FAQ

HOW DO I RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF REVIEW?

If you have served as a reviewer for FIE 2021, you will be able to receive a Certificate of review upon request. Please send your request by e-mail to professionalprograms@ku.edu (and add ‘Certificate of review’ in the subject line).

The Certificates will be e-mailed to you (including a downloadable PDF) in October, so please be patient.

HOW CAN I REQUEST A REFUND?

Please email the Registration Manager to request a refund for registration. Cancellation of registration will be accepted by September 29, 2021, up to which date the total amount will be refunded except for a cancellation fee of $50. We regret that no refunds or reductions of fees will be accepted for cancellations made after September 30, 2021.

WHAT TEMPLATE DO I USE FOR MY PAPER?

All FIE manuscripts use the IEEE manuscript template, found here (Please use the A4 template).

WHICH REGISTRATION TYPES COVER PAPER PUBLICATION?

Only ASEE/IEEE member, non-member, or sole student author fees are allowed to cover the publication of an accepted paper. To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. If the author registering to cover the paper publication is a student, the appropriate sole student author fee must be paid.

HOW DO I BECOME AN IEEE MEMBER?

Visit ieee.org/join to become an IEEE Member. After receiving your Member Number, you may register at the IEEE Member Rate.

HOW DO I BECOME AN ASEE MEMBER?

Visit https://www.asee.org/public/person_sessions/new?type=join to become an ASEE Member. After receiving your ASEE Member Number, you may register at the ASEE Member Rate.

WHAT LANGUAGE SHOULD I USE IN THE PAPER?

For FIE we follow IEEE guidelines which request that all British spellings should be changed to American.

WHAT IS THE PAGE LIMIT FOR MY PAPER?

The page limit for Works in Progress is 4 pages, with 1 additional page for references.

The page limit for all other papers is 8 pages, with 1 additional page for references.

DO ABSTRACTS NEED TO USE THE IEEE PAPER TEMPLATE TO BE FORMATTED OR ARE THEY SUBMITTED VIA A FORM/TEXT BOX?

Abstracts will be submitted via a text box so no specific formatting is needed at this stage.

WHAT CITATION STYLE SHOULD I USE FOR MY PAPER?

FIE follows the IEEE format. Basic examples can be found in the paper template and a more robust list of examples and guidelines can be found here.

ARE WIP MANUSCRIPTS PUBLISHED IN THE PROCEEDINGS?

Yes, if all requirements are met, WIPs will be published in the conference proceedings exactly like full papers. Each accepted manuscript must have 1 author register for the conference at the full rate (not student), and the author must attend the conference in person and present the paper.

WHAT IS THE PDF EXPRESS CONFERENCE ID?

Information coming soon.

DO I HAVE TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE TO PRESENT MY PAPER?

Yes, at least one author from each paper must attend the virtual conference to present the paper. Your paper will not be published otherwise. See registration requirements above.

HOW DO I UPLOAD MY PAPER?

Review manuscripts can only be uploaded after your abstract is accepted. Review manuscripts can only be uploaded after the notification date of March 1, 2021.

CAN MY FULL PAPER BE CHANGED TO A WORK IN PROGRESS? CAN MY WORK IN PROGRESS BE CHANGED TO A FULL PAPER?

Tracks cannot be changed after the review manuscript deadline.

CAN I CHANGE THE PAPER TITLE?

Yes. Please do so before the final paper deadline.

DO I HAVE TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE TO PRESENT MY PAPER?

Since we cannot predict possible restrictions that may be in force when FIE 2021 is due to be held, we are preparing for different potential scenarios. Specifically

· If travel is not possible for some regions, we will be flexible and allow virtual presentations for affected speakers;

· If travel is possible but an author chooses not to travel due to individual health concerns or institutional restrictions, we will be flexible and allow them to present virtually; and

· If we must cancel our on-site event due to local conditions or restrictions, FIE 2021 will be completely virtual.

Regardless of the form of presentation, in person or virtual, every paper accepted and presented for FIE 2021 will be published in the proceedings.

Contact

PCO
E-mail: fie2021@unl.edu
(for practical questions about your registration)

AppInConf
E-mail: abstracts.fie2021@appinconf.com
(for questions about abstract submission)

Important dates

February 22, 2021
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

March 8, 2021
All Acceptance Communications

May 3, 2021
Preliminary Paper, Special Session and Panel Summary Papers, and Workshop Outlines, Submission Deadline

May 17, 2021
Review deadline

May 24, 2021
Notification of Paper Revision Requirements and Final SSPCW Acceptance Communication

June 7, 2021
Revised Paper Submission (major revisions)

June 21, 2021
Review Revisions Completed

June 28, 2021
Peer Review Final Acceptance Communication

July 5, 2021
Final Camera-Ready Paper Submission & Copyright Deadline

September 20, 2021
Early Conference Registration Deadline

October 13-16, 2021
CONFERENCE