As a professional association centered in computer science and engineering, the ISSPA generally subscribes to the applicable policies of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) regarding conduct, integrity, inclusivity, diversity, and nondiscrimination.

Some specific policies relating to publication on the ISSPA website are stated below.

Publication Terms and Conditions

These publication terms and conditions are adapted from those of the ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes and are intended to broadly mimic those in effect—notwithstanding that the particular terms and conditions listed here apply to submissions to this ISSPA website and may differ in various respects from those of Software Engineering Notes. These terms and conditions apply to any article, paper, presentation, blog post, video or audio recording, or other digitizable intellectual property, collectively referred to as “submissions”, submitted by you to the ISSPA for publication on this ISSPA website. By providing your submission for distribution through the ISSPA website, you hereby grant to ISSPA the following non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide rights, on the condition that your submission is accepted by an editor representing the ISSPA:
  • to publish in print or otherwise reproduce your submission in physical form,
  • to digitize and post your submission on this ISSPA website,
  • to digitize and post your submission on any website identified the ISSPA, and
  • to allow other parties to copy and distribute the article for non-commercial, educational or research purposes
However, as a contributing author, you retain copyright to your submission and ISSPA will make every effort to refer requests for commercial use directly to you. By providing your submission to the ISSPA website, you also agree that, at this time, you, or one of your co-authors, have not provided this submission for review/acceptance in any other conference, workshop, symposium, or publication, whether in print or online, and will not do so unless and until you have received a decision on acceptance of the submission from ISSPA. Additionally, should your submission be accepted for publication on the ISSPA website, you also agree that you, or one of your co-authors, will not submit the same submission to another publication, unless acknowledgement for prior publication on the ISSPA website appears in the submission. Finally, all submissions should be regarded as personal rather than organizational; technical contributions should be regarded as unrefereed working papers. Constructive and relevant controversy is encouraged; personal attacks are prohibited.

On Plagiarism

This statement on plagiarism is a copy the statement posted by ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes. As in the original statement, the ACM webpage about plagiarism and self-plagiarism is incorporated by reference. Please see the ACM webpage about plagiarism and self-plagiarism. Plagiarism is copying words from another published paper (your own or someone else’s) without proper quotes and citations. In writing, everything not quoted and cited is presumed to be new work by the author. Plagiarism disrespects both the original author (whose contributions are not acknowledged) and the reader (who is mislead about the contributions of the current paper, and will not know where to go when they want to learn more). It looks like theft of words or ideas. Any copied text longer than a few words should be put in quotes and given a reference. If you copy more than a full sentence, use indented paragraphs to denote a block quote. Note that copying text and then changing words here and there is not good enough. Use quotes or rewrite completely.

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