Guidelines: Demos

Date Due Friday, October 13, 2017
Time Due 23:59 AoE (Baker Island, UTC-12h)
Submission Limits 2 pages (including abstract of 250 words)
Duration 30 minutes (during breaks)
Submission Link Easy Chair
Notification to Authors Monday, November 27th, 2017
Camera-Ready Copy Monday, December 11th
Camera-Ready Instructions @ Sheridan Publishing

What is a Demo?

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. Demos take place during break periods.

Proposals undergo review but not blind review.

How Should The Proposal Be Formatted?

Demo proposals are to be provided in PDF format. The full proposal contains an abstract and a body that describes your Demo (as detailed below). The abstract needs to appear in two places: in the PDF proposal and in a text box on the submission page.

The full proposal is used for the review process only. If the proposal is accepted, the abstract is the description that appears on the Symposium website and in the Symposium program and proceedings. The format for the proposal is as follows.

Demo Proposal Format and Contents

  • Proposer: Include name, affiliation, email address, and website address. You should expect most correspondence related to the conference to arrive via email. Please check your spam filter if you haven’t received an expected notification because the auto-responses generated by the conference software are sometimes blocked.

  • Title: A title for the Demo.

  • Abstract: A description of the Demo. The same abstract will also need to be submitted via a text box on the submission page. Please be sure that your description is accurate and that both submitted copies (here in the Demo Proposal, and in the submission text box) are exactly the same.

  • Significance and Relevance of the Topic: Please include information about any trends in relation to the tool/project and possibly describe (or cite) evidence to that effect. Your objective here is to explain why the tool/project is significant.

  • Expected Audience: Briefly describe the nature and size of the expected audience. This information will help gauge the level of interest SIGCSE attendees will have in the Demo. Other Presenter(s): Although correspondence will be with the proposer above, it will be the discussion leader(s) who will be mentioned in Symposium literature. Please list any additional such names (besides the proposer) and affiliations here. Be certain that you have their commitments to attend the Symposium. All presenters must register for the SIGCSE conference and be present for the Demo session.

  • Expertise of Presenter(s): Give a summary of the qualifications of the presenter(s) as it relates to the tool/project being proposed. Rough Agenda for the Demo: Timing details would be helpful here. Explain what the attendees can expect. Be sure to budget a realistic amount of time for questions from attendees.

  • Audio/Visual and Computer Requirements: Indicate your A/V requirements, such as wireless access, wired access, extra power outlets, data projector, etc. Please note that certain A/V materials and equipment will be available for all demos. At the time of acceptance, more information about the standard vs. non-standard A/V equipment will be available.

Demo Proposal Abstract

The abstract is the description of the Demo that will appear on the conference web pages. The description is limited to and must match verbatim the abstract section of the Demo Proposal. The Demo abstract must be submitted in plain text. The abstract for an accepted proposal may contain a URL with more information. (Abstracts of accepted Demos can be edited in response to reviews.)

Sample Proposal

How Do I Submit My Proposal?

Write your submission using the format specified above.

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

A PDF version of your submission should be uploaded using the online submission system - EasyChair.

Submit the PDF version of your submission using the appropriate template. Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your documents because that is when everyone else will be connecting to our server!

Make note of the proposal 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.

After receiving confirmation, go to the submission site to review your submission for accuracy. Send e-mail to the chair(s) (see below) if there are any problems.

By SIGCSE policy, at least one contributor is required to register, attend and present a . See our full policy for more information.

Questions

If you have questions about anything discussed above, please contact the Demos Chair.