DIMACS TR: 2004-12
How to Increase the Acceptance Ratios of Top Conferences
Authors: Graham Cormode, Artur Czumaj and S. Muthukrishnan
In the beginning was the pub. This work was triggered by a pub conversation where the
authors observed that many resumes list acceptance ratios of conferences where their papers
appear, boasting the low acceptance ratio. The lower the ratio, the better your paper looks.
The list might look equally impressive if one listed the rejection ratio of conferences where
one’s paper was submitted and rejected. We decided to lampoon rather than lament the
effort the PC typically put in: wouldn’t the world be better if we could encourage only high
quality submissions and so run top conferences with very high acceptance ratios? This paper
captures our thoughts, and it is best consumed in a pub (and in color).
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