I'm the chair of a conference managed by easychair. I have, myself, submitted a paper, and, of course, marked it as having a conflict.
I'm currently monitoring the bids of program committee members, and don't see my paper selected by anyone.
My question is: am I not seeing it because nobody has selected it? or because I have a conflict with it and therefore it remains invisible to me?
Both of these two possible explanations make sense: (a) My paper is not interesting enough. (b) I'm not supposed to know who has reviewed my paper, so logically I should not know either who is volunteering to review it.
But then again, in the eventuality of (b) and since I'm the one assigning papers for review, how can I assign my paper when I don't see it??
[It would be so much easier to be able to ask this question to easychair, but they will not answer any technical questions as long as you have a free account…]