I am not a national of India, what is the process to attend this conference?
For non-Indian citizens, we have set a page up to assist you in the process of getting an Indian visa. Also, please take a look at the registration page for information about online payment of registration fees. For further enquiries, please drop a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the portals close on the declared date and time?
There will be no extension for any reason.
What does "pre-submissions" mean? Is it optional or required?
Pre-submissions enable the Technical Papers Committee to plan for reviews in a conflict free manner, while maintaing load balancing. As you saw above, there will be no extension of the paper submission deadline. Therefore you should think of the pre-submissions date as a strongly recommended submission date for both the paper, and at least the abstract. However, this submission is optional.
What time zone does the portal close?
We are going by GMT. Also to note, we do not observe any daylight savings time in India.