Submission Guidelines

Camera-ready paper format for Triple Blind Submission and Review

Your final papers MUST be formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines. It is highly recommended that you proofread and check the layout of your paper BEFORE submitting it to PDF eXpress.

Formatting Instructions for double blind submission

LaTeX, PDF and Word document templates.

Formatting Instructions for camera-ready submission

LaTeX and Word document templates

Triple blind submission guidelines

Since 2011, ICDM will impose a triple blind submission and review policy for all submissions. Authors must hence not use identifying information in the text of the paper and bibliographies must be referenced to preserve anonymity. The following sections give further information for authors.

What is triple blind reviewing?

The traditional blind paper submission hides the referee name from the authors. The triple-blind paper submission and review, in addition, also hides the authors names from the referees, and the referees' names during discussion. The names of authors and referees remain known only to the PC co-chairs, and the authors names are disclosed only after the ranking and acceptance of submissions are finalized. Although there is much debate on the merits and perceived benefits of triple blind reviewing, these are not discussed here. Our main purpose is to implement this policy in ICDM toward understanding the influence of the authors' identity, whether conscious or unconscious, on the reviewer's attitude toward a submission. Hence it is imperative that all authors of ICDM submissions work on concealing their identity in the content of the paper. It does not suffice to simply remove the authors' names from the first page.

How to prepare your submissions

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