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An academic gathering for researchers, scientists, engineers, etc. to present and discuss their work and mutual academic interests.

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reviewing other articles for a conference

I have been appointed to take part in reviewing papers for a conference. At the beginning I received an email in which the program chair told me to mark my fields of expertise, so I did that. After a ...
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What is the appropriate mechanism for finding administrative support for a conference?

We're organizing a conference and I currently don't have administrative support to process our income and receipts. I don't have a personal admin and I curious about the best and polite way to find ...
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Why conferences are the main venue for CS research?

Based on @JeffE's suggestion here, I see many CS researchers care mostly about conferences deadlines. Even when they want to read papers, usually they check the recent proceedings of different ...
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Half good and some not good results in a research paper?

I have made some research about a computer science topic. The initial idea seemed good, but when I implement the idea; this works in some cases and in some others it does not bring conclusive results. ...
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Official abbreviations for CS conferences

Some journals like to abbreviate journal names in the papers they publish, and the AMS maintains a list of abbreviated journal names for those who need them. Is there a similar resource for ...
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Is there any difference between journals and conferences which charge money vs those which don't?

Some journals and conferences charge money before/after paper acceptance, similarly there are some which don't (like Open Access Journals). Does money matter in judging such journals/conferences ...
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How do journals and conferences verify if the results in paper are genuine

Most of the conferences and journals doesn't ask for code to be submitted along with the paper. How common is it to detect fake or incomplete results in such conference/journal review ? In my field of ...
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How did conferences “work” before the e-mail era?

Some friends and I were discussing a certain conference that has a "rebuttal" phase, in which the authors can see the reviews and reply to them. We realized that this rebuttal phase probably couldn't ...
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How to know if these congresses (i.e. organized by ISCA) are good?

One of my colleages has published a couple of papers in the CS congresses organized by: http://www.isca-hq.org/ For what I saw that the papers that got accepted in their conferences, are indexed in ...
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Going to conferences: all the research team members together or everyone alone?

I have been discussing with friends and colleagues about the strategy to use to decide, in a research group, who has to go to a conference and with who. The issue is: if someone in the research group ...
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Why do PhD students volunteer at conferences?

Other than the possibility of waiving registration fees, What is the objective of graduate students volunteering at conferences? For instance, I am considering volunteering at IJCAI these days and ...
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What's the expected level of paper for top conferences in Computer Science [on hold]

What's the expected level of paper to be submitted to top level conferences in theoretical computer science (FOCS/SODA/STOC)? I think there should be four main concern: Is it a novel results? How ...
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Final round of reviewing for a Program Committee

I've been recently involved in a Program Committee, and I was wondering what exactly was expected of the PC members from the PC Chair. Once all the reviews have been collected, are the reviewers ...
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My paper was accepted in Springer International Conference and National conference. What to do? [duplicate]

We had prepared the paper and applied for National Conference. After some days came to know about the International Conference and improved the paper and applied for it. After a month we got an accept ...
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What do I need to ensure my presentation will go smoothly?

From a technical stand point, what do I need to show up to a conference with (in general) to ensure that my presentation will go smoothly? Two things I can think of: Presentation remote Equipment ...
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Publishing a conference version of a journal paper at the same time ? (copyright issues) [duplicate]

This may be a question repeated many times, but I want to know your opinion. I submitted a journal paper for an algorithm (Computer Science). Fearing that the review process take too long, I decided ...
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Is there any world-wide ranking of conferences/journals?

I know it's rather difficult to establish a ranking of publications, especially because the ones in charge of establishing values for venues might be biased by their field, and several other aspects. ...
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Are contributions to conference proceedings considered to be “archival” publications?

While technical papers are generally considered to be "non-archival" and journal papers "archival", I couldn't find a clear statement about papers that appear in conference proceedings. Does it matter ...
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How do I remove myself from academic mailing lists?

When I was a grad student, I participated in a bunch of conferences, and sent papers to journals and the like. But now I'm no longer in academia. I've been out for more than three years, and I still ...
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How useful are professional society memberships?

En route to academia, are professional society memberships useful? So far, I feel like I have been paying ~$100/year for a few societies (with student discounts), just to receive copies of their ...
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Why do some conference have an “abstract submission” before the “paper submission”?

I noticed that some conference have different deadline for paper submission: an "abstract" submission deadline, before the usual "paper" submission deadline. For example, on the International ...
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What will happen to my paper if the status of the accepted paper is “AAR” in a IEEE conference

I have been notified by IEEE organizing committee that my paper has been accepted by for their conference and requested to register. and the status of the paper is AAR . Please see below quotation. I ...
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Publishing Same Research Paper on a National Conference as well as International IEEE conference

I submitted my final year research paper for a national level conference as well as international level IEEE conference. I was notified that my research paper has been accepted for the national level ...
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How does the acceptance rate affect papers decisions?

Some conferences do maintain a percentage for the number of accepted papers to the total number of submissions. Does this mean some good papers will be inevitably rejected just to maintain the ...
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How exactly does a conference abstract differ from an article abstract?

