The ERA Conference Ranking Exercise
Since 2006, following an initiative of ANU and NICTA, CORE has been engaged in an exercise to rank fully refereed conferences in which its members publish. In January 2008, a list of such conferences was published. They were ranked A*, A, B, C.
In late 2008, this was overtaken by an Australian Government exercise, the ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia). The Australian Research Council (ARC) began a ranking exercise of research outputs from Australian researchers from 2003-2008. For most disciplines, just journals were permitted but for a few disciplines including ICT, it was agreed that conferences could be included.
These conferences were allocated one or two Field of Research Codes.
They were also allocated a rank of A, B, or C.
The ARC regard A conferences as equivalent to A* and A journals.
The full list of conferences ranked by the ARC as of February 2010 may be found at
Note this replaces the list released by the ARC in December 2009.
Ranking of Computing Conferences
Computing conferences are largely allocated to 08 codes.
The 08 conferences have been extracted from the above list and are presented below sorted in various ways. The original ERA format has been preserved for each conference.
It should be noted that while CORE had most of the input into this process, it is not always responsible for the assigned rank, the allocated 08 code or the code order. It has no responsibility at all for other codes that may be attached to a conference.
It should also be noted that conferences in 0806 were largely contributed and ranked by ACPHIS - http://www.acphis.org.au/
By request from ALIA, no conferences were ranked in 0807.
Many people have asked for the old list of the conferences that were ranked A*. That is also included here. However, it must be noted that these conferences were ranked A* as of January 2008. That ranking may have changed since. There are also a few A ranked conferences that were not in any list in January 2008. It is possible that one or two of these may be of A* status.
Updates to Rankings
The ERA conference ranking list is definitive until the ERA exercise in Australian Universities is completed. There will be no changes until 2011 at the very earliest.
CORE is taking this opportunity to refine its metrics and update processes for conference rankings. Details will be published on this site when they are available.
Lists of 08 Conferences
It should be noted that in the case of the last 3 lists, the first 08xx code for a conference is the one used in the sort process.
CORE February 2010