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Questions tagged [program-committee]

Questions about the roles, duties and obligations of the committee that determines the content and schedule of a conference.

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Any advice for my first TPC task as a PhD student?

I'm a 4th year PhD student (in 5 years program) and recently I have been invited by a conference organizers to become a member of the conference technical program committee (TPC) for an international ...
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Who, and how to write when withdrawing a submission before notification?

I have recently submitted a paper to a top notch conference. Only then, I have realized that another good conference has announced a call for papers recently. My problem is that the notification ...
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Which committee decides the speakers in a conference: SOC or LOC? [closed]

Conferences ask for abstracts for those authors wishing to contribute talks or posters. I wonder which conference committee decides on who gets a talk or poster based on the submitted abstracts; is it ...
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If I saw a research result similar to mine from my PC duties, should and how should I contact the authors?

It happened many times that I saw a paper submitted to a conference where I am on the PC, or a journal where I am editing, and such paper had something similar to what I am working on. The situation ...
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Be a member of TPC of a low quality conference

Recently I have recieved few emails from conference organisers to become a member of conference technical program committee. Three of them are international conferences and going to held in China and ...
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Is it OK to contact conference chairs and volunteer to review (specific to Data Science Conferences)?

I am a final year Ph.D. student. I work in the area of Applied Data Mining and Visualization. I have published at both KDD and IEEE VIS. I primarily work in the area of Natural Language Processing, ...
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Conflict with conference Program Committee

I was reviewing a paper for a conference. As I wrote in the review, it was IMO a completely average paper (boring problem, boring techniques, average write-up). I gave a scoring of "0" (ranging from -...
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To what extent do Easychair Scores Affect Acceptance/Rejection in Theoretical Computer Science Conferences?

My coauthors and I have submitted a paper for a well respected conference in a subfield of theoretical computer science. This is the kind of conference where the authors receive feedback before the ...
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Submitting to a venue when you are a member of the program committee

My question is about submitting a paper to a venue (journal or conference) when some of the authors of the paper are also members of the program committee (PC) of the venue (i.e., they will review ...
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How does one get involved in technical committees in international conferences or commissions?

How does one get involved in technical committees in international conferences or commissions? Does one need an invitation or does one volunteer him/herself? Also, why are many relatively more ...
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How many days before the notification of acceptance/rejection does the program committee meet?

In typical conferences in theoretical computer science, how many days before the date of notification of acceptance/rejection, does the program committee meet? (By meeting, I'm not necessarily ...
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Shall I be listed as technical program committee member if I accepted an invitation and did three reviews?

I receive often invitations to serve as TPC (Technical Program Committee) member. Some are from my colleagues but some are just from random people who I don't know. If I agree to serve as TPC member ...
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Asking a complete stranger for a subreview for a conference?

This question is about Computer Science firstly, I don't know if it applies to other domains I am a PC member of some international conference in my field. I got a large number of papers to review, ...
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How to engage in the scientific committee of a conference? [duplicate]

I have published few papers with high impact factors in power systems already and graduated with M.Sc. couple of years ago. I am a reviewer in couple of top journals like IEEE as well. I thought it ...
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What is a shadow program committee?

I recently stumbled over the term “shadow program committee”, e.g. here. What is a shadow program committee? Why is it put in place, and when? What is its relation to the normal PC?
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CV heading to include participation in scientific/organization commitees?

How do you name the section on your CV to list your participation as scientific/organization members in academic events (e.g. conferences, workshops, etc.)? Thanks
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How can I get a Copyright Transfer Form without notifying my advisor?

My case is that we already have an adviser. She's not allowing us to register for conference (rank B). We have prepared everything after getting acceptance letter. Now she's telling us to submit the ...
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How to become committee member of a conference workshop? [duplicate]

Is there a formal process behind deciding who should be the members of a workshop committee? Or is it more about the organizers contacting people based on their experience within that particular field?...
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How to show interest to serve as a TPC or reviewer in top conferences?

My Questions: How can I express interest to receive invitation to serve as a reviewer in a top ranked conference? Currently I am registered with the conference review system (i.e., EDAS) and I receive ...
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Submit a paper to a conference where co-authors are in the committee?

I recently read a paper whose co-authors are found in the conference committee. Although they are not in the executive committee, they are in organizing committee and all the committee people know ...
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Final round of reviewing for a Program Committee

I've been recently involved in a Program Committee, and I was wondering what exactly was expected of the PC members from the PC Chair. Once all the reviews have been collected, are the reviewers ...
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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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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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How do you join programme committees for conferences?

For most conferences in my field it seems to be invitation-only, i.e. somebody has to suggest you/remember you. Are there any conferences that have open calls for applications to the programme ...