- 84 papers accepted. I personally think that there is enough high quality work that they should have more. However, I do not know what constraints the Program Committee had in terms of scheduling.
- Lance thinks we should give up this model of high-prestige conferences all together and grow up. I am less radical--- I think that conferences should have higher acceptance rates and have other activities for people to get information out there. Posters, satellite workshops, rump sessions, and half-day seminars are all good. FCRC will have some plenary talks which is also good (I am not sure if they will have any of the other items I mentioned.) At a math conference I went to they had a Math Jeopardy competition for undergrads. That was JAWESOME!!! (My ugrads tell me this is the new `Awesome and it means Jaw-dropping Awesome. They could be punking me.)
- Some people have said that there are less algorithms papers than usual or more complexity papers than usual (is that the same thing?). Is this a general trend for STOC and FOCS or is that just this one time?
- Is it true? I tried doing a count but it was hard to tell how to classify things. Some papers were in both, some in neither, some hard to classify, The whole endeavor reminded me for the W(4,5)th time how pointless some classifications can be.
- Is it important? If GREAT papers in algorithms do not get in because GOOD papers in complexity (or something else) do, that would be a problem. Other than that it is not a problem.
- Lance has suggested that we should have a conference where all the subdisicplines of CS get together and hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Is FCRC like that? Is it as close as we'll ever come? Are there too many different subfields of CS that don't care about each other to really have a conference like that?
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
STOC 2011 accepte papers posted.You heard it here...12th!
For those who did not read yesterdays comments or Lance's Tweet (the empty set?) the list of accepted STOC papers is here.