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A lot of times, we see people with international publications and we keep asking about the reputation of that conference. Also, when I was in my undergrad, I had no clue which the top conferences/journals were in any area, and there is no real way of finding out unless your professor knows. I am sure that in most random engineering colleges like mine, most of the professors don't even know what research really is, let alone what the top conferences are. I think it would help potential appers as well as students in their 2nd or 3 years if they knew which conferences/journals they should target to seriously boost their profiles.

We can classify the venues as Tier-I, II and III depending on the selectivity and their reputation. Edulixians doing their PhD's will surely know what the top venues are in their sub-fields, and might also know what the second tier is like. If we could keep adding to this thread, we should have a decent reference in some time. (I wasn't sure whether to put this in here or in the Engineering/Sciences forum, but it would get snowed in in E&S, so I'll leave it here for the moment. Mods can decide if it belongs elsewhere).

Some general comments before I begin. In general, Computer Science works a little differently from most other disciplines in that in CS, conferences are usually more prestigious than journals. Naturally, this is only a rule of thumb, and there are exceptions. For instance, in Machine Learning, the journal is still top dog, so getting JMLR or ML to accept your paper is a big, big deal.

NOTE: In some cases, the links to the conferences are those of the latest edition at the time of writing this. They might be broken in the future.

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Algorithms and Theory

SODA (Symposium on Discrete Algorithms) - Conference, Tier I

FOCS (IEEE Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science) - Conference, Tier I
STOC (ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing) - Conference, Tier I

DCC (Data Compression Conference) - Conference, Tier I

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Artificial Intelligence

AAAI (American Association for AI National Conference) - Conference, Tier I
IJCAI (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence) - Conference, Tier I
ICAI (International Conference on Artificial Intelligence) - Conference, Tier I

AIED (Artificial Intelligence in Education) - Conference, ??

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Computational Biology

RECOMB (International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology) - Conference, Tier I
ISMB (International Conference Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology) - Conference, Tier I

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Computer Architecture

ISCA (International Symposium on Computer Architecture) - Conference, Tier I
HPCA (International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture) - Conference, Tier I
ASPLOS (International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems) - Conference, Tier I
MICRO (Annual International Symposium on Microarchitecture) - Conference, Tier I

SBAC-PAD (International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High-Performance Computing) - Conference, Tier - II (??) (I have given it this rating purely on the basis of the average acceptance rate over the past 10 years, which seems to be around 30-35%. Compare this to the acceptance rates for ISCA which is around 15% and ASPLOS and HPCA which are around 20-25%. I would be open to any views to the contrary)

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Computer Science Surveys

ACM Computing Surveys - Journal

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Computer Vision

CVPR (IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) - Conference, Tier I
ICCV (IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision) - Conference, Tier I
ECCV (European Conference on Computer Vision) - Conference, Tier I

Intl. Journal on Computer Vision - Journal, Tier I
PAMI (IEEE Transactions on Pattern Matching and Machine Intelligence) - Journal, Tier I

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Databases

VLDB (International Conference on Very Large Databases) - Conference, Tier I
SIGMOD (ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data) - Conference, Tier I

TODS (ACM Transactions on Database Systems) - Journal, Tier I
VLDB (The Very Large Databases journal) - Journal, Tier I

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Data Mining

KDD (ACM International Conference on Knowledge, Discovery and Data Mining) - Conference, Tier I
ICDM (International Conference on Data Mining) - Conference, Tier I
SDM (SIAM International Conference on Data Mining) - Conference, Tier I
PKDD (Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases) - Conference, Tier I [co-located with ECML]

IEEE KDE (IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering) - Journal, Tier I

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Embedded Systems

DAC (Design Automation Conference) - Conference, Tier I
(This looks to be more of an EE conference than a CS one. Since Embedded Systems straddle both these areas quite comfortably, I am including this here.)

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Formal Methods

CAV (Computer Aided Verification) - Conference, Tier I
FMCAD (Formal Methods in Computer Aided Design) - Conference, Tier I
VMCAI (International Conference on Verification, Model Checking and Abstract Interpretation) - Conference, Tier I

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Graphics

SIGGRAPH (ACM Transactions on Graphics), Journal Tier I ( There is also a conference which is organized by ACM also called SIGGRAPH. I am not terribly sure of the distinction, so if you know better, please do correct this)

Eurographics - Conference, Tier ?? (Need more information on this one. Can anyone make any suggestions)

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High Performance Computing


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Human-Computer Interaction

CHI (Human Factors in Computing Systems) - Conference, Tier I

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Machine Learning

ML (Machine Learning) - Journal, Tier I
JMLR (Journal of Machine Learning Researcg) - Journal, Tier I

ICML (International Conference on Machine Learning) - Conference, Tier I
NIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems) - Conference, Tier I

