+1 on improving the CFP by providing more space for submitters to write a more detailed abstract. In the interest of keeping abstracts shorter (if this is a concern for conference programs) you might add an additional section for a “talk
description” that can provide more details to the abstract reviewers on what the talk will contain and how it fits within the larger context of the conference.
From: <cncf-toc@...> on behalf of Puja Abbassi <puja@...>
+1, improving the CFP itself should be prio 1 (or 0). As Yuan Chen also mentioned above this is what many of us who had touch points with academia are used to and this is the very basis for being able to judge blindly at all. They also
mentioned good practices for CFP that would help with increasing quality of submissions.
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