Author Resources – How to & FAQ
(Updated June 2021)
(Updated June 2021)
|Call for Papers Open||January 28|
|Call for Papers Closes||May 1
|Accepted Authors Notified||May 24
|First Draft for Review||June 15|
|Reviewer Feedback to Author||June 22|
|Second Draft for Review||July 18|
|Reviewer Feedback to Author||July 26|
|Final Draft for Review||August 15|
|Reviewer Feedback to Author||August 23|
|Final Camera-Ready Version is Due||September 8|
|All Conference Presentations Due||September 30|
PNSQC values practical information that can be applied directly to software engineering practices. Our conference attendees expect to get information from your 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 and authors should expect to pay for any workshops they wish to attend.
View this “How To” video for step by step instructions for the Open Conf system. Note that we are expanding the program to include Full Technical Papers, Presentations, and Poster Papers.
We also take 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. They are your resource to assist you in writing a professional paper and have been given specific Reviewer Guidelines on how to give you feedback and work with you towards this objective. 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. If English is your second language, congratulations for stepping up to the challenge! You may want to have a native English speaker review your paper to help you with grammar, punctuation, and spelling. English isn’t easy!
Papers that are approved by reviewers will be uploaded to the PNSQC website.
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 Paper and Brief Template 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.
Presenter’s, by confirming that they will develop and present a paper, also confirm acceptance of the PNSQC Author Copyright Agreement that indemnifies PNSQC from claims arising from copyright issues and gives PNSQC the right to publish your work, while also ensuring that the author retains the right of ownership for their work.
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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