I finished my master thesis in a high ranking university. The thesis idea is simple and not novel, however the results are higher that the state of art. My supervisor is one of the top in the field. When I asked him to try to publish a paper of my work, he refused and he said the work should be "novel". I am pretty sure that he is addressing TOP conferences and journals only. But, what I think is publish the paper in middle-tier conference or even workshop, so I can boost my profile. Is it possible to submit it without adding his name?
Any ideas or advices?