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SIGCSE TS 2023
Wed 15 - Sat 18 March 2023 Toronto, Canada

A Birds of a Feather (BoF) provides an environment for researchers and practitioners with similar interests to meet for informal discussions. Proposers of BOF sessions should serve as discussion leaders only. BOFs are not intended to be presentations. Each BoF, whether hosted in-person or online, should involve active participation for attendees and should be planned for a 50 minute session.

BoF proposals should include plans to facilitate active participation for attendees of diverse backgrounds. Proposers may find the following resources useful in identifying inclusive practices to include in the BOF activities:

Authors submitting work to SIGCSE TS 2023 are responsible for complying with all applicable conference authorship policies and those articulated by ACM. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact program@sigcse2023.org for clarification prior to submission.

Presentation Modality

Authors of accepted BOF submissions will have the option of participating either in-person by physically attending the conference in Toronto, Canada, or online.

All authors of this track must pre-declare their intended presentation modality at the time of submission. Your choice of modality will not be shared with reviewers, and will not impact their assessment of your submission. For timely planning for the conference, your choice of modality CANNOT be changed after the submission deadline.

Plenary

This program is tentative and subject to change.

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10:00 - 17:00
17:30 - 18:20
17:30
50m
Meeting
Promoting K12 / University CollaborationIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Kathy Perry Burnt Hills High School, Kinnis Gosha Morehouse College, Lien Diaz Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, Georgia Tech, Tiffany Barnes North Carolina State University, Mohsen Dorodchi University of North Carolina Charlotte
17:30 - 18:20
17:30
50m
Meeting
Computing in Support of Disciplinary LearningIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Devin Silvia Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering; Michigan State University, Marcos Caballero Michigan State University, Thomas Finzell Michigan State University, Rachel Frisbie Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering; Michigan State University, Paul Hamerski Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering; Michigan State University, Emily Bolger Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering; Michigan State University, Sarah Castle Michigan State University, Rachel Roca Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering; Michigan State University, Paige Tourangeau Michigan State University
17:30 - 18:20
17:30
50m
Meeting
Disability in Computer Science EducationIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Richard Ladner University of Washington, Brianna Blaser University of Washington, Andreas Stefik University of Nevada at Las Vegas, USA, Amy Ko University of Washington
17:30 - 18:20
17:30
50m
Meeting
Graduate Students in CS Education Research: Continuing to Build a Multinational CommunityIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Sophia Krause-Levy University of California, San Diego, Melissa Perez University of Michigan, Tamara Nelson-Fromm University of Michigan, Sangho Suh University of California, San Diego
17:30 - 18:20
17:30
50m
Meeting
Discussing Computing Education for Climate JusticeIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Benjamin Xie Stanford University, Greg L Nelson University of Maine, Francisco Castro University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nicholas Lytle University of Florida, Briana Bettin Michigan Technological University
17:30 - 18:20
17:30
50m
Meeting
Community Colleges Perspectives: From Challenges to Considerations in Curricula DevelopmentIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Christian Servin El Paso Community College, Elizabeth Hawthorne Rider University, Lori Postner Nassau Community College, Cara Tang Portland Community College, Cindy Tucker Bluegrass Community and Technical College
17:30 - 18:20
17:30
50m
Meeting
