The seven review team met all day Saturday to work out which of the almost 300 submissions were going to make it into the conference.
I had created some statistics based on the reviews the team had performed, this helped the team easily pick the coolest papers and the mildly cool for inclusion and exclusion. Which then left the difficult job of sorting through the ones in the middle.
The hardest job was rejecting papers, even though the team had to pick 80 out of 300 papers I can easily say that the quality of what was rejected was exceptional. They would almost all be included if we could hold a 3 week conference.
Here is some info from those on the review team on how to make sure your paper is near the top of the list.
Of course what would statistics be without pretty graphs, I’ve posted daily and cumulative submissions graphs. As expected this proves that people always leave things till the last minute, and sometime a little bit later than that 🙂
One enterprising individual even tried to submit something yesterday!