There are so many conference announcements that use the phrase
the topics of interests include but are not limited to
I honestly cannot understand why such phrase is used. The announcment already lists more than 20 topics and then declares that the topics are not limited to the listed ones. I have two questions related to this issue:
- Why lot of topics are listed if they do not limit the topics of submissions?
- Does listing these topics mean that the submissions about listed topics are given higher priority?