2001 IEEE Symposia on
Human-Centric Computing Languages and Environments
September 5-7, 2001
HCC '01: Hints for Submitting a Successful Research Paper
Here are a few hints about how to help improve the chances your research
paper submission will be accepted.
Look at examples that the VL reviewers thought were good in prior years.
Here are some recent winners of the "Best Paper Award". You can see many
other papers that have been accepted in recent years via link items 3.2 and
Look at the
review forms. These are the questions the reviewers will use to decide
about your paper's acceptance. Consider each of these questions carefully
and ask yourself how well your paper will do on them.
One problem that often causes a paper to be rejected is a lack of ability
to say what the new contribution of your paper is. The way to determine this
(and to convince the reviewers) is to be familiar with how it relates to
the work of other VL researchers, and to compare your work with theirs. A
large portion of the work that will help you address this issue can, in many
cases, be found by looking through:
recent copies of the Journal
of Visual Languages of Computing, and
recent years' proceedings from this conference
"VL" at IEEE's site), and
the Visual Languages
Bertrand Ibrahim's Visual
Programming Page and Bibliography.
Submissions must not have been published previously and must not be currently
under consideration by another conference or journal. If you have a previously
published paper or one that is under review that you would like to distinguish
from your VL submission, don't hesitate to clarify the distinction in the
body of your paper.
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