Types of Sponsorship

There exist two main types of sponsorship of conferences:

1. Financial (co-)sponsorship

2. Technical co-sponsorship

Financial sponsorship or co-sponsorship

In this case, the IEEE CIS is involved in the conference's technical, financial, publicity and administrative aspects. Two cases are possible:

  • Sole Sponsorship

Sole sponsorship indicates full and sole CIS involvement in the conference. The CIS accepts complete responsibility for the conference's technical, financial, publicity and administrative aspects.

  • Co-Sponsorship

Co-Sponsorship indicates a shared involvement between the CIS and other entities. These entities are other IEEE Organizational Unit(s) and/or other "Not-for-Profit" non-IEEE organizations.

It indicates a shared and significant involvement in the technical, financial, publicity and administrative areas of the conference. The relationship between sponsoring organizations must be explicitly defined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Technical Co-Sponsorship

Technical Co-Sponsorship indicates direct and substantial involvement by the IEEE CIS solely in the organization of the technical program of the conferences. The CIS has no financial involvement in the conference. Technical co-sponsorship may or may not include proceedings acquisition for IEEE Xplore.

An interval of one month from CIS flagship conferences ((i.e., IEEE WCCI, IEEE SSCI, IJCNN, FUZZ-IEEE and IEEE CEC) is expected.

Conferences with approved technical co-sponsorship will be charged a fee of $1,450 plus $22 per paper sent to IEEE Xplore to compensate for the technical co-sponsorship.

CIS technical co-sponsorship enables the organizers to obtain the announcement of their conference in the monthly CIS newsletter, in the CIS magazine conference calendar and on the CIS website. They also obtain the right to use the CIS blog and to add the IEEE CIS logo to all conference publications and promotional materials. The IEEE name may not be used in the conference title.

As a condition of approved technical co-sponsored and financially sponsored conferences, IEEE CIS will make available IEEE CIS membership forms and promotional material regarding IEEE CIS publications and activities to the general chair and ask that they include this material in all registration packages for conference attendees