Program Chair

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Takes the leading role in the Technical Program Committee and oversees submission, as well as the review process.

Recommended steps:

1. In order to start the conference process:

  • In coordination with General Chair – prepares the Call for Papers
  • In Confy:
    • Creates tracks
    • Appoints Track Chairs
    • Sets Review Model (single or double-blind)
    • Sets Paper Length
    • Moves the Confy stage to Paper Submission

2. In order to attract high-quality submissions:

  • Assists respective Chairs in soliciting workshops, tutorials, panels, poster sessions, special sessions, exhibitions and demos
  • Participates in the dissemination effort/strategy
  • With General Chair, picks and invites Keynote speakers
  • Invites and manages Technical Program Committee Members and their activities

3. In order to start the review process:

  • In Confy:
    • Following plagiarism check, validates all submissions or delegates validation to Track Chairs
    • Moves Stage to Paper Assignment after all submissions are validated
    • Assigns every paper to a TPC Member or delegates assignment to Track Chairs

4. In order to finish the review process:

  • In Confy:
    • Supervises the upholding of review conditions dependent on publication
    • Moves stage to Decision & Notification after the Review deadline
    • Determines the acceptance rate and assures the quality of accepted papers and makes Preliminary/Final Decision
    • Sends the acceptance notification

5. In order to promote the conference:

  • Forwards the list of accepted authors and papers to the Web Chair for website publishing
  • Monitors registrations, contacts authors who have not registered
  • Creates the conference program in coordination with the General Chair and Session Chairs

6. Final arrangements:

  • Determines the Best Paper Award