WUSS 2024 Presentation Tracks

WUSS offers two presentation “tracks”—paper and paperless. This flexibility aims to accommodate presenters who love to write, as well as those who steadfastly want to present, but who are not interested in writing a multi-page white paper. Of course, WUSS still welcomes and encourages your papers, and to show our gratitude, we’re offering our greatest registration discount ever to paper authors in 2024!

The “Paper” Track

“Paper” presentations require the presenter to submit an accompanying white paper, which is published as part of the conference proceedings, akin to the papers historically archived on the Lex Jansen website. Paper presentations:

  • can be submitted (as a proposal) as early as APR 8.
  • have an deadline for proposal submission of MAY 31.
  • have an deadline for final paper submission JUN 28.
  • confer a 30% registration discount (a savings of more than $200!) to the first author only (when registering by the “early bird” registration deadline).
  • are advantageous to users because the technical solution or other content is fully documented and published for posterity.

Note that any first author who has at least one proposed paper accepted into the conference proceedings becomes eligible for the 30% registration discount when the paper is accepted. That is, an author who has both a paper proposal and a paperless proposal accepted is eligible for the 30% registration discount.

Any author failing to submit the final paper by the JUN 28 deadline becomes ineligible to receive the 30% registration discount, and late or missing papers may result in the presentation being removed from the conference proceedings. Also note that coauthors are ineligible to receive registration discounts; only the primary author is eligible for the discount.

White papers submitted to WUSS have a mean length of 15.1 pages and a median length of 13 pages, based on an evaluation of the 164 papers accepted into the conference proceedings in 2022 and 2023. This extra level of work involved in drafting a white paper explains the greater registration discount afforded to paper submissions as opposed to paperless submissions.

Inasmuch as white papers take more time (than presentations) to craft, they also take more time and resources to review. It is for this reason that papers have earlier submission deadlines to facilitate the WUSS Academic Team’s ability to read, evaluate, and accept all papers prior to the call for content ending for paperless submissions.

WUSS appreciates the level of effort and detail that authors take in writing and editing your papers. To assist in this endeavor, the WUSS 2024 Submission Guidelines webpage includes various tools:

  • Downloadable MS Word template showing style and format requirements for all papers.
  • Instructions for updating Word and PDF files with required presentation metadata, including author, title, and keywords.
  • Final paper checklist, which WUSS reviewers will follow when evaluating whether papers meet publication criteria.

The “Paperless” Track

Introduced in 2024, “paperless” presentations require the presenter to submit a PDF slide presentation in lieu of an accompanying white paper. Typically, this is a PowerPoint presentation (PPT or PPTX file format) that is exported to PDF, although any application or engine that successfully exports to PDF is acceptable.

Paperless presentations are ideal for presenters who are not interested in writing a paper or who do not have the time or resources to write a paper. Additionally, some content is just more amenable to being presented graphically (i.e., in a slide) than in a paper.

Although the presentation that is given live can incorporate audio and visual effects, slide transitions and animations, and other dynamic and immersive elements, the final product that is submitted to WUSS (through the submission system by the below deadlines) must be in PDF format so it can be published on the Lex Jansen website.

Paperless presentations:

  • can be submitted (as a proposal) as early as APR 8.
  • have a deadline for proposal submission of MAY 31.
  • have a deadline for final slide presentation submission of JUN 28.
  • confer a 15% registration discount (a savings of more than $100!) to the first author only (when registering by the “early bird” registration deadline).
  • are advantageous to presenters because no accompanying paper is required.

Any author failing to submit the final slide presentation (in PDF format) by the JUN 28 deadline becomes ineligible to receive the 15% registration discount, and late or missing slides may result in the presentation being removed from the conference proceedings. Also note that coauthors are ineligible to receive registration discounts; only the primary author is eligible for the discount.

Slide presentations that are submitted should be high-resolution, widescreen format (16:9 ratio).

Be a Presenter

If we’ve answered all of your presentation-track-related questions and you’re ready to submit a proposal, please navigate to the WUSS 2024 Submission Guidelines page (below) to begin.