Author Resources – How to & FAQ
(Updated January 2021)
(Updated January 2021)
|Call for Papers Open||January 28|
|Call for Papers Closes||April 15|
|Accepted Authors Notified||May 7|
|First Draft of Paper Due||June 7|
|Reviewer Feedback to Author||June 21|
|Second Draft of Paper to Reviewer||July 12|
|Reviewer Feedback to Author||July 26|
|Final Draft of Paper to Reviewer||August 9|
|Reviewer Feedback to Author||August 23|
|Final Camera-Ready Paper is Due||August 30|
|Presentation 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, Brief Technical Papers, 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.
We expect a written technical paper to tell a great story. This story should contain the description of your problem, your approach to solving it, and what the outcome of your solution was. As with all technical writing, it should be concise and adhere to some standard set of language rules. In general, we expect the following:
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.
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.
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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