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

Workshops provide an in-depth review of, or introduction to, a topic of interest, and should provide participants with materials and/or ideas that are immediately useful. To this end, workshop presenters should provide participants with handouts, online materials, or other tangible documents/artifacts outlining or otherwise supporting the workshop content.

Each 3-hour workshop should engage participants in learning new techniques and technologies designed to foster education, scholarship, and collaboration.

Workshops do not have schedule conflicts with the technical sessions.

Workshops do require payment of a supplemental fee from workshop attendees.

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.

New for 2023: Past SIGCSE TS conferences offered a complimentary hotel room night for one person of each accepted workshop organization team. Due to budget constraints, SIGCSE TS 2023 will not provide this accommodation this year.

Presentation Modality

SIGCSE TS 2023 workshops will be offered either in-person or online. All workshop submissions must declare their intended presentation modality at the time of submission. This information will be shared with reviewers as well as conference organizers to assist in conference planning if accepted.

Depending on space availability, workshop organizers can request to run their workshop twice in different workshop timeslots–once online and once in-person. However, we cannot guarantee we will be able to honor all requests for offering the workshop twice.

Dates
Plenary

This program is tentative and subject to change.

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Wed 15 Mar

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19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 101Workshops at 701A
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Transform Your Computer Science Course with Specifications Grading In-Person
Workshops
David Largent Ball State University, Christian Roberson Florida Southern College, Carlo Sgro Conestoga College, Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones University of North Carolina Charlotte, Linda Wilson Texas Lutheran University
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 102Workshops at 701B
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Using Physical Models of Java to Make Abstract Concepts Concrete In-Person
Workshops
Colleen M. Lewis University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Max Fowler University of Illinois, Kathleen Isenegger University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Vidushi Ojha University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Christopher Perdriau University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mariam Saffar Perez University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 103Workshops at 713
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Creating and Modifying Existing Surveys to Fit Your CS Education Research Needs In-Person
Workshops
Ryan Torbey American Institutes for Research, Monica McGill CSEdResearch.org, Lisa Garbrecht University of Texas at Austin
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 104Workshops at 714
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Actually Achieving "A's for All" (as time and interest allow) In-Person
Workshops
Dan Garcia UC Berkeley, Connor McMahon University of California Berkeley, Yuan Garcia Mills High School, Craig Zilles University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Matthew West University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , Mariana Silva University of York, UK, Solomon Russell El Camino College, Edwin Ambrosio El Camino College, Neal Terrell CSU Long Beach
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 105Workshops at 715
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Providing Students with Standardized, Cloud-Based Programming Environments at Term's Start (for Free) In-Person
Workshops
David J. Malan Harvard University, Jonathan Carter GitHub, Rongxin Liu Harvard University, Carter Zenke Harvard University
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 106Workshops at 716
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Using Subgoal Labeling in Teaching CS1 (now in Python!) In-Person
Workshops
Adrienne Decker University at Buffalo, Briana B. Morrison University of Virginia, Austin Cory Bart University of Delaware, USA
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 107Workshops at 718A
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Machine Learning on the Move: Teaching ML Kit for Firebase in a Mobile Apps Course In-Person
Workshops
Todd Sproull Washington University in St. Louis, Doug Shook Washington University in St. Louis
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 108Workshops at 718B
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Java: What's new and how might it change our teaching? In-Person
Workshops
Michael Kölling King's College London, Pierre Weill-Tessier King's College London, Neil Brown King's College London

