Dissemination of research findings in computer science needs to be verified through rigorous peer-reviews before their publication in conferences. A study was presented with three heuristics including the number of co-authors of PC, temporal publication pattern, and betweenness of PC. The study assumed the list of questionable conferences, called Q, and a list of respectable ones, called R, to measure the distinctive characteristics of Q, compared with R. The study decided to utilize PC members to determine the characteristics of Q and R, where PC information is especially useful since it can be easily extracted from 'call for papers (CFPs)' data. It measured the average number of PC members per conference, and found out that Q and R behave differently. The study suggests that by measuring different characteristics of PC members extracted from CFPs, one is able to differentiate those questionable conferences and respectable ones.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)