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By your use of the site, you acknowledge that your use of the site is at your sole risk, and that you assume full responsibility for all costs associated with our site. You agree that user-posted material expresses the views of that user, and not the view of You agree that shall not be liable for any damages of any kind related to your use of the site, including but not limited to: damages resulting from lost profits or revenue, loss of the use of the site or any connected programs, delays in operation or transmission of the site, loss of use of data or equipment, undelivered email addresses, etc. You acknowledge that is not responsible for the accuracy, content, or availability of information accessed or linked to third parties through our site, nor does the inclusion of any such link imply endorsement by of that website. cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us, service or content providers we work with, or you to possible legal liability.

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Except as specifically provided in these Terms and Conditions (including any applicable Supplemental Terms), any reproduction, distribution, replication or retransmission of any information contained on this Site without the prior written consent of is strictly prohibited.

PLAGIARISM takes the issue of plagiarism of intellectual property very seriously. Plagiarism is defined as the verbatim copying or paraphrasing of ideas or words without properly citing the author or the source. This includes, but is not limited to, verbatim copying of another author’s words but not differentiating the text from one’s own, with or without proper citation, copying equations, diagrams, processes, results or computer codes that are not common knowledge, without proper citation, and verbatim copying or extensive reuse of one’s own previously published work, without proper citation.

Not only is plagiarism a serious breach of professional and ethical conduct, it may also be in breach of copyright and intellectual property laws. will investigate every allegation of plagiarism.

If a paper that has been submitted for a conference has been plagiarized in whole or in part, the paper will be rejected, and the author(s) will be prohibited from submitting papers to conferences in the future.
All authors are deemed to be responsible for the content of the papers that have been submitted to

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When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.  An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.  If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.  Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Digital tools and service providers

Please be advised that our Website utilizes a few digital tools and service providers, all of whom have taken the utmost care to be GDPR compliant. All details on their operations are provided in their privacy policies respectively:

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How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. f you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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