We provide background on the practice of double-blind reviewing (aka “anonymous submissions”) and discuss its advantages, disadvantages, and side effects. While much of the discussion is general, we concentrate on the specific case of the conferences run by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), namely Crypto, Eurocrypt and Asiacrypt. We conclude with an opinion and a suggested course of action. We hope that this post will prompt open discussion on double blind reviewing in general and in IACR conferences in particular.
Archive | August, 2012