Call for Papers: 2nd Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web

June 27th, 2008 by Martin

The aim of the 2nd Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web (WICOW 2008) is to provide a forum for discussion about issues related to information credibility and its evaluation.

It will be held on October 30, 2008, in Napa Valley, California in conjunction with the 17th ACM CIKM.

You can find more information here.

Mathematicians

June 11th, 2008 by Martin

Mathematicians

Did I ever tell you that I’m a mathematician?

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The best reviews I’ve ever seen

June 2nd, 2008 by Martin

Luckily, all the SPAM problems seem to have disappeared now (except for the SPAM that I’m creating myself here), and a new Wordpress version is now running. Time to share with you one of the funniest moments in the last weeks (where I’ve been to Edmonton at the Alberta University, but that’s a different story).

I was co-author of an extended abstract that a colleague of mine submitted some weeks ago. He submitted a .doc that was readable without any problems, even using Linux. It contained exactly as many characters as allowed. It was really simple stuff, nothing special. And here are the two reviews he got:

It is too short to judge and difficult to understand

your abstract is somehow a black box impossible to assess

I really LOVE these reviews. And maybe it was good not be accepted there…