What does it mean when a submission is withdrawn?
Prior to the reviewing stage, a submission can have one of three statuses:
- Submitted: the required fields have been completed and the submission is ready for review.
- Pending: where the submission has not yet been completed i.e. there are required fields still to complete.
- Withdrawn: where the submission is no longer to be considered for the conference.
A submission can be marked as withdrawn for various reasons.
- One or more of the authors may have decided that they no longer wish to be included in the conference or considered for review.
- A member of the organising committee may have withdrawn the submission on behalf of the authors.
- Authors may mistakenly enter the same submission twice, and so withdraw the duplicate.
You can view the steps to withdraw a submission here. Once withdrawn, a submission can be re-inserted by the authors up until the submission deadline. After this point, only administrators can re-insert the submission.
Note: withdrawing a submission is not the same as deleting a submission. A deleted submission cannot be recovered, while withdrawn submissions remain in the system and cannot be edited without being 're-inserted' or having the withdrawn status reversed.