Q: How to write a conference paper?

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What are the steps involved in writing a conference paper?

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Conference papers are articles that are submitted to a conference to get an opportunity to present your results. The presentation is usually oral along with a ppt, but initially you have to submit either an abstract or an article which is reviewed by the conference organizers to decide whether or not you get a chance to present at the conference. Often, the paper is later published in the conference proceedings for more visibility.  

Before you begin writing your conference paper, you must check the conference conventions and guidelines and note down any structural or formatting styles to be followed. Make sure you present your findings in an organized and logical manner.

You can refer the following format while writing your conference paper:

Abstract: It is the first section of the paper and summarizes the findings of your research. You can include the main points of your research like the purpose of your research, the methods used, the findings as well as the conclusion of your research in the abstract.

Overview and problem statement: It provides a brief overview of your research topic and states the problem that you have identified through your preliminary research. You must highlight a gap between the ideal situation and the reality in this section.

Proposed method: This section must provide brief details about the methods that you have proposed – the assumptions as well as workings that you have carried out. You can make use of facts and figures to make your data appear impressive.

Experimental data analysis and results: This section contains a brief analysis of the data and the results of your preliminary experiments.

Conclusion and References: This section includes the conclusion of your research as well as recommendations for further research. You must also mention all the references correctly in this section.

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