COLT (Annual Conference on Learning Theory) - Conference, Tier I
AISTATS (International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics) - Conference, Tier I

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Multimedia

ISMIR (International Conference on Music Information Retrieval) - Conference, Tier I

ICASSP (International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing) - Conference, Tier I

IEEE Trans. Acoustic and Speech, and signal processing - Journal, Tier I
IEEE Trans. Signal Processing - Journal, Tier I

ACM Multimedia - Conference, Tier I
CIVR (ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval) - Conference, Tier I
ICIP (IEEE International Conference on Image Processing) - Conference, Tier I

IEEE Transactions on Multimedia - Journal, Tier I
TIP (IEEE Transactions on Image Processing) - Journal, Tier I

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Natural Language Processing

ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics) - Conference, Tier I
CoNLL (Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning) - Conference, Tier I

EMNLP (Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing) - Conference, Tier II
COLING (International Conference on Computational Liguistics) - Conference, Tier II
CICLing (Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics) - Conference, Tier II

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Networks

MobiCom (The Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking) - Conference, Tier I
SigComm - Conference, Tier I

NSDI (USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation) - Conference (Open to suggestions on how to rate this)

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Parallel Programming (should this come under HPC?)

PPoPP (Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming) - Conference, Tier I

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Programming Languages

PLDI (Conference on Programming Languages and Implementation) - Conference, Tier I
ICFP (International Conference on Functional Programming - Conference, Tier I
PoPL (Annual Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages) - Conference, Tier I
OOPSLA (Conference on Object Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications) - Conference, Tier I

SAS (Static Analysis Symposium) - Conference, Tier II (top Static Analysis conference, Tier II only because it is specialized and does not get as much attention from the rest of the Programming Languages community who are not doing Static Analysis)

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Robotics

ICRA (IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation) - Conference, Tier I

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Scientific Computing


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Security

USENIX (USENIX Security Symposium) - Conference, Tier I
CCS (ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security) - Conference, Tier I
NDSS (Annual Network and Distributed System Symposium) - Conference, Tier I
"Oakland" (IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy) - Conference, Tier I

JCS (Journal of Computer Security) - Journal, Tier I

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Software Engineering

ICSE (International Conference on Software Engineering) - Conference, Tier I

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Systems (Operating Systems, Distributed Systems)

OSDI (Operating Systems Design and Implementation) - Conference, Tier I
SoSP (Symposium on Operating Systems Principles) - Conference, Tier I

USENIX (USENIX Annual Technical Conference) - Conference (There are whole bunch of conferences run by USENIX [http://www.usenix.org/events/] (even OSDI is run by USENIX). I have not specified the tier for this particular one because I am not sure myself. The general opinion is that it is more of an engineering conference than a purely research conference in the sense that a lot of the work presented here are really cool tools that do interesting stuff and which straddles the boundary of engineering and research. I am open to suggestions on how to rate this one)

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WWW and e-Commerce

WWW (International World Wide Web Conference) - Conference, Tier I
EC (ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce) - Conference, Tier I

TWEB (ACM Transactions on the Web) - Journal, Tier I
TOIT (ACM Transactions on Internet Technology) - Journal, Tier I

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A fantastic initiative taro_curly. I would like to pour in some meek contributions too. Feel free to correct any oversight of mine.

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Artificial Intelligence


AAAI (American Association for AI National Conference) - Conference, Top Tier

IJCAI (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence) - Conference, Top Tier

ICAI (International Conference on Artificial Intelligence) - Conference, Top Tier

AIED (Artificial Intelligence in Education) - Conference, ??


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Natural Language Processing


ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics) - Conference, Top Tier

CoNLL (Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning) - Conference, Top Tier

EMNLP (Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing) - Conference, Tier II

COLING (International Conference on Computational Liguistics) - Conference, Tier II

CICLing (Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics) - Conference, Tier II
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Very interesting initiative, but I think only a few in this forum will care. Nonetheless, here are my additions (Tier I only), please consolidate accordingly.

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Algorithms

SODA
FOCS
STOC

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Computational Biology

RECOMB
ISMB

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Databases

VLDB Conference
SIGMOD Conference

ACM Trans. Database Systems
VLDB Journal

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Graphics

SIGGRAPH is the most prestigious graphics conference, they publish the top papers there in the journal.

Eurographics - the second best conference I think

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Human-Computer Interaction

CHI - the top conference

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Machine Learning

ICML, NIPS are the top conferences

COLT and AISTATS are top conferences on learning theory

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Robotics

ICRA - top conference

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Security

USENIX Security Symposium
ACM CCS

Journal of Computer Security - top journal

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Theory

Merge with algorithms - not different as far as research is concerned.
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Fantastic Idea!!

