ACM International Conference Proceedings Series Policy (ICPS)

Last Updated: 22 January 2018

The ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) provides a mechanism to publish the contents of non-ACM conferences, technical symposia, and workshops to increase their visibility to the international computing community. The goal of this program is to enable conferences and workshops to cost effectively produce proceedings which provide maximum dissemination of the material through electronic channels, specifically, the ACM Digital Library. 

The following is a list of Policies relating to the ICPS Series:

1. The Editor-in-Chief of ICPS is appointed by the ACM Publications Board for an initial term of three (3) years.

2. The ACM Publications Board may reappoint the Editor-in-Chief for a 2nd three (3) year term.

3. The ICPS Editorial Board, appointed by the Editor-in-Chief of ICPS, reviews all applications to publish in the Series.

4. ACM's Author Rights and Publishing Policy applies to all publications in the Series.

5. All publications in the Series shall appear in the ACM Digital Library.

6. Only conferences and workshops that are not sponsored by an ACM Special Interest Group (SIG) or another unit of ACM may publish their proceedings in ICPS.

7. Conferences and workshops that are in-cooperation with an ACM Special Interest Group (SIG) must apply to ICPS in order to get published in the ACM Digital Library.

8. All participants in ICPS shall be required to complete a formal application and sign an ICPS Agreement with ACM.

9. Participants in ICPS shall be charged a fee to participate in ICPS. The fee structure and pricing shall change periodically and will be posted on the ICPS website at International Conference Proceedings Series.

10. As from January 2018, participants in ICPS shall be asked to utilize ACM's plagiarism detection software and submit a plagiarism findings report to ACM in advance of publication in the ACM Digital Library.

For a full description and to apply see ACM’s International Conference Proceedings Series.

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