ESWEEK 2021 introduces a dual publication model comprising two tracks, namely the Journal track and the Work-in-Progress (WiP) track. Journal-track papers, which are full-length papers describing mature work, will be published in ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS). The WiP-track papers, which are short papers representing not-yet-mature but promising research work, will be published in the ESWEEK proceedings and will be listed as regular publications within the ACM and/or IEEE digital libraries. Authors of WiP papers have the opportunity to publish the extended final form of their work when it has matured in any conference or journal they prefer. Journal papers and WiP papers are mutually exclusive, i.e., a work can only be in submission in one of the two tracks.
For publication of all accepted papers, in both the journal and WiP tracks, the following is required:
- One full, regular ESWEEK registration per paper
- An in-person paper presentation at one of the conferences
- A poster presentation
ESWEEK-related journal-track papers are submitted for publication in ACM TECS. Therefore ESWEEK-related journal submissions follow a journal-style two-stage review process where papers passing the first stage of reviews will be asked to revise their work based on reviewer comments within a short time frame of around three weeks. For details about the schedule, see the important dates listed below. Accepted journal articles will be presented at the respective ESWEEK conferences.
Revised papers will enter a second stage of reviews. Those revised papers that cannot be accepted for ESWEEK will continue to be reviewed as part of a regular ACM TECS journal submission process until a final decision. Authors of journal-track papers that have been rejected in the first review round have the option to transform their paper into a WiP paper and submit it to the WiP track.
Journal-track papers must represent mature and original work, and not be published or submitted for publication in other forums including no simultaneous submission to multiple ESWEEK conferences or symposia. A blind review process will be enforced. Authors must not reveal their identity directly or indirectly. Papers must be in PDF format and should not exceed 20 pages in ACM Transactions one-column format for the initial submission (including references). If the paper is recommended for revision after the first round of reviews, then the revised manuscript should not exceed 25 pages in the same format. ACM authoring templates and detailed instructions on formatting can be found at http://www.acm.org/
To guarantee the same identity of the main author in the review system and in the final journal’s submission system, the corresponding author must provide his/her ScholarOne account name for the ACM TECS journal as well as his/her ORCID ID (see https://orcid.org) during the submission process. If you do not have such accounts yet, please set them up first.
Work-in-Progress (WiP) Papers
The WiP track provides researchers and developers with an opportunity to discuss evolving and early-stage ideas, and to solicit feedback from the community at large. WiP papers must i) be original and not yet published elsewhere, ii) not be under submission elsewhere, iii) have a high future potential, and iv) be of interest to ESWEEK’s audience. WiP papers will be reviewed using a regular, single review round.
The WiP-track papers will be published in the ESWEEK proceedings and will be listed as regular publications within the ACM and/or IEEE digital libraries. Authors of WiP papers have the opportunity to publish the extended final form of their work when it has matured in any conference or journal they prefer. Accepted WiP papers get a short presentation slot within a regular technical session. WiP papers have a poster presentation jointly with the journal papers of their technical session.
WiP papers must be in PDF format and should not exceed 2 pages in ACM two-column format (9pt on 8.5″x11″ letter size paper). Please make sure that the paper title starts with a “Work-in-Progress:” prefix. For formatting instructions and templates, please use the primary article template with the ‘sigconf’ option available from the ACM web site. A double-blind review process will be enforced. Authors must not reveal their identity directly or indirectly.
Conflict of Interest
During the submission process, authors are asked to identify all potential committee members and reviewers who should not review this submission, due to having a conflict of interest with you or any of your co-authors. It is crucial that you fill in this section as carefully as possible, and that you do so in consultation with all of your co-authors.
The following are considered to be specific exemplars of relationships that produce COIs.
- Notable personal or professional rivalry/animosity (publicly known or not)
- The lifelong relationship between Ph.D. student and Ph.D. supervisor
- Personal or family relationships that would reasonably cause others to doubt impartiality.
