Any accepted paper included in the final program is expected to have at least one author or qualified proxy attend and present the paper at the conference.

No-show papers are defined as papers submitted by authors who subsequently did not either themselves or via proxy present the paper at the technical meeting. No-show papers that were not withdrawn and were published in the Proceedings will be identified as "No-Show" in the files submitted to IEEE for further publication (IEEE Xplore). No-shows will not be available on IEEE Xplore or other public access IEEE forums. IEEE will maintain an archive of no-shows. The copyright of the no-show papers will belong to the IEEE.

For poster sessions, proxy are expected to stand beside the posters and present the works to the audience during the entire sessions. Simply setting up the poster is not acceptable and the paper may be considered as a no-show paper.

Exceptions to this policy will be made by the Technical Program Chairs of the conference only if there is evidence that the no-show occurred because of unanticipated events beyond the control of the authors, and every option available to the authors to present the paper was exhausted.

Note: for poster sessions, if the speaker is not present in front of the poster for most of the time during the poster session, this implies “no-show”.