EZ-PC: Program Committee Selection Made Easy

Vyas Sekar.

Selecting a technical program committee (PC) for a conference or a workshop can be an intimidating and time consuming process. PC selection needs to balance several potential considerations; e.g., industry vs. academic participation, inclusion of under-represented communities, ensuring “coverage” over topic areas, among others. This paper presents the design of an open-source tool called EZ- PC which formulates these considerations as a simple constraint satisfaction problem to help PC chairs systematize this selection process. We report on some of the features we have incorporated and experiences in using the tool.


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