|Dear authors of accepted papers, |
in order to increase the visibility of your work, we are collecting the links to the preprint versions of your papers which we will then add to the (online) programme. Because organising all the links for such a broad programme is quite a complex task (especially if we'd receive every single one via email), we ask you for your support. Please, check your corresponding track(s) along the worksheets and add the link(s) to your preprint(s) in the corresponding columns.
Also, please keep in mind that this remains of course something optional and on an voluntary basis only. It is something that exclusively serves your own work's visibility and long-term accessibility (and thereby the community).
Thanks and best regards,
The social media chairs (@icseconf)
|What is a preprint?|
|A preprint is the version of a paper completely prepared by the authors without external editing by the publisher. Authors have the right to self-archive these preprints, e.g. on their institution website (green open access). Please note that it must be your own copy of the manuscript and self-archiving the PDF edited by the publisher is not allowed. Details on the IEEE requirements can be taken from here: http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/rights/rights_policies.html An introduction into green open access is also provided by Arie van Deursen here: https://avandeursen.com/2016/11/06/green-open-access-faq/|
|Why should I put a preprint online?|
|Whether or not you want to put your preprint version of a manuscript online is eventually up to you. But the basic idea of open access is to make all research outcomes accessible to anybody around the world, regardless of their subscriptions to publishers. This is key for a sustainable scientific progress. You can of course also think of it like this: The more people have access to your papers, the more might read them. The more to read them, the more might cite them. ;-)|
|Where should I publish my work?|
|You can legally add your preprint to your personal (institution) website or to an open preserved repository. However, we recommend avoiding to add your preprints on your own websites or services like ResearchGate as these are prone to changes and nobody except you should have the ability to delete your content or restrict access to it (e.g. when changing affiliation or for commercial purposes) afterwards. We therefore recommend using preserved repositories like arXiv.org.|
|What if I can't find my paper in the worksheets or if I see a mistake?|
|To at least try not ending in complete chaos (despite trusting in your abilities in editing the proper entry, of course :-), I deactivated editing of the sheets except for the columns reserved for the links. Should you therefore see any mistake (e.g. should you spot a sever typo, should your paper be missing, or should you see a false positive), please drop a tweet in my direction (@mendezfe / @icseconf) or write me a short email (daniel.mendez[at]tum.de). This helps me also giving feedback to those currently working on the programme. Of course, should you have any other question, just approach me.|