I recently received the reviewers' feedback for my paper and I need to respond them in their questions in the rebuttal phase. One reviewer (who also gave me a weak reject) mentioned that one of my references infringes the blind-review policy of the conference.
Well, I cited my paper Y, which is recently accepted in the upcoming conference X, without using my name, but I mentioned the name of the paper and the conference as well. I was confident that the final notifications would be announced before the conference X takes place, however, i didn't consider the fact that conferences would announce their accepted papers on their website 1-2 months prior to the conference! :D
I think the reviewer tried to investigate further and went to the program of that conference and searched for paper Y to find the name of the authors!
I do not know what to respond regarding this comment to avoid my paper from being rejected by the PC and also to satisfy the reviewer's concern?!