Fri 17 Mar

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18:10 - 18:50
SIGCSE TS Steering Committee SessionLogistics / Demos / Keynotes at 718A
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 301Workshops at 701A
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Departmental BPC Plans 1 – Getting Started: Selecting Goals and Activities for Broadening Participation in Computing In-Person
Workshops
Dorian Arnold Emory University, Tracy Camp Computing Research Association, Wendy Dubow NCWIT, Mary Hall University of Utah, Allyson Kennedy National Science Foundation, Colleen M. Lewis University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones University of North Carolina Charlotte, Burcin Tamer Computing Research Association, Luther Tychonievich University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 302Workshops at 701B
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Building Engaging Assignments for YOUR Class In-Person
Workshops
Erik Saule The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Kalpathi Subramanian The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Jamie Payton Temple University
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 303Workshops at 713
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Increase Your Statistical Confidence In-Person
Workshops
Neil Brown King's College London
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 305Workshops at 715
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Integrating Parallel and Distributed Computing in Early Computing Classes In-Person
Workshops
Sheikh Ghafoor Tennessee Tech University, Charles Weems University of Massachusetts, Alan Sussman University of Maryland, Ramachandran Vaidyanathan Louisiana State University, Sushil Prasad Georgia State University
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 306Workshops at 716
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Teaching Responsible Computing in Context: Models, Practices, and Tools In-Person & Online
Workshops
Stacy Doore Colby College, Atri Rudra University at Buffalo, SUNY, Omowumi Ogunyemi Pan-Atlantic University, Trystan S. Goetze Harvard University, Mehran Sahami Stanford University and ACM Taskforce, Thomas Cortina Carnegie Mellon University and ACM Taskforce, Kiran Bhardwaj Phillips Academy, Andover, Crystal Lee MIT and Mozilla Foundation
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 308Workshops at 718B
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Distributing, Collecting, and Autograding Assignments with GitHub Classroom In-Person
Workshops
Ryan Hecht GitHub, David J. Malan Harvard University, Rongxin Liu Harvard University, Carter Zenke Harvard University
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 311Workshops at Online A
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Designing, Deploying, and Analyzing Adaptive Educational Field Experiments In-Person & Online
Workshops
Joseph Williams University of Toronto, Nathan Maniquez Laundry University of Guelph, Ilya Musabirov University of Toronto, Angela Zavaleta Bernuy University of Toronto, Michael Liut University of Toronto Mississauga
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 312Workshops at Online B
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Peer Reviewing: Cultivating an Equitable and Inclusive Scholarly Community In-Person & Online
Workshops
Rebecca Bates Minnesota State University, Mankato, Lisa Benson Clemson University, Monica McGill CSEdResearch.org, Randi Sims Clemson University
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 313Workshops at Online C
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Automatically Generating CS Learning Materials with Large Language Models In-Person & Online
Workshops
Stephen MacNeil Temple University, Andrew Tran Temple University, Juho Leinonen Aalto University, Joanne Kim Temple University, Paul Denny The University of Auckland, Arto Hellas Aalto University, Seth Bernstein Temple University, Sami Sarsa Aalto University
19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 314Workshops at Online D
19:00
3h
Tutorial
Creating algorithmically generated questions using a modern, open-sourced, online platform: PrairieLearn In-Person & Online
Workshops
Firas Moosvi University of British Columbia Okanagan, Dirk Eddelbuettel University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Craig Zilles University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Steven A. Wolfman University of British Columbia, Fraida Fund New York University, Laura K. Alford University of Michigan, Jonatan Schroeder York University

Sat 18 Mar

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09:45 - 12:30
Exhibit Hall OpenLogistics / Demos / Keynotes at Exhibit Hall G
12:00 - 13:30
12:00
90m
Lunch
Lunch
Logistics

