Questions tagged [conference]

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

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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?
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Journal publication and acceptance to competitive conferences

My graduate training is in an interdisciplinary field (bioinformatics). I am affiliated both with a genetics department and an interdepartmental program that encompasses everything from genetics to ...
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Is it possible for a student in first year of Ph.D to secure funding for attending conferences?

Note: I'm primarily interested in answers relevant to Computer Science (Theory), but answers in different areas in CS / totally other disciplines are equally welcome. In most (if not all) PhD ...