Before submitting your first paper, you'd better know
what is the process for paper reviewing. Such process, though not perfect, has
proven crucial to the healthy development of academia in
almost one hundred years, or even longer.
Task of a referee by A.
to measure your research
Does this system work well ? - A debate about
Also the review process for conferences are somewhat different
from that for journals. The best way to learn the difference is to submit your
Later you may be asked by me or by other
researchers to review papers. Here are some advices on
how to write review comments (by Maja J. Mataric).
Remember: do not
insult any other researchers (by
To increase the chance of acceptance, you should follow the suggestions on
how to write a good paper. Here are some
other suggestions specifically for conferences.
An evaluation of the 9th SOSP submissions
by Roy Levin and David D. Redell
How to increase the chances your paper is accepted at
ACM SIGCOMM by
You should be familiar with
those important conferences and journals in your area. Here are some lists for
the networking area (CFP = Call for papers):
conference links by me (will be updated regularly)
CFP list on wireless and
mobile network control by
list on networking by
Where to submit system management papers
J.-P. Martin Flatin
More importantly, as you can see from my
Leisure link, one of my recent research interests is "On
Location-Aware Conference Paper Submission". To the best of my knowledge, this is the first
study that reveals the exact
relation between the location and the number of submissions for a conference.
It will provide a general guideline for researchers to select conferences to
submit papers, as well as for standing committee to decided conference venues.
Some preliminary results
INFOCOM (often called IEEE's best networking networking conference,
i.e., there exists a better one that is not IEEE's) is
More results for other conferences will be available soon. Please check
don't worry or feel frustrated. Major conferences or journals usually have an
acceptance rate less than 30%, i.e., only one will be accepted out of three
(the acceptance rate of some top conferences in networking area is about
10-20%, or 1/10-1/5). Most senior researchers, if not all, also suffer from
Here is a
for major conferences in networking area
Second, revise your paper according to the reviewers' comments, and try
another conference or journal. Your paper will be better and better
after each round, unless it is totally a junk --- hopefully we can identify
this at the very beginning, before you submit it, or even before you choose
the research topic).