TPC members and reviewers are asked to indicate if they believe that they have been assigned a paper for which there exists a possible conflict of interest. The aim is to ensure that a submission will not be assigned to a TPC member with a potential conflict of interest, either for handling or for review. The definition of what constitutes a conflict of interest is as follows:
- An author of the paper has had the TPC member / reviewer either as a Masters or PhD thesis supervisor or else, as a Masters/Ph.D. student (past or current).
- An author of the paper and the TPC member / reviewer belong to the same institution.
- An author of the paper and the TPC member / reviewer are co-authors of a document that in the 12 months preceding the planned ISIT submission, has either appeared in print or else has been made available to the public online, for example, by placing the document on arXiv.
Only the 3 criteria listed above (one or more) may be used to indicate a conflict of interest.