Well, it appears that the first OPC is slowly coming to a close. In order to give everyone the chance to post a final comment or remark, we will leave the comment threads open for another two weeks. After that, you will be able to view the comment threads but not participate in them. So if you have been meaning to make a final point or put forth yet another objection, make haste! In the meantime, we just wanted to thank everyone once again for playing along. As we mentioned before, we have already received several helpful suggestions concerning ways to improve the conference. Hopefully, more of you will send your ideas along.
For now, we are tentatively planning to have OPC 2 just before the upcoming winter break. Improvements will include: (a) direct links to html versions of all papers, (b) links to authors' and commentators' homepages in the posts, (c) webcast (or at least audio/video file) of keynote paper being read (and hopefully a few others as well), and (d) a maximum of ten papers which will be uploaded five per week for two weeks. There are a few other ideas we are flirting with as well. We are committed to making sure future installations of the OPC are even more enjoyable and beneficial than the first one. Suggestions can either be posted as comments to this post or sent to
the OPC email address.
Thomas, Eddy, and Adam