September 7, 2007
Contents of this page
- September 7:
Paper Submission deadline
- October 29:
- November 3:
Online Title and Author Modifications due
- November 21:
Camera-ready copy due
What Kind of Paper?
Papers describe a classroom experience,
teaching technique, curricular initiative, or educational research
project. Papers must be original work and should included a review of previous, related work.
Please consider submitting a paper in one of the following
course related areas:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Bioinformatics/Computational Science
- Discrete Mathematics
- Formal Methods
- High Performance Computing
- Human-Computer Interface
- Numerical Methods
- Operating Systems
- Programming Languages
- Real-time/Embedded Systems
- Software Engineering
- Supporting Courses
You may also consider submitting a paper in one of the following
general topic areas:
- AP/IB Courses and Curricula
- Classroom Management
- Communication Skills
- Computers and Society
- Curriculum Issues
- CS Ed Research
- Distance Education
- Ethical/Societal Issues
- Gender and Diversity Issues
- Information Systems
- Information Technology
- Laboratory/Active Learning
- Non-traditional Students
- Object-Oriented Issues
- Student Research/Capstones/Internships
- Using Emerging Instructional Technologies
- Web-based Techniques/Web Services
Descriptions of each of
these paper categories can be found at the
online topic display site.
Note that there are several ways you must categorize your paper
submission. Within the paper itself, you must provide Category and
Subject Descriptors, General Terms, and Keywords. These requirements
are described in more detail in the
SIGCSE 2008 Format Instructions.
When you submit your paper you also must categorize it for our database.
The categories you choose are used to select the reviewers who will
evaluate your paper. To increase the likelihood that your paper
will be given to a reviewer who is familiar with the content
of your paper, choose at most three categories that
best fit your paper. Selection of more than three categories may
result in automatic rejection of your paper.
How Should the Paper be Formatted?
Authors must submit two versions of their paper: a publication
version (with author/institution information), and an anonymous
version with ALL references to the authors removed (including
author's names and affiliation plus identifying information within
the body of the paper such as websites or related publications).
The publication version is available for use by the Program Committee
and the anonymous version is used in the reviewing process. Both
versions are limited to a maximum of 5 pages and must adhere to
SIGCSE 2008 Format Instructions.
Templates are available in Word, WordPerfect, and LaTeX.
Electronic submission of papers is required.
How Do I Submit My Paper?
Step 1: Write your paper using the format specified
above. Make sure that you have two versions of the paper, an anonymous
version and a publication version.
Step 2: Convert your paper into Adobe PDF format. Refer
Creating Adobe PDF Documents page
Step 3: Submit both versions using the
online Paper Submission Form.
Please note that selection of more than three categories may
result in automatic rejection of your paper. 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
(Mark Guzdial and Sue Fitzgerald) 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
Acrobat Reader directly.
Deadline: All electronic submissions must be
received by September 7, 2007.
- Paper presentations are 25 minutes in length.
Approximately 5 minutes of that time should be reserved for
answering questions from the audience.
- Arrive at your room at least 10 minutes before the
session is scheduled to begin.
- Plan to attend the speakers' breakfast on the morning of
your presentation to meet your session chair and to discuss the
transitions between the presentations in your session.
- Bring a backup copy of your presentation on a USB stick.
Questions? Please contact:
Mark Guzdial and Sue Fitzgerald
SIGCSE 2008 Program Chairs