Most conferences have registration fees that can be paid online. However, some conferences (such as IBIMA) don’t offer Web-based payment processing and instead require that fees be paid by (a) wire transfer or (b) by sending all credit card details (including card number, expiration date, CVV, cardholder name, signature) in a scanned attachment over standard e-mail.

Is this common practice, or should it be raising red flags?

I have heard if you send papers to a journal/conferences there are some conditions that might be dangerous for you academic progress! I researched about it but I wasn’t able to find a good definition to be aware. My main question is how they add an author to black list and how is the procedure? moreover, what is the reaction to original researches which might be weak or bad written? I know they will reject but is this the end or they will mention your prior effort in future?

My research field: Computer Science

Thanks in advance.

I am a Ph.D. student in computer science and still in my first year. My professor just assigned a review task of a A-ranked conference to me in order to review research papers submitted by original authors (almost 8 papers).

So far, he wants me to take over the coordination with my fellow Ph.D. colleagues in my department to finish this task asap. So I have to distribute the papers with the right colleague according to his/her research interest and experience.

But, since I am still in the first year (even I am doing well ‘as my colleagues say’ and published two research paper in peer-reviewed conferences), I want to ask if is it common and normal thing in academia to let junior researchers review high-quality A-ranked conferences research papers, and whether the conference editorial chairs know about this conduct from assigned committee members as external reviewers.

I have a friend at another university that I met at a conference a couple years ago. Since then, we usually make an effort to attend each other’s sessions, grab coffee, etc. Last year he organized a session at our flagship conference, and I think he’s organized a similar session several times before. I think it would be fun to co-organize a session together, but I would assume he’s doing his usual session. Would it be rude for me to ask if he would like help organizing the session (i.e., adding me as a co-organizer)? Or is this the academic equivalent of asking, “Can I invite myself over to your house to play video games since I don’t have a N64?”

For context, we are both at universities in the USA. He is an Egyptian-born Canadian citizen, and I am an American. He is a few years senior to me; he is in a semi-permanent research position, and I am a 4th PhD student. For the record, I don’t think he would view this as rude because he is a genuinely friendly guy, and I think he could easily tell me “no.” But I am more curious about the general etiquette of these things.

I am a bachelor-level (software engineering) student have made this interesting GitHub repository already a bit more than a year ago, where I use Machine Learning / Deep Learning to identify movements in accelerometer signals:

As of now, the GitHub repository has approximately 1000 stars, which isn’t anything. There is already a few research being made derived from my work. As a practical example, here I collaborated with someone to write a paper:

I wonder: should I write and publish a paper on the first project, despite I made it a year ago already? What are my options, if any?

I am trying to find the acceptance rate for the 10th WSEAS International Conference on computers. After doing some search on Google and on their website I was not able to get a number. It says on their website that their acceptance rate is aprx 20%, but this could be for the most recent conference, and it could be for something other than computers?

I tried to find the proceedings online, but I was not 100% sure if I am looking at the right proceedings.

I’m an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) student and I’m thinking about attending a conference which exactly matches the topic of a research project that I’m working on at the moment. I have never attended a real conference.

I wouldn’t go to present anything, but just because I have a great personal interest in the topic and because I would like to know about the recent developments. Would it be weird if I attend this conference alone? It is a small conference but there is a special student’s price, which makes me think that I might be welcome.

I want to submit an article to a conference, however, let’s say 50% of the content of such article has been already published. The reason of such ‘variation’, is that after some suggestions, we applied some modifications to the methodology and the way to analyse the data, so basically a variation of the study resulted from that, but the core remains the same.

I actually never had the opportunity to present this study in a conference before or after the publication, so this is something that I’d really like to do; but I’d prefer to submit the ‘second version’ of the study, since I think that it is more complete than the published one.

I know that (if accepted) the entire article would not be published in the conference proceedings (only the abstract), since its related to a published article, still I would like to know if submitting an article that contains some part of a previously published article is something acceptable to do.

I’d appreciate your comments on this.