Author Resources – How to & FAQ
(Updated January 2019)
(Updated January 2019)
|Call for Papers Opens||January 28|
|Call for Papers Closes||April 15|
|Accepted Authors Notified||May 1|
|First Draft of Paper Due||June 15|
|Final Camera Ready Paper Due||August 25|
|Final Presentation Due||Sept. 10|
|Welcome Reception for Presenters||Oct. 13|
PNSQC values practical information that can be applied directly to software engineering practices. Our conference attendees expect to get information from technical paper and your presentation that they can bring back and use at their workplace following the conference. The primary author on any paper gets a waived fee for the two-day technical conference, however, workshop fees not covered. Authors should expect to pay for any workshops they wish to attend.
We also consider taking into account the topic of your paper and relationship to past conferences. The program committee also prepares for the inevitable by selecting backup technical papers, in case there is a cancellation.
Please note that if you decide to write a technical paper you will be the author. Our reviewers will work with you to ensure that your content is clear and that it meets the PNSQC standards. However, they will not rewrite sentences, restructure content, or edit for grammar and vocabulary. If you are unsure about your abilities to deliver a technical paper that meets PNSQC standards, please arrange for reviewers, editors, or co-authors at your company to help you.
Papers that are approved by reviewers will be uploaded to the PNSQC website.
The PNSQC Program Committee encourages engagement and discussion for new ideas, techniques, and tools; anything that will spur creativity around improving software quality through Poster Papers.
For detailed information on doing at Poster Paper, find out more here.
Copyright law allows presenters “fair use” of previous works. As long as the presenter follows normal writing style guidelines, there shouldn’t be an issue. PNSQC suggest the Chicago Manual of Style (see the PNSQC Template (doc) or PNSQC Template (pptx) for additional details). More care needs to be taken with songs, poems, and other “artistic” works. The presenter should take care when using these in either the paper or the presentation, especially if using the ‘whole’ item (e.g. a complete poem). The presenter should check with the source to make sure that appropriate permissions are obtained prior to publishing the paper/presentation.
PNSQC received a notice of copyright infringement after publishing a presenter’s presentation that included a poem. The settlement cost several thousand dollars. Presenter’s, by confirming that they will develop and present a paper, also confirm acceptance of the PNSQC Presenter Content Agreement that indemnifies PNSQC from claims arising from copyright issues.
We suggest https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law #Fair_use_and_fair_deal as a starting point for presenters looking for more information on fair use and copyright issues.
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