I'm going to apply to a graduate program which asks me to declare my conference presentations in my CV.

I have 9 proceeding papers, 8 of which are presented by myself, and I have another section in my CV, called "publications", in which the papers are meticulously cited.

Now, I am thinking of the best approach to mentioning my presentations, which can be some references to the publications section of the CV without rewriting complete information of each paper (such as its title, venue, etc.) as the following:


9 - Me, et al., "the title 9", venue, pp., 20XX,

8 - Me, et al., "the title 8", venue, pp., 20XX,

. . .

1 - Me, et al., "the title 1", venue, pp., 20XX,


Sept. 20XX - Presenter of the 9th Proceeding Paper, venue 9,

Sept. 20XX - Presenter of the 7th Proceeding Paper, venue 7,

. . .

Sept. 20XX - Presenter of the 1st Proceeding Paper, venue 1,

I'm wondering whether this kind of referring is the etiquette and is kinda professional or I better rewrite information of all papers again.

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    Have you considered looking at what people who are attending the program do on their CVs?
    – Dawn
    Sep 16, 2017 at 3:24
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    My experience is that paper presentations are not reported separately on a CV. More distinguished presentations, like invited talks or keynotes, would be listed under a section called something like "Invited Talks"
    – David
    Sep 16, 2017 at 3:37
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    @Dawn: Unfortunately, I couldn't find any sort of related CVs.
    – user41207
    Sep 16, 2017 at 3:56
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    @David: As I explicitly stated: I've been asked to do so.
    – user41207
    Sep 16, 2017 at 3:57
  • What field is this (I guess CS?)? Do you have any publications that are not proceeding papers or any presentations without a proceeding paper?
    – user64845
    Sep 17, 2017 at 17:20

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I would try to avoid having the same information twice or referring to another section in your CV, that makes it complicated to read.

What I would do, but this is of course something subjective, is having one section for "journal papers", one for "conference papers", depending on your field they might be worth as much as journal papers, if that's the case then just one section, for example "peer reviewed articles". And one for "oral contributions including conference papers". I guess there's a better name for that but I would put the presentation and the paper into one entry:

How to write a CV

DSVA, Some else, another person

presented at some conference, 01.01.1971, the internet

published in: Me, et al., "the title 1", venue, pp., 20XX,

If the authors are the same I would leave out the second line.

The alternative would be just adding the information about the talk to the paper section by adding:

Presented by DSVA in an oral communication at some conference, date

Since the conference paper and the presentation seem to be very tied together this would make a lot of sense.

  • Thanks. I think "the alternative" is so compact and effective.
    – user41207
    Sep 17, 2017 at 21:54

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