Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Book Ahead of its Time

As a professor I get sent free books sometimes, which is great. I just got one about AI that is really ahead of its time. How do I know?

It's March 6, 2008, and the copyright on the book is 2009. How is this possible?


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Please Expand Your Abbreviations

I just got an email that starts like this:

Last Call for Papers/Abstracts and Invited Sessions Proposals for EISTA 2008, (Orlando, Florida, USA. June 29th- July 2nd, 2008)

Papers/Abstracts Submissions and Invited Sessions Proposal: April 3rd, 2008
Authors Notification: April 25th, 2008
Camera-ready, full papers: May 22nd, 2008

All Submitted papers will be reviewed by a double-blind (at least three reviewers),
non-blind, and participative peer review. These three kinds of review will support
the selection process of those that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in JSCI Journal."

It goes on, never saying what EISTA stands for. So annoying.