Sunday, May 5, 2013

Paper industry

Hello readers!

Imagine your paper being accepted in a big conference. I think you would agree with me that you should be proud of your hard work, right?
Depending on your ethical judgement, maybe not.

Three guys from MIT developed a solution to randomly generate research papers, aka SCIgen. In 2005, they made a submission to WMSCI, the World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. The paper was accepted.

It's 2013. I didn't see any changes in the machinery of research papers production. In general, it seems that quantity is still more important than quality.

Two years ago this kind of mentality made me get out of the academic world. Since then, I'm studying in my rhythm, in my pace. Thinking by myself.
However, now I realize that there are good and bad professionals everywhere. Perhaps, it's just a matter of finding our right peers.

By the way, if you want to generate your personalized paper, check the SCIgen project, =)

Till the next post!
Ronald Kaiser