Assigning Papers to Referees

  • Kurt Mehlhorn
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5555)


Refereed conferences require every submission to be reviewed by members of a program committee (PC) in charge of selecting the conference program. A main responsibility of the PC chair is to organize the review process, in particular, to decide which papers are assigned to which member of the PC. The PC chair typically bases her decision on input from the PC, her knowledge of submissions and PC members, or scores that are computed automatically from keywords provided by authors and PC members. From now on, we call PC members reviewers or referees.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Mehlhorn
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik and Department of Computer ScienceSaarland UniversityGermany

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