IEEE has a long-standing commitment to ensuring the high quality of its conferences and of the conference proceedings published in IEEE Xplore®.

Through its regular conference quality monitoring process, IEEE has become aware of inconsistencies in some conferences with regard to the quality of the peer review and technical program development. The IEEE Conference Quality Committee, a volunteer-based committee responsible for ensuring the quality of IEEE conference publications, has concluded that the procedures followed in the conferences listed below may have been insufficient and could not assure compliance with IEEE's high standards for quality publications.

With respect to the listed conferences, where copyrights were transferred to IEEE, those transfers of rights are now null and void and ownership in the papers shall revert back to the authors. Authors wishing confirmation of their copyright ownership should complete the form below. Upon receipt, IEEE will send a confirmation email indicating that the transfer of copyright for the author’s paper is now null and void, as provided on the IEEE Copyright Form, and that the author is the copyright owner of the paper.

If the IEEE Copyright Forms for the conference was signed and transmitted, then copyright will remain with the author. In either case, the authors are free to seek publication of their papers in other journals or venues.

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