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News and Resources for Members of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
By Lisa D. Schwarzbek
(Source: Feb. 2012 issue of the IEEE SPS Conference Organizer Newsletter)
There were more reports of plagiarism in 2011 than in any year prior. The level of plagiarism found was also more severe, with full papers having been copied word-for-word, submitted, and in one case published by a conference. The increase in the number and severity of plagiarism cases is a serious threat to the quality of SPS’s conferences and IEEE Xplore®.
IEEE has the reputation and vast amount of material that makes it the ideal target for plagiarized work. As a result, the Intellectual Property Rights office at IEEE has established a procedure for handling allegations of plagiarism to make sure that all cases are handled justly and equally.
If you suspect plagiarism in a submitted conference paper, contact the Technical Program Chair (TPC). The Technical Program Chair should notify the VP-Conferences, Wan-Chi Siu and the Manager Conference Services, Lisa Schwarzbek. Lisa will notify the IEEE IPR office with a copy to the VP-Conferences and the Technical Program Chair. Once the notifications are complete, the TPC will form an ad hoc committee of three or four trusted members who are qualified to evaluate the accused work.
The committee will:
More details regarding the five levels of plagiarism can be found at the full article.
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