June 9, 2016

FAQS

What is the current situation of the yellow fever in Brazil?

The city of Rio de Janeiro is not an area of occurrence of yellow fever and vaccination has been made available to all population as prevention since last year. Up to the moment, there is no registration within the city of cases of disease in neither humans nor primates, which are the natural signals to verify the presence of virus circulating in a region.

 It is important to clarify that the case of a primate identified with the yellow fever virus, according to recentlly disclosed, occurred at Environmental Reserve of Tinguá, in the city of Nova Iguaçu, at Fluminense Lowland. This place is located around 70 km far from touristic areas of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

The tourists who plan to visit Rio de Janeiro do not need to worry about the disease. It is enough to follow the international recommendations about vaccination of travellers, which can be consulted in public health service of their original country or:

The IEEE WCCI 2018 is still scheduled to be held as planned, beginning July 8th, 2018.

The safety and well-being of all conference attendees is of most concern.  We will continue to monitor any travel advisories issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and work with our local venue partners to take appropriate measures to remain current on the city’s preparedness to deal with any needs.

We urge all travelers to keep informed and check for updated information on the World Health Organization’s website on Yellow Fever (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs100/en/)  as well the Centers for Disease Control’s reference materials (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/yellow-fever-brazil) for the most current information on risks, precautions and symptoms to make an educated decision.

If you have any questions or need further information, please email us for further details: marley@ele.puc-rio.br

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Can I get an invitation letter to obtain funding without being registered?

No. The email with the acceptance of your paper should be used to apply for funding. The purpose of an invitation letter is to get a visa. Only if you register for your paper, we will issue an invitation letter.

What is a student paper?

A paper with the first named author being a student is a student paper. It does not matter whether the rest of the authors are students or not.

What does the word “member” and “non-member” mean?

This refers to membership of the IEEE. If you are a member of the IEEE, you get a member registration.

For IJCNN, members of INNS may also register as a member registration.

Can I register as a student?

Each accepted paper requires a full member or non-member registration. After this full registration is paid, other student authors can register as students.

I have 3 papers with my students at the Congress. How should I register them??

First, you should register as a full member or non-member. This will entitle you to 2 papers. You then pay the extra fees for the 3rd paper on top of the 2 you are entitled for. In this example, you will need to pay $300 USD for the 3rd paper. Then, your students can register as students.

Can an author post  his manuscript on  a preprint server such as  ArXiv?

Yes. As stated in https://www.ieee.org/documents/author_faq.pdf, the IEEE recognizes that many authors share their unpublished manuscripts on public sites. Once manuscripts have  been accepted for publication by IEEE,  an author is required to  post an IEEE copyright notice on his preprint . Upon publication,  the  author must replace the  preprint with either 1) the full citation to the IEEE work with Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)  or a  link to the paper’s abstract in IEEE Xplore, or 2) the accepted version only  (not the IEEE – published version), including the IEEE copyright notice and full citation, with a link to the final, published paper in IEEE Xplore.

What is the non-presented paper policy?

 IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference. Additional details can be found at :
https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/organizers/handling_nonpresented_papers.html