Q: Will my IEEE conference paper be published as conference proceedings?

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I have written a proposal paper (unimplemented) and presented in an IEEE international conference. In future, I will publish it in a journal. Will my conference presented paper be put in IEEE Xplore Digital Library?

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Papers presented at a conference are usually published in the conference proceedings. Therefore, the paper that you presented will probably be published in the IEEE Conference Proceedings and will be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

However, that does not mean that you will not be able to publish your paper in a journal. At conferences, researchers present a preliminary analysis of their research and obtain feedback from the audience. Once you receive the inputs, you might want to incorporate them in your study and develop it further. Thus, the paper that you will submit to a journal will definitely be an improved and a more detailed version of the one you presented at the conference.

However, when submitting the paper to the journal, you should clearly mention in your cover letter that the article is based on a conference paper.  You should also provide a link to the conference proceedings if it is published by the time you submit the article to a journal.

Additionally, you need to keep a few things in mind:

1. The title of the journal paper should be different from the conference paper.

2. The conference proceedings should be cited in the article. (If it is not yet published, you should still cite it mentioning it as accepted for publication.)

3. The article submitted to the journal should have at least 30 percent new content compared to the conference paper.

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