CSF will implement three deadlines per year starting from CSF2020. Typically, submission deadlines are May, September/October, and February. CSF2020 will have only two cycles.
Oct. 4th, 2019: paper submission deadline
Dec. 13th, 2020: author notification
Feb 7th, 2020: paper submission deadline
April 17th, 2020: author notification
Light double-blind reviewing. Submitted paper must be anonymized. The author information will be revealed to the reviewers after reviews are submitted.
The outcome of the review process can be one of the following three: accept, reject, major revision. In rare occasions, accepted papers are shepherded for minor modifications.
Papers with “major revision” decision must be re-submitted within the following two cycles, accompanied by a writeup explaining how the revision meets reviewers’ revision requirements. These papers will be reviewed by the same reviewers as the initial submission. Otherwise, the paper will be considered a new submission, reviewed by serving PC members. A writeup explaining how the revision meets previous reviewers’ revision requirements is optional.
Rejected papers can be re-submitted at any time.
If a rejected paper is re-submitted within 11 months of the last deadline they were submitted to (e.g., rejected submissions to Sept. 2019 is resubmitted to May 2020 deadline), reviews and a writeup explaining how the current submission addresses concerns in the reviews must be submitted as supplementary material. The paper will be desk-rejected by the PC chairs if previous reviews or the explanation is missing.
We may use a different set of reviewers for re-submissions.
All resubmissions of rejected papers can optionally submit reviews from previous submissions and a writeup explaining how the current submission addresses concerns in the reviews as supplementary material.