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IACR publication reform - background material
Posted by: cc (IP Logged)
Date: 28 May 2013 13:29

fHere is a selection of prominent viewpoints on the publication culture
in computer science and the current developments, including a survey
on conference-journal hybrids by Jonathan Grudin.


The VLDB model ( P-VLDB )
-Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment home page
-Document with motivation and description

Time for Computer Science to Grow Up (Lance Fortnow)

Program Committee Overload in Systems (Ken Birman and Fred Schneider)

Conference-journal hybrids (Jonathan Grudin et al.)

Publication culture resources (Jonathan Grudin)
-A collection of many links to ACM articles on publication culture

Rebooting the CS publication process (Dan Wallach)

Publication Culture in Computing Research
-Report from Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 12452

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Re: IACR publication reform - background material
Posted by: vaudenay (IP Logged)
Date: 29 May 2013 07:52

I attended to Nigel's presentation at the EC13 rump session and fully agree on that our communitty has to grow up and make some drastic change in his communication scheme which is by far suboptimal and counterproductive at this time. I support moving to something completely new as soon as possible.

A scheme with open access, permanent submission, fast response, and not necessary any public presentation would be great. One concern is that the review process of the unique submission must be more reliable than what we have so far. I have seen many bad reviews in IACR conferences recently.

Also: the scheme should make clear what is the role of the co-chairs (or the "college of co-chairs") and the reviewer in charge (or "editor").

Many thanks to the board members for working on this evolution!

Re: IACR publication reform - background material
Posted by: nigel (IP Logged)
Date: 29 May 2013 15:17

Go here to see the presentation of the boards thoughts from the Rump Session of Eurocrypt 2013



Re: IACR publication reform - background material
Posted by: nigel (IP Logged)
Date: 05 August 2013 13:45

Please read the following letter from the President


Before reading the straw man proposal




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