2003 Announcement and Call for Participation (PDF
working group topics due
||November 12, 2002
|Notification of acceptance
||January 31, 2003
| WG topics announced and
membership application opens
||February 7, 2003
Tips & techniques, poster, demo
||February 14, 2003
|Camera-ready copy due
||April 15, 2003
|WG membership application period closes
||April 18, 2003
|Conference early registration closes
||May 15, 2003
|Tutorial sessions held
||June 29, 2003
|Working groups meet
||June 28 - July 2, 2003
||June 30 - July 2, 2003
Call for Submissions:
Original submissions in all areas related to the conference
theme are invited for the following categories: papers,
working groups, panels, tips & techniques, posters,
demonstrations and tutorials. We particularly encourage
contributions along the following lines:
The use of technology
in supporting computer science teaching and learning:
This might include intelligent tutoring systems, visualization,
mobile computing, distance education, electronic forms
of classroom support, or web-based tools.
The practice of teaching
Submissions here might cover such topics as curricular
issues, teaching material or aids, or innovative instructional
methods. Qualitative work is encouraged, but it should
not be merely anecdotal or descriptive.
Computer science education
Submissions in this area will involve research evidence
or the use of theory to inform pedagogy.
All submissions must be original work. The official language
of the conference is English. Submissions should use clear,
ordinary grammar and avoid the use of colloquialisms that
might be difficult for those who speak English as a second
language. Note that reviewers will assume they are reviewing
completed works, as they will eventually appear in the conference
proceedings. Do not submit incomplete drafts.
Please follow these guidelines:
- letter size paper (8.5 x 11 inch or 22 x 28 cm)
- length in pages: papers 5, panels 2, WG topics 2-4, tutorials 2
- 9 pt Times Roman (or similar) font
- double columns
- 1 inch (2.5 cm) top and bottom margins
- 0.75 inch (1.9 cm) side margins
or consult the ACM Templates.
All papers should be high quality, unpublished, original
work related to the themes of the conference. We are again
expecting all paper submissions to be full papers.
They are limited to five pages. Author identification
must be concealed in paper submissions to allow for a blind
review process. Papers will be reviewed and, if accepted,
presented at the conference by one or more of the authors.
Paper presentations last twenty minutes. All accepted
papers will also be published in the conference proceedings.
Authors must sign the ACM copyright release form before
publication. The deadline for paper submission is November
12, 2002. For more information, contact one of the program co-chairs: Roger Boyle, Georgios Evangelidis.
Panel sessions provide a forum for the exploration of a
"hot topic" among expert panel members and between
the panel and the audience. A panel abstract is limited
to two (2) pages. It should contain the following
information, in this order: panel title, panel organizer
information (name, affiliation, address, email, phone),
panelist information (name, affiliation, email) for each
panelist, and panel description. The panel description should
include an introduction to the panel topic and a short position
statement from each panelist. The panel organizer must select
appropriate panelists who will make a commitment to participate.
The panel organizer is responsible for obtaining position
statements from panelists and integrating them into the
abstract before submitting the proposal. All accepted panel
abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.
The deadline for panel submission is November 12, 2002. For more information, contact one of the program co-chairs: Roger Boyle, Georgios Evangelidis.
Proposals for tutorials that provide in-depth coverage of
a topic of interest to computing educators are invited.
A tutorial should be designed to be a thorough and comprehensive
exploration of the topic. Each tutorial is classified as
either half-day (three hours) or full-day (seven
hours) and will be held the day before the conference.
There is an additional fee for a symposium attendee to participate
in a tutorial. Tutorial presenters will earn two night's
accommodation at a conference hotel.
A tutorial proposal is limited to two (2) pages.
It should contain the following information, in this order:
tutorial title, tutorial organizer information (name, affiliation,
address, email, phone), tutorial category (half-day or full-day),
and tutorial description. The tutorial description should
provide an introduction to the topic, a description of the
tutorial activities, the background of the presenter, and
a separate paragraph (max 60 words) for publication that
serves as a succinct description of the tutorial for symposium
attendees. You must also specify all equipment needed to
conduct the tutorial (some instructional laboratories may
be available). A list of tutorial titles and presenters
will be published in the conference proceedings. The deadline
for tutorial proposals is November 12, 2002. For more information, contact the tutorial chair: Bruce Klein.
Groups: Several working groups will convene during
ITiCSE 2003. A working group will consist of five to
ten people who share a common interest related to the
themes of the conference, selected on the basis of their
qualifications in the area. Working groups will begin work
by electronic communication two months before the conference.
The working groups will meet at the conference site the
day before the conference, throughout the conference and
the day after the conference. Each working group will determine
its own meeting schedule. While working group members should
be able to participate in many other conference activities,
their main commitment during the days of the conference
is to the working group.
Intermediate working group results will be presented to
all conference attendees at a poster session early
in the conference schedule. At the conference conclusion,
each group will submit a polished report. These reports
will be reviewed and, if accepted, distributed to all conference
attendees, published in a SIGCSE Bulletin and published
in the ACM digital library. Many working groups will also
develop web sites of resources for educators. To apply to
lead a working group, create a proposal describing the topic
you wish to address, what you expect the group to produce,
and information on your experience in the area. You may
also include a list of potential working group members.
Proposals should be 2 to 4 pages in length. The deadline
for working group proposals is November 12, 2002. For more information, contact the working group chair: Mike Goldweber.
& Techniques: ITiCSE attendees have many valuable
ideas to share about practical educational approaches that
work well for them - a particular assignment, a method of
assessment, a class activity, a pedagogical tool. Such ideas
may not warrant a full paper at the conference. Therefore,
in order to make them available for the entire community,
the ITiCSE program includes, for the fourth consecutive
year, our popular Tips & Techniques session(s). They
consist of short presentations (10 minutes), each of which
explains the goal, the application, and the results of a
particular tip or technique. Each idea will be supported
by a one-page summary that will appear in the proceedings.
The summary should include a title, presenter information
(name, affiliation, address, email, and phone), a description
of the idea to be presented, and if appropriate, a URL where
further information or materials are available. T&T
submissions should be made by February 14, 2003. For more information, contact the tips & techniques chair: Henry Walker (http://www.cs.grinnell.edu/~sigcse/iticse2003/tips.shtml).
Posters: Works in progress may be submitted for presentation in poster
format at the conference. Each accepted poster will be supported by a
full-page abstract that will appear in the proceedings. Please email
your one page proposal summary to Ingrid Russell, ITiCSE 2003 Posters
Chair, at email@example.com. The proposal should include a title,
presenter information (name, affiliation, address, email, phone), and a
description of the poster topic and contents. Presentation guidelines
will be sent to authors upon acceptance. The due date for poster
submissions is February 14, 2003. For more information, contact the
poster chair: Ingrid Russell.
Demonstrations: You are invited to demonstrate the software you use in
your classrooms and labs to support your delivery of computer science
education. Demonstrations could be used by paper authors who do not have
enough time during their 20-minute paper presentation to fully
demonstrate support software. Demonstrations will be presented along with
posters. Each accepted demonstration will be supported by a full-page
abstract that will appear in the proceedings. Please email your one page
proposal summary to Ingrid Russell, ITiCSE 2003 Demonstrations Chair, at
firstname.lastname@example.org. The proposal should include a title, presenter
information (name, affiliation, address, email, phone), and a description
of the demonstration topic and contents. The due date for demonstration
submissions is February 14, 2003. Note that, subject to available space,
we will again be accepting on-site demonstration applications, but those
demonstrations obviously will not receive any space in the program or
proceedings. For more information, contact the Demonstrations chair: