- Sponsorship relates to the responsibilities and accountabilities of an organizational unit with respect to financial, technical, publicity, and administrative aspects of a conference. For a conference to be considered an IEEE conference, it must be sponsored by the IEEE, which in Indonesia is represented by the Section or the Chapters.
- Proposing organiser(s):
- An Indonesian organizer must represent a registered higher education, a research institute, or an IEEE unit.
- An international organizer must represent a proven IEEE Conference organizer (with a previous experience in organising IEEE-endorsed conferences).
- IEEE organisational units (Section/Chapters/etc) engaged in conference sponsorship are prohibited to enter into any type of sponsorship arrangement with a “for profit” organisation or under recommendation by IEEE Conference Quality, the organizer does not fit the criterion of "not-for-profit" organizations which would typically serve as partners/financial sponsors of IEEE technically-co-sponsored events.
Procedures for Sponsorship
- Contact a PIC for Conference endorsement.
- Chapters: Chapter Chair (Ref: Chapter Chair List)
- Discuss the nature of sponsorship
- Co-sponsorship: Section or Chapter will optionally support with fund. The IEEE name may optionally be used in the conference title. Section or Chapter will receive the surplus or be liable for any deficit resulting from a conference; and will be responsible for assuring the timely resolution of any legal issues
- Technical co-sponsorship: Section or Chapter will support with technical expertise, i.e. to improve & to assure the quality of the conference. However, there is no guarantee that the papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be eligible for inclusion in the IEEE Conference Publications Program (CPP).
- Discuss the requirement for the conference
- All papers must be peer-reviewed. Each papers should be reviewed by at least 3 reviewers.
- Reviewers are from international experts from various institutions and countries.
- All processes are accountable. Procedures to avoid plagiarisms must be included.
- The organiser shall present a report after the event, including financial report.
- Consider the processing & endorsement fee
- Financial sponsorship: A revenue sharing scheme will be discussed and explicitly mentioned within the MoU.
- Technical sponsorship: The Section will not charge the organiser. Only if the conference results in profits, the organiser is suggested to present a donation to the sponsoring Section / Chapters.
- Prepare the MoU / MoA
- Read the conference timeline for the best practice in organizing a conference
- Conference organiser have to submit Letter of Agreement (LoA) to IEEE Indonesia Section Chair for requesting technical sponsor. Note that the MoU that come without LoA to IEEE Indonesia Section will not be processed
- Conference organiser shall submit a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to IEEE Conference Services for review, final approval, and execution.
- Visit: https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/organizers/index.html
- The IEEE Conference Services will process the MoU in 2-4 months.
Procedures for Conference Publications
- After a post-conference assessment, publications will be handled by the IEEE Conference Publications Program (CPP), which facilitates inclusion in the portfolio of IEEE electronic dissemination products, including the IEEE Xplore.
- Prior to publication by the IEEE, the organiser (an then all paper authors) shall transfer all copyright to the IEEE.
- After the MoU, the organise should start the process by fill in the form here:
- The following policies applies to the use of the term “IEEE” in the names of conferences:
- The term “IEEE” shall be used in the names of sole sponsored and co-sponsored conferences where IEEE is at least a 50% financial sponsor.
- The use of the term “IEEE” in the names of co-sponsored conferences in which IEEE is less than a 50% but at least a 25% financial sponsor is recommended but not required.
- The term “IEEE” shall not be used in the names of cosponsored conferences in which IEEE is less than a 25% financial sponsor. This includes conferences in which IEEE is only a technical cosponsor.
- The following policies applies to the use of the IEEE logo:
- Co-Sponsored conferences, where at least one organisational unit is non-IEEE, are encouraged to use the IEEE logo on all promotional material and publications along with the organisational unit logo(s).
- Technical Co-Sponsorship/Technical Cooperation conferences are allowed to use the IEEE logo on promotional material and publications, along with the entity logo(s) but shall not use the name “IEEE” in the title of the conference.