These are the three that i've come across that are not already here.
DCC - Data Compression Conference (T-I) -- Would fall under Theory/Algorithms
DAC - Design Automation Conference (T-I) -- Would fall under Systems
International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing (T-??)
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@ritendra,

I know that very few will care, but the few that do (and I was one of those) really don't have too many other places for this kind of information (at least none that I could find).

Also, I was thinking that Algorithms and Theory ought to be merged, but I was waiting for a second opinion on that. Thanks, I'll do just that.

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Great initiative taro.. Very Helpful for people like me.. Smile

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@go_iceman,

Is DAC really a CS conference? It looks more like a EE conference to me - lots of VLSI and IC design, which doesn't really fall under CS. There was some token mention of Embedded Systems in the advance schedule for 2009, but from the title, even that looked more like it was directed at hardware.

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for security there is one more top conference - oakland. i guess its basically IEEE conf but as its held in oakland, CA everytime.. its called as oakland conference.

and yeah, other top security conferences are - ACM CCS, NDSS and USENIX

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(12-07-2008 11:11 PM)taro_curly Wrote:  @go_iceman,

Is DAC really a CS conference? It looks more like a EE conference to me - lots of VLSI and IC design, which doesn't really fall under CS. There was some token mention of Embedded Systems in the advance schedule for 2009, but from the title, even that looked more like it was directed at hardware.

Theres a fine line really between CS/EE in Embedded systems. I guess it could fall under either.
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Here's a list of conference acceptance rates that I found:

http://www.cisuc.uc.pt/files/conf_accep_rates.pdf

You could use it to find the most selective conferences in your area. The information is dated, the last entry is for 2006, but that does not change things significantly.

There are a few things worth pointing out in that list. ICRA has an acceptance rate of >50% and is put in tier III. I have no reason to doubt ritendra when he says the ICRA is the top conference for robotics. The point is that acceptance alone rates do not determine the worth of a conference. I think we should keep this list going since the people working in the area know best which conferences are really considered prestigious by their peers. Another case in point is SAS, which is considered Tier II but for those in static analysis (like me), it is one of the more important conferences around. It doesn't matter if we start getting really specialized conferences into this list, as long as it is tagged with information which explains why it is more important despite the numbers being against it.

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(12-08-2008 01:18 AM)taro_curly Wrote:  Here's a list of conference acceptance rates that I found:

http://www.cisuc.uc.pt/files/conf_accep_rates.pdf

You could use it to find the most selective conferences in your area. The information is dated, the last entry is for 2006, but that does not change things significantly.

There are a few things worth pointing out in that list. ICRA has an acceptance rate of >50% and is put in tier III. I have no reason to doubt ritendra when he says the ICRA is the top conference for robotics. The point is that acceptance alone rates do not determine the worth of a conference. I think we should keep this list going since the people working in the area know best which conferences are really considered prestigious by their peers. Another case in point is SAS, which is considered Tier II but for those in static analysis (like me), it is one of the more important conferences around. It doesn't matter if we start getting really specialized conferences into this list, as long as it is tagged with information which explains why it is more important despite the numbers being against it.

Yes, I don't think there is a consistent relationship between acceptance rate and prestige. Putting them into tiers based on acceptance rate alone makes no sense.

Another case in point is ICIP, which is the top conference in imsage processing but it still has a 50%+ acceptance rate.

Also, within a conference, there are often oral/poster splits, with oral tracks being much more competitive than posters. The overall acceptance rates may be high, but only the top papers get to be presented via a talk.

Btw, add the following to your list:

Multimedia Computing / Signal Processing

ISMIR - music retrieval

ICASSP
IEEE Trans. Acoustic and Speech, and signal processing
IEEE Trans. Signal Processing

ACM Multimedia
CIVR
ICIP
IEEE Trans. Multimedia
IEEE Trans. Image Processing

Computer Vision

CVPR
ICCV
ECCV

Intl. Journal on Computer Vision
IEEE Trans. PAMI - the most prestigious venue for computer vision research

Data Mining

ACM KDD - top conference
ICDM
Siam Data Mining
PKDD

IEEE Trans. KDE

CS Survey Papers

ACM Computing Surveys

Web and E-commerce

WWW - top conference
ACM Conference on E-commerce

ACM Trans. on the Web
ACM Trans. on Internet Technology
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yeah, found it.
oakland conference - IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

so, according to my advisor, these are top 4 conferences in security.
1. ACM CCS
2. Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS)
3. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
4. USENIX Security Symposium

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It's funny. I started a thread for universities based on CS specializations along the lines of the ECE thread that was started earlier, and that received nowhere near the kind of response that this one is getting (and having trouble keeping up with the surge of acronyms that ritendra is hurling my way Smile) - despite the fact that that ought to be the one which more people can talk about.

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Fantastic initiative tarooo..great work by all the others too..

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Does anyone know which the other major Software Engineering conferences are apart from ICSE?

And also, is there a more CS-leaning Embedded Systems conference (is there even a separate platform for Embedded Systems)?

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