MC2R maintains high technical quality, which
derives from strong and active participation by researchers
in the computing and networking community. Researchers
at various stages in their research careers are encouraged
to review MC2R submissions.
Review Form: To be used
only when the reviewer does not have
access to the EDAS web page for MC2R
General Questions To Ask
These questions, adapted from the article "How (and
How Not) to Write a Good Systems Paper" by Roy Levin
and David D. Redell (Proc., 9th SOSP, 1983), are not
meant to be all-inclusive. They are provided as examples
of questions that reviewers should consider when they
1. Original Ideas
Are the ideas in the paper new?
Can you state the new ideas concisely?
What exactly is the problem being solved?
Are the ideas significant enough to justify a paper?
Is the work described significantly different from existing
Are comparisons with previous work clear and explicit?
Does the work comprise a significant extension, validation
or repudiation of earlier ideas?
What have you learned from the work?
What should the reader learn from the paper?
How generally applicable are these lessons?
What are the assumptions on which the work
Are they realistic?
How sensitive is the work to perturbations of these
If a formal model is presented, does it give new information
What were the (design or modeling) alternatives considered
at various points, and why were the choices made the
way they were?
Does the introductory material contain excess
baggage not needed for the paper's main development?
Does the paper include just enough material from previously
published works to enable the reader to follow the material?
Are the ideas organized and presented in
a clear and logical way?
6. Writing Style
Are terms defined before they are used?
Does the abstract communicate the important ideas of
Is the paper finished?
Is the writing clear and concise?
Are words spelled and used correctly?
Are the sentences complete and grammatically correct?
Are ambiguity, slang, etc. avoided?