Copyright Policy

In connection with its publishing activities, it is the policy of the ACCS to own the copyrights to all copyrightable material in its technical publications, and to the individual contributions contained therein.This is done in order to protect the interests of the ACCS, authors and their employers, and, to facilitate the appropriate re-use of this material by others. The ACCS distributes its technical publications throughout the world and does so by various means such as hard copy, electronic media etc. It also abstracts and may translate its publications, and articles contained therein, for inclusion in various compendiums and similar publications. When an article is submitted for publication to the ACCS, the ACCS assumes that its acceptance of the article gives ACCS the rights to do all of the things it normally does with such an article.

ACCS assumes that material presented at its meetings or submitted to its publications is properly available for general dissemination to the audiences these activities are organized to serve. It is the responsibility of the authors, not the ACCS, to determine whether disclosure of their material requires the prior consent of other parties and, if so, to obtain it.

Furthermore, the ACCS assumes that if an author uses within his/her article previously published and/or copyrighted material, permission for such use been obtained and that any required credit lines, copyright notices, etc. are duly noted.


The Author hereby assigns all copyright rights in and to the above work to The Advanced Computing and Communications Society (“ACCS”). The author hereby represents and warrants that the work is original and that he/she is the author of the work, except possibly for material such as text passages, figures, and data that clearly identify the original source, with permission notices from the copyright owners where required. The authors represents that he/she has the power and authority to make and execute this assignment.If the authors do not have this authority, they shall obtain the same on their own, and ensure that ACCS’s rights to use their article is not affected in any manner.

For jointly authored works, all the joint authors should sign, or one of the authors should sign as an authorized agent for the others.

In return for these rights, ACCS recognizes the retained rights noted in items below and grants to the above authors and employers for whom the work may have been performed, a royalty-free license to use the material as noted in item 2.

  • Authors retain all proprietary rights in any process, procedure, or article of manufacture described in the work.
  • Authors may reproduce or authorize others to reproduce the above work, material extracted verbatim from the above work, or derivative works for the author’s personal use or for company use provided that the source and the ACCS copyright notice are indicated, that the copies are not used in any way that implies ACCS endorsement of a product or service of an employer.
  • For all circumstances not covered above, authors or their employers must request permission from ACCS to reproduce or authorize the reproduction of the work or material extracted verbatim from the work, including figures and tables.

In the event the above work is not accepted and published by the ACCS or is withdrawn by the author(s) before acceptance by the ACCS, this agreement becomes null and void.

ACCS No Show Policy

An author (or at least one of contributing authors), in offering a paper for presentation at an ACCS meeting or accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the paper.

In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its presentation by an author, the technical program chair should be informed on time so that appropriate substitute arrangements can be made.

It is the ACCS policy that ‘no show’ presentations/papers will be withdrawn from the proceedings of the meeting. ACCS will notify authors prior to, or at time of submission, that their papers may be excluded from proceedings should they fail to appear at the conference.

ACCS discourages withdrawals of papers once submitted and included in the program. The authors are encouraged to get all necessary company and/or government approvals prior to submitting the paper to the conference.

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