Conflict of Interest Policies

ICC 2015 follows the IEEE Communications Society’s Conflict of Interest policies regarding paper submissions and paper reviews.

Original policy:  December, 2008
Updated:  March, 2014
May 7, 2014

1. A Member of the Executive/Organizing Committee of a conference/workshop with Chair access to EDAS (or any other paper review tool used by the conference) cannot submit more than three papers to his/her conference as an author or co-author.  The three-paper limit is a strict limit which holds for our flagship/major conferences.  For smaller conferences and workshops, it is recommended to limit the number of submissions to two.
2. At ICC and GLOBECOM, the maximum number of papers that can be submitted by a Symposium Chair to his/her symposium is two.  Similarly, at other major conferences organized in tracks, a Track Chair cannot submit more than two papers to his/her track.
3. A TPC Member cannot review or assign reviewers to his/her own papers, where he/she has a conflict of interest.
4. The papers of all Executive/Organizing Committee Members as well as those of the TPC Members must have the same fair review process as those of other submitters.  When needed (for example, for reviewing the papers of the TPC Chair), the review process can be made under the responsibility of the Steering Committee Chair of the conference.
5. The above policy sets a baseline for the Conflict of Interest and does not prevent an individual conference from imposing a stricter policy as appropriate.  Furthermore, this policy does not intend to capture all possibilities of Conflict of Interest - exceptions are to be handled by governing IEEE policy.