Registered Reports and Preregistration: A new way to conduct researchIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Neil Brown King's College London, David Weintrop University of Maryland, Vidushi Ojha University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kathleen Isenegger University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
17:30 - 18:20
17:30
50m
Meeting
The Purpose of ProofIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Bruce Char Drexel University, Peter-Michael Osera Grinnell College, David G. Wonnacott Haverford College
17:30 - 18:20
17:30
50m
Meeting
Ten Years of Snap! — Where Should We Go Next?In-Person
Birds of a Feather
Michael Ball UC Berkeley, Dan Garcia UC Berkeley, Yuan Garcia Mills High School
17:30 - 18:20
17:30
50m
Meeting
Teaching Track Faculty in Computer Science In-Person
Birds of a Feather
Laney Strange Northeastern University, Melinda McDaniel Georgia Institute of Technology, Olga Glebova Georgia State University
17:30 - 18:20
17:30
50m
Meeting
Competition and Gaming in a Computer Science CurriculumIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
James Lembke Milwaukee School of Engineering
17:30 - 18:20
17:30
50m
Meeting
BOF: Hispanics in ComputingIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones University of North Carolina Charlotte, Brianna Posadas Virginia Tech
17:30 - 18:20
Online BOF C-1Birds of a Feather at Online A
17:30
50m
Meeting
Where Story-Telling Meets Project-Based Learning: Incorporating Projects into CS CurriculumOnline
Birds of a Feather
Rodica Neamtu Worcester Polytechnic Institute
17:30 - 18:20
Online BOF C-2Birds of a Feather at Online B
17:30
50m
Meeting
The Implications of Large Language Models for CS Teachers and StudentsOnline
Birds of a Feather
Stephen MacNeil Temple University, Joanne Kim Temple University, Juho Leinonen Aalto University, Paul Denny The University of Auckland, Seth Bernstein Temple University, Brett Becker University College Dublin, Michel Wermelinger The Open University, Arto Hellas Aalto University, Andrew Tran Temple University, Sami Sarsa Aalto University, James Prather Abilene Christian University, Viraj Kumar Indian Institute of Science
17:30 - 18:20
Online BOF C-4Birds of a Feather at Online D
17:30
50m
Meeting
Have You Tried Oral Exams in Your CS Class?Online
Birds of a Feather
Peter Ohmann College of St. Benedict / St. John's University, Ed Novak Franklin and Marshall College, Scott Reckinger University of Illinois Chicago, Shanon Reckinger University of Illinois at Chicago
17:30 - 18:20
Online BOF C-5Birds of a Feather at Online E
17:30
50m
Meeting
Community Input into CS2023 Addendum Article on Computing for Social Good EducationOnline
Birds of a Feather
Heidi J.C. Ellis Western New England University, Springfield, MA, USA, Gregory W. Hislop Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Michael Goldweber Xavier University, Marcelo Pais Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Samuel Rebelsky Grinnell College, Janice Pearce Berea College, Neil Gordon University of Hull, Patti Ordonez University of Maryland, Baltimore County
18:30 - 19:20
18:30
50m
Meeting
BOF: Grading for Equity in Computer Science CoursesIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones University of North Carolina Charlotte, David Largent Ball State University, Firas Moosvi University of British Columbia Okanagan, Christian Roberson Florida Southern College, Carlo Sgro Conestoga College, Giulia Toti University of British Columbia, Linda Wilson Texas Lutheran University
18:30 - 19:20
18:30
50m
Meeting
BOF: Organizing State-Level Efforts for K-12 AI EducationIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Christina Gardner-McCune Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, David Touretzky Carnegie Mellon University, Bryan Cox Georgia Department of Edcuation, Charlotte Dungan The AI Education Project, Dianne O'Grady-Cunnif Maryland Center for Computing Education
18:30 - 19:20
18:30
50m
Meeting
Teaching Open Source: Successes and ChallengesIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Gregory W. Hislop Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Darci Burdge Nassau Community College, Karl Wurst Worcester State University
18:30 - 19:20
18:30
50m
Meeting
