Based on some of the comments on the last two
posts it seems that some of our community is of the
mindset that having a conference where everything
gets in is a bad thing. This is not necc true.
Here are some conferences for contrast.
STOC, FOCS, SODA, CCC, LICS, MFCS, ICALP, COLT, CRYPTO,
EUROCRYPT, STACS, SCG (I'm sure there are others).
(acceptance rates all under 50 percent, some much lower),
there is a proceedings, there may or may not be guest
speakers. Registration 400-600 dollars.
Authors not forced to pay for the honor of being authors.
This notion would strike every particpant as unusual
to say the least.
Annual AMS meeting. There are a large number of contributed
papers (unrefereed) in specialized areas. No proceedings.
There are guest speakers. Registration 400-500 dollars.
Note that while the contributed papers are not
refereed there is no claim that they are.
Alot of the math community goes to this.
There is a pamphlet of what the contributed
talks will be (there are multiple parallel sessions)
so you can pick and choose what to goto.
Even though the contributed papers are not
refereed, some of them are worth hearing
Authors not forced to register.
Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics,
Graph Theory, and Computing.
this is last years conference
Similar to AMS meetings but more specialized.
Registration about 200 dollars.
(`Southeastern International' is oximoronic and
makes it SOUND like a bogus conference, but at that
price and no claim to refereeing, its fine.)
Going to a conference to meet people and see some results
in the early stages, or to give you things to think
about are valuable. Unrefereed conferences are
NOT a good place to pad
your resume (if your school knows about quality).
If you get a paper into one you should
clearly label it as UNREFEREED CONFERENCES on your
As a community we seem to have lost the ability to have
an informal meeting (exception: Dagstuhl and others
like it, which are informal BUT you have to be
invited to them.)
SO, what does make a conference bogus?
They CLAIM that its refereed and it is not.
They seem to be overcharging OR charging for
very odd things.
Posted By GASARCH to Computational Complexity
at 11/28/2007 02:08:00 PM