Review Process

Each of our submissions undergoes a rigorous review by highly qualified, passionate teams of volunteer reviewers. These reviewers are picked for each track based on their deep understanding of topical areas. They come from large and small organizations, academic institutions, government labs, startups and nonprofits.

Review Process

We’re committed to ensuring that the GHC review process leads to high quality, credible and diverse sessions.

All submissions are reviewed on a fair and even-handed basis across all sub-disciplines. Each reviewer prepares his/her review independently of others looking at the submission. The committee organizes a discussion of the submissions, but only between reviewers who have already submitted a full review in draft.

For some tracks, your submission will have more than one reviewer. If more than one person reviews it, the ratings will be averaged.

Once all submissions receive their ratings, our conference leadership will design a well-balanced program that includes content to appeal to our diverse audience. Due to load balancing and limited program slots, unfortunately, not all meritorious submissions can be accepted.

By May 27, you will receive an email notifying you of our decision regarding your submission. In order to preserve the integrity of the process, we do not change these decisions once they are made.