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

Demos provide a way to showcase an educational tool or project in a live setting. Not designed to be sales pitches, demonstrations are a way for the community to see the relevance, potential, and innovation of the tool and allow time for discussion with its creator.

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

All accepted Demos will be presented in-person during the conference in Toronto, Canada, with only in-person participants. The SIGCSE TS 2023 will not allow online presentation of demos.

Dates
Tracks
Plenary

This program is tentative and subject to change.

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Wed 15 Mar

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Thu 16 Mar

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10:00 - 10:45
Coffee Break and Demos 1Demos / Logistics at Exhibit Hall G
Chair(s): Bedour Alshaigy Uppsala University, Eric Fouh University of Pennsylvania
10:00
45m
Demonstration
Switch Mode: A Visual Programming Approach for Transitioning from Block-based to Text-based ProgrammingIn-Person
Demos
Yuhan Lin University of Maryland, David Weintrop University of Maryland, Jason McKenna VEX Robotics
10:00
45m
Demonstration
Twincode: An Instrumented Platform for Pair Programming ResearchIn-Person
Demos
Daewon Kwon UC Berkeley, Karim El-Refai UC Berkeley, David Brincau University of Seville
10:00
45m
Demonstration
Teach Artificial Intelligence with StoryQ: A Web-Based Machine Learning and Text Mining Tool for K-12 StudentsIn-Person
Demos
Jie Chao Concord Consortium, William Finzer The Concord Consortium, Carolyn Penstein Rose Carnegie Mellon University Language Technologies Institute, Shiyan Jiang North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Rebecca Ellis Concord Consortium, Kenia Wiedemann The Concord Consortium, Cansu Tatar North Carolina State University, James Fiacco Carnegie Mellon University
10:00
45m
Coffee break
Break
Logistics

10:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 13:45
Lunch, on your ownLogistics / Demos / Keynotes
12:00
1h45m
Lunch
Lunch
Logistics

12:00 - 13:45
First Timers LunchLogistics / Demos / Keynotes at Exhibit Hall F
12:00
1h45m
Lunch
Lunch
Logistics

12:30
60m
Keynote
2023 SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Education Community Hybrid
Keynotes
Renée McCauley College of Charleston
15:00 - 15:45
Coffee Break and Demos 2Logistics / Demos at Exhibit Hall G
Chair(s): Bedour Alshaigy Uppsala University, Eric Fouh University of Pennsylvania
15:00
45m
Coffee break
Break
Logistics

15:00
45m
Demonstration
Source Academy: Demo of a web-based system for learning programming with SICP JSIn-Person
Demos
Martin Henz National University of Singapore
15:00
45m
Demonstration
RecursionVisualizer: Dynamic Programming With VisualizationsIn-Person
Demos
Ethan Turok Columbia University
15:00
45m
Demonstration
Strype: Frame-based Python in the BrowserIn-Person
Demos
Neil Brown King's College London, Pierre Weill-Tessier King's College London, Michael Kölling King's College London
19:30 - 21:30
SIGCSE ReceptionLogistics / Demos / Keynotes

Fri 17 Mar

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08:15 - 09:45
Friday PlenaryLogistics / Demos / Keynotes at Exhibit Hall F
08:15
30m
Day opening
Morning PlenaryHybrid
Logistics

08:45
60m
Keynote
2023 SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education Hybrid
Keynotes
Susan Rodger Duke University
10:00 - 10:45
Coffee Break and Demos 3Demos / Logistics at Exhibit Hall G
Chair(s): Bedour Alshaigy Uppsala University, Eric Fouh University of Pennsylvania
10:00
45m
Demonstration
Computer-based Testing Facilities as a Means for Enabling Better Assessment PedagogyIn-Person
Demos
Craig Zilles University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:00
45m
Coffee break
Break
Logistics

10:00
45m
Demonstration
Towards Connected Modern Teaching Machine: An Agile Adaptive Learning App to Customize Learning Materials and Assessments on the FlyIn-Person
Demos
Qiong Cheng University of North Carolina at Charlotte
10:00
45m
Demonstration
Bug-eecha: A Gamified Approach to Programming Problem Comprehension and TestingIn-Person
Demos
Viraj Kumar Indian Institute of Science, Amrit M Joseph Indian Institute of Science, Soumyadeep Sarma Indian Institute of Science, Shelly Indian Institute of Science
10:00 - 17:00
Exhibit Hall OpenLogistics / Demos / Keynotes at Exhibit Hall G
12:00 - 13:45
Lunch, on your ownLogistics / Demos / Keynotes
15:00 - 15:45
Coffee Break and Demos 4Logistics / Demos at Exhibit Hall G
Chair(s): Bedour Alshaigy Uppsala University, Eric Fouh University of Pennsylvania
15:00
45m
Coffee break
Break
Logistics

15:00
45m
Demonstration
Proof Buddy: A tool to aid students in proof constructionIn-Person
Demos
Steve Earth Drexel University, Jeremy Johnson Drexel University, USA, Bruce Char Drexel University
15:00
45m
Demonstration
Kits: Creating Repeatable Learning Experiences Using Real HFOSS ProjectsIn-Person
Demos
Stoney Jackson Western New England University, Karl Wurst Worcester State University, Grant Braught Dickinson College, Cam Macdonell MacEwan University
15:00
45m
Demonstration
Storyteller Demo: Guiding Students Through Code ExamplesIn-Person
Demos
Mark Mahoney Carthage College
17:10 - 18:00
SIGCSE Business MeetingLogistics at 718A
18:10 - 18:50
SIGCSE TS Steering Committee SessionLogistics / Demos / Keynotes at 718A