13:00 - 16:00
Workshop 401Workshops at 701A
13:00
3h
Tutorial
Peer Reviewing: Cultivating an Equitable and Inclusive Scholarly Community In-Person & Online
Workshops
Rebecca Bates Minnesota State University, Mankato, Lisa Benson Clemson University, Monica McGill CSEdResearch.org, Randi Sims Clemson University
13:00 - 16:00
Workshop 402Workshops at 701B
13:00
3h
Tutorial
Scaling and Diversifying Undergraduate Research with the Early Research Scholars Program In-Person
Workshops
Christine Alvarado University of California San Diego, Diba Mirza UC Santa Barbara, Neena Thota University of Massachusetts, Renata Revelo University of Illinois at Chicago
13:00 - 16:00
Workshop 403Workshops at 713
13:00
3h
Tutorial
Designing, Deploying, and Analyzing Adaptive Educational Field Experiments In-Person & Online
Workshops
Joseph Williams University of Toronto, Nathan Maniquez Laundry University of Guelph, Ilya Musabirov University of Toronto, Angela Zavaleta Bernuy University of Toronto, Michael Liut University of Toronto Mississauga
13:00 - 16:00
Workshop 404Workshops at 714
13:00
3h
Tutorial
Automatically Generating CS Learning Materials with Large Language Models In-Person & Online
Workshops
Stephen MacNeil Temple University, Andrew Tran Temple University, Juho Leinonen Aalto University, Joanne Kim Temple University, Paul Denny The University of Auckland, Arto Hellas Aalto University, Seth Bernstein Temple University, Sami Sarsa Aalto University
13:00 - 16:00
Workshop 405Workshops at 715
13:00
3h
Tutorial
A Workshop / Optimist's Guide to Finding Optimal Infrastructure for a Course in Full-Stack Development In-Person
Workshops
Michael Rogers University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Bill Siever Washington University in St. Louis
13:00 - 16:00
Workshop 406Workshops at 716
13:00
3h
Tutorial
Creating algorithmically generated questions using a modern, open-sourced, online platform: PrairieLearn In-Person & Online
Workshops
Firas Moosvi University of British Columbia Okanagan, Dirk Eddelbuettel University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Craig Zilles University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Steven A. Wolfman University of British Columbia, Fraida Fund New York University, Laura K. Alford University of Michigan, Jonatan Schroeder York University
13:00 - 16:00
Workshop 407Workshops at 718A
13:00
3h
Tutorial
Departmental BPC Plans 2 – Finalizing your Plan: Context, Style, Formatting, and Verification on BPCnet.org In-Person
Workshops
Dorian Arnold Emory University, Tracy Camp Computing Research Association, Wendy Dubow NCWIT, Mary Hall University of Utah, Allyson Kennedy National Science Foundation, Colleen M. Lewis University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones University of North Carolina Charlotte, Burcin Tamer Computing Research Association, Luther Tychonievich University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
13:00 - 16:00
Workshop 408Workshops at 718B
13:00
3h
Tutorial
Helping Students Develop a Critical Eye with Refute Questions In-Person
Workshops
Viraj Kumar Indian Institute of Science, Arun Raman Dayananda Sagar University
13:00 - 16:00
Workshop 411Workshops at Online A
13:00
3h
Tutorial
Teaching Responsible Computing in Context: Models, Practices, and Tools In-Person & Online
Workshops
Stacy Doore Colby College, Atri Rudra University at Buffalo, SUNY, Omowumi Ogunyemi Pan-Atlantic University, Trystan S. Goetze Harvard University, Mehran Sahami Stanford University and ACM Taskforce, Thomas Cortina Carnegie Mellon University and ACM Taskforce, Kiran Bhardwaj Phillips Academy, Andover, Crystal Lee MIT and Mozilla Foundation
13:00 - 16:00
Workshop 412Workshops at Online B
13:00
3h
Tutorial
Teaching Computer Science Ethics Using Science Fiction Online
Workshops
Emanuelle Burton College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Judy Goldsmith University of Kentucky, Nicholas Mattei Tulane University, Cory Siler University of Kentucky, Sara-Jo Swiatek University of Chicago
13:00 - 16:00
Workshop 413Workshops at Online C
13:00
3h
Tutorial
Teaching Cybersecurity: Introducing the Security Mindset Online
Workshops
Buffie Holley Albemarle High School, Dan Garcia UC Berkeley, Julia Bernd International Computer Science Institute
13:00 - 16:00
Workshop 414Workshops at Online D
13:00
3h
Tutorial
Guiding Students to Discover CS Concepts and Develop Process Skills Using POGIL Online
Workshops
Olga Glebova Georgia State University, Kendra Walther University of Southern California, Clifton Kussmaul Green Mango Associates, LLC

