Glossary of Papers

  1. Research Paper (Academic Paper) : to make a contribution to the scientific body of knowledge
  2. Insight Paper : to meet the needs of practitioners, managers, professionals, experts, and policy makers by being peer reviewed to high practical standards
  1. Position Paper (Idea Paper): presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other). The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of “short paper” or “poster”, i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as “full paper”
  2. Regular Paper: presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a “full paper” (30 min. oral presentation), a “short paper” (20 min. oral presentation) or a “poster”.
  3. Full Paper : reports on a completed project or piece of work, including validation of the results (Full papers must include at least one member of the Scientific Committee among the reviewers. Only full papers may be candidates for selection for the Best Research Paper, Best Student Paper, and Best Insight Paper awards). They will be awarded a 30′ min. slot for an oral presentation and they will be assigned a 12-pages limit in the Conference Proceedings. They are sent to all major indexers
  4. Short Paper : intends for the reporting of part of a complete project or piece of work (for example, it may describe a project or research plan, a literature survey, the design of an information system, the development and testing of software, user evaluation of developed software, deployment, a real incident, a proposed new policy, …). They are awarded a 20’ minutes slot for an oral presentation or assigned to present at a Poster Session, and they will be assigned either an 8-page limit if submitted as regular papers or a 6-page limit if submitted as position papers, in the Conference Proceedings. They are sent to all major indexers.
  5. Oral Presentation: Accepted papers can be presented either orally or as posters.
  6. Poster: Posters will have a specific session for being presented to a larger audience, between 45 and 60 minutes, during which authors must be next to their poster to answer questions. The poster must not exceed the A0 (84 cm X 118 cm) portrait format. Please use an appropriate font size for the posters so that they are readable by the participants from 1.5 meter away. The poster message should be clear and understandable even without oral explanation
  7. Doctoral Consortium: The student should prepare a set of slides that clearly illustrate the main points of her/his Ph.D. project, and make sure the presentation fits well within the assigned 15 minutes slot, leaving time enough for a period of question-answering from the advisory board, who’s comments are expected to be helpful for the progression of her/his Ph.D. project. It is normal to have slots of time when up to 3 Ph.D. related projects are presented and then have those presentations analyzed by the advisory board
  8. Demonstration
  9. Workshop: The purpose of workshops is to provide a more interactive and focused platform for presenting and discussing new and emerging ideas. The format of paper presentations may include oral presentations, poster presentations, keynote lectures and panels
  10. Tutorial:
  11. Special Session:
  12. Panel:

Reviewing Criteria (with 5 point scale: 1 = strongly disagree; 2 = disagree; 3 = neutral; 4 = agree; 5 = strongly agree)

  1. Relevance
  2. Significance
  3. Originality
  4. Validity
  5. Clarity




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