Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I get to Orlando?

Answer: Orlando is reached directly by the Orlando International Airport (MCO). Lake Nona, the location of the UF Research & Academic Center (UFRAC) for the conference is only a 15 min. ride/drive from Orlando international airport. You can take an Uber or taxi to the hotel or rent a car for your visit, if preferred. Please see the MCO website for additional information.

Q: What about COVID-19?

Answer: Your health is important to us! The conference will be held in a hybrid manner in compliance with the current COVID-19 regulations. Please note that wearing masks is WELCOME in all university buildings, including the UFRAC facility.

Further information in this regard can be accessed here.

Q: Do I have access to the Internet when I am on-site?

Answer: Yes, of course! You can use Eduroam with your university credentials or the free and open available Hotspots!

Q: How many stages of review are there for this conference and what does acceptance mean at each stage?

Answer:  There will be two stages of screening of submissions, including abstracts and full papers. Acceptance of an abstract means you can submit a full paper. Acceptance of a full paper means publication in the proceedings, providing that the author or a co-author attends the meeting and presents the paper.

Q: “Does the conference use a blind review process (i.e., de-identified full paper submissions for review)?

Answer: No. All author names should appear on the first page of any submission, according to the IEEE template.

Q: Are you aware that there is a similarly named conference posted on the web with the same acronym (“ICHMS”) and similar dates?

Answer: Yes, we are aware of this situation, which is unfortunately not uncommon in today’s competitive conference landscape. The other meeting is being hosted by the World Academy of Science Engineering & Technology (WASET). This meeting is not the original IEEE-sponsored ICHMS meeting. Any and all information pertaining to the original IEEE meeting series will only be hosted at: