Reputation of Computer Science Conferences

Publish or Perish

Having a good publication list is crucial for a researcher, for completing a PhD degree, finding an academic job, a grant, being promoted, and becoming famous in your subject areas. Due to the cutting-edge and fast-changing nature of research in computer science, conferences are as important as journals. Maybe even more important.

Anyway, recruiters or funding committees have to rank candidates. So they need rank conferences. Such a conference ranking will always be fuzzy and controversial, but there are several temptatives. Generally, the rankings depend on the facts

  • reputation in its field
  • researchers boast about getting accepted
  • Low Acceptance rates
  • leading program committee from top institutions

Top Tier Conferences

AI

IJCAI: Intl Joint Conf on AI 
AAAI: American Association for AI National Conference 
ICML: Intl Conf on Machine Learning 
UAI: Conference on Uncertainty in AI 
UM: Intl Conf on User Modeling 
AGENTS: International Conference on Autonomous Agents 
ACL: Association for Computational Linguistics
SIGKDD: ACM Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining 
ICDM: IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 
AIED: Intl Conf on Artificial Intelligence in Education 
NIPS: Neural Information Processing Systems
CSSAC: Cognitive Science Society Annual Conference
NAACL: North American Chapter of the ACL

Graphics, Vision & Multimedia

SIGGRAPH: ACM SIGGRAPH Conference 
CVPR: IEEE Conf on Comp Vision and Pattern Recognition 
ICCV: Intl Conf on Computer Vision 
I3DG: ACM-SIGRAPH Interactive 3D Graphics
ACM-MM: ACM Multimedia Conference 

Databases

VLDB: Very Large Data Bases 
SIGMOD: ACM SIGMOD Conf on Management of Data 
PODS: ACM SIGMOD Conf on Principles of DB Systems 
ICDE: IEEE Intl Conf on Data Engineering 
ICDT: Intl Conf on Database Theory 
EDBT: Extending DB Technology 

Distributed & Parallel Computing

PPoPP: Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming 
PACT: Intl Conf on Parallel Arch and Compil Tech 
IPDPS: IEEE Intl Parallel and Dist Processing Symp 
ICPP: Intl Conf on Parallel Processing 
Euro-Par: European Conf. on Parallel Computing 

Networks

SIGCOMM: ACM Conf on Applic, Techno, Archit, and Protocols for Comp Comm 
PERFORMANCE: IFIP Intl Symp on Computer Performance, Modeling, Measurements & Evaluation 
SIGMETRICS: ACM Conf on Meas. & Modelling of Comp Sys 
INFOCOM: Annual Joint Conf IEEE Comp & Comm Soc 
MOBICOM: ACM Intl Conf on Mobile Computing and Networking 

Web & Information Systems

WWW: World-Wide Web Conference 
ICIS: Intl Conf on Information Systems 
SIGIR: ACM SIGIR Conf on Information Retrieval

Security

IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 
CCS: ACM Conf on Comp and Communications Security 

Operating Systems

SOSP: ACM SIGOPS Symp on OS Principles 
OSDI: Usenix Symp on OS Design and Implementation 

Others

ITS: Intelligent Tutoring System Conference 
FOCS: IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science 
STOC: ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing 
ICALP: International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming 
SODA: SIAM/ACM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms 

Second Tier Conferences

AI

AID: Intl Conf on AI in Design 
ECAI: European Conf on AI 
ECML: European Conf on Machine Learning 
GECCO: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 
ICGA: Intl Conf on Genetic Algorithms 
GP: Genetic Programming Conference 
IAAI: Innovative Applications of AI 
ICIP: Intl Conf on Image Processing 
ICNN/IJCNN: Intl (Joint) Conference on Neural Networks 
ICPR: Intl Conf on Pattern Recognition
ICDAR: Intl Conf on Document Analysis and Recognition 
ICTAI: IEEE conference on Tools with AI 
AMAI: Intl Symp on Artificial Intelligence and Maths 
EACL - European Association for Computational Linguistics 
COLING: Intl Conf on Computational Liguistics 
EMNLP: Conf on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing 
PAKDD: Pacific-Asia Conf on Know. Discovery & Data Mining 
PKDD: European Conf on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases 
DAWAK: Intl Conf on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery 
SDM: SIAM International Conference on Data Mining
SMC: IEEE Intl Conf on Systems, Man and Cybernetics 
ACL-IJCNLP: Association for Computational Linguistics, International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
CAIP: Intl Conf on Comp. Analysis of Images and Patterns
 

