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CTS2015 Author's Info

The 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2015)


June 01-05, 2015
The Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, USA


AUTHOR'S INFORMATION


CONFERENCE IMPORTANT DATES:
Extended Main track Paper Submission Deadline February 23, 2015
 Notification of Acceptance start March 09, 2015
 Last Day for Camera-Ready Manuscripts
 March 25, 2015*  
 Last Day for Author's Registration  
 March 25, 2015*  
 Last Day for Attendee's Early Registration April 27, 2015*
 Last Day for Special Rate Hotel Reservation May 11, 2015+
 Conference Dates June 01-05, 2015

*  Deadlines are 5:00 PM U.S. Eastern (New York) Time on the dates indicated. 
+  Deadline is 5:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time on the date indicated or until CTS 2015 block is full, whichever comes first. Reservation requests received after 5:00 p.m. Eastern time at the Hotel on the cut-off date will be accepted at the group rate on a space availability basis.  


Formatting Template
CTS 2015 plans to use a version of IEEE manuscript templates for conference proceedings for the final, camera-ready accepted papers. Please make sure to use only US Letter size templates. It will be good to submit the draft paper using the template as well. 

Please note that preliminary main track manuscripts must be uploaded to the CTS 2015 web site in PDF format only

Full Paper Manuscript Instructions (This is the IEEE format we use and require you to follow). 
  • pdf       (invited)
  • Word    (invited)
  • LaTeX   (invited)
    • .tex

Poster Paper Manuscript or Work-in-Progress  (This is the IEEE format we use and require you to follow)
Please indicate "POSTER PAPER" or "WORK-IN-PROGRESS" on the manuscript under the affiliations, respectively. 

Extended Abstracts (This is the IEEE format we use and require you to follow)
This could be for extended abstract for Invited, Poster, etc. Please indicate which on the manuscript under the affiliations.
Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium Extended Abstracts (This is the IEEE format we use and require you to follow)
Please indicate "DOCTORAL DISSERTATION COLLOQUIUM EXTENDED ABSTRACT" on the manuscript under the affiliations.

Formatting Check List
Please use this list after the manuscript is ready and verify that all requirements are met before you upload your paper to the web site.  

Page Limit
The following are the page limits for accepted submissions of various types.  If your final submission exceeds these limits, you will be subject to the additional pages per paper fees as shown on the registration page:

Regular papers: 8 pages
Poster Papers:   6 pages
Research or Industry Posters: 2 page abstracts
DDC Abstracts:  4 pages

ACCEPTED PAPERS: 
Congratulations for the acceptance of your paper in CTS 2015.  Please READ the following information carefully.  
 
The deadline for submitting the camera-ready version paper + signed Copyright form + Bio  is March 25, 2015.  Please try to submit them earlier than this date if possible to avoid any last minute issues.  

The final paper can be uploaded by logging in at the CTS 2015 web site at http://cts2015.cisedu.info/  using your previous login information for your paper in case you are in the main conference track. The link is at Login.  If your paper was accepted through a symposium, special sessions or a workshop and you have not uploaded it to this system yet, you may submit it as a new submission under the Upload menu using the submit link (http://cisedu.us/cis/cts/15/users/upload.jsp). Once you upload your paper to the system, you may use your login info and the Upload link to upload any revised or newer version of your manuscript. 

CAMERA READY
Please note that a very strict application of the final manuscript formatting will be adhered to. Any manuscript that does not meet the requirements will be rejected and not included in the proceedings. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us having good and professional proceedings. 

Please note that final camera-ready manuscripts must be uploaded to the CTS 2015 web site in PDF format only.

SOME USEFUL ITEMS
As a good practice, please make sure that your paper abstract meets the criteria for what is expected.  See for example How to Write an Abstract and The 8 Elements of an Effective Abstract.  

QUESTIONS ABOUT CAMERA-READY?
Please contact:
      Joseph Natarian
  Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, Ohio, USA
  Phone:  +1 937-
  Email:   Joseph.Natarian@ieee.org


COPYRIGHT FORM AND BIO
Please complete and sign the CTS 2015 Copyright Form and email to Barbara Frantom and Felicia Harlow  at Barbaraatcts@gmail.com and  feliciaatcts@gmail.com  or  fax it to (+1 937 435-5854) (attn. xxx/CTS2015).   
Please send your presenter’s bio as a WORD document email attachment to Barbara Frantom and Felicia Harlow  at  Barbaraatcts@gmail.com and  feliciaatcts@gmail.com.  The biography should be a short professional summary (a few sentences, or a paragraph of about 7 lines or so) of the presenting author, which will be read aloud immediately before the author's presentation.  This presenter will be considered the official presenter of the paper.  


PRESENTATION GUIDELINES
Please refer to some useful information about preparing your presentation for the conference at this link.  


POLICIES CTS 2015 ABIDES BY: 
CTS has a zero tolerance policy on intellectual property violations or misconduct, plagiarism, multiple submission, no show, and any other unprofessional conduct.  

IEEE Intellectual Property Rights
(Copyright information,  Plagiarism guidelines, Multiple submission and prior publication guidelines, Request permission to reuse copyrighted material, Trademark policies) 
http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/rights/index.html
Plagiarism guidelines: http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/rights/plagiarism.html

In which index and abstract databases does IEEE include bibliographic records?
IEEE content is indexed by Google and has agreements in place with other publishers and services to include  IEEE papers in their online and print indexes. Examples include INSPEC, Thomson ReutersWeb of ScienceEi Engineering, and Village. For a complete listing, please click the Publishing and Indexing Partners link on the “Welcome to IEEE Xplore” help page. Please see  https://www.ieee.org/documents/ieee_indexing_agreements.pdf.  
The IEEE provides SCOPUS with all of the IEEE Xplore digital library content so that the bibliographic information (what is seen on an abstract page in IEEE Xplore, including the abstract) can be made visible. While IEEE does provide them with all of their content, it is not IEEE policy to determine what Scopus will or will not index. Additionally, once SCOPUS does load IEEE records, and the abstract is viewable to their users, the user can then link back to IEEE Xplore and lands on the abstract page of that particular record, enabling you to either view through a subscription or purchase the full text article. 
If you have any questions, please contact the IEEE Customer Center at onlinesupport@ieee.org.  

IEEE Policy on No Show / Non Presented Papers
“IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.” 
Papers excluded from further distribution will be archived at IEEE but will not be indexed or appear in IEEE Xplore.  

Change of Presenters and Presentation
Authors of a paper must specify the presenter as early as possible, by the March 10, 2015 deadline. Once designated, the presenter cannot be changed without the prior approval of the program chairs. A request of change of presenter must be submitted by the authors in due time so that proper approvals can be obtained. The presenter is expected to present in person based on the final program specifics. No other variation is accepted unless approved by program chairs prior to event. No request for change of presenter will be considered once the draft program is made. Failure to do so, the paper will be treated as a no-show. 

IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors Policy on Pre-publication Author Misconduct on Double-submission and Plagiarism
"In addition to the IEEE policies, pre-publication author misconduct, such as double-submission or plagiarism, will result in rejection of the manuscript(s), and a minimum 6 month ban on submissions to fully owned ComSoc publications by the author(s)."

IEEE Prohibited Authors List FAQ

CTS 2015 will abide by the IEEE Prohibited Authors List and any other such lists from sponsoring professional organizations.  

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