Guardians 2023 Call for Papers
The BHAVI 2023 October Symposium with title Guardians 2023 Conference will be held October 9 as a virtual meeting. Guardians 2023 will be held as an online event in our series of annual Guardians of Truth and Integrity Conferences. There will be no registration fees charged for attendance at this symposium held via Zoom videoconference. With technical and publishing support from IEEE, Brain Health Alliance has contributed a prize award fund of $7500 for best student papers presented at Guardians 2023. This IEEE conference will be co-sponsored by the Technical Community on Multimedia Computing (TCMC) and the Technical Community on Semantic Computing (TCSEM) of the IEEE Computer Society. There will be no registration, processing or publication fees charged to authors who submit their research reports, which if accepted for presentation at Guardians 2023, will be published in the IEEE Computer Society proceedings for the conference. Visit Guardians 2023 for author instructions and forms for submission of manuscripts contributed in response to our call for papers.
At Guardians 2023, we honor Dr. Anthony Fauci as our 2023 Guardian of Truth and Integrity.
- Dr. Nan Laird, Harvard University, Boston MA
- Dr. Walter Scheirer, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN
- Dr. Alicia Andrzejewski, William & Mary, Williamsburg VA
The October 9 online Guardians 2023 will ask the same question posed last year for Guardians 2022, ie, Who are the Guardians of Truth and Integrity? and discuss the continuing information wars with the spread of polarized and extremified propaganda and lies, and the now prevalent political use of mis-information, dis-information, anti-information, caco-information, and mal-information. Please refer to our Guardians 2022 and the summary report for last year's program of talks, slide presentations, and background references on these information wars. In addition, for the Guardians 2023, we will also address the state of affairs concerning the phenomena of "academic ghosting" and "research ghosting", the decline of professional collegiality and adherence to a professional code of conduct, and the increase in prevalence of organized fraud with misconduct in academia.
Call for Papers
Research reports contributed to the conference for presentation must be submitted no later than September 22, with notice of review decisions announced September 29, and presentation versions of manuscripts re-submitted by October 6 prior to the meeting on October 9. There will be no registration, processing or publication fees charged to authors who submit their research reports, which if accepted for presentation at Guardians 2023, will be published in the IEEE Computer Society proceedings for the conference. Manuscripts may address any form of research from basic to applied science and medicine, from primary to secondary and tertiary research, from computational and quantitative to non-computational and qualitative, including literature reviews and meta-analyses, and across the entire spectrum of research including "bench-to-bedside" and clinical trials. Novelty for the sake of novelty --- without supporting, enabling, and implementing reproducibility, reliability and integrity --- will not be considered an important criterion for selection of manuscripts by the program committee.
Instead, manuscripts will be evaluated for both the quality of the substantive reproducibility, reliability, and integrity of their experimental methods, data, and results and also the quality of the written description and report of those methods, data, and results. The program committee will favor those reports which demonstrate use of open software tools and methods, open data and results, rational inferences and conclusions, the presence of valid statistical analyses with hypothesis testing, and the absence of inherent self-contradictions, false equivalences, and other common fallacies in logical reasoning including the correlation/causation fallacy. Review criteria addressing experimental reproducibility and reliability do not apply in a direct manner to those papers considered opinion pieces which contain exclusively commentary and discussion of other published research literature. For these opinion essays, the logical reasoning criteria nevertheless do apply, but the experimental reproducibility and reliability criteria will not be required. Thus, opinion essays can be submitted as opinion essays without any new experiments reported with data and results.
Student Best-Paper Awards
Guardians 2023 will offer cash prizes of $2500 for best papers by students in each of the 3 award categories:
- Reproducibility in Science and Medicine
- Reliability of Data and Algorithms for Knowledge Engineering and Computational Intelligence
- Integrity in Scholarly Research and Communications
August 7Fri Aug 18: report website opens for submissions September 4Fri Sep 22: report website closes for submissions September 9Sat Sep 23: report website opens for review discussions September 18Fri Sep 29: authors notified of review decisions October 2Fri Oct 6: report website closes for presentation versions
- October 9 Mon Oct 9: author presentations online at Guardians 2023
Conference Awards Committee:
- David Jordan, Case Western Reserve University
- Julie Neidich, Washington University St Louis
- Daniel Sewell, University California San Diego
- Carl Taswell, University California San Diego
- Vincent Traag, Leiden University Netherlands
- Chris Triggle, Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar
- Peter Wilmshurst, National Health Service, England
- Dietmar Wolfram, University Wisconsin Milwaukee
Conference Program and Publication Committee:
- Anousha Athreya, University California Berkeley
- Adam Craig, Hong Kong Baptist University
- Daniela D'Auria, University Bozen-Bolzano Italy
- Gary Glesener, Virginia Tech University
- Carl Taswell, University California San Diego
- Koby Taswell, University California Davis
- Chengcui Zhang, University Alabama Birmingham