It means you get a discount when you register by the early date.
Yes. However, if production deadlines permit, and at the discretion and approval of the editors, manuscripts submitted after the early bird deadline may also be accepted. However, don't depend on it.
No. A/P programs and A/P tours are for spouses, children, girlfriends, boyfriends, and such accompanying persons who are not authors or coauthors.
No. If an author does sign up as an accompanying person, he/she will have to pay make-up fees to bring their registration up to the regular/student registration rate.
Two. In addition, the registrant must be an author/coauthor in each paper. So for instance, three coauthors may submit up to six manuscripts if they are authors/coauthors on at least two each. In such case, there will need to be three people registering.
No worries. If you have underpaid, you can pay additional fees using the "make-up fees" option in the store. If you have overpaid, ISEC will refund you the excess amount.
By selecting the appropriate categories from the pull-down menus during the registration process.
Accompanying person (A/P) registration includes only lunches and coffee breaks, reception, and A/P tours during the main conference. They are not allowed to attend the technical sessions. Further, they are are eligible to attend the dinner banquet and technical tour upon the payment of additional fees.
No. Authors receive copy edited proofs only under the following circumstances:
i. If the copyeditors require the authors to revise the manuscript for any reason.
Generally, no. The exception is only when authors are sent manuscripts for revisions by the copy editors. Also see the answer to the previous question above.
Refunds are processed per the return policy. See the return policy under the Registration page
Yes. Provided you advise us of the name and other contact details of that person.