November 5, 2007
Contents of this page
- November 5:
Poster Submission deadline
- November 21:
- December 3:
Online Title, Author and Abstract Modifications due
What is a poster?
Posters provide an opportunity for an informal presentation
featuring "give and take" with conference attendees. Presenting a
poster is also a good way in which to discuss and receive
feedback on a work in progress that has not been fully developed
into a paper.
Posters should not be previously published or a previous
Poster proposal review is not blind.
Poster topic ideas
The topic of a poster presentation is not limited. However,
the topic should lend itself to presentation in poster format
with additional details available in a handout or URL.
You might consider a poster presentation of teaching materials
that you would like to share or preliminary research findings,
- imaginative assignments
- innovative curriculum design
- laboratory materials
- effective ideas for recruiting and retaining students
- computing education research that is in a preliminary stage
Suggestions for poster design are given in Research Posters 101 at
(Although these suggestions were published for student researchers, the
ideas are also applicable to posters for this conference.)
If your proposal is accepted, your poster will be displayed on Friday
during the conference. You will be expected to "present" your poster
for an hour at a designated time during the day.
The space available for your poster will be 4 feet high by 8
feet wide with a small shelf below. Power sources are not
How should the proposal be formatted?
NEW FOR 2008: Poster proposals consist of two documents: the full
poster proposal and a poster abstract (description). In addition,
the up to 100-word abstract description must also be entered into a
text box on the submission page. The full
proposal is used for review and includes the poster abstract. The
abstract is also submitted by itself, formatted and in a separate
document that will appear in the online program. The format for these
two documents should be as follows.
1. Full Poster Proposal Format (limited to 2 pages)
Your proposal should include as much of the following information
as possible. Please limit your proposal to two (2) pages.
A list of the poster titles and authors will be included in
the conference proceedings and the program.
Proposer: Include name, address, phone and fax
numbers, email address (expect most correspondence by email), WWW
address (if applicable), etc. This item does not count in the page
limit. Poster proposals do not undergo blind review, so this
information should be included.
Statement of Topic: A short title.
Significance and Relevance of the Topic: Please
include information about any trends in relation to the topic and
possibly describe (or cite) evidence to that effect. Your objective
here is to explain why the topic is significant. This information can
help your proposal to be selected if resources become an issue.
Content: A description of the expected content of the
- Abstract (Description):
100 word limit. If the poster is accepted, this abstract
is the description that will be published (verbatim) in the
online program. Please be sure your description
2. Formatted Abstract (limited to 1 page)
The poster abstract is the same abstract in the Full Poster Proposal.
It is submitted as a separate document that
should follow the formatting guidelines
for the "Abstract" section of the
SIGCSE 2008 Format Instructions.
This document includes the Poster title, presenter(s)
identification, and a description of the poster. The description
should be no more than 100 words.
Here are sample Poster descriptions for the online program.
How do I submit my proposal?
Step 1: Write your proposal documents using
the format specified above.
Step 2: Convert your documents into Adobe PDF format. Refer
Creating Adobe PDF Documents page
Step 3: Submit your documents and 100-word text abstract
description using the
online Poster Submission Form.
Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your document
because that is when everyone else will be connecting to our server!
Step 4: Make note of the poster 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 Lisa Kaczmarczyk
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 November 5, 2007.
Questions? Please contact: