We are Christian Collberg and Todd Proebsting from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona.
In order to repeat, reproduce, or extend published computer science research, we need, at the very least, access to the code and data (the research artifacts) that were used in collecting the results of the original paper. Experience has shown that gaining access to research artifacts can be difficult, particularly when a few years have passed since publication. A related problem is being able to contact the authors of a paper to enquire about some issue, given that email addresses change over time. We want to encourage sharing in the computer science research community. Please read our CACM paper and technical report which describe our previous experience with sharing of research artifacts.
If you are interested in your favorite conference being included on FindResearch.org and you are willing to help, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The major part of the manual work we have to do is verifying email addresses found in papers, and chasing down missing addresses. We have a system set up that makes this easy, albeit tedious, work, and we would love to get help doing this so that we can expand our coverage.
We use DBLP to get lists of published papers. We get email addresses of authors from a variety of sources, mainly through semi-automatic extraction from the paper PDFs themselves, but also by scanning NSF's database of funded grant abstracts, and, when all else fails, by searching for the authors online.
We have received a 5-year grant for $357,568 from a private foundation. If you like what we're doing, consider helping us out with additional funding.
We will be sharing both shortly.
No, we will not do that.
We will remove comments only if they are libelous.
We ask all authors to verify the information we have about their papers, in particular the location of any supporting artifacts. We send out emails to authors asking them to update or verify this information incrementally, one conference at a time. For conferences where these emails have yet to be sent out we present the information in gray text.