Questions tagged [conference]
An academic gathering for researchers, scientists, engineers, etc. to present and discuss their work and mutual academic interests.
How to ask dumb questions
I am having trouble asking questions in seminars, conferences, and public talks. As a graduate math student I often fail to keep up with speaker and more mature members of the audience at events like ...
What to do about questions that are designed to embarrass the speaker?
I've attended a lot of seminars and lectures by now, and it's typical for the chair of the seminar to offer audience members a chance to ask questions of the speaker about their work after the ...
Useful strategies for answering "dumb" questions in a talk?
It has often been said that there is no such thing as a dumb question. And yet - perhaps due only to inattention, lack of sleep, or hunger - otherwise brilliant people sometimes manage to ask some ...
Should the slides in a presentation be self-explanatory or be as minimal as possible?
When you do a research presentation, what is usually the focus that you take. Some professors tell me to make the slides as self explanatory as possible, and I quote: Someone should be able to ...
Walk up and talk to random people at academic conferences - is that appropriate?
As a graduate student, I am relatively new to my community. From my point of view, the best approach to get to know new people is randomly walking around and start conversations (with anyone, no ...
Difference between conference paper and journal paper
Many times I heard about papers published in conference. But still I am not able to find the major difference between papers published in a conference and those published in a journal. What is the ...
I was pushed to submit a mediocre paper to a conference. To my surprise it was accepted. How to save face?
I wrote a paper under pressure from my supervisor who gives high importance for publishing. I feel that both the conference and my paper are mediocre. What is done is done. How to distance myself from ...
Is it appropriate to mention that authors refused to provide code samples when asked?
I work in a sub field of computer science. There was a recent paper (2020) that was published in a reputable conference that claimed to achieve state of the art performance on a specific data set. ...
Cannot present paper at conference. Instructor wants to move me to second author
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I am not able to present my paper at a Computer Science conference. Without the presentation the paper will not be published. My instructor has said that she will ...
How to overcome difficulties of social interaction at my first academic conference
In a few days I'll be attending my first academic conference in Spain. I'll be going alone and this never became apparent to me that it might be a problem until I spoke to a few people about their ...
How to warn others about a conference-related scam?
I am organising an upcoming conference and some of our participants were approached by Expo Housing Services, a company claiming - falsely - to be charged with arranging accommodation for our guests. ...
Flying with a poster tube as a hand luggage
I am flying to a conference, in which I am presenting a poster. In principle there might be a problem, as the poster tube: is a second piece of hand luggage, it is longer than the limit allows. ...
What is an extended abstract?
Some conferences ask for an extended abstract. What are the differences among "abstracts," "extended abstracts," and "full papers?"
Software to use for creating posters for academic conferences?
And how much time does it usually take? I'd like to create a poster without having to put too much time into formatting.
What do people usually wear to conferences?
I'm going to my first conference in about a month, where I will be presenting a poster. How do people usually dress for conferences? Do I need to dress more smartly than usual? Is formal dress (e.g. ...
Professor expects me to attend a conference. I can't afford to go,even with 50% funding
I am a first year Ph.D. student. During my master's (which was in a different university), a professor (call him M) and I worked on a paper on banking regulations. Apart from the single idea, all of ...
How do I stay focused during an online conference?
Conference season is coming up and my supervisor signed us both up to a series of conferences that are running over the next few weeks. Having already participated in a couple of them, I kind of know ...
How to concentrate during conference talks where the quality of the presentation is poor?
I have read a lot of tips on how to give a good conference talk: know your audience, give context, don't talk too fast, give your talk a clear structure or story, minimize text on slides, etc. ...
How can I get the most out of conferences?
I recently attended a very large conference in my field (SfN, ~30,000 attendees), and after I got back I was thinking about what I had gained from the trip, and I realized not that much. I listened to ...
Share prize money from conference presentation award with co-authors?
I am a PhD student and I recently won a young scientist award and prize money (~500 USD) at a conference for the "best presentation". I did the majority of the work for the presentation, and I was the ...
Another PhD student is going to present my research
I'm doing a PhD with a professor with serious funding problems. He invited me to prepare a presentation for a conference, making it clear that he wouldn't pay for my travel expenses. I, in turn, ...
Will I destroy my career if I published a paper with a serious mistake?
I'm an undergrad and kind of new to this whole research thing. I've been doing research for the past ~9 months as a requirement to graduate with my bachelor's (there's the research track and software ...
Is it ok to go on a swim with your colleagues while on a conference? [closed]
I'm attending a humanities conference in Italy in early September. Since the weather is supposed to be good and the venue is close to a beach, some coworkers are already planing to go for a swim ...
Leaving a conference immediately after presenting a paper?
I work as a full-time employee in industry. Recently, I've been invited to present at a conference in an area not closely related to my degree. My employer approved me being absent for two-three hours ...
Avoiding "Zoom bombing" in virtual conferences and seminars
With travel restricted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many academics are organizing online seminars and conferences as a substitute for regular in-person university seminars, colloquia, and research ...
