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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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How beneficial is speaking at non-academic conferences to future computer science career?

How beneficial is speaking (or holding a workshop) at non-academic software development conferences (like PyCon, Strange Loop or LambdaConf) to future computer science career (applying to PhD and ...
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Given a downloaded PDF of a publication, is there any way to detect if it's a journal or conference paper?

I have some downloaded papers and I am going to store journals and conferences in separate folders. My problem is that by having a simple look at the PDF file, I cannot detect if that paper is journal ...
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What are the benefits of a poster award?

What are the benefits of poster awards? Is being awarded at a conference really useful for one's career (e.g. when applying for a PhD or a job) or is it just scene? In other words: Can I say that ...
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Is Scimago a good way to rank conference impact?

I have seen that the Scimago Journal Rank make a rank of journals that cover different topics and classified them into quartiles. For what I know conferences also made their proceedings books, but I ...
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Should I rewrite completely an extended paper?

If I submitted a paper on a conference, and now a special journal about that conference has asked for submit extended versions of our previous work; I was wondering if I should rewrite completely the ...
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Does “submitted to Thomson Reuters” mean that a publication will actually be indexed?

I have seen a few conferences that state on the call for submissions that the conference will be "submitted for indexing in Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)." ...
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Is there a non-scientific related activity for students in a conference?

The research group that I am associated with organizes a conference that will take place next month. One of the students asked if there is something that he can volunteer and help in the ...
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How long should I wait for an IEEE conference proceeding?

I have an accepted paper in TrustCom 2014. The conference was held several months ago. However I could not find any information regarding the proceedings. They do not answer email. Is it normal? In ...
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How lenient are conferences in accepting and reviewing lately submitted poster presentation abstracts?

There is a conference that my advisor suggested that I attend and present at, but unfortunately as this was just suggested today, I missed the abstract submission deadline by about a week. I know ...
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Can I submit a conference abstract that duplicates a submitted paper?

I have a paper already submitted to a journal. Now, I want to try and submit an abstract to International Congress of Mathematicians 2014. The abstract basically contains the same thought and spirit ...
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What can I do to be able to understand conference presentations?

(I wish to remain anonymous, so I've omitted many details here. If those details make this question unanswerable, please don't hesitate to vote it down or close it.) I've been a PhD student in ...
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What to do if I can't get a visa to attend a conference that accepted my paper?

My work got accepted into a very good category in a very good conference in my field. Due to complicated visa issues it will be very hard for me to attend that conference. If I don't attend the ...
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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 ...
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How to tell my supervisor that I have severe phobia of flying?

The phobia of flying is discouraging me to travel for conferences, although quite a number of them are very good opportunities for me to "market" the researches of our lab and of mine. Apparently, I ...
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What do I do if my results are not ready before a conference?

My supervisor encouraged me to apply for a conference presentation, as he had funding for me to go. The problem was that I had no results at the time, since the conference date was six months after ...
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To what extent does the location of a conference impact the number of submissions?

Some conferences take place in locations that are considered to be more attractive than others to most people (e.g. UIST 2014 @ Hawaii). Some can be more easily accessible than others. Etc. Is there ...
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How to decide whether to publish your paper in conference proceedings, as a journal article, or as a book chapter?

I thought that this simple question has been already asked here on Academia, but it seems to that it did not happen (or, I was not able to find it). So, I will ask it. You have accomplished some good ...
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reuse of text between publications (CS)

This probably depends on field, but in Computer Science it is common for people to publish similar material in workshops, then conferences, then journals. Each time it is acceptable to reuse some ...
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Can a new paper be published with only slight modifications to a published paper?

I have seen that some researchers in my field, that is Computer Science, do this: They publish a paper, for example titled "The use of the Fourier transform for problem X". The paper gets accepted. ...
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Can you list a “last-minute” invited talk on your CV?

A session at an annual professional society meeting that I regularly help to organize includes an "invited" talk to anchor the session. Some years, the invited speaker is unable to attend the meeting (...
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How should I facilitate a panel discussion?

I've been asked to facilitate a panel discussion at a conference I'm presenting a paper at in a few weeks, and I'm thrilled at the idea, but I really have no idea what to do. I've never facilitated a ...
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Using Tech. Reports to 'protect' IP before presenting unpublished work in a conference

The question is in the title, really. It is similar to other questions, such as: How much information should I divulge about on-going unpublished research at a conference? However, I am wondering if ...
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What is reasonable expenditure on meals during a conference?

I am currently at a conference in the US and I will be reimbursed by my adviser. I was wondering what is a reasonable per diem spending for meals? Of course I could ask my adviser directly, but I ...
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How should I introduce myself (a graduate student) at a conference?

I am a fifth year pure mathematics graduate student; I'm currently on the academic job market. I'm traveling to a few conferences this semester and I believe that I should take this opportunity to ...
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Is it acceptable to submit more than one papers to a conference?

I am an undergraduate and am new to paper writing. I have been writing papers with professor A at another university since I was in high school. We are writing a paper together for an upcoming ...
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Is participating in professional meetings helpful from a CV point of view?

