Easing the CHI Conference Papers Chair's burdens (10 Jun 2004)
One of the toughest and most time-consuming jobs in the CHI conference is co-chairing the Papers program. As co-chairs you must, for example, recruit 600 or more HCI experts to review a similar number of submitted papers, make sure all papers are assigned to suitable reviewers, and finally chair a two-day meeting of 40 associate chairs to decide which papers to accept, trying throughout to make sure every paper is fairly treated - and meanwhile doing your day jobs! It seems like an impossible task, yet every year two brave people take it on and do an astounding job.
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