Submission Deadline: September 7, 2007
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Workshops provide an in-depth review of a topic of interest and should be immediately useful in the classroom. To this end, workshop presenters should provide participants with handouts outlining the workshop material. We plan to support a limited number of workshops involving hands-on computer use by participants. All SIGCSE 2008 workshops will be half-day workshops (3 hours).
Workshop Proposals undergo review but not blind review. Proposals are evaluated for relevance, anticipated interest, quality, and availability of appropriate facilities. You may want to review the list of SIGCSE 2007 workshops (1-10, 11-25, and 26-35) prior to submitting a proposal.
SIGCSE will reimburse presenters for handouts (up to 50 pages per participant at 5 cents per page) and will provide one night free lodging per workshop (not per presenter) at the conference hotel.
All hands-on workshops at SIGCSE 2008 will use participants' laptop computers at the main conference site. The Symposium Committee will help presenters distribute workshop software to participants prior to the Symposium, e.g., by providing attendee e-mail addresses for software distribution. Although distribution is the presenters' responsibility, we also require a finalized copy of all software to be distributed due by the "software distributions" deadline shown at the top of the page. (Having a copy of your software allows us to accommodate emergency situations at the conference and to ensure adequate preparation time for participants.) More details on this process will be available in early 2008.
Proposers of hands-on workshops should indicate which of the following formats they wish for their workshop:
Laptop Required. Participants should bring a laptop computer to participate in this workshop.
Laptop Recommended. It is recommended, but not required, that participants bring a laptop computer to this workshop.
Workshop proposals consist of two documents: the full workshop proposal and a workshop abstract. The full proposal is used for the review process only. The abstract is the description that appears in the Symposium program and proceedings. The format of these documents should be as follows.
1. Full Workshop Proposal Format (limited to 2 pages)The full proposal is written in Times Roman, 12 pt. font. The page format is for 8 1/2 x 11 paper, 1 column, single spaced, and 1 inch margins (top, bottom, left, right). For space considerations, presenters may move title and presenter information (#1 and 2 below) to a separate title page. Include all of the following information, in the order given below:
The abstract is the description that appears in the Symposium program and proceedings. It is submitted as a separate document from the Full Workshop Proposal and consists of: the workshop title, presenter(s) identification, a description of the workshop, and laptop requirement (if any). The description is limited to 100 words and must match verbatim the abstract section of the Full Workshop Proposal. The abstract must follow the formatting guidelines for the "Abstract" section of the SIGCSE 2008 Format Instructions. Here are sample Workshop Abstracts:
NEW IN 2008: The up to 100-word abstract description must also be submitted in plain text.
(Abstracts of accepted workshops can be edited in response to reviews for the camera-ready submission.)
Deadline: All electronic submissions must be received by September 7, 2007.
Questions? Please contact:
SIGCSE 2008 Workshops Chair