My professional society (a physical sciences one), arrange an annual meeting where almost 10,000 people attend and almost one third of them present. The benefits of participating are overwhelming, but ...
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I have two papers in an up-coming conference. Is it appropriate to cite one in another?

I had two papers approved for a workshop in a IEEE conference and I'm going to send the camera-ready version soon. Is it OK to have one paper cite the other? If it's OK, do I have to reference the ...
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Good idea to name the keynote speaker of a local conference at which my paper was accepted to be presented?

I am applying to doctoral programs in the US, and I am wondering: Is it advisable to name the keynote speaker of the local conference where I presented a paper recently? The keynote speaker is a ...
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Can I publish a paper that doesn't have a specific question to answer?

I have created a new data structure, and I intend to submit a paper about it to an ACM conference later this year. However, in writing the paper, I realize there is no specific "question" the research ...
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In reviewing papers for journals or conferences, what should one do if one is not fully knowledgeable in the specific area the paper addresses?

This is a question from a newbie doing reviews for journals/conference papers. What should one do if they are among the panel of reviewers for papers for a specific journal / conference, and you get ...
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Should an abstract make an argument about why an experiment is important?

I am submitting my first academic paper (in computer science). It is a short paper for a conference. In my abstract, I state what my empirical research uncovers. Is it appropriate to then explain why ...
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Where should I look to see if any funding is available for an industry-based research to attend and present at academic conference?

I am an industry-based researcher, which means that that I am not attached to any university or school. The research I do is basic and sector-based and some of them (as pointed out to me in this forum)...
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Should I dress up for conference banquet/gala dinner?

I am thinking about what should I bring to the conference. Normally, will people dress up (like full suit) for the dinner? p.s. I am in CS domain.
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Is there a single website where one can get to know about all upcoming international conferences? [duplicate]

It's very important for a research professional (such as a Statistician) who needs to work on multidisciplinary fields to attend international conferences and see what's going around in the field of ...
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What is “ companion proceedings” in a conference?

“All Web Science track papers will be published in the companion proceedings of the WWW conference." (http://www.www2015.it/call-for-web-science-track/) What does " companion proceedings" mean? What ...
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What is the meaning of signs and numbers appearing in scoring system of AAAI?

I've received the reviewer reports for a paper I submitted to AAAI (the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence). I found their scoring method a bit confusing and I would like some ...
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Should you respond to a call-for-papers rejection email?

This question is related but I don't think it is a duplicate. I recently sent the abstract of my first paper to a call-for-papers for a conference. I received an email thanking me for the submission ...
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Can a conference paper be an extended version of a previous conference paper? Will it face copyright issues?

I am currently reviewing a conference paper, which I found is just extended version of a previous conference paper. I have heard that a journal paper can be a new version of a conference paper with ...
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What should be included on the title page of a conference presentation

I am preparing slides for a conference. And I struggled (a bit) for what to put on the title page. I know the paper title is a must, maybe the conference name, place, date. How about authors and ...
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How to detail conference presentation of my work that was given by someone else on CV?

Recently some work of mine was presented at a prestigious conference by the second author on the forthcoming journal article. On the write-up submitted to the conference I was listed as first author, ...
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In a conference, when will the decision of best paper (or other award) be made?

I am just curious, do they make the decision before the conference? Or do they watch the presentation of potential candidates first and then make the decision?
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Should a speaker attend a conference where he/she is required to pay their own registration fee?

I have been accepted to present a paper at a conference in a recognised university. There is no doubt about the 'legitimacy' or public standing of this university as it is recognised worldwide. In ...
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Should I list conferences I attended on my CV?

I am a PhD student in mathematics, and I noticed that on my peers' CV's, they often list conferences they attended. It seems as if they just attended these conferences, they did not help organize, nor ...
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Is it possible for a conference not to be published?

I was quoting a paper from the ICLR 13 and noticed that I could not find any information about the publishing of the conference. So far I have only seen proceedings which published the papers of the ...
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To publish or not to publish a paper in an ERA “type C” conference?

I have been researching a topic in Computer Science for several years now. The topic was interesting, but while I managed to get some conclusive results, I was not completely happy about them. It was ...
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How to reduce a paper's size for a page limited conference?

This is a usual problem of mine, I have a page limited conference (usually 8) and my paper is 15 pages long, or in a less dramatic case 10. How do you go about taking stuff off the paper. Do you have ...
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Should conference papers be counted as publications? [duplicate]

Is there a consensus as to whether or not conference papers are counted as publications? I know that if something is a journal paper then that thing is tacitly understood as a publication, but is the ...
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Is it worth registering for an innovations in medicine conference, being a CE student?

I'm attending an "Innovations in medicine" conference but the registration fee is a bit high, I am a computer engineering student and the conference will have various technological topics. Do you ...
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Are replies from editors automatically generated?

I never reply to editor's and conference organizers' mails, since I somehow always thought that they are automatically generated and replying just to thank would be considered as spamming, since they ...
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What are the key features of a short (15 min) conference presentation?

I am preparing to give a conference presentation from scratch. What is an effective ratio of introduction / methods / results / conclusion slides? How can I balance the details of research without ...