Finding conferences & calls for papers
Researchers have different reasons for attending a conference. They can attend a conference because it exactly fits the subject area of their research, or merely to be able to meet certain researchers in person. Conferences can be used as a good opportunity to do some networking, or one can choose to attend a very high profile conference in order to give extra weight and international relevancy to his or her research.
There are various ways in which one can find a conference to (actively) participate in. Usually, calls for papers of subject specific conferences are sent to the research institutes that are specialized in this subject area. It is also possible to actively search for a fitting conference, by visiting websites which present upcoming conference, such as:
- Allconferences.com (conferences, trade shows and conventions)
- Confabb.com (mostly trade fairs, but some academic conferences)
- Conference Alerts.com (academic conferences worldwide)
- conference-service.com (mathematics, physics, nuclear applications, chemistry, earth sciences, computer science)
- Eventseer.net (computer science and linguistics)
- PapersInvited.com (academic conferences worldwide)*
- WikiCFP (A wiki site to organize and share CFP)
- Academic Conferences Publishing House (CFP of Worldwide Academic Conference, meetings, symposia, workshops, Special Issues of International Journal)
Is it often also possible on these sites to subscribe, in order to receive updates per mail or rss-feed on conferences in a certain indicated subject area.