The evaluation of the paper contribution is the most critical part. Papers with little contributions are likely to be recommended for a reject by the reviewers.
Researchers are invited to submit a paper with a clear and new contribution to the state-of-the-art. Theoretical and practical contributions are both accepted. Technical contributions cloud be related to developing new theoretical models or demonstrating practical concepts, tools, deployment experiments, application use cases, successful or failed stories, technology transfer, or investigate open problems. For papers related to practical contributions, authors must clearly explain the work being done and provide insights into the lessons learned.
It is essential to clearly state and enumerate the contributions of the paper at the end of the introduction or in the related works section. The authors must formulate the research question(s) addressed in this paper and describe the solution that proposes and why it advances state of the art.
We strongly encourage researchers to present experimental or simulation evaluations wherever they are appropriate. These can be achieved by using actual implementations, simulations, or data from case studies, tests, or real machine models. The validation of the contribution is as important as the contribution itself. The validation of the work must be applicable in a general context and not to carefully chosen scenarios that put favor to the proposed approaches.