Accepted Workshops

Title
Actually Achieving "A's for All" (as time and interest allow) In-Person
Workshops
Automatically Generating CS Learning Materials with Large Language Models In-Person & Online
Workshops
A Workshop / Optimist's Guide to Finding Optimal Infrastructure for a Course in Full-Stack Development In-Person
Workshops
Building Engaging Assignments for YOUR Class In-Person
Workshops
Creating algorithmically generated questions using a modern, open-sourced, online platform: PrairieLearn In-Person & Online
Workshops
Creating and Modifying Existing Surveys to Fit Your CS Education Research Needs In-Person
Workshops
Departmental BPC Plans 1 – Getting Started: Selecting Goals and Activities for Broadening Participation in Computing In-Person
Workshops
Departmental BPC Plans 2 – Finalizing your Plan: Context, Style, Formatting, and Verification on BPCnet.org In-Person
Workshops
Designing, Deploying, and Analyzing Adaptive Educational Field Experiments In-Person & Online
Workshops
Distributing, Collecting, and Autograding Assignments with GitHub Classroom In-Person
Workshops
Free and Interactive Ebooks for Computing Courses with New Types of Parsons Problems and Support for Peer Instruction In-Person
Workshops
Guiding Students to Discover CS Concepts and Develop Process Skills Using POGIL Online
Workshops
Helping Students Develop a Critical Eye with Refute Questions In-Person
Workshops
Increase Your Statistical Confidence In-Person
Workshops
Integrating Parallel and Distributed Computing in Early Computing Classes In-Person
Workshops
Java: What's new and how might it change our teaching? In-Person
Workshops
Machine Learning on the Move: Teaching ML Kit for Firebase in a Mobile Apps Course In-Person
Workshops
Peer Reviewing: Cultivating an Equitable and Inclusive Scholarly Community In-Person & Online
Workshops
Providing Students with Standardized, Cloud-Based Programming Environments at Term's Start (for Free) In-Person
Workshops
Scaling and Diversifying Undergraduate Research with the Early Research Scholars Program In-Person
Workshops
Teaching Computer Science Ethics Using Science Fiction Online
Workshops
Teaching Cybersecurity: Introducing the Security Mindset Online
Workshops
Teaching Responsible Computing in Context: Models, Practices, and Tools In-Person & Online
Workshops
Transform Your Computer Science Course with Specifications Grading In-Person
Workshops
Using Physical Models of Java to Make Abstract Concepts Concrete In-Person
Workshops
Using Subgoal Labeling in Teaching CS1 (now in Python!) In-Person
Workshops

Deadlines and Submission

Workshop proposals consist of a 3-page description about the work including a 250-word short abstract, additional details, and references. Proposals should clearly motivate the context for the workshop, provide a rough agenda for the 3-hour workshop, identify the primary audience (e.g., high school teachers, CS1 instructors, etc.), explain how attendees will be engaged with hands-on activities, and articulate any special constraints (e.g., power, audio/visual equipment, and space configuration).

Workshop submissions to the SIGCSE TS 2023 must be made through EasyChair no later than Friday, August 19, 2022. The track chairs reserve the right to desk reject submissions that are incomplete after the deadline has passed.

Important Dates

Due Date Friday, August 19, 2022
Due Time 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12h)
Submission Limits 3 pages
Notification to Authors (tentative) Monday, October 3, 2022
Submission Link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigcsets2023
Session Duration 3 hours

Abstracts

All workshop 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 workshop 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: Workshop submissions are limited to a maximum of 3 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: Workshop 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.

