Review and Acceptance Process

The study of Command and Control, and this Symposium, has grown significantly over the years. This has resulted in an increasing number of paper submissions competing for the available time slots. Key date deadlines have been implemented to increase the amount of time for Track Chairs to review draft papers and provide detailed feedback to authors, as well as increasing the amount of time for authors to revise their papers. This is our ongoing effort to ensure an event of the highest possible quality. We believe that these steps will allow authors to improve their papers and presentations, and thereby improve the overall value of the Symposium.

While we have found abstracts useful in identifying papers that are, for any number of reasons, not appropriate for this Symposium, abstracts do not provide enough information for decisions regarding paper acceptance. Therefore, while we will still continue to accept abstracts as first submissions, authors are urged to submit papers for review as soon as possible. We will make every effort to provide timely feedback to authors. This rolling review process enables us to give the required attention to all papers that are submitted and maximize the time available for authors to make modifications to improve their papers. We understand that many authors will be in the middle of projects when the time comes to submit first drafts of their papers. If this is the case, this should be noted and we will expect the author to update the paper and presentation prior to final submission.

Thank you for your participation in the ICCRTS. If accepted, your professional paper will be included in a CD of the Symposium proceedings and both your paper and your presentation will be posted on the ICCRTS section of Please review the author guidelines and timelines to ensure that you are aware of and adhere to the ICCRTS submission process.

Key Dates

(Please note: all deadlines are final and will be strictly enforced.)

  • Submit your abstract by October 25, 2010
  • You will receive an invitation to submit a formal draft paper by December 3, 2010
  • Your formal draft paper must be submitted by January 31, 2011
  • You will receive CCRP reviewer comments by March 25, 2011
  • Your final revised paper must be submitted by May 2, 2011
  • Your final presentation must be submitted by June 6, 2011