March 5–8, 2014 - Atlanta, GA

Reviewer Information

Important Dates for Paper Reviewers

Paper Submission Deadline:Friday, September 6, 2013
Papers to Reviewers:Monday, September 9, 2013
Reviews Due:Monday, September 23, 2013

How Do I Volunteer to Review?

All SIGCSE members are encouraged to participate in the reviewing process.

  • For New Reviewers

    If you are interested in reviewing papers for SIGCSE 2014, you are invited to complete the reviewer registration form. In the box that says "Sign Up — Keycode:" input the code review14.

    After you have filled in your contact information, it it MOST IMPORTANT to select the topic areas for which you would like to review. Please limit yourself to areas in which you feel somewhat expert. The system will automatically ask you to consider the areas carefully if you choose more than four.

  • For Those Who Have Previously Reviewed

    All people currently listed in the reviewer database will receive an e-mail message in August with their current recorded information.

    • If you would like to update your information in the database, go to the proposal review site by August 23, 2013. Please select your areas of reviewing carefully, limiting yourself to areas in which you have expertise.

How Do I Review SIGCSE Submissions?

Submissions are reviewed according to categories indicated by the authors. Reviewers will be assigned no more than three papers or six submissions of another type, based on their indicated subject areas of expertise. At least four reviewers are assigned to each. Papers are only available in electronic PDF format. Reviewers must use a Web browser and software capable of displaying PDF documents (For example: Adobe Reader).

The reviewing process has 3 simple steps:

  1. When reviews are assigned, you will be sent an email from the system indicating that you have been assigned submissions to review and given a link that you can use to access those assigned submissions. Become familiar with the review criteria by looking at the proposal review site for each category of submission. Read through the collections of example review text for the types of submissions you are reviewing. Included are examples of comments for good, useful reviews.
  3. Access your assigned submission(s) through the submission viewing form proposal review site. You may review the submission on-line or print it for review at your leisure.

    If your browser does not open a submission automatically, try saving the file with a .pdf extension and opening it with Adobe Reader (or another PDF file viewer).

  4. After reviewing, complete a report for each submission. Submit Reviews by proposal review site.

Note: All reviews will be distributed anonymously to both the author(s) and reviewers of that submission. This will give the author feedback and provide information to reviewers as well. It is hoped that, over time, this feedback will help make the review process more consistent as reviewers can compare their responses to those of others.


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