Submission stats

All data was collected manually after all acceptance decisions were finalized. Information regarding authors’ gender was not requested at the time of submission. Reviewers were not informed of the gender nor the affiliation of the authors. Gender is represented using “male/female” binary. We know this is imperfect but believe that this information is still valuable.

47th (UMass, 2016)

Number of abstracts Number of female authors Number of male authors
Abstracts submitted for review 417 270 (44%) 338 (55%)
Abstracts accepted as a paper 50 31 (38%) 49 (61%)
Abstracts accepted as a poster 50 35 (48%) 38 (52%)
Abstracts accepted 100 66 (43%) 87 (57%)



46th (Concordia, 2015)

Single-authored Joint-authored
Total Male Female All Male All Female Both
Abstract submitted for review 382 141 (37%) 118 (31%) 38 (10%) 20 (5%) 65 (17%)
Abstract accepted as a paper 50 23 (46%) 14 (28%) 6 (12%) 1 (2%) 6 (12%)
Abstract accepted as a poster 48 18 (37%) 10 (21%) 8 (17%) 3 (6%) 9 (19%)
Abstract accepted 98 41 (42%) 24 (24.5%) 14 (14.2%) 4 (4%) 15 (15.3%)



45th (MIT, 2014)

Single-authored Joint-authored
Total Male Female All Male All Female Both
Abstract submitted for review 428 169 (39.5%) 131 (31%) 43 (10%) 28 (6.5%) 57 (13%)
Abstract accepted as a paper 48 15 (31%) 15 (31%) 5 (10.5%) 5 (8.5%) 9 (19%)
Abstract accepted as a poster 48 24 (50%) 10 (29%) 6 (12.5%) 1 (2%) 7 (14.5%)
Abstract accepted 96 39 (41%) 25 (26%) 11 (11.5%) 5 (5%) 16 (16.5%)