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Participation and submission of papers

Conference language

English.

Participation

You can participate as an active member (author of paper, lecturer) or a passive member (listener only).

Registration

First of all, please pre-register on-line to obtain your personal account. Pre-registration is possible via link "Click here to register" on home page left menu. By paying the conference fee you complete your registration and your pre-registration will convert to final registration.

Papers submission

The submitted article should be in English.
Polish and other languages are exceptionally allowed in workshops and special sessions, if any.
A manuscript should be 10-15 pages long. In special cases we accept longer papers, up to 20 pages. You should use the conference website to submit the paper. The author will have to deliver an electronic version of the manuscript in a form described in the template that can be downloaded from the conference website. In review case the paper could be sent in PDF file as a draft. Materials in paper form, other forms or unformatted according to the template rules will not be accepted. Any correspondence related to submission issues and participation in the conference should be made by personal web account or official e-mail address (cn@polsl.pl).

In order to perform double blind reviews please submit an anonymised paper. Authors' names and their affiliation should be removed from paper pdf. The Authors' names have to be presented only after the review process is complete.

The organizers will acknowledge each article that comes in. The list of accepted articles and detailed terms of theirs presentations will be given in consecutive messages as well as on the conference website. Information about current status is accessible after logging in to the conference website with individual account.

Reviews

The papers are double blind reviewed by the members of the Program Committee. Information about reviewers is anonymous to the authors. Conditions of paper acceptance into publication are derived from positive final review and paying the conference fee. Positive final review is given only when at least three reviews are positive and the total of points obtained during reviews is at least on the acceptance level. When reviews are contradictory, i.e. the first one is at variance with the second and third, the fourth reviewer is appointed. For details look at the 'guidance for reviewer' document. Additionally, we have super-reviewers from IEEE and iNEER due to the technical patronage.
The acceptance rate for this edition is below 50% (the review points limit approx. 9/15).

The grades are as follows:
Pts Grade Description
5 Excellent It is an Outstanding Work
4 Very Good Strong Suggestion of Acceptation
3 Good Postulate to Accept
2 Average Weak Suggestion of Acceptation
1 Poor Weak Suggestion of Rejection
0 Very Poor Strong Postulate of Rejection

The review sequence is as follows:
(where: A: authors, R: reviewers, O: organizers, E: editors)
A: First submission->R: making reviews->R: reviewers’ opinions & requests->A: creating a corrected version->A: resubmission->R: re-reviews->R: final opinions->O: decision based on opinions->A: camera ready file with all paper sources
Only TWO iterations of type A->R are allowed for given paper.

After this, the first part of typesetting process is starting (in Poland, March, April):
E: typesetting->E: editorial corrections, comments & request->A: corrections and answers

After this the second part of typesetting process is starting (in Germany and India, April, May):
E: typesetting->E: editorial corrections, comments & request->A: corrections and answers->E: final typesetting

Presentations

Subject matter related to articles will be made by authors during the Conference. Downtime (total time) given to the presentation is about 15-30 minutes depending on paper valuations by reviewers. Details will be presented in Announcement no 2 to be published on the website in May.

No-show Policy

The aim of the conference is to publicly discuss the accepted papers. The conference is not a publisher. Therefore, the CN2017 Organizing Committee reserves the right to exclude a paper from publication and distribution after the conference at Springer and SI databases if the paper is not presented on the conference. The conference proceedings and other stuff are delivered only to conference participants. Papers which have not been showed cause not delivering conference proceedings.
The proceedings and complimentary stuff must be picked up at the conference registration desk during the conference. They will not be mailed to any participant.

Fee

Please, register prior to paying the conference fees. It also concerns accompanying persons. The application fee has to be paid by bank transfer. In order to obtain details about values please use the main menu and next the fees item (conference->fees).

