Thursday, April 30, 2009

New open access proceedings archive

Via Luca Aceto, news of a new effort to create an open access electronic proceedings. The idea is that you organize your conference/workshop, and apply for inclusion of your proceedings in the EPTCS: you handle the reviewing, they take the papers and manage the long term archiving (via the arxiv).

I'm imagining this will only be useful for small conferences/workshops, but it's a good way of making sure you don't have a dead-link problem a few years later when the person who hosted the website for the conference leaves their institution and forgets to hand over maintainence to someone else. Also, the arxiv imprimatur will make sure the papers will get more visibility than otherwise.
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