There are currently two associated pre-events with the DISCO 2019 conference:
- Peer Review Process Workshop, 15 April 2019, Southampton
- DISCo 2-Day Writing Retreat, 1-2 May 2019, Oxford
A one-day workshop about the Peer Review process hosted by the Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) and the Digital Economy Network, taking place on 15 April 2019 at the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus.
- Date and times: Monday 15 April 2019, 10.00am – 3,00pm
- Venue: Room 2033 , Building 2, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ
- Workshop Leader: Dr Max Wilson, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham
- Cost: Free of charge to attend.
- Registration link: eventbrite.co.uk/e/peer-review-workshop-tickets-59896164039
- Location map: University of Southampton Highfield Campus
Through mostly interactive exercises, this workshop, led by Dr Max Wilson of the University of Nottingham, discusses a range of approaches to Peer Review suitable for different situations (from workshops, to conferences, to peer-reviewed conferences, to journals, and more).
The workshop is split in two parts focusing on:
- Part 1: the purpose of a review
- Part 2: the process of a review
The aim of Part 1 (purpose) is to help participants understand what is expected from peer reviewing, and how the information put into a review is used by organisers later in the process, and how these vary for different venues and types of submission.
Part 2 (process) covers approaches to reading, approaches to structuring a review, dos and don’ts, and how to judge and make appropriate recommendations.
Following the workshop, we will invite you to test your newly acquired skills by reviewing submissions for the Interdisciplinary Digital Culture and Society Conference (DISCo), which is the Digital Economy Summer School Conference for 2019, taking place on 9-12 July at the University of Nottingham.
Workshop Leader: Dr. Max L. Wilson, University of Nottingham
Dr Max L. Wilson is an Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Nottingham. Max is a Deputy Editor at the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. In his field, strong research contributions are peer-reviewed and published at (usually) ACM conferences like CHI and UIST.
Max has reviewed papers for Peer-Reviewed ACM Conferences for more than 10 years, served as an AC (senior reviewer) for 3 years, and is serving as an SC (area topic chair) for CHI2020. In the past, Max has served as papers chair IIiX2012, and has organised a range of workshops reviewing and accepting smaller social contributions. Max has also served as Panels chair for CHI2019 and Courses chair for CHI2017/18, reviewing contributions for community value rather than rigour of research contribution.
He received his PhD from Southampton in 2009 and has over 100 publications, including journal articles, conference papers, edited proceedings, two monographs, workshop proceedings, workshop contributions, and posters/demos.