ICS 2011: A Question
I noticed from CFP of ICS 2010 that "There will be printed proceedings, distributed at the conference, and thereafter available for purchase from Tsinghua University Press." The proceedings don't seem to have an ISBN or equivalent, papers are not yet indexed by DBLP or equivalent, and how long will this conference will continue? Some of these concerns can be fixed, but the question is, should ICS papers be considered on par with archival conferences (misnomer?) like FOCS/STOC/SODA/.. and listed in one's CV along with them? There is a spectrum of conferences from ones sponsored by associations like IEEE/ACM/SIAM to say competitive workshops by a committed group of researchers finding their publishing means to workshops with carefully chosen invited speakers with published talks/papers, to others. I can't tell where ICS lies in this spectrum. Now, do I, should I care? Only to the extent that this seems like an interesting issue to understand.