How to write abstract for conference when you have no results yet?
This situation is not uncommon; in my case, I have to submit abstract for conference in September by the end of January already. But the problem is I have no results yet. I'm pretty sure that in those ...
Why do we pay to present at conferences?
I recently presented at a conference abroad (my first one), and the entry fee was $50 USD. Now, as this was my first conference, the concept of paying to present at a conference is still a foreign one ...
Can I put an invited talk on my CV if the conference was canceled?
I was invited to give a talk at an important conference, which has now been canceled due to coronavirus. Can I still list the fact that I was invited on my CV, with a parenthetical note? It's not the ...
Found a severe error in a conference paper after presentation but before the proceedings
I am a final year undergraduate student and had worked on a very fundamental project(there is no available literature on this field presently) during my sophomore year. The results obtained were quite ...
Can I submit a paper under an alias so as to avoid trouble in my country?
I have done research on a topic that is very sensitive in my original country. I want to submit a paper to a (well-rated) Computer Science conferences, but I do not want to use my real name or ...
How important are poster sessions in conferences?
Many times I've attended and will attend international conferences presenting a poster in my life. I used to think that this poster works have been considered less important than scientific papers or ...
Better to give a poor/unfinished talk at a conference or cancel it?
Here's my dilemma. I met a post-doc at a conference a while back, and told him about the project I was working on at the time, and he subsequently invited me to give a talk in a session at an upcoming ...
Rebuttal is limited to 500 words, but the reviewers asked almost 20 questions
I have got a rebuttal for the conference and require to respond the questions reviewers asked. However, the response section says "Your response must contain at most 500 words." How can I answer ...
Why don't most academic conferences make their budget publicly available?
I wonder why most academic conferences don't make their budget publicly available. Making budgets publicly available could help explain high conference fees (which attendees often complain about), ...
What should I do if I submitted an article to a predatory journal?
Call it stupidity or bad luck but I am guilty of submitting my research article to a journal which is listed in Beall's List of Predatory Publishers. It is my first article and I don't have much ...
How should I refer to the presence of racial slurs in data presented at a conference talk?
I am preparing a presentation for a mathematical modeling conference soon, involving online discourse which contains racist and other slurs as one of the prominent features under study. The specific ...
What to say in one-minute presentation of a poster in a scientific conference?
The chair person of my poster session has told each participant to make an one-slide presentation with one minute maximum speaking time (known as poster blitz or poster madness). I am wondering what ...
Why are conference papers so important in computer science (CS)?
From my understanding many CS conferences are highly selective and the papers are peer-reviewed. The CS field also seems to publish traditional journal articles. I do not understand the difference ...
My supervisor uses my scientific jokes and metaphors in his talks. What's a healthy way to deal with this?
I'm a PhD student in the US. During my PhD I gave many conference talks, seminars, and presentations at our group meetings. In my talks, I often mention a creative way to phrase a problem, sometimes ...
How important is networking at conferences really?
I'm a final year computer science PhD student and I've been to several conferences so far. My thoughts: Typically I've talked to other PhD students and postdocs about research/ life. But there's ...
How should I control my nervousness, so as not to disturb my presentation on the day of a conference?
My paper is successfully accepted in a very prestigious and reputable conference, to be presented orally in one of the presentation sessions. This is my first time that I am going to give such a talk ...
How many times can you present the same material at different conferences before it becomes stale?
I just finished my PhD in Mathematics and am in between my PhD and postdoc positions. I was very fortunate to have the ability to present my research to seminars and conferences over the last couple ...
Why hold conferences in a resort town?
I have noticed many academic conferences are held in small resort town. Why? Why not held in something like a 4-star hotel in the city center? Attending a conference is a paid job, why should we ...
What to think of zero feedback at a conference
Is it commonplace to give a presentation at a conference and not have anyone ask a single question afterwards? What should one make of such silent feedback?
Asking to not present in a conference on Saturday
I am about to submit a paper to a conference. I just found out that the conference falls in Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Since I am an observant Jew, I don't want to present on Saturday. ...
How to respond to the trivialisation of one’s work and unjustified demands for a considerable extension of the research?
I am a graduate student in engineering whose work includes a lot of programming and implementation of the developed theories. I am not a computer scientist, but I am a fairly skilled programmer, at ...
What should I do now when this conference first sends me an "accept", then a "reject"?
A little while back I had sent one of my works to an ACM conference -just a National level conference. I knew my work was not one of the best they were going to receive, but given the quality of the ...
What is a computer science conference, really?
I understand that in the field of computer science, publishing in a conference is the default, as opposed to other fields where it's normal to publish your research in a journal. But does the word ...
How common is it for a paper to be wrong?
I am a student in computer science and I recently started working on my M.Sc. thesis. Now I am reading a 2011 paper with about 170 citations that was published in a well-known conference. In part of ...
What is the point in publishing a paper in a workshop rather than in a conference?
At first glance seems more interesting to submit your work to a conference, but a lot of people are still interested in workshops. Which is their motivation? I have also heard that to use your new ...