There is some discussion in my university about publications in conferences that can be considered equal with publications in journals – no, please, don’t get me started: this whole system of academic publishing is Very Much Broken indeed!
But this seemed as good an occasion as any to poll my own team about what they consider the most important conferences in our field. Below is the list that came out of that exercise: it obviously reflects our research interests 🙂
- WWW:World-Wide Web Conference
- JCDL ACM IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
- ISMIR: The International Conferences on Music Information Retrieval and Related Activities
- EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications
- IV: IEEE international conference on information visualisation
- IEEE VIS: IEEE Visualization
- ECDL: European Conference on Digital Libraries
- EC-TEL: European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
- ACM SIGIR: Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval
BTW, there is a list of impact factors for conferences from citeseer – seems quite outdated, and has some problems, I believe, but still a useful reference point?
I’d be very interested to see similar lists from other groups or individuals…