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Manuscript Submission Guidelines

The paper registration and the full paper submission deadline is September 21, 2012 at 11:30 pm IST. Given that papers will be submitted from locations worldwide, authors should pay particular attention to the time and date for the paper submission deadline.

Papers should be registered at: http://comsnets13.cs.umass.edu/main/

Detailed instructions for using the submission site (for those unfamiliar with paper registration/submission) are here.

Paper Submission Guidelines

All papers must adhere to the same formatting requirements as for camera ready papers.

Note: submitted papers will be reviewed to make sure they exactly match the submission guidelines.

For reasons of reviewing fairness, over-length and/or incorrectly formatted papers will be immediately rejected. Authors are strongly encouraged to use one of the style guides below (available for Latex or for Microsoft Word).

Submission of papers to COMSNETS 2013 carries with it the implied agreement that one or more of the listed authors will attend the conference and present the paper. Papers not presented at the conference will not be included in the final program or in the digital proceedings. Therefore, authors are strongly encouraged to plan accordingly before deciding to submit a paper.

Plagiarism policy: All work submitted to COMSNETS must be original and written by the authors from scratch. Papers submitted to COMSNETS 2013 will be subjected to a rigorous plagiarism check. Any papers that are deemed to have plagiarized passages from any source including prior conference or journal papers, books, white papers, web-pages, etc. will be immediately rejected.

Note: It is allowable for authors to submit extended versions of their own workshop papers, or conference versions of their own technical reports; In these cases, we expect that there will be some overlap in text between the submitted papers and the authors' prior art and would not be treated as plagiarized text. For IEEE's notes of what constitutes plagiarism, please see: http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/rights/ID_Plagiarism.html

Paper Review Process

All papers will go through an initial screen processing. Papers deemed highly unlikely to be acceptable for inclusion in the proceedings and presentation at the conference will be rejected.

As is common in conferences of this size, because of the anticipated large number of submissions and limited reviewing resources, papers that are selected for "quick rejection" will not be formally reviewed. Such a process allows the Program Committee to focus its resources on putting together the highest possible quality conference program.

Formatting Guidelines for Submitted Papers

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