[Coin-discuss] COIN-OR Technical Reports?
leo at sie.arizona.edu
Thu Nov 17 15:55:43 EST 2005
I think the general idea of Tech Reports is an excellent first step. I
believe usually TRs are not refereed, So we could actually start doing
that fairly soon if we agree that it should be done. We should talk
about the details. Personally, I think the closest we can be to the
traditional peer-review procedures the better. So maybe we are talking
of more than one class of coin publication?
On 11/17/05, kevin.c.furman at exxonmobil.com
<kevin.c.furman at exxonmobil.com> wrote:
> I came up with an idea at INFORMS and I wanted to start a discussion. All
> of the COIN members at the conference to whom I mentioned the idea seemed
> positive about it.
> During Brady Hunsaker's talk at INFORMS about solver parameter tuning he
> mentioned that in the academic community there is essentially no credit for
> tuning parameters every 6 months since one could not write a journal
> article about that so often. I am sure there are also many other things
> related to software development that essentially would receive little or no
> recognition / acknowledgement.
> My idea is to create a system for COIN-OR Technical Reports. In this way,
> something that is useful for the community can be documented, while also
> providing an extra line in the resume / CV. Also, I think it would further
> help in one area in which COIN is currently somewhat lax by providing
> additional documentation related to the projects.
> We could keep it simple by requiring only minimal refereeing via some kind
> of "buddy system". I think the start-up effort would be minimal and
> limited to creating a few document templates for maintaining a consistent
> format (LaTeX / Word / OpenOffice), defining a numbering system, and
> creating a page on the website to maintain things as e-print. In addition,
> we could potentially also expand the idea to having other documents such as
> tutorials and user and/or reference guides. I also think we should start
> archiving COIN-OR related conference presentations as well.
> The only wrinkle may possibly be related to how we would want to handle the
> copyrights for these reports.
> Kevin Furman
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