Your tasks as Track Chairs
– Creation of a track description in coordination with the conference chairs (in English and German)
– Recruitment of Associate Editors (AEs)
– Promotion of the track by announcement of the CfP
– Coordination of the review process for the track (see below)
– Final decision on acceptance/rejection of contributions on the basis of the meta-evaluation of the AE
– Formulation of recommendations for best paper awards and candidates for fast-track options in relation to selected journals
– Optional: Fast-Track possibility to realize selected papers in journals suggested by you and include them in the track description
– Information to authors of full papers for digital recording via video or screencast of their presentations
– Compilation & moderation of the sessions
Your tasks as Associate Editor
– Fast & Constructive AE Reject at the beginning of the review process to filter out deficient submissions, e.g. those that do not meet the formal requirements, do not have a suitable scientific method, or are irrelevant to the track (in the latter case, a shift to another track may be suggested)
– Acquisition of 3 reviewers for one submission
– Drafting of an own expert opinion (meta-evaluation) taking into account the aspects mentioned by the experts
– For Student Track and Community Tracks, Track Chairs also take on the role and responsibilities of Associate Editors.
The primary language for the CfP and the reviews is German. Submissions and reviews can be written in English.
The reviews are realized via the concept of AEs, which are won by the Track Chairs (TCs). After assigning the submissions, the AEs search for suitable reviewers, invite them, review the reviews and prepare a summary of the reviews (with their own assessment). The final decision regarding the acceptance of a submission is made by the TCs, with the Conference Chairs being responsible for the overall program.
Further information on the operative handling of the review process will follow.