In calling for release of algorithmic implementation, the host of the star blog Nuit Blanche (dedicated to compressive sensing) has put up a post with the title “Nobody cares about you and your algorithm”. Interesting, this kind of parallels my recent thought on authors’ role in advertising their research papers that potentially make scientific progress, which is actually lesser than release of implementation .
I would often browse through all the titles in recent conferences of interest, like CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICML, NIPS, and etc. For CV papers, there’s a nice website cvpapers.com archiving all recent major CV conferences and providing links to the electronic version of the papers and appended materials if available (there are more and more such social-professional websites available, e.g., sciweavers.org that holds papers of a wider range of fields besides CV ). This is a pretty great way that helps save me a lot of time to collect such papers and their access, as otherwise I’d have to go to IEEE Explorer and download the papers one by one, or crap them from the CD proceedings which are normally not at my disposal. Going to individual researchers’ website and checking their updates in publication is only by rare chance.