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RE: RAE / conferences
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_Assessment_Exercise I believe it
is a (badly constructed?) way of scoring academic contribution in order
to rank universities' research output. But I am also relatively
ignorant on this one so I stand to be corrected.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: RAE / conferences
> From: tjoccam@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tue, June 20, 2006 3:37 pm
> To: "Ian East" <ian.east@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: "P.H.Welch" <p.h.welch@xxxxxxxxxx>, "Occam Family"
> Pardon my ignorance, but what is RAE?
> Larry Dickson
> > Hi Peter, plus CPA fraternity
> > Forward at will - I am long past caring who knows I'm a heretic.
> > <SNIP>
> > It became clear to me sometime ago that even 'prestigious' (ACM,
> > IEEE) journals and conferences were pretty much closed shops.
> > Because of things like RAE, each little club is able to promote its
> > members by almost automatically rejecting papers from anyone they
> > didn't admit.
> > <SNIP>
> > One other thing. In defending CPA last year, I was able to point to
> > a much better than typical balance between industry and academic
> > delegates. This stuff DOES get applied more than most alternative
> > approaches, perhaps because it can boast interest from theory to
> > hardware. With the massive rise of embedded systems, it's timely too.
> > Resistance is NOT futile! RAE will disappear soon enough. These
> > things never succeed, by anyone's measure, in the end.
> > Ian
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