|IACR business meeting minutes
||[May. 23rd, 2007|07:00 pm]
It's an hour long meeting, so this is far from everything that was said. I'm just reporting the information that I personally found new/interesting.
Andy Clark's term expires and he won't be running for president again.
Moni's report was mostly a rehash of known information, such as optional anonymity, and zero PC papers.
- Membership increase this year, mostly in workshop attendance. Conference attendance has been stable.
- Strong financial position overall.
- CHES is actually the biggest event in terms of income(!). Next up are Crypto and Eurocrypt, approximately equal (~200k). Everything else is much smaller.
- Global income 783k.
- The plan for the future is more risk, less registration fees (yay!) and more student stipends (yay!). Only about 300 of the 1400 current members are students. Which is surprising and sad.
- Shai's software now uses a stable matching type algo for reviewer assignment (I'd be curious to know how that works.)
- Some authors received comments before decision :-)
- At least one case of double submission to another conference discovered by a common reviewer. (What's the matter with people??!!)
- Interesting anonymity stats:
- With names - 102 (26 accepted)
- Anonymous - 71 (7 accepted)
- Nobody put their names at the end of the paper as suggested in the FAQ.
- Asiacrypt 2008: Melbourne, Australia
- Comments from the floor: revulsion was expressed at US visa policies; but it's practically very difficult to move, so CRYPTO is probably not going to move.