We expect your first publication to be accepted within 24 months after the beginning of your work. This can be any publication that conforms to the specifics given below. In particular, your first publication is independent from the A-level publication referred to in Quality Gates 3 and 5. Formal clearance will be given by your professor and by your supervisor.
Prior to this, the conference/journal must be agreed upon and your paper needs to pass an internal review. Your first publication shall be accepted at an adequate publication venue, which can be either a renowned conference or journal, a highly recognised workshop, or a doctoral symposium. In any case, the following requirements are obligatory:
- Four pages or more in A4 or letter format
- Properly published (ACM, IEEE, Springer, etc.)
- Significant contribution, if co-authored