There are several benefits of presenting a journal paper in a conference, some of them are:
  • Your journal paper qualifies to be presented to an international audience of the conference, without any new review.
  • Your presentation will be listed as "Invited".
  • The abstract of your journal paper will be included in the official conference program with a direct link to your journal paper.
  • In your conference presentation you can include new results obtained since publishing your journal paper. By doing so, you will have a chance to get valuable visibility and feedback from other researchers working in your field.
  • Your paper will get higher international visibility, and potential new citations. Similar activities in other IEEE societies have shown that journal papers presented in their society’s conferences effectively increase the citations of the journal papers.
  • If you are a student or postdoc, presenting the papers to experts attending the conference might result in new networking and career opportunities.

What is "evolved" paper and what is "new" paper

The only eligibility criteria for your paper to be considered under this initiative is that has to be a "new", direct-to-journal paper and not an "evolved" paper from a conference. Also it should not be a review paper.

How do you know if your paper is "new" of "evolved"? It is simple. If your paper was originally presented in a conference, then you extended it by adding some new results and submitted in the journal and got accepted there, then it is an "evolved" paper.

Sometimes the TPC of a conference announces a Special Issue of the journal inviting selected conference paper authors to submit the extended papers in that issue of the journal. Usually, a conference paper is 3-4 pages long and a journal paper is 6-10 pages long. In order to extend your paper you discuss the same results in more detail, add a few more results, but the central technical idea/content remains the same. In such cases, these papers are not eligible for conference presentation under this initiative. 
Examples of some of these Special Issues of IEEE Sensors Journal are:
The intent of keeping an "evolved" paper from presenting in a conference under this initiative is to promote significantly 'new' and 'novel' ideas/material only to be presented in the conference. Because of this reason we don't allow a review paper also.

However, a paper published in our journals cannot be considered as an "evolved" paper from a paper that previously appeared in any other journal including our own journals.

How it Works

Step 1
In this initiative, we ask the corresponding authors of the accepted papers of our journals (i.e., IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Sensors Letters to begin with) if they want to attend our conference to present their papers.
Step 2
These authors would receive an invitation email from this initiative's leader after they get the acceptance mail of their paper.
Step 3
They will receive a link of a customized Google Form through which they would receive the option to present the paper in any of the forthcoming conferences of Sensors Council.
Step 4
This information would get collected with the respective Technical Program Committee Chair(s) of the Conferences.
Step 5
The conference TPC chairs who finds the paper most suitable under the scope of the conference will directly send an acceptance email to these authors on the date of the paper acceptance of that conference. In that sense the right to accept the paper for the conference lies with its TPC Chair(s).
Step 6
The presenting author will be asked to register in that conference.
Step 7
The presenting author will attend and present his/her paper in the conference.
👉 It is expected that if the corresponding author is unable to attend the conference, he/she should pass this opportunity to a co-author who is desirous to present the work.
👉 From the authors perspective it may be believed that an author of less downloaded paper is more likely to present his/her paper in a related conference to increase its visibility rather than its opposite.
👉 By doing so we are likely to meet the objective of creating synergy between a journal and a conference.
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