an introduction to the peer review process

Peer Review event
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** Registration is now open via the links below **

A half-day workshop about the Peer Review process hosted by the Digital Economy Network and the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Nottingham.

There are two available dates for this workshop – Wednesday 24 July 2019 (12pm-5pm) and Thursday 5 September 2019 (10.00am-3.00pm)

Workshop details:

  • Workshop title: An Introduction to the Peer Review Process
  • Dates available: Wednesday 24 July 2019 and Thursday 5 September 2019
  • Venue:  Jubilee Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Triumph Road, NG7 2TU
  • Workshop Leader: Dr Max Wilson, Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham
  • Cost: Free of charge to attend, lunch and refreshments included (please note unfortunately there is no travel or accommodation funding available).
  • Registration links:


Through mostly interactive exercises, this workshop, led by Dr Max Wilson of the University of Nottingham, discusses a range of approaches to Peer Review suitable for different situations (from workshops, to conferences, to peer-reviewed conferences, to journals, and more).

The workshop is split in two parts focusing on:

  • Part 1: The purpose of a review
  • Part 2: The process of a review

The aim of Part 1 (purpose) is to help participants understand what is expected from peer reviewing, and how the information put into a review is used by organisers later in the process, and how these vary for different venues and types of submission.

Part 2 (process) covers approaches to reading, approaches to structuring a review, dos and don’ts, and how to judge and make appropriate recommendations.

Workshop Leader:  

Dr. Max L. Wilson, University of Nottingham

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Dr Max L. Wilson is an Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Nottingham.  Max is a Deputy Editor at the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. In his field, strong research contributions are peer-reviewed and published at (usually) ACM conferences like CHI and UIST.

Max has reviewed papers for Peer-Reviewed ACM Conferences for more than 10 years, served as an AC (senior reviewer) for 3 years, and is serving as an SC (area topic chair) for CHI2020. In the past, Max has served as papers chair IIiX2012, and has organised a range of workshops reviewing and accepting smaller social contributions. Max has also served as Panels chair for CHI2019 and Courses chair for CHI2017/18, reviewing contributions for community value rather than rigour of research contribution.

He received his PhD from Southampton in 2009 and has over 100 publications, including journal articles, conference papers, edited proceedings, two monographs, workshop proceedings, workshop contributions, and posters/demos.

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