Additional Submission Information

Workshop proposals should clearly motivate the context for the workshop, provide a rough agenda for the 3-hour workshop, identify the primary audience (e.g., high school teachers, CS1 instructors, etc.), explain how attendees will be engaged with hands-on activities, and articulate any special constraints (e.g., power, audio/visual equipment, and space configuration). In addition to the content of the workshop proposal document, the submission form will request further structured information about each workshop to facilitate the review and conference planning process. This includes:

  • Advertisement Text - The advertisement is used by attendees to select workshops. It is a short (2 to 3 paragraphs) but comprehensive synopsis of the workshop, and must address these five points: 1) for whom the workshop is intended, 2) what participants can expect to know after the workshop, 3) highlights from the proposed schedule, 4) equipment requirements for participants, and 5) other important information about workshop for attendees (e.g., registration will be refunded by the workshop presenter/sponsor). The advertisement can use less formal language and/or include details not appropriate for the abstract.
  • Expected Workshop Capacity - Specify the maximum number of participants that can be reasonably accommodated for this proposed workshop.
  • Hands-on Technology Needs - Indicate the technology needed for attendees to participate in the workshop activities.

Single Anonymized Review

Submissions to the workshop 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 workshop submissions will not appear in the ACM digital library. Only the title, author metadata, and a 250-word abstract will be included in the official conference proceedings. The provided advertisement text will be included in the conference registration system and/or on the conference website to attract attendees.

Presentation Details

All presenters on accepted workshops must register for and attend the SIGCSE TS 2023 either in person or online as required for the proposed workshop format.

Many SIGCSE Technical Symposium workshops are “hands-on,” that is, participants actively use equipment during the workshop. It is normal for participants to use their own equipment in hands-on workshops. Workshop presenters are responsible for distribution of workshop software to participants prior to the Symposium.

The SIGCSE Technical Symposium Committee recommends that presenters of a hands-on workshop provide a URL pointing to all necessary hardware and/or software and instructions for installation to enrollees. The SIGCSE Technical Symposium will provide presenters with lists of emails addresses of current enrollees soon after the close of the early registration window, and again after the close of the late registration window. We will also collect the software distribution URLs and make them available to on-site registrants.

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

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 PhaseStart DateEnd Date
BiddingSaturday, August 20, 2022Wednesday, August 24, 2022
ReviewingThursday, August 25 2022Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Discussion & Recommendations   Thursday, September 8, 2022   Friday, September 16, 2022

Overview

Workshops provide an in-depth review of, or introduction to, a topic of interest, and should provide participants with materials and/or ideas that are immediately useful. To this end, workshop presenters should provide participants with handouts, online materials, or other tangible documents/ artifacts outlining and/or supporting the workshop material.

Single-Anonymous Review Process

Submissions to the Panel 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.

After the submission deadline and before reviewing can begin, Reviewers will bid on submissions they are interested in reviewing. Please bid for submissions where the title and abstract are in your area of expertise. Bidding will help with assigning submissions for review that you’re qualified and interested in reviewing! If you do not bid within the allotted time window, we will use topics to assign submissions for review.

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.

Workshop Review Guidelines

Reviewers provide high-quality reviews for submissions to provide authors with feedback so they may improve their work for presentation or future submissions. As such, please ensure that all criticism is phrased in a constructive manner.

Your overall recommendation should focus on significance and relevance, anticipated interest, and quality of the workshop proposal. Reviewers should consider the content of the submission PDF as well as the proposed workshop advertisement text in EasyChair. Consider the following questions:

  • Is the workshop topic well motivated and significant/timely for SIGCSE TS attendees?
  • To what extent are the workshop activities clearly described, and are they appropriately planned for the 3-hour session?
  • Does it involve an appropriate amount of hands-on experience for attendees?
  • Does the workshop presenter(s) have the necessary expertise to deliver the workshop?
  • Does the draft advertisement provide an accurate representation of the proposed workshop for prospective attendees?

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.

The program and track chairs will consider reviewer feedback and the availability of appropriate facilities. In addition, feedback on, and attendance at, similar workshops that have been offered in previous years may be taken into account. This is particularly relevant for workshops that propose repeating or extending a previously offered workshop.

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, 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 Workshops contact form.