I use a conference schedule table for a long time. A few months ago, a blog http://www.realtimerendering.com/ wrote about that schedule table and there was some discssion how to improve the table. This table is optimized to look up the next closest deadline date. So when I got a rejection of my paper, I looked up this table.
After the discussion, the author of the table generator program made the program free software. You can download the source code from http://code.google.com/p/gen-conference-schedule-table/, new BSD license.
I downloaded the program and run the unit test script, then you can see the following figure. A html image map file is also generated and if you put it into a html file, the image is a clickable map. (but not in this blog...)
I have one more wish that Eurographics's conference schedule table has this figure.
4 months ago