- Potential for financial gain or significant recognition, personally or for a close associate or family member
- Within the last two years or reasonably expected within the next year:
- Working closely together (e.g., at the same institution, company or organization; or within the same organizational team)
- Supervisor/Supervisee relationship exists
- Funder or program manager/awardee relationship exists
- Recipients of joint funding or significant professional collaboration
- Joint authorship of an archival publication (e.g., an item having a DOI)
- Journal Track
- Abstract Submission: April 2, 2021, 23:59 anywhere on earth (AOE)
- Full Paper Submission: April 9, 2021, 23:59 AOE (firm)
- First Round Notification: May 24, 2021
- Revised Paper Submission: June 11, 2021
- Work-in-Progress Track
- Paper Submission: June 4, 2021, 23:59 AOE (firm)
- Notification of Acceptance: July 5, 2021
AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings and journal papers are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)
Journal-track/Work-in-Progress Paper Submission Pages
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a limit on the length of the appendix and what is the suggested way for submitting appendices (should it be included in the submitted PDF)?
The submitted PDF is limited to 20 pages. Authors may include an appendix within this page limit. Additional pages are not allowed under any circumstances. To present *additional* material that does not fit onto 20 pages, authors can (in exceptional cases) provide an online appendix that the reviewers may consult at their discretion and refer to that in the submitted paper. IMPORTANT: To avoid violating the double-blind reviewing rule, such an online appendix should be appropriately blinded and **emailed to the PC chairs at the time of submission**. The chairs will make the blinded appendix available to the reviewers upon request. The chairs will not accept appendices that are provided after the submission deadline. If the paper is accepted, then the online appendix should be uploaded to Arxiv.org (or made an official tech report of the authors’ institution) and referenced in the final paper.
Is there a way to submit anonymous supplementary material like video and source code?
Yes, just like an additional appendix, please submit it in blinded form to the PC chairs, who will make it available to reviewers upon request.
Will the acceptance rate of submission to the journal track be substantially different in comparison to submissions to one of the conferences in previous years?
No, at least not systematically.
What is the incentive to submit a paper as Work-in-Progress?
You will get a) a publication listed in IEEE and ACM digital libraries, b) a short presentation at ESWEEK, c) a poster at ESWEEK.
Can I submit my work to both tracks i.e. journal track and WiP track in order to increase my possibility to have a presence at ESWEEK?
No. At any time your work can only be within one of the two tracks.
Do all rejected journal papers directly go into Work-in-Progress?
No. This needs to be proactively initiated by the authors. For example, you can send a work that has been rejected in the first review round of the journal track to the WiP track (needs to be in WiP format).
Can I submit work to the WiP track that was published or is under submission elsewhere?
No. WiP work must be original and not yet published elsewhere and it must not be under submission elsewhere.
Is a WiP publication a “real” publication?
Yes, it is a real publication as it is published in the IEEE and ACM digital libraries like any other ESWEEK publication in previous years. But it is limited in size (two pages without any option to buy additional pages).
Can I re-publish an expanded/mature version of my WiP paper after acceptance and presentation at ESWEEK?
Yes, this is possible since the ESWEEK-published WiP work is short. You can consider any conference or journal for submission of your more mature work in future (needs to be checked against the future conference’s/journal’s policy though).
I have mature work but the journal you offer does not provide a good fit with my work. Can I have a full research paper in the ESWEEK proceedings like in previous years?
No, regular full research papers in the ESWEEK proceedings do not exist any longer. We recommend considering sending an abstract of your work to the WiP track such that you get exposure at ESWEEK and then later on send your full-length work to any journal you prefer.
I prefer having a journal paper at ESWEEK but I am not interested in attending ESWEEK.
This option does not exist. Unlike other events where journal authors can opt for a presentation, at ESWEEK a physical presentation (full talk) plus a poster are obligatory. No-shows will lead to a withdrawal of the paper from the libraries.
I am a presenter of a special session/invited paper: Will I get the opportunity of a journal publication?
No, you will not be offered a journal publication. But you will be offered a publication in the ESWEEK proceedings.
Can I submit my work to more than one conference (CASES, CODES+ISSS, EMSOFT) or symposium?
No. You need to decide on the conference or symposium that you want to submit your work to. Submitting to multiple conferences/symposia violates ACM/IEEE simultaneous submission policies.