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Become A Reviewer

A rigorous, unprejudiced and efficient review process is the cornerstone of a reputable conference. Each paper submitted to the conference will be evaluated by at least three experts. Detailed and constructive comments from reviewers often help authors remedy flaws of their work and improve paper quality. The final decision on whether a manuscript can be accepted, reviewed or rejected is made by the editor basically on the recommendation of reviewers. We are sincerely grateful to reviewers who devoted their time to paper review and other support as requested by the Organizing Committee.

Criteria for reviewers

PhD holder


Ability to review

Sound publication record 

Benefits for volunteer reviewers

Peer reviewers take the honorable mission of a guide and a gatekeeper for those who are striving for quality researches. When performing peer review, reviewers:

  • Gain some experience in Intelligent Computing and Machine Learning field.

  • Receive a personalized reviewer certificate.

  • Be acknowledged both on the conference website and in front of matters of the conference proceedings.

  • Have an opportunity to be considered Best Reviewer Award.

  • Free to tour around Qingdao after the conference.

  • Be a potential candidate for the Technical Program Committee for the next conference.

How to review

Peer-review should be performed ethically and responsively. Reviewers will be invited to review a manuscript with the title and abstract provided. Reviewing the title and abstract quickly, reviewers should respond promptly to the invitation. If you could not take the review task for some reason (e.g., too busy), you should inform the editor promptly.

Peer reviewers are expected to give notice to the editor when these situations occur:

  • You are unable to finish the peer review by the agreed deadline.

  • You find the manuscript confusing or beyond your academic expertise.

  • You would like to involve someone else in the reviewing process.

  • You are not sure if conflicts of interest exist. 

Reviewers will be asked to strictly evaluate the manuscript based on significant factors of “originality, scientific soundness, completeness and quality of presentation and English level” and provide a detailed and constructive review report to the editor.

Review report

The review report should give constructive advice aiming at the overall improvement of the paper. Invited reviewers are asked to provide detailed comments on the manuscript covering overall recommendations and detailed comments in the review reports. The review report concludes with comments on each part of the paper, such as title, abstract, and references… If a manuscript revision is suggested, it should be specific to particular paragraphs or sentences.