Originally Posted by tckrockz
machan can u please explain a bit if u can...
White Papers, Conference papers are somewhat different in their main purposes machang.
But as a whole all those kinda papers are the references for a research...
As an example these days I'm writing a paper in "Privacy Enhancement Techniques - Online perspective"
So I have to read a lot of research papers, white papers, conf papers to get an idea about the subject.
Only professionals write those kinda papers. I mean.. anybody can write. But can't publish on the databases which I've mentioned.
IEEE, ScienceDirect, Compendex, ACM are really good databases which has almost all the conference papers in the world written through out the history.
So when you do a University Degree or maybe some Post Graduate studies, you need to find out and read lots and lots of research papers.
But the problem is you need to pay a huge amount of money to access those professional databases
Hope you got a rough idea machang?