- A conference may use the word “international” in its title if the conference reflects a significant degree of international character. The technical program will include a significant number of papers from authors representing at least three countries. The Technical Program Committee must have a similar demographics in its roster.
Technical Co-Sponsor-Policy [UPDATE 31 Dec 2020]
The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board approved the following TCS Fee Motion as final policy for handling the TCS fees at the November 2017 IEEE Meeting
- For all conference applications received 1 Jan 2018 or later, in which an MGA Geographic Unit is a technical co-sponsor, the MGA TCS Fee Policy shall apply. Starting 1 March 2018, IEEE MCE will deploy processes to collect the TCS fees for conferences with applications submitted 1 January 2018 or later.
- MGA and MCE are working together to support geographic units during this transition. You can expect more detailed communications about TCS fees, related website content, and webinar training in early 2018.
- If you would like more information on this new allocation process or have any questions, please contact at email@example.com.
- For any technically co-sponsored conference in which there is no (0%) IEEE financial interest, the MGA co-sponsor shall arrange (via an approved MoU) for recovery of IEEE operation cost in the form of TCS fees. (This fee does not apply for the conference which financially co-sponsored with IEEE Organizational unit (Section, Chapter, Student Branch, Affinity Group)
- Effective for conferences for which the creation of the MoU starts after 31 December 2020, the fees are $1,450 per event plus $22 for each paper that is optionally published in Xplore. As an exception to this general policy, MGA will continue to pay those fees in the external (non-IEEE) financial sponsor has a national society agreement with IEEE or has a sister society agreement with one or more of the IEEE societies.
- The billing process of all technical co-sponsorship fees will begin once IEEE have received final content for inclusion in IEE Xplore. IEEE will issue an invoice one month after the content is received. The following allocation methods may apply:
- If the IEEE organizational unit (OU) has decided to pay the fees, a journal entry is processed.
- If the IEEE organizational unit (OU) has decided the conference pay the TCS fees, an invoice is prepared and submitted to the conference contact by IEEE Accounts Receivable.
- If the IEEE organizational unit (OU) has decided to apply a combination of the two possible allocations listed above then both methods of billing will be applied.
- If content will not be submitted for submission to IEEE Xplore, then billing for the $1,450 per conference fee will occur and no $22 per paper fee will apply.
Specific Requirement if an IEEE Student Branch Indonesia Section as a Conference co-sponsorship
- Only LoA type B2 applied for an organizer who wants to jointly co-sponsored a conference with IEEE Student Branch Indonesia Section.
- IEEE Student Branch is required to provide personnel and time in jointly organizing conferences.
- IEEE Student Branches invited as co-sponsor is IEEE Student Branches on the same institution as the Organizer.
- The Organizer shall obtain approval from the counselor of the IEEE Student Branch.
- The Organizer is advised in LoA type B2 to choose the option of registering 12 new student members with priority for the IEEE Student Branch administrators who are not yet members.
- The Organizer is required to provide a profit-sharing conference to IEEE Student Branch in accordance with the MoU, proven by proof of transfer to the IEEE Student Branch account, no later than 10 days after the conference occurs.
- IEEE Student Branch shall not be financially impacted due to the other party's financial problem organizing the conference.
- The Organizer shall prepare a room & time slot for IEEE student branches' technical activities before conferences or as conference side events.
- IEEE Student Branch is required to provide a report on the conference-related activities in their annual report through VTools.
Letter of Agreement (LoA) Organizing Conference Schema A: [DOC]
Letter of Agreement (LoA) Organizing Conference Schema B1: [DOC]
Letter of Agreement (LoA) Organizing Conference Schema B2: [DOC]
Format Conference Activity Report: [DOC]
Guide Technical Co-Sponsorship (TCS) Cost: [DOC]
LoA: Letter of Agreement
MoU: Memorandum of Understanding
OU: Organization Unit
TCS: Technical Co Sponsor
TPQ: Technical Program Questionaire