2nd IEEE LCN Special Track on Maritime Communication and Security (MarCaS)

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Information for Authors

Authors are invited to submit technical papers for presentation at the MarCaS Special Track during the LCN Conference dates. The exact schedule for the track is expected to be released in August. The special track will be held on-site, face-to-face; there will be no hybrid option.

MarCaS adheres to the LCN submission guidelines, per the following paragraphs.

Submissions should describe original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or journal. Paper submissions may be up to six (6) camera-ready pages, 10 pt font in two-column IEEE format, excluding bibliography. (Contact the MarCaS co-chairs if you need more pages.)

The MarCaS special track will employ a double-blind review process. Double-blind reviews refer to the fact that neither author(s) know the name of the reviewers of their paper nor reviewers know the name(s) of the author(s) of a paper. It is important to note that the special track program chairs know the identity of both reviewers and authors, which allows chairs to identify potential conflict of interests and intervene, if necessary.

Authors must make a good faith effort to anonymize their submissions, and they should not identify themselves either explicitly or implicitly. In particular, authors must comply with the following guidelines:

  • Names and affiliations need to be removed from the paper.
  • References to funding and acknowledgments need to be removed.
  • Prior work needs to be referenced as if it was written by a third party. Redactions such as "reference removed for blind review" should be avoided.
  • Identifying names in supplemental material should be removed.

Blinding is not intended to create a great burden. If blinding your paper seems too cumbersome, please contact the MarCaS co-chairs to discuss your specific situation.

It is acceptable if authors release their paper in non-peer-reviewed outlets (such as a technical report by their institution or a preprint in arXiv). At the same time, TPC members and other reviewers will be advised not to actively attempt to deanonymize papers.

Accepted IEEE LCN 2024 Special Track papers will be included in the conference proceedings published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, showing their affiliation with IEEE LCN.

Important Dates
  • Special Track Paper Registration: April 12 26, 2024 NEW
  • Special Track Paper Submission: April 19 May 3, 2024 NEW
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: June 28, 2024
  • Camera-ready Papers Due: July 25, 2024
Paper Submission

Paper registration and submission will be through EDAS using the following link: https://edas.info/N32137

Note that LCN conference registration is required for each submission and the LCN no-show policy applies also for the MarCaS workshop.

Questions about the special track submissions can be directed to the MarCaS co-chairs.

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