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Rating of Conferences and Workshops (edited by Christoph Steindl)


This Web-page shows an overview of the number of submitted and accepted papers, and the acceptance rates of several conferences mainly in the field of object-orientation. It shall give you an impresison of how difficult it might be to get a paper accepted at a conference.Thanks to the many people who provided additional input.

Conferences can be classified by their acceptance rates:

  • Interest-based. Your paper will get accepted even if it's not highly original, as long as the programme committee feels it's relevant.
  • Mildly selective. The conference (programme committee) would like to be selective, but the submissions don't allow it. This might be common for young conferences or conferences in very specific topics. Typical acceptance rate: 50% or above (meaning that with a chance of at least 50% your paper gets accepted)
  • Selective. Acceptance rate: >25%
  • Very selective. Acceptance rate: <25%

The following table shows the average acceptance rates for several conferences (in alphabetical order). You can click on the acceptance rate in the middle column to see the underlying data. The rightmost column shows whether there is a trend in the historical data of acceptance rates: R if the acceptance rates are rising, F if they are falling. This column is left blank if there are insufficient data or if there is no development.

Conference Average Acceptance Rates Rising/Falling
CC 42% F
CHI 23% ?
COOTS 27% ?
ECOOP 16% F
ESD 32% ?
ESEC 18% R
ISSTA 34% -
JMLC 44% ?
OOPSLA 19% -
PASTE 35% ?
PLDI 19% R
POPL 20% R
Reflection 30% ?
ReTIS 50% ?
SOFSEM 40% F
TOOLS USA 43% ?
USENIX 37% ?
WWW 16% ?

Here is a link to a page with the acceptance ratios for major database conferences.


Another approach would be to rate the conferences on a scale of 10 points based on the personal impressions: 0 points for "very, very easy to get a paper accepted", 10 points for "no chance to get a paper accepted".

Number of Points Conferences
10
9 OOPSLA, ECOOP, ESEC, ICSE, ICSM, CHI
8 COOTS
7 CC
6
5 PLoP, JMLC, Reflection
4
3 ReTIS
2 CON
1
0