Registration Fee Includes:
- Conference registration and admission to all technical sessions at the conference facility
- Coffee and refreshment breaks at the conference facility
- Lunches for all day at the conference facility
- Gala Dinner at the conference facility
- Local trip (bus and English guide included)
- Program book
- One copy of the printed conference proceedings
- One set of the conference stuff
- 3 nights in the hotel with breakfast in the shown type of room
(Single room or shared double room – if shared room is selected the registrant must send the name of the other sharing room registrant to the organizers)
Please note that there is no discount if fewer than 3 nights lodging is required

Accompanying Person Fee Includes (only in conjunction with a Full Registration):
- Coffee and refreshment breaks at the conference facility
- Lunches for all day at the conference facility
- Gala Dinner at the conference facility
- Program book
- 3 nights in the hotel with breakfast in the shown type of room
(Single room or shared double room – if shared room is selected the registrant must send the name of the other sharing room registrant to the organizers)

Special Session Day Fee Includes:
- Admission to the Special Sessions at the conference facility
- Coffee and refreshment break at the conference facility
- Lunch for one day at the conference facility
- Dinner for one day at the conference facility
- Program book
- One copy of the printed conference proceedings for participating Authors
- One reduced set of the conference stuff
- 1 night in the hotel with breakfast in the shown type of room
(Single room or shared double room – if shared room is selected the registrant must send the name of the other sharing room registrant to the organizers)

Responsibility

The participant acknowledges that he/she has no right to lodge damage claims against the organizers should the holding of the CN conference be hindered or prevented by unexpected political or economic events or generally by force majeure, or should the non-appearance of speakers or other reasons necessitate program changes. With registration, the participant accepts this proviso.

Currency and banking

The Polish national currency unit is 'zoty' (abbreviated as "PLN" or "z") with its sub-unit 'gross' (100 gr=1 z). Euro (EUR) is accepted in some places.
To see the notes and coins, please visit National Bank of Poland site (http://www.nbp.pl).
Foreign currency exchange facilities are available at airports and hotels, as well as in many agencies labeled as 'Currency exchange' in English or 'Kantor' in Polish.
Approximate currency exchange rate are:
1 EUR = 4.3 PLN
1 USD = 3.4 PLN
1 CHF = 3.6 PLN
1 GBP = 5.4 PLN
For up-to-date official rates, please, refer to www.nbp.pl.

Credit cards

Credit cards can be used in many places such as banks, hotels, restaurants, and large shops.

Visa support

Poland is a member of EU and belongs to the Schengen area.
This means that holders of all EU/EEA passports/residence permits can travel to Poland without visa.
Be aware that if you are not a citizen of EU country or USA/Canada, you may have to obtain visa prior to entering the territory of Poland.
More detailed information on visa requirements and procedures as well as links to relevant Poland embassies can be found. Please visit the en.poland.gov.pl page. Please contact the organisers in case you will be required to present a personal invitation letter.

Arrival/Departures

The CN2017 guests abroad will arrive to one of the airports in the Southern Poland (Wroclaw, Katowice, Crakow). The transfer from the airport is possible via car or bus. We are going to arrange transport from the mentioned airports. This option needs a surcharge.
The local guest can reach the venue by car or local transport.

Climate

The climate is mostly temperate throughout the country. The climate is oceanic in the north and west and becomes gradually warmer and continental towards the south and east. Summers are generally warm, with average temperatures between 18 C (64 F) and 30 C (86.0 F) depending on a region. Winters are rather cold, with average temperatures around 3 C (37.4 F) in the northwest and -6 C (21 F) in the northeast. Precipitation falls throughout the year, although, especially in the east; winter is drier than summer.
The warmest region in Poland is Lower Silesian located in south-western Poland where temperatures in the summer average between 24 C (75.2 F) and 32 C (90 F) but can go as high as 34 C (93.2 F) to 39 C (102.2 F) on some days in the warmest month of July and August.
(based on Wikipedia)

Time zone

Time zone: CET (UTC+1)
Summer (DST): CEST (UTC+2)

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