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"How can this Paper get in?" - A game to advise researchers when writing for a top AI conference
Aabhas Sharma · Narendra Nath Joshi · Michael Muller · Casey Dugan

Tue Dec 10 05:30 PM -- 07:30 PM (PST) @ East Exhibition Hall B + C

It can be fairly tricky for researchers to figure out which conference their work could be best suited for. Often, early-career researchers face multiple rejections before eventually getting their work accepted. Our team is currently working on a natural language classification (NLC) and Explainable AI (XAI) powered tool that can analyze full paper drafts to advise researchers on possible improvements that might better shape their work for the various top AI conferences.

For this demo, we present our progress on the above-mentioned tool as a fun and engaging social game. Our game gives users a teaser of this tool by only asking them for their draft title(s) as opposed to an entire paper. From this, we use models trained on accepted and rejected papers to suggest possible title improvements. We also predict paper title's success at different AI conferences while allowing players to compete for most "accepted" titles with their fellow NeurIPS attendees.

Author Information

Aabhas Sharma (IBM Research)
Narendra Nath Joshi (IBM Research)
Michael Muller (IBM Research)

Michael Muller works in the AI Interactions group of IBM Research AI, where his work focuses on the human aspects of data science; ethics and values in applications of AI to human issues; metrics and analytics for enterprise social software applications, with particular application to employee engagement emergent social phenomena in social software. Recognitions include: ACM Distinguished Scientist; SIGCHI Academy; IBM Master Inventor. Steering Committees: EUSSET (European Society for the study of Socially Embedded Technologies); ACM GROUP conference series. Papers co-chair for ECSCW 2019 (European Computer Supported Cooperative Work conference).

Casey Dugan (IBM Research AI)

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