Peer review is a process in which a scientific paper is evaluated by a group of experts in the same field to make sure it meets the necessary standards for acceptance and publication. IEEE requires peer review for all conference papers before publication.
The conference’s Technical Program Committee, recruited by the Technical Program Chair, collaborates to review and discuss submitted papers. Review occurs during a fixed window of time and all authors are notified of the decision on their paper at the same time. The Technical Program Chair is ultimately responsible for the selection of every accepted paper.
The most common types of peer review are single-blind and double-blind review. In single-blind, the names of the reviewers are not shared with the author but the reviewers are aware of the author’s identity. In double-blind, neither the author nor the reviewers are aware of each others’ identity. In both models, the anonymity of the reviewer ensures that the reviewer can give an honest and impartial evaluation of the paper. Most IEEE publications use the single-blind review format.