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.