[EDIT (2016-11-11) based on a comment]
I have been invited as a reviewer for the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2016, on image processing, in a broad domain sometimes associated to computer science). The ancient system was based on ticked keywords (by benevolent reviewers) in a list (and on the area chairs' expertise).
The novel system is called TPMS. It is based on the paper Toronto Paper Matching System: An automated paper-reviewer assignment system. It uses a machine learning ("statistical matching") technique based on a sample of the reviewer's publications. It has also been used for CVPR 2016 (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference).
- Has the TPMS system been successfully deployed?
- Do reviewers or editors have a quantitative evaluation of the efficiency of such systems?