The following will be the review process for submitted papers. Papers will be categorized into four categories:
1. Return without review – papers falling under this category have significant deficiencies in format and will be returned without review. Papers in this category may be resubmitted within one week of emailed notification of return.
2. Accepted without revisions – papers falling into this category have been accepted without revision. Authors will have to provide a camera-ready copy prior to the deadline and one author will have to be fully registered (including payment) prior to August 30, 2018.
3. Accepted with revisions – papers falling into this category have the potential to be accepted; however the reviewers are requesting modifications. The authors will have two weeks to resubmit the paper for additional review. After the deadline, these submissions will no longer be accepted. If accepted, authors will have to provide a camera-ready copy prior to the deadline and one author will have to be fully registered (including payment) prior to August 30, 2018.
4. Rejected papers – papers falling into this category may not be resubmitted for additional review. These papers have been deemed outside the scope of the conference or are lacking supporting detail or innovation.
Papers will be judged on the following seven review criteria:
What is the intellectual merit of the activity?
1. How important is the activity to advancing knowledge and understanding within its own field or across different fields?
2. To what extent does the proposed activity suggest and explore creative, disruptive, original, or potentially transformative concepts?
3. How well conceived and organized is the activity?
What are the broader impacts to Peace Engineering?
4. How well does the activity advance discovery and understanding while promoting teaching, training, and learning about Peace Engineering?
5. To what extent will it enhance the infrastructure for research and education, such as facilities, curricula, instrumentation, networks, and partnerships?
6. Will the results be disseminated broadly to enhance scientific and technological understanding?
7. What may be the benefits of the activity to Peace Engineering or to society as a whole?