Computing Education Postdocs and Beyond: Building a Postdoc Space for Community and CollaborationIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Francisco Castro University of Massachusetts Amherst, Joseph Wilson American Institutes for Research, Jessica Vandenberg North Carolina State University, Juho Leinonen Aalto University, Miranda Parker San Diego State University
18:30 - 19:20
18:30
50m
Meeting
A network for those who have moved into CS Education research from other fieldsIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Fiona McNeill University of Edinburgh, Mia Minnes UC San Diego
18:30 - 19:20
18:30
50m
Meeting
Can We Build an Excellent Undergraduate TA Program? Challenges in the Hiring and Training Life-Cycle of a UTA ProgramIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Melinda McDaniel Georgia Institute of Technology, Mary Hudachek-Buswell Georgia Institute of Technology, Fisayo Omojokun Georgia Institute of Technology
18:30 - 19:20
18:30
50m
Meeting
Minority Serving Institutions and SIGCSEIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Jody Paul Metropolitan State University of Denver, Debzani Deb Winston-Salem State University
18:30 - 19:20
18:30
50m
Meeting
Giving Back While Moving Forward: Sharing Strategies for Integrating Research and Action for Equity and Inclusion into Your Computing CareerIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Amy Isvik North Carolina State University, Tiffany Barnes North Carolina State University, Jamie Payton Temple University
18:30 - 19:20
18:30
50m
Meeting
A Town Meeting: SIGCSE Committee on Expanding the Women-in-Computing Community In-Person
Birds of a Feather
Gloria Townsend DePauw University, Wendy Powley Queen's University
18:30 - 19:20
18:30
50m
Meeting
Mobile Mixer: Exchanging Ideas for Mobile App Development CoursesIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Martin Gagne Wheaton College
18:30 - 19:20
18:30
50m
Meeting
Significant Trends in CS Educational Materials: Current and FutureIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Christian Servin El Paso Community College, Peter Brusilovsky University of Pittsburgh, Barbara Ericson University of Michigan, Cay Horstmann San Jose State University, Frank Vahid UC Riverside / zyBooks, Craig Zilles University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
18:30 - 19:20
18:30
50m
Meeting
Finding Neurodivergent Community in Computing EducationIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Mara Kirdani-Ryan University of Washington
18:30 - 19:20
18:30
50m
Meeting
Community Input for CS2023: Society, Ethics and ProfessionalismIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Brett Becker University College Dublin, Richard Blumenthal Regis University, Michael Goldweber Xavier University, James Prather Abilene Christian University, Susan Reiser UNC Asheville, Michelle Trim UMass Amherst, Titus Winters Google
18:30 - 19:20
Online BOF D-1Birds of a Feather at Online A
18:30
50m
Meeting
Building Student Excitement: Teaching Through User Experience OpportunitiesOnline
Birds of a Feather
Rachelle Hippler Baldwin Wallace University, Samuel Jaffee Google, Laura Leventhal The University of Findlay, Nathan Ward Tufts
18:30 - 19:20
Online BOF D-2Birds of a Feather at Online B
18:30
50m
Meeting
Strategic Initiatives in a Time of Rapid ChangeOnline
Birds of a Feather
Angela Siegel Dalhousie University, Mark Zarb Robert Gordon University
18:30 - 19:20
Online BOF D-3Birds of a Feather at Online C
18:30
50m
Meeting
Community Input and Engagement for CS2023: Foundations of Programming LanguagesOnline
Birds of a Feather
Michael Oudshoorn High Point University
18:30 - 19:20
Online BOF D-4Birds of a Feather at Online D
18:30
50m
Meeting
Birds of a Feather Who'd Like to Share Software Together: Teaching Tools that Improve Efficiency and OutcomesOnline
Birds of a Feather
David J. Malan Harvard University, Doug Lloyd Harvard University, Carter Zenke Harvard University
18:30 - 19:20
Online BOF D-5Birds of a Feather at Online E
18:30
50m
Talk
Equity-Focused Computer Science Education: Transforming Advanced Placement CS Classrooms for Students Historically Underrepresented in Computing Online
Birds of a Feather
Lien Diaz Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, Georgia Tech, Lakeisha Fuller Midtown High School, Atlanta Public Schools, David Guy Maynard H. Jackson High School, Atlanta Public Schools
19:30 - 21:30
SIGCSE ReceptionLogistics / Demos / Keynotes

