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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 am I supposed to go to conferences with a reimbursement system as a poor TA?

I don't get paid much as a TA. I wanted to go to conferences but all of them operate on a reimbursement system. Between flights, shuttles, hotels, etc. it can be up to like $1000 not including food. ...
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How should I give a talk about my paper if I know it has a significant weakness?

One of my papers was accepted to a conference. There is this one thing that everyone asks about, including more than one of the reviewers, and other people I've talked to about my work. The answer ...
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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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My paper has not been published because I did not show up for the conference presentation

My paper has not been published because none of the authors presented the paper. My supervisor (my co-author) was at the conference, but he did not show up to present. I can only assume he was tired ...
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What if I forgot to bring my poster to the conference?

Until all conferences provide digital screens, this could happen. One may leave the poster at home/office or lose it in the train. I think what to do next should depend on the value of the work and ...
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Should I review a paper that violates the maximum length limitation?

I am reviewing a conference paper that violates the maximum number of pages by more than 10%. I believe that this is enough reason to outright reject the paper. However, maybe the authors would ...
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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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Should I agree to review a paper that I do not fully understand?

I recently received a request to subreview a paper for a top computer science conference. While it is related to my field of research, it is extremely long (the conference does not have a page limit) ...
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How can I make my work available to the community, when it is in conference proceedings that are not online and self archiving is not allowed?

I have two articles published in a conference proceeding which are not accessible on the Internet. The publisher published three selected articles in SCI journals, but the rest of the articles are not ...
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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 are the registration fees for academic conferences so high?

I was actually thinking about submitting one of my papers in a conference which is to be held in Spain (LATA 2014) but alas I might not be able to do so since the registration fees for this conference ...
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Withdrawing conference paper (after acceptance) due to budget issue

I'm wondering if it is ethical to withdraw an accepted conference paper because the registration fees exceeded my budget? The fees were only announced after the paper submission deadline thus I didn'...
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Talks vs. poster presentations: Which is better for advertising your research and building research networks?

I'm looking into applying to present at a conference for undergraduates in mathematics this summer. When I apply, I have to either apply to give a talk (~20 minutes) or present a poster. From what I'...
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What changes after peer review but prior to final submission are acceptable for a conference paper?

Suppose I write a paper and submit it to a conference. The paper gets some weak rejects and weak accepts and lots of criticism, but the conference is not that prestigious, so they accept it anyway. ...
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Is it ethical to present a second paper at a conference when the first paper and travel was funded by a separate organization?

Here is the scenario (hypothetical at the moment): I have two papers on entirely unrelated topics, but are both presentable at the same conference. Paper 1 was funded through funding agency A, but ...
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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 ...
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Publishing an idea that came up on a conference?

Some weeks ago I went to a conference with some of the leading minds in my field of research. One of the speakers (professor A) mentioned a problem that bothered him and that was unsolved up to that ...
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How to deal with presentation time running out in a scientific conference?

I understand that it is not a good idea to speak more after your time is out during a conference presentation. So we generally distribute our total times among each slide depending the contents and ...
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Using first person or third person in papers?

Are there written or unwritten rules for avoiding the use of first-person while writing research papers? I was advised at the beginning of my grad school to avoid use of first person - but I still don'...
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Technical editor changed author order of the paper

Recently, I attended a conference as a corresponding author of a paper with five authors. After the paper was published in the conference proceedings, I realized that the technical editor changed the ...
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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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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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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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What should I do with award certificates?

I recently won the "Best Student Paper" award at a moderately significant conference in my field (subfield of CS). This came with a Trophy and a Certificate. The trophy I will put in the corner of my ...
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Should I list people who are in competition with me as reviewers to exclude for “conflict of interest”?

I am submitting a a paper to a top conference and I need to determine the reviewers with conflicts of interests. There is a big competition in having papers accepted at this conference, among people ...
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How accurate are published papers?

