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Registration

Who is eligible for the student rate?

Full time students (post-grad, graduate, undergraduate, and high school) are eligible for the student rate. You will need to send your proof of full time student status to registration support, Jill Skuba,

What is proof of full time student status?

Proof of full time student status can be a scan of your student ID, or a letter or other document from your professor or university that states you are a full time student. A copy of your class schedule is not a valid form of proof.

Is there a discount on registration rates for presenters?

No. The only registration discount available is to ACM or SIGEVO members.

Is there a discount for group registration?

No. The only registration discount available is to ACM or SIGEVO members.

How do I register?

or by Phone: 1-888-526-1242 (toll free within the U.S.), +1-303-530-4683 (from outside the U.S.)

What is the registration requirement for authors of accepted papers?

GEC World Summit requires at least one author (the presenting author) of each accepted full or poster paper to complete a paid registration by the AUTHOR REGISTRATION DEADLINE, MARCH 30, 2009, or the paper will be removed from the proceedings.

One registered author may register for, and present, at most, one full paper and one poster paper, or two poster papers. No one author may present more than one full paper unless he/she is the sole author of both of those papers.

My paper has more than one author - are all authors required to register?

No. Only the presenting author is required to register. However, if an accepted paper has more than one author, and more than one of those authors will attend, then each author who attends the conference must pay a registration. Only the presenting author must register by the deadline; the other authors do not have a deadline to register.

We are authors of more than one accepted paper - will we be able to present all of our accepted papers under one paid registration?

No. One registered author may register for, and present, at most, one full paper and one poster paper, or two poster papers. No one author may present more than one full paper unless he/she is the sole author of both of those papers.

My paper was accepted; what happens if I don't register?

If none of the authors of your paper have completed a paid registration by the author registration deadline, your paper will be removed from the proceedings.

I registered, but I can't attend the conference - may I have a refund?

No cancellations or refunds will be given, but a registered individual may transfer their registration to another person. The registered individual must make the request for the transfer to Registration Support prior to the start of the conference. A registration is for one person, and may not be shared among individuals.

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Papers

My paper was accepted - now what happens?

Once your paper is accepted, you will prepare and submit final files to Sheridan Printing Company for inclusion in the Proceedings. Sheridan, our ACM publisher, will send to your CONTACT AUTHOR an email with detailed instructions about submitting final files and completing the copyright form.
After you submit your final files to Sheridan, your CONTACT AUTHOR should monitor email for messages from Sheridan: either that the files were approved, or that the files require format corrections. If Sheridan requests format corrections, you must submit corrected files immediately. Delay could cause your paper to be omitted from the Proceedings.

My paper was accepted - is it mandatory to include the introductory sections on the ACM template (Abstract, Categories, General Terms, Keywords)?

Yes, if your paper was accepted as a poster, it is mandatory to include the introductory sections on the ACM template (Abstract, Categories, General Terms, Keywords).

For the final, camera ready files for my accepted paper, may I choose the fonts and font sizes, or do I have to follow other directives?
All final files submitted to Sheridan to be included in the proceedings MUST use and follow the provided ACM template, including fonts, font sizes, page size (US LETTER), page margins, and all other template specifications.

What are the choices for terms in the ACM mandatory section "ACM Categories & Subject Descriptors"?

The ACM Computing Classification Scheme is available at: http://www.acm.org/class/1998/.

What are the choices for terms in the ACM mandatory section "General Terms"?

This section is limited to the following 16 terms and MUST be chosen properly on the submission page and appear on the first page of your paper: Algorithms, Design, Documentation, Economics, Experimentation, Human Factors, Languages, Legal Aspects, Management, Measurement, Performance, Reliability, Security, Standardization, Theory, Verification.

What are the choices for terms in the "Keywords" section?
This section is your choice of the terms by which you would like your paper to be indexed.
Where do I find the copyright form?

If your paper is accepted, the Sheridan system will automatically generate the correct form when you submit your final files.

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Proceedings

Where will the proceedings be indexed?
ACM will submit the GEC Summit Proceedings to ISI for indexing. All other ACM SIGEVO conference proceedings are indexed by ISI, so it is the expectation that the GEC Summit Proceedings will also be, as the GEC Summit Proceedings also meet the criteria for indexing by ISI.
The printed index product from ISI is called ISTP, and the on-line version is now called the Proceedings Citation Index (PCI). The PCI is included in the Web of Science product. ACM Proceedings are also completely indexed in SCOPUS.

ACM Proceedings are also included in ACM's Guided to Computing Literature, an on-line bibliographic database that indexes ACM's own publications and those of other major publishers in computer science. It is also a citation index with author profiles showing citation statistics as well as download usage for all the full text articles in the ACM Digital Library.

Because ACM's conference proceedings are published as volumes, not journals, they cannot be included in SCI (or SCIE), because those are JOURNAL indices, so conference proceedings published as volumes are not eligible for indexing there. That is no reflection on the quality of the conference proceedings.

How do I buy proceedings?

Proceedings will be available for purchase at the ACM Store.
ACM e-store main page

Will the Proceedings be available online?

The Proceedings will be available online in the ACM Digital Library. If you are a SIGEVO member or an ACM member, you may access the conference Proceedings in the Digital Library.

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TRAVEL VISA SUPPORT

How do I obtain a letter of invitation to the conference?

Letters from ACM

International registrants should be particularly aware and careful about visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance. All visa support inquiries must be handled by ACM headquarters.
Please note that ACM does not issue formal "letters of invitation" to any of its conferences.
Please send your request for a letter in support of a visa application to the Office of SIG Services
() at ACM headquarters
Your request must include:
- Name as it appears on your passport
- Residence address and a ship-to address if different
- The name of the conference you wish to attend
- Registration confirmation number
- If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please indicate whether you are the sole author or a co-author, and provide the full title of the paper
- Fax number
Please Note: Visa Support letters are not issued via email.

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HELP

For matters of science and program content, contact General Chairs

Lihong Xu    -   ,  Tongji  Univ., China,    or
Erik D. Goodman    -   ,   Michigan State Univ., USA

For general help and administrative matters contact Support at    -   

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