Top Picks in Hardware and Embedded Security
7th November 2019, Westminster, CO, United States
FAQ 1: Are papers that appeared in journals eligible?
Answer: Yes, they are eligible. If they are selected as a top pick, they will be recognized but the invited jouranl paper may not be feasible.
FAQ 2: Can I not present at the workshop and be considered for the top pick?
Answer: No, presentation at the workshop is mandatory to be considered for the top pick.
FAQ 3: Can I present via Skype?
Answer: No, Skype is not feasible as we aim to keep the interaction with the attendee’s lively and enriching.
FAQ 4: What should be in the two-page nomination?
A: First page should summarize the key ideas/contributions of the paper and second page should argue “for the potential of the work to have a long-term impact, clearly articulating why and how it will influence other researchers and/or industry what contributions that the paper is making.” Please check the submission guidelines of top-picks for IEEE MICRO. We are following a similar procedure in terms of self-nominations and submission criteria but are asking for two pages instead of three pages. Please use the IEEE TCAD format for the two-page nomination
FAQ 5: How can I help?
A: You can volunteer as a program committee member. Besides reviewing, it entails attending the workshop to listen to the presentations and the following day to participate in the TPC meeting that will finalize the top picks.
FAQ 6: Can we combine two papers (e.g., DAC+ the follow-up version in ICCAD) and submit?
A: No, each paper has to be independently nominated.
FAQ 7: Are CCS and S&P papers eligible?
A: Yes, papers from CCS and S&P are eligible for submissions.
FAQ 8: Can I submit multiple papers? Is there a limit on the number of papers submitted/nominated per author?
A: Yes, multiple papers can be submitted. There is no limit on the number of papers.
FAQ 9: Can I resubmit a paper previously not selected at Top Picks?
A: Yes, but in case of a resubmission, a third page must be added explaining the motivation for the re-submission, e.g., to elaborate the deltas that would make the contribution more relevant than the previous submission.
FAQ 10: Can I add authors to the Top Pick submission which were not in the original paper?
A: Yes, it is possible.