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21st International Conference on Information Fusion - 10 - 13 July 2018

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Reviewer Guidelines

ISIF Reviewer guidelines

R1 - Reviewers must be technically competent in the specific technical area addressed by the paper under review. In particular, if a reviewer accepts to review a paper, he/she must accept to read it in sufficient depth to understand it and to refer to related earlier works reported in peer-reviewed journals (if any, and if necessary).

R2 - Reviewers must employ professional language, strictly avoid ad hominem attacks, and avoid matters of literary taste, unless the authors’ literary style subverts technical clarity (excessive verbosity, for instance).

R3 - Reviewers must provide a fair appreciation of the technical content of the paper, and also give some recommendations for its improvement whenever possible.

R4 - Reviewers must have no personal, nor professional conflict of interest with the authors and must not try to block the publication, only if the technical content of the paper is proved incorrect. Every negative criticism about the paper must only be substantiated by sound scientific arguments.

R5 - Reviewers must alert for possible plagiarism as defined by the IEEE: “...the reuse of someone else's prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source”.

R6 - Reviewers can recommend a few main references(s) related to the paper that have been omitted by the author(s), if any. This recommendation must be done sparingly and with carefulness. It must not be done to inflate the reviewer’s own bibliometric score, nor the scores of their associates.

R7 - Reviewers must not try to impose their own ideas to modify the original direction of the paper under review. If the technical content of the paper is correct and if reviewers dislike the ideas developed in the paper, reviewers must accept the paper and they are free to submit later their own paper on the same topic once the accepted paper has been published.

R8 - Reviewers are not allowed to diffuse or share by any means the content of the paper that they have accepted to review, nor use its technical content (even partially) for their own purposes.

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Thank you for a great Fusion Conference!!

Jul 15, 2018

We would like to thank everyone involved in the conference this year, and wish next year's conference in Ottawa all success! The conference is made by the quality of our technical programme, and this was excellent as in past years... We had record registrations (~500 people) and a very vibrant set of technical talks and presentations, expanding our notions of Data Fusion in exciting directions. Well done to all our paper award winners and runners up - this was a really tough competition and many papers were award-worthy. In future we would like to see recognition of more of our very best submissions through an honours list or similar. Thank you also to the plenary speakers - your efforts were particularly commented upon by many. Fusion's horizons were expanded with talks on Machine Learning (Gaussian Processes), Image fusion, and by a timely survey of the particle filtering method, from its statistical origins to the present day, presented in the Bootstrap filter's 25th anniversary year - thank you so much Carl, Jean-Yves, Adrian, David and Neil! The local organising team of Jo, Ella, Lisa et al. at IfM deserve special commendation. Their forebearance, patience and general good humour, not to mentiom highly professional organisation skills, were a true enabler of the conference. Thank you!! Finally, thanks to all of the conference committee, including TPC, special session chairs, tutorial chair and co-chairs for a real collaborative effort that made the Chairs' role a pleasure rather than a burden. All best wishes to you all and Fusion's future ventures. The Conference Chairs - Simon, Mila and Simon

FUSION 2018 Awards

Jul 13, 2018

Conference App now available

Jul 07, 2018

Access the programme and abstracts on your mobile or tablet. Go to your App store, download the "Conference4Me" app and search for "Fusion", then you can create your own personal agenda.

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