WARNING

This post contains only an update of the plots and few lines of comment to point out things that have changed from last year. If you did not read the previous Circus posts, please go and check the last version first to have more information of what I am doing and a discussion of the current trends.

WARNING

Unless clearly marked, graphs only refers to the Top4 conferences. + If you are curious about Tier2 conferences, you can find some comments about the differences at the bottom of this page.

Community Size and Number of Submissions


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A bit of Geography

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Collaborations between US and other institutions continue to increase.
China continues to move up and this year reached France in fourth position.
Italy, is back into the top ten, taking the place of Singapore.

Program Committees


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Last year only one researcher in the top-100 never served in any Top4 committee. Sadly, this year the number has increased — thanks to some new young faculties who are rapidly climbing the ranking.

Authors


Rank Name Papers Active Max Chair TPC Slams Venues Top4 Co-Authors Avg Last Affiliations

1

Christopher Kruegel

74

02-18

4

2

21

3

44

All

120

5.36

University of California - Santa Barbara

2

Dawn Song

68

00-18

4

0

9

3

47

All

126

4.29

University of California - Berkeley

3

Giovanni Vigna

66

02-18

4

2

20

3

42

All

107

5.47

University of California - Santa Barbara

4

Wenke Lee

64

01-18

3

2

33

6

45

All

116

5.02

Georgia Institute of Technology

5

XiaoFeng Wang

60

03-18

5

0

18

3

36

All

124

5.78

Indiana University - Bloomington

6

Michael Backes

52

03-18

5

2

19

2

33

All

90

4.21

Center for It-Security - Privacy & Accountability (CISPA)

7

Vern Paxson

47

00-18

3

2

17

2

35

All

115

5.66

University of California - Berkeley and International Computer Science Institute (ICSI)

8

Michael K. Reiter

46

01-18

4

1

26

0

32

All

66

3.59

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

9

Dan Boneh

41

01-18

2

2

16

0

31

All

101

4.29

Stanford University

10

Adrian Perrig

40

00-16

4

2

20

1

29

All

66

3.98

ETH Zurich

10

Ari Juels

40

00-18

2

2

16

0

30

All

80

4.15

Cornell Tech

The complete list (with sortable columns) which includes everyone with at least two publications is available here.

Legend:

  • active : the first and last year in which the author published a paper in the circus

  • max : max number of papers in the same venue

  • chairs : number of Top-4 venues for which the person was PC Chair

  • slams : number of times in which the author had a paper in all the Top-4 conferences in the same year.

  • tpc : number of technical program committee memberships

  • venues : total number of venues in which the author had a paper

  • top4 : in how many of the Top-4 the authors had a paper (1 to 4)

  • co-authors : total number of co-authors in Top-4 publications

  • avg : average number of authors per publication

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Affiliations


Rank Name Papers Coverage Size Country

1

Carnegie Mellon University

193

85.5%

215

USA

2

University of California - Berkeley

180

93.4%

151

USA

3

Microsoft Research

US

158

71.1%

128

4

Georgia Institute of Technology

140

68.4%

175

USA

5

Stanford University

112

78.9%

129

USA

6

University of Maryland - College Park

108

55.3%

93

USA

7

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

106

67.1%

143

USA

8

University of California - Santa Barbara

101

69.7%

102

USA

9

Purdue University

98

56.6%

154

USA

10

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

96

61.8%

115

USA

(the complete list with sortable columns is available here)

Legend:

  • coverage : percentage of venues in which the institution had at least one paper

  • size : number of Top-4 authors affiliated to the institution

Purdue is now back in the top10, taking the spot of UCSD.
ETH toke back the first place (lost last year in favor of Bochum) on the European ranking.

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Groups and Collaborations


The entire graph with all authors contains now over 5.8K nodes and 21K edges. Over 87% (was less than 86% last year) of the authors are part of a giant connected cluster! In other words, you can move from co-author to co-author and reach almost everyone in the field.

If we want the main groups to emerge from the graph, we can emphasize the main clusters by limiting the analysis to authors with at least five papers in common (and a total of 10 each in the top4). This results in 136 nodes (vs 115 in 2017 and 91 in 2016), grouped in 27 clusters (vs 26 in 2017 and 22 in 2016). The largest clique remains for the fourth consecutive year: Savage + Paxson + McCoy + Levchenko + Voelker.

If we zoom in even further we can finally see the most prolific collaborations in our field (minimum 10 papers together in the Top4).
Not a lot different from last year, but it has two clusters more and the ex-ucsb one has grown in size. Here is what it looks like:

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Second-Tier Venues

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The US-vs-World distribution is quite different for Tier2 conferences. It seems like there are less international collaborations for these papers, and the US domination is less pronounced.