Topic: What does "bidding" mean?  (Read 58615 times)

When talking about reviews, what exactly stands for the term "bidding" for?

Bidding is a phase where reviewers indicate their preferred papers ("wanted", "would like", "uncertain", "would dislike") and also conflicts of interest (see image below).

You can use this to allow reviewers to choose their preferred papers before you assign the submissions to them for reviewing. The bidding have precedence before the matching topics between reviewers and submissions if you use the automatic assignment process.

This feature is optional in ConfTool Pro and often used for bigger conferences, but we recommend to offer such a “bidding phase” also for smaller events, as it might increase the quality and return rate of reviews.