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Overwhelming Statistical Evidence That Our Review Process Is Broken

Overwhelming Statistical Evidence That Our Review Process Is Broken

I have been saying that over-positive PC (OPPC) members’ high scores mess up the paper rankings, the coverage of online discussions (lower-score papers are ignored), and the discussion order at the PC meeting. Previously I had analyzed only the pre-rebuttal score distributions but not the impact on the actual outcomes. Now, I have statistical evidence of the impact.

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Thoughts on ISCA44

Thoughts on ISCA44

The 44th ISCA just wrapped up. This year it was held in Toronto, which proved to be a great location owning in no small part to great local organizing and participation. I find attending ISCA to be the best way to quickly read the pulse of the broader Computer...

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False-Accepts and False-Rejects

False-Accepts and False-Rejects

There are many significant issues with our review process which has both false-accepts (when papers that should be rejected are accepted) and false-rejects (when papers that should be accepted are rejected). I am not talking about borderline cases that require nuanced...

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ASPLOS ’17, A Crossroads of Communities

ASPLOS ’17, A Crossroads of Communities

This year’s 22nd ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS’17) has just concluded.  ASPLOS’17 represents a milestone across several axes for the community.  This year’s...

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