Friday, September 11, 2009: Paper, Panel, Special Session, and Workshop submissions due.
Monday, November 2, 2009: Birds of a Feather, Poster, and Video submissions due.
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Workshop Submission Guidelines
By SIGCSE policy, all workshop presenters are required to register for the conference, and to attend and lead their workshops.
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 number of workshops involving
hands-on computer use by participants.
All SIGCSE 2010 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 2009 workshops (
) prior to submitting a proposal.
SIGCSE will reimburse presenters for handouts (up to $5 per
participant) and will provide one night free lodging per
workshop (not per presenter) at the conference hotel.
All hands-on workshops at SIGCSE 2010 will
use participants' laptop computers at the 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. Distribution of software
is the responsibility of the workshop leaders. We recommend
that the organizers of each hands-on workshop create their
own web page (on their own server) with all necessary
software and instructions for installation. To accommodate late registrations, we will collect these URLs and make them available (for registrants only) at on-site registration. We will also provide presenters with mailing lists containing the emails of current enrollees after early registration closes on the SIGCSE Web site.
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.
- Laptop Optional.
It is not necessary for participants to bring laptops
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.
- Full Workshop Proposal Format (limited to 3 pages,
including the title page)
The first page is a title page that must contain
only the workshop title and presenters (items a and b
below). The remaining information (items c through j
below) must fit on no more than two pages total
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).
Include all of the following information,
in the order given below:
- Workshop Title
- Contact Person:
( name; department; college, university,
or other affiliation; address; telephone
number; fax number; e-mail address )
- Other presenters:
one entry for each other presenter
( name; department; college, university,
or other affiliation; e-mail address )
- Abstract (Description of the Workshop):
Describe your workshop in at most 1000 characters.
This should match verbatim the abstract described
- Intended audience:
For whom is this workshop intended?
- Presenter(s) background/biography:
Provide a brief biography addressing the
presenter(s) qualifications for leading the
- Materials provided:
Describe any handouts, software or other materials
that will be provided to attendees.
- Rough Agenda for the Workshop:
Timing details would be helpful here.
- Audio/Visual and Computer requirements:
Indicate your A/V requirements, such as wireless
access, wired access, extra power outlets,
microphone, digital projector, overhead projector,
flipcharts and pens, whiteboards, etc.
For hands-on workshops, indicate Laptop Recommended,
Laptop Required, or Laptop Optional
(see " Hands-on Lab-based Workshops "
above) and which OSs are supported (Linux, Mac,
Windows). Describe any special requirements
for attendees' computers.
- Space and Enrollment restrictions:
Please tell us the maximum number of participants
that you can accommodate. If no limit is
specified, we will assume a cap of 30 participants.
Be aware that, if interest is strong, we may seek to
raise the limit to 40 or more.
Also indicate any special
restrictions on the configuration of the room
(flip chart easels, clear floor space for robots,
- Other critical information:
Other notes that will help to evaluate your
proposal according to the evaluation criteria
Here are sample Full Workshop Proposals:
- Workshop Proposal Abstract (Limited to 100 words)
The abstract is the description of the workshop that will appear on the SIGCSE web page and is what participants will use to decide which workshops to attend. This year we are asking that you include information about the intended audience and computing requirements in the abstract to help readers make that choice.
The description is limited to 100 words and must match verbatim the abstract section of the Full Workshop Proposal.
The workshop proposal abstract must be submitted in plain text. The abstract for an accepted proposal may contain a URL with more information for participants. (Abstracts of accepted workshops can be edited in response to reviews for the camera-ready submission.)
- Write your proposal and abstract documents using the
formats specified above.
- Convert the proposal document into Adobe PDF format.
Refer to our
Creating Adobe PDF Documents page
- Submit the .pdf proposal and the 100-word text
abstract description using the
online Workshop Submission Form.
Note that the text version of the abstract is for the
online program, and will also be formatted to appear
in the printed program and proceedings. The proposal,
formatted in .pdf, is for reviewers only.
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 workshop ID number and password assigned
to your submission. You will receive an e-mail message
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
Ruth E. Anderson and 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.
All electronic submissions must be received
by September 11, 2009
at 23:59 (11:59 p.m.) Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST).
Please contect the SIGCSE 2010 Workshops Co-Chairs with your questions:
Ruth E. Anderson
University of Washington
University of California, San Diego