Publication Culture in Computing Research
Mehlhorn, Kurt; Vardi, Moshe Y.; Herbstritt, Marc
The dissemination of research results is an integral part of research and hence a crucial component for any scientific discipline. In the area of computing research, there have been raised concerns recently about its publication culture, most notably by highlighting the high priority of conferences (compared to journals in other disciplines) and -- from an economic viewpoint -- the costs of preparing and accessing research results. The Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 12452 “Publication Culture in Computing Research” aimed at discussing the main problems with a selected group of researchers and practitioners. The goal was to identify and classify the current problems and to suggest potential remedies. The group of participants was selected in a way such that a wide spectrum of opinions would be presented. This lead to intensive discussions. The workshop is seen as an important step in the ongoing discussion. As a main result, the main problem roots were identified and potential solutions were discussed. The insights will be part of an upcoming manifesto on Publication Culture in Computing Research.