Sat 18 Mar

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09:45 - 10:30
Coffee Break and Demos 5Logistics / Demos at Exhibit Hall G
Chair(s): Bedour Alshaigy Uppsala University, Eric Fouh University of Pennsylvania
09:45
45m
Coffee break
Break
Logistics

09:45
45m
Demonstration
The Audiovisual Labeled Emotion (ALE) Research PlatformIn-Person
Demos
David Cooper West Chester University of Pennsylvania
09:45
45m
Demonstration
Snap! 8 — Smart Script Pics and Metaprogramming for All!In-Person
Demos
Michael Ball UC Berkeley, Dan Garcia UC Berkeley, Yuan Garcia Mills High School
09:45
45m
Demonstration
Smartphones as a Platform for Hands-On Internet of Things EducationIn-Person
Demos
Devin Cruz Jean Vanderbilt University, Akos Ledeczi Vanderbilt University
09:45 - 12:30
Exhibit Hall OpenLogistics / Demos / Keynotes at Exhibit Hall G
12:00 - 13:30
12:00
90m
Lunch
Lunch
Logistics

Accepted Submissions

Title
Bug-eecha: A Gamified Approach to Programming Problem Comprehension and TestingIn-Person
Demos
Computer-based Testing Facilities as a Means for Enabling Better Assessment PedagogyIn-Person
Demos
Kits: Creating Repeatable Learning Experiences Using Real HFOSS ProjectsIn-Person
Demos
Proof Buddy: A tool to aid students in proof constructionIn-Person
Demos
RecursionVisualizer: Dynamic Programming With VisualizationsIn-Person
Demos
Smartphones as a Platform for Hands-On Internet of Things EducationIn-Person
Demos
Snap! 8 — Smart Script Pics and Metaprogramming for All!In-Person
Demos
Source Academy: Demo of a web-based system for learning programming with SICP JSIn-Person
Demos
Storyteller Demo: Guiding Students Through Code ExamplesIn-Person
Demos
Strype: Frame-based Python in the BrowserIn-Person
Demos
Switch Mode: A Visual Programming Approach for Transitioning from Block-based to Text-based ProgrammingIn-Person
Demos
Teach Artificial Intelligence with StoryQ: A Web-Based Machine Learning and Text Mining Tool for K-12 StudentsIn-Person
Demos
The Audiovisual Labeled Emotion (ALE) Research PlatformIn-Person
Demos
Towards Connected Modern Teaching Machine: An Agile Adaptive Learning App to Customize Learning Materials and Assessments on the FlyIn-Person
Demos
Twincode: An Instrumented Platform for Pair Programming ResearchIn-Person
Demos

Deadlines and Submission

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

Demo 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 45 minutes (during breaks)

Abstracts

All Demo 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 Demo 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: Demo 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 space for all author information, an abstract, body content, and references. NOTE: Demo 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 Demo 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 demonstration 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 Demo is required to register, attend, and present the work. SIGCSE TS 2023 will allow for authors to present their demos only in-person.

Below is the list of the AV equipment that will be provided in the exhibition hall:

  • 75" LED Monitor w / Stand.
  • HDMI connection.
  • Wireless Slide Advancer w / Laser Pointer.
  • Mackie 808 w / (1) SX 300 Speaker.
  • Podium microphone.
  • Laptop audio.

Please note the following:

  • Arrive 15 minutes early before the session starts to set up your equipment and troubleshoot any issues.
  • The Demo area will be an open space in the exhibition hall set with theatre seating for the audience and a table for the presenter’s laptop.
  • There will not be a place to hang a poster or other material.
  • Whilst there will be attendee Wi-Fi available, please be prepared for the possibility of running the Demo without the internet in case the connection is not strong.

Sample Demo Proposal - ACM Format.pdf

Sample Demo Proposal - ACM Format.doc

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

Demos provide a way to showcase an educational tool or project in a live setting. Not designed to be sales pitches, demonstrations are a way for the community to see the relevance, potential, and innovation of the tool and allow time for discussion with its creator. Submissions consist of a 2-page description about the proposed Demo session including a 250-word short abstract.

Since SIGCSE TS 2023 is planned to be held as an on-site event, Demos will take place during break periods and will last 45 minutes. This follows the Demo format as used traditionally until the SIGCSE TS 2020. Thus physical presence of at least one of the presenters at the conference site is mandatory.

Single-Anonymous Review Process

Submissions to the Demo 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.

Demo Review Guidelines

As you write your review, please keep in mind that the Demos are meant to be interactive. Do the authors describe how they plan to engage with attendees? Do the proposed activities fit into the 45-minute time frame? Are the timing details given and reasonable? Have the authors considered the situation of attendees arriving late? Is the subject of interest to the SIGCSE TS audience? Does the Demo satisfy a timely need?

Please provide constructive feedback and clearly justify your choice of rating to help the authors. A review that gives a low score with no written comments is not helpful to the authors since it simply tells the authors that they have been unsuccessful, with no indication of how or why.

Reviewers will be asked to summarize the work, provide their familiarity with the submission topic, describe the expected audience, identify strengths and weaknesses of the submissions, and provide an overall evaluation. Reviewers may provide confidential comments to the program committee to address concerns about the submission. These comments will not be shared with submitting authors.

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 Demos contact form.