Accepted Papers

Title
A network for those who have moved into CS Education research from other fieldsIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
A Town Meeting: SIGCSE Committee on Expanding the Women-in-Computing Community In-Person
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Who'd Like to Share Software Together: Teaching Tools that Improve Efficiency and OutcomesOnline
Birds of a Feather
BOF: Grading for Equity in Computer Science CoursesIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
BOF: Hispanics in ComputingIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
BOF: Organizing State-Level Efforts for K-12 AI EducationIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Building Student Excitement: Teaching Through User Experience OpportunitiesOnline
Birds of a Feather
Can We Build an Excellent Undergraduate TA Program? Challenges in the Hiring and Training Life-Cycle of a UTA ProgramIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Community Colleges Perspectives: From Challenges to Considerations in Curricula DevelopmentIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Community Input and Engagement for CS2023: Foundations of Programming LanguagesOnline
Birds of a Feather
Community Input for CS2023: Society, Ethics and ProfessionalismIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Community Input into CS2023 Addendum Article on Computing for Social Good EducationOnline
Birds of a Feather
Competition and Gaming in a Computer Science CurriculumIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Computing Education Postdocs and Beyond: Building a Postdoc Space for Community and CollaborationIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Computing in Support of Disciplinary LearningIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Disability in Computer Science EducationIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Discussing Computing Education for Climate JusticeIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Equity-Focused Computer Science Education: Transforming Advanced Placement CS Classrooms for Students Historically Underrepresented in Computing Online
Birds of a Feather
Finding Neurodivergent Community in Computing EducationIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Giving Back While Moving Forward: Sharing Strategies for Integrating Research and Action for Equity and Inclusion into Your Computing CareerIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Graduate Students in CS Education Research: Continuing to Build a Multinational CommunityIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Have You Tried Oral Exams in Your CS Class?Online
Birds of a Feather
How can we make online courses accessible to students and faculty with disabilities?Online
Birds of a Feather
Minority Serving Institutions and SIGCSEIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Mobile Mixer: Exchanging Ideas for Mobile App Development CoursesIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Promoting K12 / University CollaborationIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Registered Reports and Preregistration: A new way to conduct researchIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Significant Trends in CS Educational Materials: Current and FutureIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Strategic Initiatives in a Time of Rapid ChangeOnline
Birds of a Feather
Teaching Open Source: Successes and ChallengesIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Teaching Track Faculty in Computer Science In-Person
Birds of a Feather
Ten Years of Snap! — Where Should We Go Next?In-Person
Birds of a Feather
The Implications of Large Language Models for CS Teachers and StudentsOnline
Birds of a Feather
The Purpose of ProofIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
To build or not to build: Quantifying the value of strategic implementation projects that do not reflect professional development practicesIn-Person
Birds of a Feather
Where Story-Telling Meets Project-Based Learning: Incorporating Projects into CS CurriculumOnline
Birds of a Feather

Deadlines and Submission

BOF submissions consist of a 2-page description about the proposed BOF session including a 250-word short abstract, additional content about the work, and references.

BOF submissions to the SIGCSE TS 2023 must be made through EasyChair no later than Friday, October 14, 2022. The track chairs reserve the right to desk reject submissions that are incomplete after the deadline has passed.

Important Dates

Due Date Friday, October 14, 2022
Due Time 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12h)
Submission Limits 2 pages
Notification to Authors (tentative) Monday, November 14, 2022
Submission Link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigcsets2023
Session Duration 50 minutes

Abstracts

All BOF submissions must have a plain-text abstract of up to 250 words. Abstracts should not contain subheadings or citations. The abstract should be submitted in EasyChair along with the submission metadata, and it should be included in the PDF version of the submission at the appropriate location.

Submission Templates

SIGCSE TS 2023 is not participating in the new ACM workflow, template, and production system. All BOF submissions must be in English and formatted using the 2-column ACM SIG Conference Proceedings format and US letter size pages (8.5x11 inch or 215.9 x 279.4mm).

Page Limits: BOF submissions are limited to a maximum of 2 pages of body content (including all titles, author information, abstract, main text, tables and illustrations, acknowledgements, and supplemental material).

MS Word Authors: Please use the interim Word template provided by ACM. NOTE: Each author should be defined separately for accurate metadata identification. Multiple authors may share one affiliation. Include space for authors’ e-mail addresses whenever possible on separate lines. Grouping authors’ names or e-mail addresses, or providing an ‘e-mail alias’ is not acceptable, e.g., {brian,lina,leenkiat}@university.edu or firstname.lastname@college.org

LaTeX Authors:

At the time of submission all entries should include author information, an abstract, body content, and references. NOTE: BOF submissions may omit the following sections from the standard ACM template: keywords, CCS Concepts, and placeholders for the ACM Reference Format and copyright blocks.

Submissions that do not adhere to page limits or formatting requirements will be desk rejected without review.

Accessibility: SIGCSE TS 2023 authors are strongly encouraged to prepare submissions using these templates in such a manner that the content is widely accessible to potential reviewers, track chairs, and readers. Please see these resources for preparing an accessible submission.

Single Anonymized Review

Submissions to the BOF track are reviewed with the single-anonymous review process. Submissions should include author names and affiliations. Thus, the author identities are known to reviewers, but reviewers are anonymous to each other and to the authors.

The reviewing process includes a discussion phase after initial reviews have been posted. During this time, the reviewers can examine all reviews and privately discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the work in an anonymous manner through EasyChair. This discussion information can be used by the track chairs in addition to the content of the review in making final acceptance decisions.

The SIGCSE TS 2023 review process does not have a rebuttal period for authors to respond to comments, and all acceptance decisions are final.

