March 5–8, 2014 - Atlanta, GA

Paper Submission Guidelines

By SIGCSE policy, at least one author of each accepted paper is required to register, attend and present the paper.
Ready to submit? Read the guidelines below, then click here to start the submission process.

Important Dates for Paper Authors

Submission Deadline:Friday, September 6, 2013
@11:59 p.m. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST)
Author Notification:Monday, October 14, 2013
Updates to Paper Title & Authors:Monday, October 28, 2013
Camera-Ready Copy:TBD

What Kinds Of Papers Are Customary?

We invite papers falling into the following topic areas.

Active Learning Accessibility Algorithms
AP/IB Courses & Curriculum Architecture/Hardware Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
Assessment Classroom Management Communication Skills
Compilers/Programming Languages & Paradigms Computational Thinking Computers and Society
CS1/2 CS Ed Research/Research Study Curriculum Issues
Database/Data Mining Data Structures Discrete Mathematics
Distance/Online Education Distributed/Parallel Computing/HPC Ethics
Experience Report Gender and Diversity Graduate Studies
Graphics/Visualization History of Computing Human-Computer Interaction
Information Systems Information Technology Instructional Technologies
K-12 Instruction Laboratory Experience Multimedia
Networking New Curriculum/Program/Degree Initiatives Non-majors
Non-traditional students Object-oriented Issues Operating Systems
Outreach Privacy/Security Professional Practice
Real-Time/Embedded Systems Robotics Software Engineering
Student Research/Capstone/Internships Theory Tools/Libraries/Learning Environments
Web-Based Technology    

How Should The Paper Be Formatted?

Authors must submit ONLY an anonymized version of the paper. 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 in 2007 in a previous paper [1]", the writer might write "In 2007, an initial experiment was done in this area as reported in [1].

If the paper is accepted for the conference and for publication, authors will be asked to complete a camera-ready copy that will include all appropriate author names, citations, and references.

The paper is limited to a maximum of 6 pages and must adhere to the SIGCSE 2014 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.

How Do I Submit My Paper?

  1. Write your paper using the format specified above. Within the anonymized 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 2014 Format Instructions.
  2. Convert your paper into Adobe PDF format. Refer to our Creating Adobe PDF Documents page for assistance.
  3. Submit your paper using the online submission form. Be sure to choose the appropriate topic areas when submitting. Your choices help in determining appropriate reviewers, and to assist the reviewer in evaluating the paper from an appropriate perspective.
  4. Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your documents, because that is when everyone else will be connecting to our server!
  5. 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.
  6. After receiving confirmation, go to the online submission form to review your submission for accuracy. Send e-mail to (Adrienne Decker and Kurt Eiselt) if there are any problems.

Deadline: All electronic submissions must be received by Friday, September 6, 2013 at 23:59 (11:59 p.m.) Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST).

Presentation Notes

  • 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 an email to .)
  • Bring a backup copy of your presentation on a USB stick. Session chairs may request that presenters arrange to make all presentations from a single laptop.
  • Wireless Internet access should be available during your presentation, but please be aware that there is always a potential for failure.
  • Arrive at your room at least 10 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin.


If you have questions about paper submissions, please contact SIGCSE 2014 Program Chairs:

Adrienne Decker
Rochester Institute of Technology
Kurt Eiselt
University of British Columbia