Saturday, 3 December 2011

Paper: "An Empirical Model For Electronic Submissions To Conferences" by Patrick Flandrin

An Empirical Model For Electronic Submissions To Conferences
Patrick Flandrin

Electronic submission to a conference is a process that is known to evolve nonlinearly in time, with a dramatic increase when approaching the deadline. A model has recently been proposed by Alfi et al. (Nature Physics, 2007) for such a process, and the question of its universality has been raised. This problem is revisited here from a data analysis and modeling point of view, on the basis of a larger data set. A new model is proposed that better describes the total evolution of the process (including saturation) and allows for a running prediction of the total number of submissions.

Its freely available (at the moment) from:
   http://www.worldscinet.com/cgi-bin/jform.cgi?/acs/mkt/free/S0219525910002554.html