Friday, February 5, 2010

Topics with traction

The key method for achieving top performance is feedback. At work we usually are given a set of objectives at the beginning of the year and a year later are graded based on how well we reached the objectives. During the rest of the year we just slave away in our cubicles, and nothing has any real consequences.

This is why conferences and publications are so important — there, peers give us feedback and allow us to improve our work.

Web 2.0 tools like blogs and content sharing sites (e.g., SPIE's Digital Library), extend the reach of conferences and journals, because they give instant analytics on what is of general interest. Here are the statistics on some of the presentations we posted here over the years:

 
Views
Presentation Title
8016
The Journal Impact Factor
2186
Color Imaging on the Internet
1018
Understanding Color
540
How the internet will determine the future of publishing
494
Cognitive Aspects of Color
473
Introduction to MPEG-21
413
A Benchmark for Image Retrieval using Distributed Systems over the Internet: BIRDS-I
404
Personalized Public Health Campaigns
385
Image Processing For Color Facsimile
381
Trends in color imaging on the Internet
165
Towards robust categorical colour perception
50
Color naming: color scientists do it between Munsell Sheets of Color