Graphics, Vision & Multimedia

ECCV: European Conference on Computer Vision 
EUROGRAPH: European Graphics Conference
CGI: Computer Graphics International 
CA: Computer Animation 
IEEE-MM: IEEE Intl Conf on Multimedia Computing and Sys
MMCN: ACM/SPIE Multimedia Computing and Networking
ICME: Intl Conf on MMedia & Expo 
CGVR: Intl Conf on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality
 
 
 

Databases

ER: Intl Conf on Conceptual Modeling (Conf on the Entity Relationship Approach) 
SSDBM: Intl Conf on Scientific and Statistical DB Mgmt 
FODO: Intl Conf on Foundation on Data Organization 
DASFAA: Database Systems for Advanced Applications 
SSD: Intl Symp on Large Spatial Databases 
DOOD: Deductive and Object-Oriented Databases 
CIKM: Intl. Conf on Information and Knowledge Management 
CoopIS: Conference on Cooperative Information Systems
 
 
 

Distributed and Parallel Computing

ICDCS: IEEE Intl Conf on Distributed Comp Systems 
PODC: ACM Symp on Principles of Distributed Computing 
SPAA: ACM Symp on Parallel Algms and Architecture 
ASAP: Intl Conf on Apps for Specific Array Processors
CCC: Cluster Computing Conference
ICPADS: IEEE Intl Conf on Parallel and Distributed Systems
 
 
 

Networks

NetStore: Network Storage Symposium
IC3N: Intl Conf on Comp Comm and Networks
LCN: IEEE Annual Conference on Local Computer Networks
ICC: IEEE Intl Conference on Communications
WCNC: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
 
 
 
 

Web & Information Systems

TREC: Text REtrieval Conference 
ECIR: European Conference on Information Retrieval 
HYPERTEXT: ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia 
EC-web: Intl Conf on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies 
WISE: Intl Conf on Web Information Systems Engineering 
ICWS: IEEE Intl Conf on Web Services
 
 
 
 

Security

SECURITY: Usenix Security Symposium 
ESORICS: European Symposium on Research in Computer Security
 
 
 

Operating Systems

IEEE Annual Simulation Symposium 
MASCOTS: Symp Model Analysis & Sim on Comp & Telecom Sys
 
 
 

Others

ICALT: IEEE Intl Conf on Advanced Learning Technologies 
CC: Compiler Construction

Third Tier Conferences

AI

PRICAI: Pacific Rim Intl Conf on AI
AusAI: Australian Joint Conf on AI 
ANNIE: Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering
ANZIIS: Australian/NZ Conf on Intelligent Inf. Systems
CAIA: Conf on AI for Applications
CAAI: Canadian Artificial Intelligence Conference
ICANN: International Conf on Artificial Neural Networks
ICCB: International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning
ICGA: International Conference on Genetic Algorithms
ICONIP: Intl Conf on Neural Information Processing
IWPAAMS: Intl Workshop on Practical Applications of Agents and Multiagent Systems 
ICMS: International Conference on Multiagent Systems
ICPS: International conference on Planning Systems
PACES: Pacific Asian Conference on Expert Systems
SCAI: Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence
NLDB: Applications of Natural Language to Data Bases
ADMA: Intl Conf on Advanced Data Mining and Applications 
ICDM: Industrial Conference on Data Mining 
AusDM: Australasian Data Mining Conference  

 

Graphics, Vision & Multimedia

ACCV: Asian Conference on Computer Vision
MMM: Multimedia Modelling 
EDmedia: World Conf on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

