Submissions will be blind-reviewed by the organizing committee. Among the criteria we consider in accepting submissions are (this is not an exhaustive list): (i) quality of abstract; (ii) area coverage (e.g., so that not all papers are on metaphysics); and (iii) diversity of attendees (including but not limited to gender diversity, career-stage diversity, geographical diversity). We will also make an effort to ensure that as many new people participate in the workshop each year (especially when it comes to who is presenting papers). We will use a similar range of criteria in selecting commentators and chairs.
We are committed to hosting a high-level and diverse workshop that gives members of the discipline an opportunity to interact with each other. In the service of this aim, we may make non-blinded decisions regarding chairing and commenting. For example, in the service of career-stage diversity, we may check to ensure that we do not invite only people with tenured or tenure-track jobs, and in the service of gender equality, we will unblind submissions to ensure that we do not invite only men.
In short, we try to do our best to ensure that the papers are excellent, there are diverse participants, and the people attending will be enthusiastic contributors.
We will try to get back to everyone who submitted by early March.