[e2e] was Re: A message to authors - nsdi

Michael Welzl michael.welzl at uibk.ac.at
Thu Jan 10 11:03:31 PST 2008

> The simplest possible answer to program committee stuff is for the 
> committee to say: you will recieve a response by date A to acknowledge 
> your submission and date X to accept or reject.   If you don't get 
> responses by those dates, send inquiries to Y.  We will endeavor to 
> reply by mail within one day. 

That's a nice idea, but...

> Note that all of the timeouts above are not "automagic".   They are 
> protocol specifications.   They don't require guesses, but embed the 
> timeout in the end-to-end protocol def.   There is no need for generic 
> solutions.

I disagree that there's no need for generic solutions, because of the
mismatch between people's expectations about the service they get
from email, and the service that the system offers (as well as the
work involved in personally checking! Note that your solution above
involves people typing stuff on keyboards - as the reliability declines,
the scalability of that system will become limited by the hours that
people can devote to that kind of solution).


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