviewers, usually experts in the relevant field. This can be done manually by the program committee or automatically by the conference management system based on reviewers' expertise.

4. Reviewing

  • Reviewers evaluate the papers based on criteria such as originality, significance, relevance, methodology, clarity, and quality of presentation.

  • Each reviewer writes a detailed review and provides a recommendation (accept, reject, or suggest revisions).

5. Reviewer Discussion

  • In some conferences, reviewers discuss their evaluations and scores among themselves, usually through an online platform, to reach a consensus on each paper's merits and drawbacks.

6. Program Committee Meeting

  • The program committee meets (often virtually) to discuss the reviews and make final decisions on which papers to accept.

  • This meeting may involve a thorough discussion of borderline cases and conflicting reviews.

7. Notification of Authors

  • Authors are notified of the review outcomes, including reviewer comments and the decision (acceptance, rejection, or request for revisions).

8. Revisions and Resubmission (if applicable)

  • If the conference allows for a revision cycle, authors of conditionally accepted papers may revise their submissions based on reviewer feedback and resubmit them for final evaluation.

9. Final Decision

  • The program committee reviews the revised submissions and makes a final decision on their acceptance.

10. Preparation for Conference

  • Accepted papers undergo final formatting and are prepared for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

  • Authors may be asked to prepare presentation materials, such as slides or posters, for their conference presentations.

11. Presentation at Conference

  • Authors present their accepted papers at the conference, often followed by a Q&A session with attendees.

12. Post-Conference Activities

  • Conference proceedings are published, either in print, on a CD/DVD, or online.

  • There are opportunities for selected papers to be expanded and submitted to associated journals.