Wednesday 25 March 2015
A few tips on computer science paper titles:
Titles of the form Catchy Project Name: What Our Project Is About are stilted. Show some imagination.
Titles of the form Towards [Some Goal We Totally Failed To Reach] are an obvious attempt to dress up failure as success. Don't do that.
Do write bold papers about negative results. Call your paper [Our Idea] Doesn't Work (And Here's Why) and I'll be excited to read it.
[Goal] Is Harder Than You Think would also get my attention.
If your paper title contains the word Aristotelian, I will never read your work again and skip the conference too --- but you get points for chutzpah.
Note: following this advice may harm your career. Consider a career where you don't have to publish or perish.