Instructions for submissions to SIOE 2018
Please provide the following information to submit a paper or a poster to be considered for the program of the SIOE 2018 conference. Complete papers/posters need not accompany submissions to be considered for the program, but inclusion of a paper provides the Program Committee with better information with which to evaluate the quality, suitability, and likelihood that a full paper will be ready by the time of the conference. As a result, the submission of drafts or complete papers is encouraged.
In addition to the usual information, including paper title and abstract, we are asking authors this year to identify up to two closest topic areas for their paper (step 3). These will be used to match submissions with the expertise of Program Committee members and to assign papers to sessions.
The deadline for paper submissions is February 5th, 2018. Only electronic submissions through this web site will be considered. We expect notices of decisions to be communicated by email by mid to late March. Detailed instructions for registration and uploading final papers will be sent with the notification email.
Please note that by submitting a paper, you are indicating your willingness to present the paper at the conference. The conference organizers understand that plans change and this might need to be reconsidered, but we encourage submissions by individuals who plan to attend. The conference organizers also have a strong preference for each presenter to present no more than one paper (and, possibly, one poster). It is expected that co-authors will submit and present an author's other paper(s) or poster(s). The organizers also have a preference for keeping the number of papers of a particular author on the final program to no more than two.
Organized Session Proposals : Direct communication with the Chair of the Program Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org, is encouraged for proposals of organized sessions. Such proposals should include, for each paper: (1) name and email contact information of author(s), and (2) title and abstract. Session proposals should also have a title reflecting the theme of the session, and the name of the person who will chair the session, if any. The person submitting the session will be considered the session organizer whether or not the session includes one of their papers. The Session Proposal should be sent as a Microsoft Word document with a file name that includes the name of the person submitting the session. Please send it as an attachment to: email@example.com. The session organizer should make sure that each presenting author submits their paper online (using the regular paper submission process) and choosing “paper to be presented in an organized session.”
We are pleased to confirm that again this year, the program committee will select both a best conference paper, to be awarded the Williamson best paper prize, and a best poster prize.