September 7, 2007
Contents of this page
- September 7:
Proposal Submission deadline
- October 29:
- November 3:
Online Title and Presenter Modifications due
- November 21:
Camera-ready copy due
What is a Panel?
Panel sessions provide an opportunity for expert panel members to present
their views on a specific topic and then to discuss these views among
themselves and with the audience. Panel sessions run for 75 minutes.
Usually a panel session starts with a brief introduction of the panel
topic and the participants, followed by short presentations by the
panelists giving their views. The session must allow sufficient
opportunity (about 30 minutes) for an interactive question and answer
period involving both the panelists and the audience.
A typical panel will consist of four participants, including the
moderator. Limiting a panel to 4 participants allows sufficient time
for audience questions. Proposals with more than four panelists must
convincingly show that all panelists will be able to speak, and the
audience able to respond, within the session time.
Panel proposal review is not blind. Criteria used in reviewing the
proposals include the likely level of interest of the topic, the
presence of panel members with multiple perspectives on the topic,
and the likelihood that the panel will leave sufficient time for
How Should the Proposal be Formatted?
The proposal is limited to two (2) pages that conform to the Panels
section of the
SIGCSE 2008 Format Instructions
with the following modifications and exceptions:
- Do not include an abstract. Instead, the first section should
be titled Summary and should provide a summary of the panel
written by the moderator.
- Subsequent sections should contain the position statements of
each panelist. Title each section by identifying the author.
- References where appropriate are encouraged, but not required.
If they are included, they should be placed in a separate section
titled References and should follow the formatting guidelines.
How Do I Submit My Proposal?
Step 1: Write your proposal using the format specified
Step 2: Convert your proposal into Adobe PDF format. Refer
Creating Adobe PDF Documents page
Step 3: Submit the PDF version of your proposal using the
online Submission Form.
Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your documents
because that is when everyone else will be connecting to our
Step 4: Make note of the paper ID number and password
assigned to your submission. You will receive an e-mail message
Step 5: After receiving confirmation, go to the
Author Verification Form
to review your submission for accuracy. Send e-mail to
if there are any problems.
Warning! Several authors have
reported problems viewing their PDF files using Internet
Explorer. If you experience similar problems, it is best to
download the file and use
Deadline: All electronic submissions must be
received by September 7, 2007.
Questions? Please contact:
SIGCSE 2008 Panels and Special Sessions Chair