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Sunday, May 21, 2017

The role of scientific conferences in R&D

In this post I'm dealing with a very important question from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 perspective of a person managing or financing R&D, how does one know how well is R&D performing? If your thought was that you'll measure it by economic success of a product that uses cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 results of R&D cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n you are on a wrong track. Namely, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 product can be success or a failure because of a number of reasons, of which R&D is only one. So, anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r way has to be used, and actually this question is very hard. In this post I'll try to point you to a possible solution along with some of its negative sides. Before continuing, just to reiterate that this post is from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 perspective of a person managing or financing R&D.

The best possible solution would be that you absolutely trust all your researchers and that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y produce only cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best results. But this is idealistic case, namely cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re are no perfect researchers, and even cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best ones could produce mediocre results if cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are under sufficiently high pressure. So, some form of quality assurance is necessary.

The next best solution would be for you to check what every researcher did and evaluate it by yourself, after all, whom do you trust more than yourself? But this approach also has problems, and not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 small ones:
  1. When good researchers does something, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 only way to track him would be to do cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same things he does, and that means doing his job. 
  2. Even if you would know so much to be able to analyze how someone does his or her job, that wouldn't scale.
  3. Finally, people tend to hate micromanagement, and this would be micromanagement.
So, this approach also wouldn't work. Anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r approach would be to assign for each researcher anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r person that would check his work. But this has almost cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same problems as if you are doing everything by yourself. Especially problematic could be potential collusion between researchers, i.e. one praises ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r's work knowing that his own work will be reviewed, too. So, reviewers might have incentive to praise each ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r's work.

Thus, it is necessary to have review, but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 point of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 review is to be independent, done by an expert that knows cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 topic being reviewed and trying to be as objective as possible. You can pay independent researchers for doing review, but that's not done. What's done instead is sending papers to scientific conferences and journals where cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are reviewed before being published. The review process is such that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 authors don't know who reviewed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir paper (blind review) or even reviewers don't know who's paper cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are reviewing (double blind review). Before being published in a journal or on a conference, papers have to pass review process and authors are notified about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 decision along with receiving reviewers' comments.

So, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is a way you can receive feedback about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 work done by your researchers by sending cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m to conferences or requiring cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m to publish in journals. But cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re are additional benefits as well:
  1. Even if your researches have cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best intention of producing top class results, it is good to have a feedback. In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 reviews cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re could be suggestions on how to improve cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 work.
  2. By participating on conferences your researchers build cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir professional network from people doing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same or similar things and that might be very helpful on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 long run.
  3. You should not forget marketing aspects of scientific publications. Namely, this makes you and your people known as an organization that does research and supports cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir researchers which might attract new researchers and employees.
Many companies having serious R&D do publish on scientific conferences and in journals and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y put on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir Web pages lists of published works, here are some:
There are many ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs, and I might add more to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 list later.

One very important thing before I continue. People tend to think that I say that publications are mean and a goal and thus are opposing to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 idea of publishing on a scientific conferences. But that's not true. Publications are only a side-product of a work who's goal is to produce something new that could be used to improve company's products!

But, nothing is perfect and so this approach has some issues you have to be aware of:
  1. There are a huge number of conferences in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world many of which are at best average. You should strive to go to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best ones because cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re you'll receive cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best feedback and also meet people that are more likely to be researching things that interest you. Which conferences are those depends on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 specific research area and you have to search for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m, but as a general rule of thumb cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 lower acceptance ratio, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 better conference.
  2. As I've said, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 papers are only a side-product of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 actual work done. But, if too great emphasize is put on conference/journal publication, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n researchers start to optimize that criteria instead of doing a good work.
  3. You should be careful what you publish in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 papers. The moment its published, effectively it's a public knowledge. This is very good from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 society perspective, but it might not be so good from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 perspective of a company.
  4. Publication on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 conference is not so cheap. You have to pay conference fee, travel and accommodation expenses, and maybe few more things. This builds up very quickly.
  5. Publication in a journal might cost nothing, but it can take time, up to 18 months. The review process for conferences is several months at most.
But in any case, I think that companies should publish as much as possible on a good conferences or in good journals as it has more benefits than drawbacks.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CFP: MIPRO ISS

Starting from this year I'm going to be a vice chair of Information Systems Security event that is a part of a larger MIPRO conference. The reason I took this role is that I believe that relevant security event is missing in this region and that this conference (I'll say conference not event from now on and by that I'll refer to ISS event) can fill cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 void. Furcá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rmore, I believe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is lot of a room for improvements, which is of course mandatory if this conference is to become regional, and I have some ideas what and how to do it. But it will take me some time until I articulate what I intend to do. In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 meantime, CFP was published [PDF].

I don't find conferences appropriate for publishing finished work, journals a better for that purpose. Conferences are, on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r hand, ideal for presenting your work in progress in order to solicit feedback so that, in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 end, you improve quality of your research. I especially invite students, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate, so submit cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir work for diploma cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365sis or PhDs. Also of great interest are findings of weakness (vulnerabilities) somewhere, I invite you to present your finding on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 conference. Of course, in that case you should be careful first to notify those you found a vulnerability so that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y have time to react.

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