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Conference Proceedings: Introduction


Welcome to the Conference Proceedings Research Guide. The purpose of this guide is to help students and researchers to identify conference proceedings in the fields of computer science, physics, engineering, and related fields where conference proceedings are considered important ways of scholarly communication.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact Li Zhang, the Liaison Librarian for Computer Science and Physics.

About Conference Proceedings

What are conference proceedings?

Conference proceedings are a collection of technical papers presented at a professional association conference. Some commonly used synonyms for conference include meeting, workshop, symposium, seminar, congress, colloquium, assembly, forum, panel, roundtable, etc.

Conference proceedings can be distributed as printed volumes and/or in electronic format either before the conference opens or after it has closed.

In science, engineering and technology fields, these publications are usually full papers, in contrast to abbreviated papers or abstracts.

How to Read a Conference Proceeding Citation

A citation of a conference paper usually includes the conference name, the date of the conference, and the location of the conference, in addition to general citation information such as author names and title. Here is an example of a conference paper citation:

Zhan, K., Lung, C. and Srivastava, P. 2014. A green analysis of mobile cloud computing applications. In 29th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2014, March 24 - 28, 2014, Association for Computing Machinery, Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of, 357-362.

Author of paper: Zhan, K., Lung, C. and Srivastava, P.

Publication date of conference proceeding: 2014

Paper title: A green analysis of mobile cloud computing applications

Date of conference: March 24 - 28, 2014

Conference name: 29th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

Abbreviated Conference name: SAC 2014

Proceeding Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery

Conference location: Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of

Page range: 357-362.


Conference Proceedings: a collection of papers presented at a conference

Conference Papers: individual papers included in a conference proceeding