User talk:Guntherlehmann

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Symposium on VLSI Circuits[edit]

Hello, and thank you for contributing the article Symposium on VLSI Circuits. Unfortunately, the article as written still reads like an attempt to publicize the symposium, which goes against Wikipedia's policy on promotion. In order to remain on Wikipedia, an article must meet the criteria of verifiability, notability, and neutral point-of-view. These criteria are met by providing reliable sources that are independent of the subject and that are about the subject, not just mention it in passing. For example, sources that say "John Doe is presenting the latest widget technology at WidgetCon 2011" and then mainly discuss John Doe's background and/or the latest widget technologies help establish the notability of John Doe or widgets, but not that of WidgetCon.

Right now the article has two independent secondary sources, and neither of those sources is about the subject; they only mention it in passing. As such the subject currently fails the notability criteria. I took a look at the International Electron Devices Meeting article you mentioned as a comparison, and I can tell you that that article is in pretty bad shape, too, for the same reasons I outlined above. I'm not going to nominate either article for deletion because of my personal bias on the subject; however, if they are not brought up to standards, someone else is likely to do so. —KuyaBriBriTalk 15:57, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your feedback. I would be interested to bring the page up to the Wiki-Standards, but might need some advice. Most of the technical conferences known to me, like IEDM, ISSCC, "Design Automation Conference" do have an entry on Wikipedia, but those entries all are quite similar. The conferences themselves are non-profit and they are of interest to the experts in the field, so I was assuming that describing them on Wikipedia could be o.k., especially compared to the degree of detail that is used to describe some commercial products, like the Iphone on Wikipedia. But I do not want to complain. So, if you are aware of any suitable description of a technical conference on Wikipedia, please let me know. Also, following your advice, I will try to find some suitable secondary sources describing the symposium itself. Thanks!! Guntherlehmann (talk) 16:38, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

In the mean time, I have added three references from EETIMES which are directly describing the conference. Also, I have removed those which are not directly describing the conference itself. Hopefully that's better this way. Guntherlehmann (talk) 16:59, 5 December 2011 (UTC)