1997 ACC Opinion Survey
Summary of Opinion Survey - 1997 ACC
We conduct a survey at every ACC to gather your feedback.
At the 1997 ACC, 158 responses were collected and highlights
of the results are given below.
In addition to answering a series of questions, many respondents
provided further comments ranging from compliment to complaint.
The most frequently cited issue was on no-show papers, and we will
have to implement procedures to minimize the number of no shows.
There were also several comments indicating that sessions should
be more than a series of presentations by authors and that there
should be discussions as well as an introduction and wrap-up
of the session by the session chair.
- Respondents included a good mixture of attendees from
academia (47%), industry (26%), government (9%), as well
as students (15%).
- More than 90% of respondents had advanced degrees: PhDs (74%)
and MSs (17%).
- Nearly 25% of respondents were from abroad.
- 58% said that they regularly attend the ACC. 71% were authors
or co-authors of papers, and the majority of respondents
participated for professional reasons.
- 80% of the respondents supported keeping the 3 day format
with 17-20 parallel sessions, and only 18% indicated their
preference for a four day format with 13-15 parallel sessions.
- 86% supported the current format of three sets of two hour
sessions per day while only 10% supported another option
of two sets of three hour sessions per day.
- The majority of respondents agreed that it is best to allocate
a 20 minute presentation time for each paper regardless
of whether it is a regular or short paper. 33% suggested
to use poster sessions for short papers.
- The special track on industry and applications at the 1997 ACC
was well received, and 77% voted for its continuation. 49%
actually attended special track sessions.
- 48% favored the proceedings in CD ROM and 9% in book. 55%,
however, indicated that they would like to receive the
proceedings both in CD ROM and book.
- 62% preferred workshops given before the conference. Only 12%
voted for workshops after the conference. 50% favored one day
workshops while only 12% favored two day workshops.
If you have been attending the ACCs but have not had a chance to
complete the survey form, please send your comments on the ACCs
to the current ACC Steering Committee Chairman, Naim Kheir
Thanks to all who responded to the 1997 ACC survey.
Past Chair of ACC Steering Committee
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