Paper Submission Guidelines
By SIGCSE policy, at least one author of each accepted paper is required to register, attend and present the paper.
We invite papers falling into the following four broad classes.
Experience Reports describe an idea, course or classroom experience that worked well and is now recommended to others.
Research Studies report on a study grounded in theory, and using appropriate methodology (e.g., case study, qualitative methods, quasi-experimental, experimental) to support the investigation and stated results.
Philosophical papers present an argument for a direction or idea to be considered in the curriculum, a particular course, or the overall field.
Tool papers present courseware or a concrete process that has been developed and is now ready for wider use.
In all cases, papers must be original work; they should include a review of previous, related work that helps place the submitted work into context. All results and arguments presented should follow clearly from the evidence provided in the paper.
Within the broad classes above, we encourage submissions that address any of the following course-related areas:
Compiler / Programming Languages & Paradigms
Real time/Embedded Systems
You may also consider submitting a paper in one of the following general topic areas:
AP/IB Courses & Curricula
Computers and Society
CS Ed Research
Gender and Diversity
History of Computing
New Curriculum / Program / Degree Initiatives
Descriptions of each of these paper categories can be found at the online topic display site. When you submit your paper, we will request that you indicate the broad class you believe the paper fits into as well as up to three categories from the course-related and general topic areas.
Authors must submit two versions of their paper: a "publication" version that includes author/institution information, and an anonymized version. The goal of the anonymized version is to, as much as possible, allow the author(s) of the paper an unbiased review. The anonymized version should have 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). Self-citations need not be removed if they are worded so that the reviewer doesn't know if the writer is citing
himself/herself. That is, instead of writing "We
reported on our first experiment with this work in 2007 in a previous
paper ", the writer might write "In 2007, an initial experiment was
done in this area as reported in ."
The publication version is available for use by the Program Committee. Both versions are limited to a maximum of 5 pages and must adhere to the SIGCSE 2010 Format Instructions. Templates are available in Word, WordPerfect, and LaTeX.
If your paper is accepted you will have a chance to modify your publication version before it is published.
Electronic submission of papers is required.
- Write your paper using the format specified above.
Make sure that you have two versions of the
paper: the publication version and an anonymized version.
Within the paper, you must provide
Category and Subject Descriptors, General Terms, and
Keywords based on the ACM classification system. These
requirements are described in more detail in the
SIGCSE 2010 Format Instructions.
- Convert your paper into Adobe PDF format. Refer to our
Creating Adobe PDF Documents page
- Submit both versions using the online Paper Submission Form.
Note that there are several ways you must categorize
your paper submission in the online system. The broad
classification you choose allows the reviewer to
evaluate the paper from an appropriate perspective. The
course and general topic 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 one broad classification and at most three
course-related and/or general topic areas that best fit your paper.
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 server!
- Make note of the paper ID number and password assigned
to your submission. You will receive an e-mail message
confirmation. Spam filters sometimes trap these
automatically generated messages so you may need
to check your spam trap for the confirmation and later,
acceptance or rejection notification.
- After receiving confirmation, go to the Author Verification Form
to review your submission for accuracy. Send e-mail to
(Thomas Cortina and Ellen Walker) if there are any
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.
All electronic submissions must be received
by September 11, 2009
at 23:59 (11:59 p.m.) Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST).
- All presenters must register for the conference.
- Paper presentations are 25 minutes
in length. Five minutes of that time should be reserved for
answering questions from the audience.
- 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.
- The conference supplies a projector but not a laptop. You
will need to bring a laptop or arrange to use one
from another attendee. You may want to contact your
session chair or other speakers in your session
to arrange sharing. (If neither you, the other session
speakers, nor the session chair have a laptop,
send us email.)
- Bring a backup copy of your
presentation on a USB stick. Session chairs may request that
presenters arrange to make all presentations from a
- Wireless Internet access should be available during your
presentation, but you should, of course, be aware there
is always a potential for failure.
- Arrive at your room
at least 10 minutes before the session
is scheduled to begin.
Please contact SIGCSE 2010 Program Chairs:
Carnegie Mellon University