I submitted a paper to an engineering / CS related conference. After several weeks of reviews, a list of accepted papers was published today. However, the notification will be sent out 10 days later, according to their website.
I saw that my paper was accepted since it is included in the aforementioned list. I was not explicitly notified, just the list was put online. I have not received any reviews, yet.
There are several conferences that publish their list of accepted papers before notifications are sent out.
What is the reason for this? The decision must already be fixed, otherwise there would not be a list of accepted papers. But why are the reviews not sent out, yet? Is the list commonly subjected to change? I would be happy if someone (program committee, chairs, etc.) could shed some light onto this, since I am quite interested in the background of this accepted-paper-list.
EDIT: More details regarding this conference.
ACM/IEEE DAC accepted papers: https://dac.com/2018/accepted-papers
They give a short explanation under "What is the DAC research manuscript timeline?": https://dac.com/submission-categories/research-manuscript#questions
The second week in February: A list of accepted manuscripts will be posted on the DAC website.
February 20: Accept/reject notices and confirmation forms will be emailed to authors.
Thus, this seems to be intentional and no notification email got lost. The same was done by the IEEE HOST this year, the accepted paper list was online many days before the notifications were sent out.
EDIT2: I just received the notification. The list of accepted papers was not updated as far as I see.