Paper Submission Guidelines

Date Due: Friday, September 5th, 2014
Time Due: 23:59 in Apia, Samoa (UTC+13h)
Submission Limits: 6 pages
Presentation Length: 25 minutes

What Kinds Of Papers Are Customary?

We invite papers falling into the following topic areas:

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


And, in truth, probably a few other areas as well, as long as you’re within the conference theme and in the realm of computer science education.

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 2015 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 2015 Format Instructions.

  2. Convert your paper into Adobe PDF format. Refer to our Creating Adobe PDF Documents page for assistance.

  3. A PDF version of your submission should be uploaded using the online submission system. Be sure to choose the appropriate topic areas when submitting. Your choices help in determining appropriate reviewers, and assists the reviewers 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 to review your submission for accuracy. Send e-mail to your Program Chairs if you have questions (email addresses below).

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. Please contact the Program Chairs (email addresses below) if you need further assistance in this regard.

  • 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.

By SIGCSE policy, at least one author of each accepted paper is required to register, attend and present the paper. See our full policy for more information.


If you have questions about anything discussed above, please contact the SIGCSE 2015 Program Co-Chairs.