My question is related to the fact that at a specific conference, if a submission is rejected then the reviewers may instead recommend that it be presented as a poster session.
Specifically, consider a paper that has no technical contribution. Rather, assume that it is a superficial survey of the main topics included in a scientific domain, i.e. This new domain should take points A, B, C, etc. into consideration, and some of these points may use technologies D, E, F as solutions. Not much literature surveyed and no results by the author included.
Now, it is my understanding that poster sessions are normally works in progress. My questions therefore are:
- Can weak surveys fit as poster sessions? Is this normal or unheard of?
- Using the case described in paragraph 2 above, have you witnessed papers of the same quality presented as posters at conferences? Most importantly, is this acceptable behaviour?
Thanks in advance.
Edit: In response to the discussion between xLeitix and O.R. Mapper (thank you both, honestly), I believe my use of the word superficial is a little vague. Let's for example take the combination of two large domains: virtualization and the automotive industry. Instead of the author surveying specific works integrating these two techs, let's assume the author takes the following broad and hence superficial approach:
- The author mentions and discusses a few of the major considerations involved in virtualization.
- The author mentions and discusses a few of the major considerations involved in vehicular networks
- The author mentions a few of the major considerations involved in integrating virtualization and vehicular networks together.
- The author ends the paper by discussing how some technologies may address some of the aforementioned issues. The solutions are not in themselves surveyed extensively, but more so:
- "This person did this, that one did that to address X, etc.", without any deep or insightful comparisons.
- "To address this issue type 2 hypervisors may be more useful", no evidence backing this claim.
Very brief, the paper is useful in that it groups together eloquently quite a bit of information, albeit, not in an informative way for the expert, but more so for a person starting their research in a similar domain. Hence, my dilemma; the paper would make a great article in a technical magazine, but not as a conference paper. Perhaps as a poster it would be stimulating and beneficial to the authors and for non-experts interested in the domain (possibly stimulating inter-field synergies etc.).
I have not seen something like this before, but I am not seasoned; hence, why I ask if this is acceptable, or even normal.
Note: The example given is fictional.