Two items of note, as my blog and I pass in the night:
- Michael Nielsen links to a great way of advertising a speaker: use Wordle on their work (delicious feeds/research papers)
- ICML 2009 is going to a reviewing model where you can specify which area chairs you want your papers directed to (area chairs and interest areas will be listed). John Langford, one of the area chairs, goes further with what is essentially a personalized reviewer manifesto. An excellent idea ! He lays out his principles, and authors are fore-warned.