I'm an undergrad trying to publish findings on the accuracy of consumer-grade motion sensors for IEEE. I've searched for existing literature on this topic, and I've found some interesting articles. ...
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Pros and cons of booking a hotel through the conference website versus finding your own hotel

I am going to an overseas conference this year. The conference organizer provided two hotels that we can book from. But after a round of Internet search, I found generally better prices at other ...
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Should I add references to conference presentations?

I am preparing a CS conference presentation and wondering how can I handle the references. I am thinking about three different possibilities: Ignore them! Just list them at the end of the ...
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How much travel is too much travel?

I am a first-year postdoc and I am currently structuring my summer plans for travel/conferences/etc. May already includes a 2 week international trip of a one-week workshop and two seminar talks. ...
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Is there such thing as “paper dump conference”? If yes, what actually is it?

A couple of weeks ago, out of the ordinary, I was in the company of a few academics from respectable universities. A graduate student mentioned that he was invited to something called "ICIT 2015" to ...
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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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Level of detail when reviewing the language of a low quality paper

I am currently reviewing a computer science conference paper. I like to give constructive feedback both related to the content as well as for language issues, such as typos or grammatical mistakes. ...
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Offer to chair a session - how should I decide whether to accept?

I am doing my PhD and presenting a paper at a conference, which I have already done a few times. However, I just saw an email from the organising committee asking if I am willing to chair one or more ...
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When and why did conferences pick up the habit of giving out conference bags to attendees?

I wonder when and why conferences picked up the habit of giving out conference bags to attendees.
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My conference paper got rejected. Will it be bad for my PhD performance?

I'm a PhD student. A paper for a conference got rejected. I haven't met my professor yet to discuss about it. But is it bad for my PhD performance? I mean, probably the professor will not trust my ...
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What can you get from submitting an abstract?

I work for a technical company at the interface between engineering practice and research. Since we have to deal with academia on a daily basis, I have seen many calls for "Abstract submission". ...
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Invited talk: etiquette for canceling

A day before I am supposed to give an invited talk at a conference, I find myself battling an awful flu. Can someone help me figure out the right etiquette here? Do I tough it out and travel to the ...
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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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Why is it called an “abstract” if it is 10 pages long?

A conference I have submitted to asks for an "extended abstract" of up to 10 pages, which amounts to pretty much a full paper. Why is it then called "abstract"? The conference is in the crossing ...
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How to cite my own submitted but not yet published work?

I plan to submit part of my current work to conference A. I then wish to submit my whole work to a more prestigious conference B. As for the part submitted to A, there is no point of repeating it ...
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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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“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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Is it normal to go to a conference/workshop without a publication?

I started my PhD not long ago, and I have heard some of my colleagues something to the effect of since they did not get their submission to some conference accepted, they will not be going to that ...
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What percentage of registered participants eventually show up at conferences?

I am organizing a small workshop which is over subscribed. We will have to reject a few applications. The worst applicants are easy to spot, but there are a few borderline cases, and I'm afraid that a ...
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Is the status of conference publications in Computer Science really absolutely unique?

It has been discussed and explained many times that in (at least some subdisciplines of) Computer Science, conference publications have a special status compared to many other fields - where in other ...
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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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How do journal/conference reviewers make sure of the results' integrity for submitted research papers? [duplicate]

How do reviewers/referees make sure that the author has done the work as he described in his paper and the written results are achieved? Do they ask for the code or the tools that you have used? Will ...
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Is there added value in having your own presentation layout and using it consistently?

From the perspective of a Ph.D. student, how much of an added value is it to have your own presentation slides layout, that is used consistently throughout your Ph.D. conference presentations and ...
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How much is submission acceptance to high-profile conferences influenced by internal politics?

I was speaking with several professors in my department about submission to high-profile conferences like CHI in human-computer interaction. Most of the professors were of the opinion that acceptance ...
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Etiquette when unable to attend a conference

I'm supposed to give a presentation at an academic conference in the coming days but have fallen ill. What is the best way to send my regrets? Should I also send a doctor's note? It doesn't provide ...