1. Submission of Paper
The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to conference. This is usually via an online submission system or by email.
2. Editorial Office Assessment
The conference secretary checks the paper's composition and arrangement against the conference's submission guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations. The quality of the paper is not assessed at this point.
3. Appraisal by the Program Chairs
Program Chairs check that the paper is appropriate for the conference and is sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper may be rejected without being double peer reviewed any further.
4. Program Chairs Assign Reviewers
Program Chairs will assign at least two suitable technical committee members as reviewers for each paper whose areas of expertise have to match with the topics of the papers.
5. Review is Conducted
The reviewer sets time aside to read the paper several times. The first read is used to form an initial impression of the work. If major problems are found at this stage, the reviewer may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further work. Otherwise they will read the paper several more times, taking notes so as to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the program chairs, with a recommendation to accept or reject it – or else with a request for revision (usually flagged as either major or minor) before it is reconsidered.
6. Program Chairs Evaluates the Reviews
Program Chairs consider all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely, program chairs may invite an additional reviewer so as to get an extra opinion before making a decision.
7. The Decision is Communicated
The conference secretary then will inform the corresponding authors about the review results. The papers which need revisions will be required to be sent back within stipulated time, and only revised papers that pass the second review will be accepted. For acceptance or rejection, the authors will receive the result from firstname.lastname@example.org by the notification date.