Databases

DEXA: Database and Expert System Applications 
IDEAS: Intl Database Engineering and Application Symposium 
COMAD: Intl Conf on Management of Data 
BNCOD: British National Conference on Databases 
SBBD: Simpósio Brasileiro de Bancos de Dados 
ADC: Australasian Database Conference 
ADBIS: Symposium on Advances in DB and Information Systems 
DB&IS: Intl. Baltic Conference on Data Bases and Information Systems 
IFIP-DS: IFIP-DS Conference
NGDB: Intl Symp on Next Generation DB Systems and Apps
ADTI: Intl Symp on Advanced DB Technologies and Integration
MDM - Int. Conf. on Mobile Data Access/Management (MDA/MDM)
VDB - Visual Database Systems 

Distributed and Parallel Computing

EGC: European Grid Conference 
MPPOI: Massively Par Proc Using Opt Interconns
MassPar: Symp on Frontiers of Massively Parallel Proc 
SRDS: Symp on Reliable Distributed Systems 
DAIS: IFIP Intl Conf on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems

Networks

HPCN: High-Performance Computing and Networking Geometry Modeling and Processing

Web & Information Systems

APweb: Asia Pacific Web Conference 
WAIM: Intl Conf on Web-Age Information Management 
SAINT: Intl Symposium on Applications and the Internet

Security

ARES: Intl Conf on Availability, Reliability and Security
ICGeS: Intl Conf on Global E-Security 

Operating Systems

DSS: Distributed Simulation Symposium
SCSC: Summer Computer Simulation Conference
WCSS: World Congress on Systems Simulation
ESS: European Simulation Symposium
ESM: European Simulation Multiconference

Others

ICCE: Intl Conf on Computers in Education
AH: Intl Conf on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems
ICCSA: Intl Conf on Computational Science and its Applications 
KES: Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems 
ICADL: Intl Conf on Asian Digital Libraries 
ISORC: IEEE Intl Symposium on Object-oriented Real-time distributed Computing 
ISIM: Intl Conf on Information Systems Implementation and Modelling 
IEEEIS: IEEE Conference On Intelligent Systems 
ACE: ACM SIGCHI Intl Conf on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology 
PERVASIVE: Intl Conf on Pervasive Computing 
DGO: Intl Conf on Digital Government Research 

Unranked Conferences

AI

AAMAS: Intl Joint Conf on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems 
AISC: Intl Conf on Artificial Intelligence and Sybolic Computing 
AICS: Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
IWCS: International Conference on Computational Semantics 
 

 

Graphics, Vision & Multimedia

ICVS: Intl Conf on Computer Vision Systems 
AVI: Working Conf on Advanced Visual Interfaces 
INFOVIS: IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 
VIS: IEEE Visualization 
HCI International Conference
International Conference on Computer Games
VRIC: International Conference on Virtual Reality
ICAD: International Conference on Auditory Display
EG Ireland: Eurographics Ireland Workshop 

 

Others

FAST: Usenix conference on File and Storage technologies 
ECOWS: IEEE European Conference on Web Services 
ICSOC: International Conference on Service Oriented Computing 
ICWE: International Conference on Web Engineering 
ICDE: World Conference on Open learning and Distance Education 
WCCE: IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education 
CAiSE: Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering 
CCC: IEEE Conf on Computational Complexity 
CRYPTO: Intl Cryptology Conference
SAC: ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 
CCGRID: IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid 
CBMS: IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems 
JCDL: ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
GIS: ACM Intl Symposium of Advances in Geographic Systems 
ICPADS: IEEE Intl Conf on Parallel and Distributed Systems 
SEKE: Intl Conf on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering 
Intl Multiconferences in Computer Science -- 14 joint int'l conferences
SCI: World Multi confs on systemics, sybernetics and informatics
SSGRR: International conf on Advances in Infrastructure for e-B, e-Edu and e-Science and e-Medicine
IASTED conferences
CCCT: International Conference on Computer, Communication and Control Technologies

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reader 5 years ago

What about ACM GIS?


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