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Peer review is a process whereby technical papers are reviewed by designated subject-matter experts. Peer reviews are used to determine a technical paper's suitability for publication. IEEE recommends that you use a Web-based peer-review tool to manage your conference's peer-review process.

IEEE MCE (Meetings, Conferences, and Events) is committed to continuous improvement in support of conference organizers by offering world-class tools and services. If you would like to recommend a tool or service for inclusion in this program, please contact Program Director Gordon MacPherson.

 

What is the IEEE Conference Peer Review Service Network, and how does it benefit technical program chairs?

The IEEE Peer Review Service Network consists of a group of thoroughly vetted peer-review/paper-management service providers. Participants are capable of meeting the current and evolving needs and priorities of technical program chairs throughout the IEEE conference community. These service providers will help alleviate the administrative burdens inherent in the development of your conference's technical program.

You can use a peer-review tool to:

  • manage user accounts;
  • keep track of submitted abstracts and papers;
  • monitor the status of reviews and ratings;
  • create a schedule or final program;
  • provide progress reports.

Listed below are the providers that have been chosen as preferred partners.

 
 

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EDAS

EDAS helps conference organizers with the whole conference lifecycle, from paper submission through review, notification, registration, visa letters and travel grants, to IEEE Xplore preparation. EDAS can be configured to match complex TPC and review structure requirements. It has been used for hundreds of IEEE conferences, from small single-track workshops to flagship conferences with dozens of sub-conferences.

 
 

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Ex Ordo

Ex Ordo is an easy-to-use system with exceptional support. Ex Ordo covers the entire peer-review workflow (Submission, Review, Acceptance, Registration, Program, and a Conference App) for single- and multi-track conferences. Built with usability in mind, the system employs a proven methodology for automating tasks and getting things done. This saves a huge amount of admin time and allows you to focus on the technical program and not the logistics. Ex Ordo's team of mentors provides one-to-one guidance to technical program committee chairs at key decision times.

 
 

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Mira

Mira: Since 1996, Mira's strength has been the ability to customize its abstract-management software while maintaining robustness and integrity in the process. Hosting the content allows Mira to control security and backup procedures while still keeping the information readily accessible. miraEXPRESS is focused on conferences with 100 abstracts or fewer; it is fully scalable, with the ability to expand as a conference grows. Whether your need is to collect fewer than 100 abstracts or more than 10,000, Mira provides tailored solutions to fit what is needed.

 
 

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OpenConf

OpenConf is a peer-review management system, used by thousands of events in over 100 countries, that facilitates the management of conferences, workshops, and symposia, yet is flexible enough that it also powers journals, grants, books, and competitions. Known for its ease of use and unparalleled support, OpenConf is also multilingual, with translations for author and reviewer interfaces included for over a dozen languages. OpenConf is available in multiple editions to meet your needs, and may either be licensed for use on your own server or from a managed hosting service.

 
 

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PaperPlaza

PaperPlaza by PaperCept, Inc is an end-to-end, integrated, conference-manuscript collection, peer-review management, proceedings publication and registration system. Flexible design allows the system to be customized for a variety of conference workflows. No conference is too small or too large; hosted on state-of-the-art hardware, the system scales seamlessly from 40 to 4,000 submissions for a conference. 

 
 

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