The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Title: Experiments on Analysing Computer Science Conferences
Date: March 24, 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Venue: Room 121, 1/F, Ho Sin-hang Engineering Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T.
Speaker: Dr. Roland Yap
School of Computing
National University of Singapore



A large percentage of research in computer science (CS) is published in conference and workshops. Thus, one way to understand how CS research is conducted is by studying conferences. We propose a number of relatedness measures between CS conferences. Using those measures, we present a number of preliminary experiments on the DBLP CS bibliographic database. Firstly, we show that the measures can be used to give a conference ordering (a ranking) on the conferences to find those which are more related to a selected conference. The ranking obtained with respect to the selected conference compares well with conference ranking from selected areas in Microsoft Academic Search. Secondly, we investigate the correspondence of the ranking to conference ratings. We show that the conference relatedness ranking can be used to give conference ratings which match well against well-known conference ratings, namely the Australian CORE rating and the Chinese CCF ratings.



Roland Yap obtained his PhD from Monash University, Australia. He is well known for his work in constraint programming, in particular, pioneering work in CLP with the CLP(R) programming languages. He has research interests in constraints, programming languages, social networks, security and databases.


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