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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 can I determine whether a conference is reputable?

I recently received an invitation to a conference and I'm trying to determine how reputable it is. Is there a good way to go about this?
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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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Conferences and journals for network science?

I'd like to learn about the state of the art in network science and which problems researchers are actively working on. In particular, I'm interested in the applications, but the theory is also ...
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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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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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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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Can the publication conference choice affect one's admission to a new academic job?

Sometimes, I have been noticing some postdoc open position announcements that, besides the usual prerequisites (PhD, an excellent CV, programming skills, etc.), asked the candidates to have ...
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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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What to do with a paper with references but no citations?

I just received a paper for review that does not have a single citation (in the text) of its references. I wonder if this is common in other areas non-CS related. Since it is a conference, I don't ...
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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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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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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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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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Author title for ex-student in research paper

I have graduated from a Masters program recently. After graduating, my Masters thesis supervisor and myself decided to write a paper based on my dissertation. I have a question about the format in ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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What is the limit on reimbursement of indirect expenses due to attending conferences (e.g., baby sitting, winter coat, etc.)?

Going to conferences induces some costs on a researcher's personal budget. In all places I know, expenses directly related to travel and accommodation are usually covered (travel, hotels, food), but ...
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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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Can I use abbreviations in the title of a research paper?

Is it a good practice to include an abbreviation in a title of a research paper. for example : PC , IDE , RAM
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How to choose to which conference submit a scientific paper?

Nowadays, in almost every scientific field, there are hundreds of conferences. Many call for papers emails fill our mail boxes. Freedom of choice is great, but, how to choose to which conference send ...
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Changing the title of a research paper before the submission of the camera-ready version

My research paper has been accepted for the IEEE ICCSE conference. I am planning to change the title of the research paper before the submission of the camera-ready version. This would be a slight ...
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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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What are the different roles between a program committee member and reviewer?

Does someone know what are the different roles between a Program Committee (PC) member and Reviewer for conferences (e.g., in the field of machine learning)?
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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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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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How to cite conference contribution that appears later in a Journal Supplement

People from our group attended some important conferences (Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, etc) and sent abstracts that were accepted as posters or talks. Later, the abstract appears in a ...
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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 ...
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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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Can grant money be spent on travel to program committee meetings?

Many research conferences hold an in-person program committee meeting for all of the members of the program committee, where the PC members make the final decisions about which papers to accept or ...
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Are there any mobile application for conference attendees?

I'm currently attending a conference, and considering that (almost) everybody has a smartphone, but not necessarily an Internet access (because of roaming charges), it could be nice to have an ...
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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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Is it fair to organize conferences in beautiful tourist places?

Sometimes I receive some emails to attend scientific conferences organized in beautiful tourist places. For example, recently I got a message for a conference in the wonderful Italian Cinque Terre, ...
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How does one issue a call for papers on military history?

A non-academic group to which I belong holds military history conferences a few times a year. We've discussed seeking presentations from graduate students, but we're unsure of the process. So, I have ...
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Is there any level or tiers in conferences or all conferences are of same level?

Is there any tiers or levels for conferences? and if yes on which basis people and authors can decide that a particular conference is of Tier 1 and another one is Tier 2 ?
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Under what circumstances can one republish a conference paper/presentation?

For conferences that "peer review" and "publish" full papers, when, if ever, can you resubmit essentially unchanged versions for publication in a peer reviewed journal? In my field, when conference ...
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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 ...
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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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Conference management software (preferably open source) with custom fields

I've been told to set up software to organize a workshop. Is there (preferably an open source) conference solution that allows for: Abstract Submission Event Planning Arbitrary user data-fields ...
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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. ...