“All Web Science track papers will be published in the companion proceedings of the WWW conference." (http://www.www2015.it/call-for-web-science-track/) What does " companion proceedings" mean? What are the differences of it with the main proceedings?


There's no major difference between "main" proceedings and "companion" proceedings. It just means that there will be a proceedings volume that collects the papers. Perhaps the only possible item might be that it's not a dedicated series—it might be a special journal issue that serves as a proceedings volume.

| improve this answer | |
  • For a conference, can I say the quality of papers published in "main" proceedings > "companion" proceedings >> workshops? ( > for better quality and higher influential ; >> much better quality) – Tyler傲来国主 Nov 3 '14 at 17:48

Often a "main" proceedings collects the papers from the main conference tracks and "companion" proceedings collects the papers of satellite events, such as workshops and such things.

In some cases, only the "main" proceedings is considered as a publication (in Computer Science, at least) and the "companion" proceedings is not.

| improve this answer | |
  • What does it mean if those one are not considered as publication? They don't be publically released and no copyright thing? – Tyler傲来国主 Nov 14 '14 at 8:25
  • @Tyler: maybe they appear as a technical report, not something published by a recognised publisher. – Dave Clarke Nov 14 '14 at 9:13

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.