Paper Submission

Submit your paper via EDAS: https://edas.info/N25425

Full Papers

Prospective authors of full papers (for main track, special sessions) are invited to electronically submit their full papers in English, not exceeding six (6) pages, including figures, tables and references, using the format described here. Full papers must describe original and unpublished work on the topics of the Conference. The Conference language is English. Submit an anonymized version of the paper. Papers submitted to the general and special session tracks will undergo a double-blind review process.

Submissions will be judged on suitability, originality, significance/contribution, validity of the work, related work, thoroughness, replicability, presentation clarity. Submitted papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least 3 experts in the field. Final versions of accepted papers must take into account reviewers’ comments.

Full papers may be presented orally or as posters, as determined by the Technical Program Chairs. Decisions on presentation format will be based on nature rather than the quality of the work. QoMEX does not consider the presentation style to be an indicator of the quality of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between full papers presented orally and as posters. Accepted papers will also be included in the Conference Proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore.

Short Papers

Short papers must describe original and unpublished work. They are likely to present a smaller and more focused contribution than full papers that can benefit from the feedback that early exposure can provide. Short papers may be no longer than three (3) pages, including figures, tables and references. Submit an anonymized version of the paper. Short papers submitted to the general and special session tracks will undergo a double-blind review process.

Submissions will be judged on suitability, originality, significance/contribution, validity of the work, related work, thoroughness, replicability, presentation clarity. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three experts in the field. Final versions of accepted papers must take into account reviewers’ comments. Short papers will be presented as posters. They will be electronically archived as part of the Conference Proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore.

The following examples may be helpful in understanding what type of papers could be suitable for a short paper submission:

  • Work-in-progress or late-breaking results
  • A position paper or contribution that is pushing/challenging existing boundaries
  • A counter-example to an existing technique that helps to understand its limitations
  • Extensions or evaluations of existing methods or explorations of new methods
  • An interesting application nugget

Dataset & Tools track

Full and short paper submissions to the dataset & tools track are single-blind (while all full and short paper submission to the general track or special sessions are double-blind). The authors need to provide a link to the dataset or tool which will be elaborated by the reviewers as part of the submission. The data must be made available to the reviewers upon submission and should eventually be published upon acceptance.

Accepted papers will also be included in the Conference Proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore.

Format of your paper

Please use one of the following standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX and Word formats that are found here. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all submissions must be done through EDAS.

Recall, that given the double-blind review process (except for the single-blind dataset & tools track), reviewers should not know the names of the authors. Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves the anonymity of the authors.

  • Do not put the authors’ names or affiliations under the title.
  • Avoid using phrases such as “our previous work” when referring to earlier publications by the authors.
  • Remove information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grants).
  • Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors.

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that submitted papers use the correct styles, fonts, etc. Paper submissions must be in PDF format. The PDF file should comply with the following requirements:

  • There must not be any password protection on the PDF file
  • All fonts must be embedded
  • The file must be ready for text search (i.e. CTRL-F can be used to find a common word in the text such as ‘Conclusion’)

All authors must proofread their PDF file prior to submission to ensure it is ready for publication if the paper is accepted. Authors should not rely on proof-reading the source document – please proofread the PDF file. The proceedings editors will contact authors of non-complying papers to obtain a replacement, to be submitted by a specified date. To ensure that there is no delay to conference proceedings, papers for which a replacement is not provided by the specified date, will be excluded from the proceedings.

Papers submitted to QoMEX 2019 should refer to peer-reviewed publications. References to non-peer-reviewed publications (including public repositories such as arXiv, Preprints, software and personal communications) should only be made if there is no peer-reviewed publication available, should be kept to a minimum, and should appear as footnotes in the text (i.e., not in the references list).

Instructions for authors submitting a paper to a special session

Submission to the Special Sessions is open to everybody. The list of special sessions is available here.

Other Submission Policies

QoMEX 2019 requires each accepted paper to be presented by one of the authors in-person at the conference site according to the schedule published. One of the authors must register for the conference at one of the non-student rates offered and must register before the deadline given for author registration (see registration policy). Any paper accepted into the technical program, but not presented on-site will be withdrawn from the official proceedings archived on IEEE Xplore.

By submitting a manuscript, the authors guarantee that it is not previously published or under review elsewhere in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper which contains significant overlap with the contributions of the submission should be submitted during the review period to either a journal or a conference. If there are papers that may appear to violate any of these conditions, then it is the author’s responsibility to (a) cite these papers (preserving anonymity), (b) argue in the body of your paper why your paper is nontrivially different from these concurrent submissions, and (c) include anonymized versions of those papers with the submission.

Authors are allowed to submit manuscripts posted in institutional and public repositories (such as arXiv) to QoMEX 2019 for consideration if the authors hold all rights, including copyrights, for the manuscript. Authors are required to mention “submitted to QoMEX 2019” with any paper posted on public repositories (such as arXiv). When a paper is rejected for publication, the reference to the paper needs to be changed and all references to QoMEX should be removed. In case of an accept, following publication in the QoMEX conference proceedings, the reference should be updated to say “Proceedings of QoMEX”, and the DOI should be added. Moreover, all authors are required to always refer to the paper in the QoMEX proceedings, and not use the reference of the public repository.