I am a 1st year computer science PhD student. I recently submitted a paper to a large conference LBW that was rejected (with fair comments), I re submitted with changes to a smaller conference short paper track but it’s was also rejected (not as fair comments imo). However, they have accepted it as a poster where I would need to condense the paper from 6 pages to 3. The paper would still be included in the proceedings.
I am a bit conflicted on what to do, this would be my first publication. A few academic staff are telling me it wont be worth it as poster publications are the lowest peer reviewed paper and during COVID it is unlikely the conference will be in person (but not impossible as it is still 6 months away).
I would like to publish but is it worth looking for a different conference instead? I would also need to re submit the smaller paper in a few days.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.