ACM Policies

By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM’s new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects (https://www.acm.org/publications/policies/research-involving-human-participants-and-subjects). Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID (https://orcid.org/register), so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors (https://authors.acm.org/author-resources/orcid-faqs). The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

What Gets Published?

The full text of accepted BOF submissions will not appear in the ACM digital library. Only the title, author metadata, and the 250-word abstract will be included in the official conference proceedings.

Presentation Details

By SIGCSE policy, at least one author of an accepted BOF is required to register, attend, and present the work. SIGCSE TS 2023 will allow for authors to hold their BOFs either in-person or online, based on the declared modality choice at the time of submission.

Further details about post-acceptance processes and presentation logistics will be provided by the time acceptance decisions are sent out.

Sample Formatted BoF Proposal

Language Editing Assistance

ACM has partnered with International Science Editing (ISE) to provide language editing services to ACM authors. ISE offers a comprehensive range of services for authors including standard and premium English language editing, as well as illustration and translation services. Editing services are at author expense and do not guarantee publication of a manuscript.

Review Timeline

Reviewing Phase Start Date End Date
Reviewing Saturday, October 15, 2022   Sunday, October 30, 2022
Discussion & Recommendations   Monday, October 31, 2022   Friday, November 4, 2022

Overview

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions provide an environment for colleagues with similar interests to meet for informal discussion. Proposers of BOF sessions should serve as discussion leaders only. BOFs are not intended to be presentations.

Single-Anonymous Review Process

Submissions to the BoF track are reviewed with the single-anonymous review process. Submissions should include author names and affiliations. Thus, the author identities are known to reviewers, but reviewers are anonymous to each other and to the authors.

The reviewing process includes a discussion phase after initial reviews have been posted. During this time, the reviewers can examine all reviews and privately discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the work in an anonymous manner through EasyChair. Reviewers can refer to each other by their reviewer number on that submission’s review. This discussion information can be used by the track chairs in addition to the content of the review in making final acceptance decisions.

The SIGCSE TS 2023 review process does not have a rebuttal period for authors to respond to comments, and all acceptance decisions are final.

EasyChair Reviewer Profile

When you receive your invitation to review for SIGCSE TS 2023, please take a few moments to update your profile and select 3-5 topics that you are most qualified for reviewing. To do so, select SIGCSE TS 2023 > My topics from the menu.

Please check at most 5 topics! More topics will make it harder for the EasyChair system to make a good set of matches.

Getting Started Reviewing

Before starting your review, you may be asked by the Track Chairs to declare conflicts with any submitting authors. Please do so in a timely manner so we can avoid conflicts during assignment.

As a Reviewer, we ask that you carefully read each submission assigned to you and write a constructive review that concisely summarizes what you believe the submission to be about. When reviewing a submission, consider:

  • the strengths and weaknesses,
  • the contribution to an outstanding SIGCSE TS 2023 program and experience for attendees, and
  • how it brings new ideas or extends current ideas through replication to the field and to practitioners and researchers of computing education.

BoF Review Guidelines

While your review text should clearly support your scores and recommendation, please do not include your preference for acceptance or rejection of a submission in the feedback to the authors. Instead, use the provided radio buttons to make a recommendation (the authors will not see this) based on your summary review and provide any details that refer to your recommendation directly in the confidential comments to the APC or track chairs. Remember that as a reviewer, you will only see a small portion of the submissions, so one that you recommend for acceptance may be rejected when considering the other reviewer recommendations and the full set of submissions.

Discussion

The discussion and recommendation period provides the opportunity for the Track Chairs to discuss reviews and feedback so they can provide the best recommendation for acceptance or rejection to the Program Chairs and that the submission is given full consideration in the review process. We ask that Reviewers engage in discussion when prompted by other reviewers and the Track Chairs by using the Comments feature of EasyChair. During this period you will be able to revise your review based on the discussion, but you are not required to do so.

The Track Chairs will make a final recommendation to the Program Chairs from your feedback.

Recalcitrant Reviewers

Reviewers who don’t submit reviews, have reviews with limited constructive feedback, or who submit inappropriate reviews will be removed from the reviewer list (as per SIGCSE policy). Recalcitrant reviewers will be informed of their removal from the reviewer list. Reviewers with repeated offenses (two within a three year period) will be removed from SIGCSE reviewing for three years.

Questions? Use the SIGCSE TS Birds of a Feather contact form.