Conference Ranking

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Computer conference ranking lists

The list below shows the most important sites to rank conferences:

  • Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE). This ranking has been created in 2008; new rankings are provided via the ARC (see link below).
  • Australian Research Council (ARC). As part of the Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) a conference ranking (amongst others) has been created in December 2009; rankings range from A (=best conference) to C and unranked. Input data is provided by scopus; ranking itself is performed by Australian deans, and the Australian CORE (see above). As a consequence, conferences unknown to Australian researchers have not been ranked.
  • Microsoft Academic search - Top-ranked Conferences in Computer Science. This site ranks conferences based on citations and publications. Compared to others, it is relatively complete, although the ranking algorithm is unclear, and results sometimes surprising.
  • Google Scholar. Google is indexing many research papers but, unlike Microsoft, does not provide means to directly rank conferences. Tools like Publish or Perish or Scholarometer (for complete overview of tools, see wikipedia article on H-index) query Google's database and provide citation information, including H-index figures. Conference statistics can be obtained by using "*" for author, and filling in the name of the conference under "in journal".
  • CiteseerX Estimated Venue Impact Factors. Last updated in 2007 and doesn't seem to be updated. The number of venues is quite limited; journals are included as well.
  • Networking Conferences Statistics. This page is an attempt to gather year-over-year statistics for some of the major systems and networking conferences. Statistics of new conferences can be submitted to the maintainer of that page. The page also includes the URL of statistics of other conferences in the area of computer science.
  • WebQualis. This site (in Portuguese) ranks journals and conferences into catagories like A1, A2, A3, B1 etc.

Anonymous conference-ranking sites

There are a number of websites that provide more or less equivalent information on conference ranking. The URLs of many of these sites include conference-ranking. The domain can be either .com, .org or .net. The URL may start with www and/or cs (for computer science conferences). Also various researchers maintain via their homepages a list with conference rankings; a google search with the search phrase Computer Science Conference Rankings will provide the URLs of many of such pages. Those who want to use such anonymous conference ranking sites, should read first That URL provides background information on these sites, and suggests to avoid anonymous conference ranking sites.

Computer conference statistics

There are several sites that give conference statistics:

  • SHINE. This Brazilian site provides an H-index for conferences. Note that using H-indexes for conferences may be questionable, since conferences that already exist for many decades with thousands of papers will almost always rank higher than novel conferences that accept only a small number of papers. Instead of using H-indexes to rank conferences, a better approach might be to use a combination of acceptance rate, average number of citations per paper, and ratio between the number of paper presenters and conference attendees (see for example Security Conference ranking and Top Crypto and Security Conferences Ranking).
  • Networking Conferences Statistics, maintained by Kevin Almeroth