|Submission Deadline:||Friday, September 6, 2013|
|@11:59 p.m. HST - Hawaii-Aleutian Standard|
|Author Notification:||Monday, October 14, 2013|
|Updates to Panel Title & Presenters:||Monday, October 28, 2013|
|Camera-Ready Copy:||Wednesday, December 4th, 2013|
Special sessions are your opportunity to customize and experiment with the SIGCSE conference format. Special sessions should NOT replicate existing SIGCSE session formats (i.e., panels, paper presentations, and poster sessions). They are 75 minutes in length and are scheduled in standard conference spaces. Within these constraints, the form is yours to design.
For example, a special session might be a tutorial or seminar, a committee report, a curricular or accreditation forum, a rapid-fire sequence of five-minute talks, or a hands-on demo of dance moves proven to improve retention of CS material.
Possible topic areas include management of large classes, projects and assignments, teaching computer science in K-12, experiments on collaborative learning, report of an ACM committee addressing issues at two-year colleges, or special issues arising when teaching computing outside of North America.
Special session proposal review is not blind. Criteria used in reviewing the proposals will include the likely level of interest in the session and the suitability and feasibility of the proposed format to its topic. If the proposal is accepted, all presenters listed in the special session description will be required to register for the conference and to participate in the session.
Note: "risky" sessions (e.g., a "rapid-fire talks" session that has not yet secured committed presenters) should make a compelling argument for how the presenters will ensure the session's success.
The proposal is limited to two (2) pages that conform to the SIGCSE 2014 Format Instructions with the following modifications and exceptions:
If accepted, the special session description will be allocated two (2) pages in the conference proceedings and must adhere to the formatting guidelines specified above. To facilitate the transition from proposal to camera-ready copy, it is critical that authors adhere closely to the formatting specifications and page limits.
Note that you will be required to submit your proposal electronically.
Deadline: All electronic submissions must be received by Friday, September 6, 2013 at 23:59 (11:59 p.m.) Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST).
Please contact the SIGCSE 2014 Panels and Special Sessions Chair with your questions: