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How should I refer to the presence of racial slurs in data presented at a conference talk?

As a person of color, I would much rather even the most offensive words be spelled out on the screen rather than misunderstand the research. There is an understanding that this is a research context ...
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Is declining an offer to give a talk at a conference halfway around the world a bad idea?

The problem with this type of opportunity is that you can't predict the outcome. It could be that you receive great applause after your presentation, and then someone approaches you with a job offer (...
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Is it OK to ask the conference chair to waive the registration fee?

You can always ask. What is the worst that can happen if you politely explain your situation and your lack of funding? They say no. It is unlikely that such a request would lead to them blacklisting ...
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Can a coauthor do the presentation at a conference?

Yes, of course. This is normal, and often happens. There is no expectation that a particular author presents the paper at a conference. I suspect, however, that your teacher will also have a view on ...
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How should I refer to the presence of racial slurs in data presented at a conference talk?

Linguist here. I don't work on hate speech specifically, but the issue is important and a matter of active scholarly discussion. I'm going to talk a bit about the literature, and then a bit about my ...
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Submit a paper even if you know it will be rejected

Answer to question 1 and to the second sentence of question 2 (based on one of the OP's comments, which says "However, the paper is not ready for a publication."): No, it is certainly not ok ...
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Assigned to Review a Paper I Previously Reviewed

If the authors did not change their paper in response to your review (which I assume you mean by "I was assigned the exact same paper"), then: Your review is still as relevant as it was ...
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Why did my papers get repeatedly put on the last day and the last session of a conference?

Your question has just made me doubt any conference I have presented at - I have been in the last session so many, many times and I always considered it just bad luck (getting a talk in the first ...
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Submit a paper even if you know it will be rejected

No, it's not okay - yes, it is bad behavior to waste reviewers' (and the editor's) time. Maybe reviewers would help improve the paper, but that's not really their job for a paper in the stage you ...
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Bad experiences at conferences, worth going anyway?

If you "lock up" in public situations you should probably talk to a mental health professional or counsellor about it. It once helped me greatly. And, one of the best ways to overcome such ...
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Is declining an offer to give a talk at a conference halfway around the world a bad idea?

Oh boy, is there a lot of cynicism in the comments ... Is it ok to say no to such an offer and explain why I do not want to go, or will this be carreer suicide? First off, saying no to one specific ...
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Submit a paper even if you know it will be rejected

If I were you, I would tell the student that in the present (unready) form you simply cannot allow your name to be on the paper; if the student then wants to publish this paper solo, it is their ...
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Ask for a reduction in conference registration fees

Yes, given all the circumstances you list it would be perfectly reasonable and proper to ask for a reduction. The change in rules was either an accident or, sadly, evidence that something is wrong. ...
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How should I refer to the presence of racial slurs in data presented at a conference talk?

So, I actually just figured this out for my particular case. What I forgot to mention, which is crucial, is that the research method in question doesn't begin with the set of slurs as keywords a ...
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How should I refer to the presence of racial slurs in data presented at a conference talk?

Ask yourself "Do they really need to be shown to understand the research?" Be honest here. Just because it is common in your field to display the words, that doesn't mean it is necessary to ...
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Assigned to Review a Paper I Previously Reviewed

This is becoming incredibly common in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. Too many papers, too much interest in the area, not enough good reviewers, and no good second-tier or third-tier conferences ...
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Who should fund conference trips based on internship research?

I am an employee of one of those big, wealthy companies (henceforth BWC), and believe me, I feel your pain. I already find it great that BWC would let your students publish their research, I can tell ...
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Is it normal to partially cover fees to attend the conference by PI for postdoc?

In my field (biomedical science) it is expected that grant funds cover reasonable travel. Most often those grants are to the PI of a lab, but sometimes post docs have their own grants to cover travel. ...
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Can a coauthor do the presentation at a conference?

I am pretty sure that every conference I've ever been to has had several papers presented by someone other than the first author. I recall some where the presenter wasn't even an author at all. This ...
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Should we give page numbers to each pages of the research paper?

If you are asking this question, that suggests that you are using a document without a style file, or a style file of your own. But you should be using the style file that is appropriate for the ...
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Being a reviewer for a top Computer Science conference means, as a general rule, to have the possibility of attending for free?

While any conference in CS can set its own rules and can have its own way of financing, the vast majority of good conferences barely breaks even and is financed exclusively from attendance fees. ...
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Why did my papers get repeatedly put on the last day and the last session of a conference?

How do conferences group papers? (Based on my experience and therefore subjective) Usually, the programming committee has a meeting to discuss referee reports. On rare occasion, last-minute reviews ...
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Bad experiences at conferences, worth going anyway?

I don't think freezing up like that will reflect badly on you. It sounds like some people were interested in talking to you and some were not. I would say that is fine and normal - don't waste time ...
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Should a conference abstract submission contain citations if current research is an extension of other research?

I think there is already a reasonable answer, but I wanted to add my own experience in the medical field. I don't think this is quite as straightforward as @Buffy makes it out to be. It is not ...
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Contacted by COI PC

To me this seems sufficiently inappropriate behavior by this committee member that I would contact the chairs about the email you received. I think an understated or strictly factual tone is best; you ...
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How to transfer citations from a wrong paper to right paper?

You are not describing things how they actually work. Citations point to which work was used to motivate or support a paper, article, or other piece of work at the time the new work is created. They ...
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Bad experiences at conferences, worth going anyway?

After 30 years of going to several conferences per year, the handful of askers I remember were all people I knew previously. People I have shared afternoons with don't seem to remember me years later. ...
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How to prepare an overview talk about other people's work?

I feel like there are two rough outlines to a compelling talk like this: Outline 1 is sort of historical, following a path of results that lead to some discovery/accepted result/model of the world. ...
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Is it normal to partially cover fees to attend the conference by PI for postdoc?

First of all, if your advisor/supervisor requires you to be at the conference, I would expect that they should also have no problem covering the full travel and lodging costs at the bare minimum. In ...
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How should I refer to the presence of racial slurs in data presented at a conference talk?

Suppose that you actually include, say, the "n-word" in your slides. It's certainly possible that no-one in the audience will object if you explain your motivation clearly enough. It's also ...
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