What is Work-in-Progress
Work-in-Progress papers describe research that has not yet produced the results required for regular papers, but due to the novelty and potential impact on the profession deserve to be shared with the community at an early research stage.
Why is Work-in-Progress Important
WiP submissions are important for the authors. Conceptually not entirely clear ideas can be scrutinized in the discussions with conference attendees, helping the authors grasp the limitation of their thinking, and frequently advance the ideas to the point of turning them into a research plan.
WiP submissions are important to the attendees. WiP sessions offer a glimpse on the research trends which may dominate the research forums in the next 2-3 years. Especially valuable to Ph.D. candidates looking for topics, and supervisors alike.
How is Work-in-Progress Assessed
Wip submissions are not scaled down research papers. But, since accepted WiP submissions are going to be included in the IEEE eXplore database, they need to comply with certain requirements, also adopted as the acceptance criteria for long papers:
1) Need for novelty.
2) Clear presentation of ideas, and technical correctness.
3) A form of validation of the ideas. When we embark on a new research undertaking, still before the project(s) is well defined, we tend, and we should, to figure out if the implementation, in whatever form, of the proposed ideas is going to yield anticipated results. At that stage, we use approaches to produce approximate results, usually in broad bounds. The methods adopted employ “crude” models/prototypes, and might be analytical, simulation, or experiment. Of course, these are approximate results, and should be viewed this way. It goes without saying, ideas without preliminary validation, no matter how attractive, are just a speculation.
Accepted WIP papers will be published in the conference proceedings and the IEEE eXplore data base.
Contributors will be asked to give a short presentation of their work at a WiP oral session, and to prepare a poster for discussion forum that will be held after the presentations.
Submission of Papers
The working language of the conference is English. Work-in-Progress papers are limited to 4 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, according to the instructions contained in the Conference web site.
Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration form and a registration fee payment proof. All conference attendees, including authors and session chairpersons, must pay the conference registration fee, and their travel expenses.
The EBCCSP 2015 Organizing Committee reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference at IEEE Xplore if the paper is not presented at the conference.
WiP and Industry Practice Schedule:
|Deadline for submission of work-in-progress papers||April 10, 2015|
|Notification of acceptance of papers||April 30, 2015|
|Deadline for submission of final manuscripts||May 15, 2015|
|EBCCSP 2015 Conference||June 16-19, 2015|