I am currently taking a brief course in Technical/Academic Writing. At one point, in passing, the lecturer (who's a researcher in linguistics himself) mentioned that one should not confuse a ...
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Submitting the same paper to more than one conference in economics [duplicate]

I am aware of the post relating to this topic here. However, it doesn't say anything for the paper relating to the economics. I would be glad if seasoned econ colleagues could clear out the confusion ...
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How to get a PC member's attention to comment on or review my submission?

I have submitted a thesis abstract to PhD consortium and my submission was accepted. I just noticed that one of the program committee is well known professor on my thesis area. Actually, many of the ...
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Having a low tier publication as an undergraduate student?

Is a good thing for an undergraduate student to publish in a low-tier conference as first author ? Or should the student avoid from such places and only publish in atleast reputable places ? If it is ...
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Conference sponsored by a top conference?

How related two conferences are if B is sponsored by A? If A is a top conference, does this make B a worth-trusting conference also? For example, SIGCOMM is a top conference in computer networks & ...
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“Looking for a postdoc” ad inside a conference talk?

I got my PhD one year ago; I am looking for a position (e.g., postdoc). I am going to a fairly attended conference, and was pondering about how to make audience aware that I am on the market. An ...
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Why do some reviewers mention their decision explicitly?

Recently, some of the reviews I received mentioned their decision at the end of the review (i.e. 'I recommend acceptance of the paper'), while others do not have such statements. What is the point ...
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Is checking the format of a paper an expected part of the reviewing process?

I have some papers to review and I am wondering whether I should do an in-depth inspection over the whole paper format? I see nothing major but there might be some tiny format errors here and there.. ...
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Business cards for graduate students

It's come up in our lab that we should probably have business cards for when we attend conferences, however, we've been given very little guidance for what is appropriate for a graduate student. Some ...
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Publishing the same results at multiple conferences

I presented my psychology thesis at an undergraduate conference, an international conference in France, and am now interested in submitting it to be presented at the 2013 APA conference in Hawaii. ...
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Extending a result submitted to a conference before acceptance/rejection notification

I recently submitted a paper to a conference whose notification of acceptance/rejection is due to 3 months from now. However I realize that I can extend my results in such a way that it gets much more ...
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When and how do I start writing a conference paper?

In some areas, like Computer Science, peer reviewed conference are as important as Journal Papers. Unlike most Journals, Conferences have hard deadlines to submit the papers as well as page limits. ...
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What are the responsibilities of a Program vs. General Conference Chair?

What are the responsibilities of a conference's program chair versus its general chair? Computer science conferences like STOC and FOCS list separate program and general chairs. A guess would be that ...
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In conference review process, what do “author response” and “author notification” mean?

I just visited a conference website where organizers, for the submitted paper review process, listed a date for paper submission, a date for "author response", and another date for "author ...
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How should I credit co-authors of a paper in conference proceedings I prepared myself?

Suppose I've done some research as part of a (small) group, and this research has been published as a paper with all group members listed as co-authors. Then I go to give a presentation on this ...
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How appropriate is to make multiple submissions of research findings to same venue/conference?

Assuming the following scenario: Person A is a recognized senior researcher, and Person B is an enthusiastic junior researcher. Both of them have been working more or less equally on a research ...
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Making time to catch up with people at a conference

I am attending a number of short (two and three day) conferences this fall. In the past I have scheduled meetings (e.g., time to chat and catch up over meals and coffee breaks) with people prior to ...
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What are some general good principles for creating a poster for a poster session?

Should one create slides similar to those that one uses in a good powerpoint presentation? Or are there things that a poster should include that a powerpoint should not include? (and vice versa)
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How does one maintain academic contacts?

How do you stay in touch with researchers whom you meet at conferences? My intention is to stay in touch for possible collaborations and job opportunities. Usually I meet people, we talk and I send ...
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What are refereed and non-refereed journals?

What does it mean by publication in refereed and non-refereed journals? Are these terms applicable to conference papers too? Is there any relationship with peer-review?
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When does one go for an invited paper?

I have little understanding about invited papers, but as far as I know, I think these are non-peer-reviewed papers presented at a conference. Now why and when does one go for an invited paper? Is it ...
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Publication sponsorship for research conducted elsewhere

Do universities sponsor a student's conference travel and publication costs if the research on the paper has been done elsewhere? For example, a student may have published a paper during a master's at ...
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How much information should I divulge about on-going unpublished research at a conference?

I'm developing a paper right now based upon some of my preliminary results, and I'm attending several conferences to present and get some feedback on my results from other experts in my field. A ...
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When should conferences precirculate papers?

I have been to a few conferences that worked based on precirculated papers. That is, everyone submits their papers in advance and the assumption is that conference goers who come to a given talk have ...
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Different types of conference publications

Consider a conference publishing papers related to any EC/CS engineering field. What is the exact difference between different types of papers published in such a conference, i.e., main conference ...
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Publishing policies for conference papers

I got two papers accepted and I am just wondering how to know their policy towards publishing my papers also on CoRR. is it fine to publish the same paper in CoRR and in the conference?