Lecturer: Prof. Mark Nixon
Prof. Mark Nixon is the Professor in Computer Vision at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK. He is also a Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the IAPR (for services to biometrics and computer vision) and the Distinguished Fellow of the BMVA 2015.
I will discuss the ramifications of writing academic journal papers. The talk will aim to embrace all aspects of the publication process. The talk will include:
i) why we publish in journals as well as in conferences;
ii) how we select and target appropriate journals;
iii) how to prepare work for journal paper submission; and
iv) the review and editorial process.
The talk will be given from the perspective of my early career research to my present position, and the research students I have worked with during that time. I have also been involved with many levels of the journal process, ending as vice-chair of IEEE Publications Board and so I shall include some anecdotes from that experience. The talk will be enriched by audience participation, both by students and by experienced staff. The talk will be suggestive rather than prescriptive since there are many provisos on, and aspects to, the publication process and there are many entirely valid views and approaches which differ from my own.