on Visual Languages
September 10-14, 2000
VL 2000: 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 the sample 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:
- 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 3.3 below.
- recent copies of the Journal of Visual Languages of
- recent years' proceedings from this
conference (online under "VL" at IEEE's site), and
- the Visual Languages Bibliography, and
- 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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