Author Resources – How to & FAQ
(Updated March 2022)
(Updated March 2022)
|Call for Papers Open||January 25|
|Call for Papers Closes|
|Accepted Authors Notified||May 16|
|First Draft for Review||June 13|
|Reviewer Feedback to Author||June 20|
|Second Draft for Review||July 18|
|Reviewer Feedback to Author||July 25|
|Final Draft for Review||August 15|
|Reviewer Feedback to Author||August 22|
|Final Camera-Ready Version is Due||September 5|
|All Conference Presentations Due||September 30|
|Conference||October 10 – 12|
PNSQC values practical information that can be applied directly to software engineering practices. Our conference attendees expect to get information from your technical paper and your presentation that they can bring back and use at their workplace following the conference. The primary author on any paper gets a waived fee for the two-day technical conference. However, workshop fees are not covered and authors should expect to pay for any workshops they wish to attend.
Note that the program includes Keynote and Invited Speakers, Full Technical Papers, and Poster Papers.
We also take into account the topic of your paper and relationship to past conferences. The program selection committee also prepares for the inevitable by selecting backup technical papers, in case there is a cancellation.
The Program Committee Chair will then assign one or more reviewers to work with you on your technical paper. Reviewers assigned to you will make contact via email. Technical papers must meet all conference deadlines in order to be made available to attendees prior to the event.
Please note that if you decide to write a technical paper you will be the author. Our reviewers will work with you to ensure that your content is clear and that it meets the PNSQC standards. They are your resource to assist you in writing a professional paper and have been given specific Reviewer Guidelines on how to give you feedback and work with you towards this objective. However, they will not rewrite sentences, restructure content, or edit for grammar and vocabulary. If you are unsure about your abilities to deliver a technical paper that meets PNSQC standards, please arrange for reviewers, editors, or co-authors at your company to help you. If English is your second language, congratulations for stepping up to the challenge! You may want to have a native English speaker review your paper to help you with grammar, punctuation, and spelling. English isn’t easy!
Submit your revisions to the PNSQC site by logging with your UserID and password.
Papers that are approved by reviewers will be uploaded to the PNSQC website. The program committee has the final authority to reject a paper if it decides that the paper does not meet the PNSQC quality.
The Program Committee values the professional presentation of content contributing to the body of knowledge for software quality. In the last 3 years, we have brought back the concept of best presentation awards and have taken pride in ‘growing our own’ and invited the top three to return the following year as invited speakers. Our hope is that these speakers (usually new speakers, aka nerds who have written a paper) will join the field of QA professionals that feel comfortable standing up and sharing their knowledge and expertise.
We award the top presentation in each track (Emerging Technologies and Concepts, Technology, Management Leadership and People, and Process and Tools), in addition to special awards for Most Creative, and Most Interactive and Engaging; for a total of five awards. With this award structure, we hope to not only continue our tradition of ‘home-grown’ by inviting these speakers back the following year, but also encourage depth in each track as well as presentation characteristics that improve the overall quality and value of the conference for everyone. As usual, winners will be voted upon by the community at the conference (bring your friends and colleagues to vote for your presentation).
Copyright law allows presenters fair use of previous works. As long as the presenter follows normal writing style guidelines, there shouldn‘t be an issue. PNSQC suggests the Chicago Manual of Style see the PNSQC Paper and Brief Template or PNSQC Template (pptx) for additional details). More care needs to be taken with songs, poems, and other artistic works. The presenter should take care when using these in either the paper or the presentation, especially if using the ’whole‘ item (e.g. a complete poem). The presenter should check with the source to make sure that appropriate permissions are obtained prior to publishing the paper/presentation.
PNSQC is not a platform for any political ideology and the author should refrain from expressing political views.
Presenter‘s, by confirming that they will develop and present a paper, also confirm acceptance of the PNSQC Author Copyright Agreement that indemnifies PNSQC from claims arising from copyright issues and gives PNSQC the right to publish your work, while also ensuring that the author retains the right of ownership for their work.
We suggest https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law #Fair_use_and_fair_deal as a starting point for presenters looking for more information on fair use and copyright issues.
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