IAS Presentation First Policy

IAS policy requires that papers be presented at approved conferences to become eligible for review and possible publication in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications or IEEE Industry Applications Magazine. 

  • Conferences for which all papers are eligible for review:  These are generally conferences where IAS is a financial sponsor, and includes APEC, ESW, CIC, REPC, I&CPS, PPIC, ECCE, PCIC, and the Annual Meeting.  The IAS Executive Board may, from time to time, add other conferences to this list.

  • Conference for which a limited number of papers (typically not more than 20% of those presented at the conference) are eligible for review: as explicitly agreed in a 'memorandum of understanding' (MOU) between the conference organizers and the IAS Executive Board.
    • The organizers of these conferences are expected to notify authors about the outcome of that selection process and to forward the list of papers that have been selected for review to IAS. 
    • Normally, EiC of Transactions, reviews this list and assigns papers to specific committees who are then expected to promptly invite the authors to submit manuscripts for review.
  • Papers originating at conferences that do not explicitly appear in the list on the IAS Web Site are not eligible for review or publication by IAS, and the authors of those papers should not be given submission invitations.
  • Questions about the eligibility of papers from specific conferences should be directed (jointly) to EiC, IAS Transactions, and Chair, IAS Meetings Department.



Authors should understand that IEEE Policy prohibits verbatim publication in an IEEE periodical of conference papers that are already ‘in the literature’.    To comply with this policy, authors are expected to revise conference papers submitted for review by IAS.  Revisions may include additions or deletions while maintaining the original ‘intent, methods and conclusions’ of the conference paper, but must always include addition of a reference citation to the conference paper.