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Open issues in organizing computer systems conferences

Jeffrey C. Mogul, Tom Anderson
2008 Computer communication review  
The Workshop on Organizing Workshops, Conferences, and Symposia for Computer Systems (WOWCS) was organized to "bring together conference organizers (past, present, and future) and other interested people  ...  In conjunction with WOWCS, we survey some previous publications that discuss open issues related to organizing computer systems conferences, especially concerning conduct and management of the review process  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank a lot of people for helping us to write this article, including the other members of the WOWCS PC, the WOWCS authors, and especially Mary Baker, Ed Lazowska, Hank  ... 
doi:10.1145/1384609.1384623 fatcat:keftykbg65gnvlbxn6myrj27re

ViewpointProgram committee overload in systems

Ken Birman, Fred B. Schneider
2009 Communications of the ACM  
We are also grateful to the organizers and attendees of the 2008 nsdi Workshop on organizing Workshops, Conferences and symposia (WoWCs), at which many of the topics discussed in this Viewpoint were raised  ...  V viewpoints M aJor ConFerenCes In the systems community-and increasingly in other areas of computer science-are overwhelmed by submissions.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1506409.1506421 fatcat:z6ad3bmmnjdgzk4b5pkkqekxme

Rebooting the CS publication process

Dan S. Wallach
2011 Communications of the ACM  
To cite it, you might treat it as a technical report and note both the original and current date. 1 Submission and acceptance rates for security conferences are tracked by Mihai Christodorescu  ...  system to manage papers, we can rethink the entire process: paper submission, revision and publication.  ...  and commentary on earlier drafts.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2001269.2001283 fatcat:7zwjbrixmzbu7cy5yxq4ohqvaq

The conference reviewing crisis and a proposed solution

H. V. Jagadish
2008 SIGMOD record  
However, with the growth of our field, the number of submissions to many conferences has sky-rocketed, leading to a downward spiral in reviewing quality and author satisfaction.  ...  This article proposes to break this downward spiral for the database community through JDMR, a journal for short "conference style" papers with rapid turn-around.  ...  The PVLDB Steering Committee, of course, has greatly improved upon an original vision and developed an implementation plan. I am also grateful to the VLDB Endowment Board for its unwavering support.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1462571.1462582 fatcat:tf6xevu3lzec7ktzn2jr36gj4q