Reading Entire Conference Proceedings
May 2019 (perspective of an assistant professor)
To keep up with the latest happenings in a research field, make it a habit to spend 15 to 30 minutes reading the table of contents of the most relevant conference proceedings or journal issues whenever they come out.
Tons of new research papers get published each year, so it's overwhelming to try to keep up with what's going on in your field. Since this is such a critical part of my job, I make it a habit to skim through the latest publications whenever they come out:
This video shows me flipping through all 700 papers of the CHI 2019 conference proceedings. I click to open up the ones that are the most relevant for my research or to my close colleagues' research so that I can jot down their titles later in my notes. (Background rumble from the bridge of the Enterprise-D.)
Here's how you can do this too!