iLRN 2020 Academic Stream

The Academic Stream of the conference is for those who wish to publish peer-reviewed papers in the conference proceedings.

Presentation and paper submission types

  • Oral presentation: These are traditional, stand-and-deliver presentations scheduled during the parallel sessions of the conference program, accompanied by either Full or Short papers that have undergone peer review, and if accepted and registered will be included in the conference proceedings.
    • Full papers for oral presentation are 6 to 8 double-column pages in standard IEEE double-column format and are allocated a 20-minute time slot, with the presenter being allowed to speak for 14 minutes and the remaining 6 minutes reserved for audience questions and changeover.
    • Short papers for oral presentation are 4 to 5 double-column pages in standard IEEE double-column format and are allocated a 15-minute time slot, with the presenter being allowed to speak for 10 minutes and the remaining 5 minutes reserved for audience questions and changeover.
  • Poster: A poster is a printed, visual display of the presenter’s work that will be shown in the Posters & Exhibitions area of the conference venue. Presenters are expected to station themselves by their posters and engage in dialogue with conference delegates about their work during a designated poster session. Academic posters are accompanied by either Short or Work-in-progress papers that have undergone peer review, and if accepted and registered will be included in the conference proceedings.
    • Short papers for poster presentation are 4 to 5 double-column pages in standard IEEE double-column format.
    • Work-in-progress papers for poster presentation are 2 to 3 double-column pages in standard IEEE double-column format.
  • Doctoral colloquium: Work-in-progress papers whose first or sole author is a doctoral student or candidate may also be submitted for the doctoral colloquium. This is a forum in which a group of doctoral students/candidates will each be given the opportunity to briefly speak about their research or proposed research before engaging in a moderated discussion with one another and with the audience.
    • Work-in-progress papers for doctoral colloquium are 2 to 3 double-column pages in standard IEEE double-column format.

Paper review criteria

Coming soon

Paper template and guidelines

  • Use of any other IEEE templates is not acceptable as there are subtle differences between those templates and the conference template that will affect the consistency in appearance of papers published in the proceedings.
  • Do not change the paper size or margins in the template.
  • The headers and footers must remain empty. (They should not contain page numbers or anything else!) 
  • Formatting of the paper must be done using the predefined MS-Word styles in the template, rather than manually. The paper must use all the predefined font styles, sizes, etc. as per the template.
  • Basic examples of citations and references are included in the template. For more comprehensive information on citations and references, see the IEEE Reference Guide. Note that where there are conflicts between the template and the IEEE Reference Guide, the Reference Guide prevails.
  • Page lengths must fall within the ranges listed below (inclusive of any tables, figures, references, and appendices):
    • Full paper: 6 to 8 pages
    • Short paper: 4 to 5 pages
    • Work-in-progress paper: 2 pages  
Important Dates
  • Paper and proposal submission deadline (Main round – all submission types welcome): January 6, 2020
  • Notification of review outcomes from main submission round: March 23, 2020
  • Camera-ready papers for proceedings due – Full and short papers: April 6, 2020
  • Presenter registration deadline – Full and short papers: April 6, 2020
  • Paper and proposal submission deadline (Late round – Only work-in-progress papers, practitioner abstracts, and nontraditional session proposals will be considered*): March 30, 2020
  • Notification of review outcomes from late submission round: April 27, 2020
  • Camera-ready work-in-progress papers and descriptions of nontraditional sessions for proceedings due; final versions of practitioner abstracts for conference program due: May 11, 2020
  • Presenter registration deadline – Work-in-progress papers, practitioner sessions, and nontraditional sessions: May 11, 2020
  • Conference opening: June 21, 2020

*Although work-in-progress papers, practitioner abstracts, and nontraditional session proposals may be submitted in both the Main round and the Late round, those submitted in the Main round will have the advantage of potentially being able to be revised for resubmission in the Late round, should they initially be rejected.

 

Paper Submission

Papers should be saved in PDF format and submitted via the conference’s online submission system (link coming soon). Please note that submissions cannot be accepted via email.

Registration Requirements for Paper Authors/Presenters

At least one author of each paper accepted for the Academic Stream must register for the conference to present the paper. Each Academic Presenter registration for the conference covers one paper only; additional papers may be added to the registration for a supplemental fee. No single author may be the registered presenter on more than two Full or Short papers for oral presentation, even with the payment of the supplemental fees. There is no limit, however, on the number of additional Short and Work-in-progress papers for poster presentation on which an author may be the registered presenter (with payment of the supplemental fees).