ICML 2012 Survey Results
Comments about the conference format
Conditioned on questionee being an area chair.
No 'short talks'. Either no talk, spotlight (one or two slides, one or two minutes, top), or full talk. I conjecture that the five-minute 'short talk' format will tempt too many people into cramming too much into their slides and/or going overtime. (Perhaps poll again after the conference.)
+ videotape all talks
Reduce presentations to 17+3 or 16+4 instead of 20+5.
definitely 5 tracks is enough, perhaps too many. I'd rather add a day and reduce number of tracks while keeping paper count the same.