I received a paper reject for a full paper (10 pages) submission in one of the top conferences in CS (distributed systems). I agree with some of the critical remarks, but we felt they should be considered as "extensions" of the work rather than deficiencies in our work. I also felt that the reviewers were not as familiar with this new reasearch area (always seems like the case!). I was planning to extend the work and look for another conference 2-3 months down the road.
Meanwhile, the same conference has started a poster track and "invited" us to submit a poster paper (3 pages) for the same. I am debating whether and how to go about it. I used to be under an impression that posters are "less" important than paper talks, but after reading this (How important are poster sessions in conferences?), and discussing with colleagues, I feel this could be a good opportunity to discuss with the research community, polish the work and then extend the work (with new / existing remarks) and submit for a journal. Extending a full conference paper into a journal is reasonably common practice in our lab, especially for papers that go in thesis.
Considering I have plans to publish a longer paper eventually, how should I go about preparing this 3-page (IEEE 2-column) "poster paper"? Shall I keep it more textual and keep the model / results in the poster? Or put the model with preliminary results in paper and all extra material in poster?
I checked with the conference that this 3 page paper gets published and not the poster. Any general guidance?