Towards an effective approach to publishing
Hints and tips to: get your stuff published
Outline <ul><li>Picking a title
DOs and DON'Ts
Experiments
Select a venue
Wait for reviews
Get the reviews
Profit!? </li></ul>
Pick a title, the easy way <ul><li>83% of papers use this template[*] </li></ul>* 95% of statistics are made up on the spo...
DOs and DON'Ts <ul><li>Do not write : ”there are 3,000 related papers, there is no way I am going to read them all!”
Do write : ”the literature on this topic is vast, we outline below some key previous works”
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Getting your stuff published :-)

  1. 1. Towards an effective approach to publishing
  2. 2. Hints and tips to: get your stuff published
  3. 3. Outline <ul><li>Picking a title
  4. 4. DOs and DON'Ts
  5. 5. Experiments
  6. 6. Select a venue
  7. 7. Wait for reviews
  8. 8. Get the reviews
  9. 9. Profit!? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pick a title, the easy way <ul><li>83% of papers use this template[*] </li></ul>* 95% of statistics are made up on the spot [**] [Funky name:] Towards A/An A/An new novel efficient fast effective etc. method approach algorithm system protocol etc. for/to (problem stated decades ago)
  11. 11. DOs and DON'Ts <ul><li>Do not write : ”there are 3,000 related papers, there is no way I am going to read them all!”
  12. 12. Do write : ”the literature on this topic is vast, we outline below some key previous works”
  13. 13. Do not write : ”we had to remove 2 pages from the conference submission, now we added them back for the journal version”
  14. 14. Do write : ”portions of this work were previously presented in summary form”
  15. 15. Do not write : ”if you remove your glasses and step back you may see this is not totally random”
  16. 16. Do write : ”the data suggests a certain correlation to be studied in future work” </li></ul>
  17. 17. DOs and DON'Ts (2) <ul><li>Do not write : ”of course we assume an infinite budget, P=NP, the flat-earth conjecture, etc.”
  18. 18. Do write : ”we omit the details for lack of space”
  19. 19. Do not write : ”we tried lots of stuff and were getting desperate, the only thing that kind of worked was this”
  20. 20. Do write : ”we summarize only the main results”
  21. 21. Do not write : ”we started reviewing the literature two days before the deadline”
  22. 22. Do write : ”in a very recent work [x] did something similar, we will compare against it in future work” </li></ul>
  23. 23. Experiments <ul><li>The secret is to pick the right baseline </li></ul>Ours! Algorithm written by 4 monkeys typing at random
  24. 24. Selecting a venue <ul><li>It is not always easy ...
  25. 25. Option A: </li><ul><li>First international multi-workshop on medium-scale systems (Hawaii) </li></ul><li>Option B: </li><ul><li>The 34 th ACM STHG (Scranton, PA) </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Wait for reviews <ul><li>Have a back-up plan! </li></ul>ACM STHG rejections Journal of Prosimian Reasoning special issue deadline
  27. 27. Wait for reviews <ul><li>Keep your expectations low
  28. 28. Many reviewers will actually read your paper
  29. 29. That's pretty much it </li></ul>
  30. 30. Get the reviews
  31. 31. Finally: Keep your goals flexible Thank you!

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