Submission guidelines

Original submissions related to the conference are invited for the following categories: papers, working groups, panels, tips, techniques and courseware, and faculty and student posters. 

General guidelines

Documents proposed for conference presentation should be high quality, unpublished, original work and submitted online. The official language of the conference is English. The entire proceedings will be available in the ACM Digital Library.

Documents proposed for conference presentation should be high quality, unpublished, original work and submitted online.

Pages and deadlines for submissions are limited by the category of submission. Note that reviewers will assume they are reviewing completed works, as they will eventually appear in the conference proceedings. Do not submit incomplete drafts.

All page limits are inclusive of all content, including reference lists and appendixes.

Submission category Page limit

Submission deadline

23:59 Anywhere On Earth (UTC-12)

Paper 6 15 January 2017
Panel 2 15 January 2017
Working group 2 15 January 2017
Tips, techniques, & courseware 2 12 March 2017 - extended to 13 March 2017
Poster 1 12 March 2017 - extended to 13 March 2017

Authors of papers must submit an anonymous version with 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). After a paper is accepted, authors will be asked to submit a camera-ready version which includes all the author details and identifying information.

Authors of all other submission types are required to submit a version which includes authors' names etc.

A submission for a panel will normally be a succinct summary of the different perspectives of the proposed participants, in a form suitable for inclusion in the proceedings.

A submission for a working group is required to be in the same template as paper submissions, but this is for convenience, not because it will appear in the conference proceedings. The essential components of a working group submission are the title, the names and affiliations of the leaders, and a description, about 200 words long, of the group's goal and its approach to achieving that goal. If a working group is accepted, those details will be displayed on this website to recruit interested members to the group.

A submission for tips, techniques, and courseware will be a summary description of the tip, technique, or courseware to be demonstrated in the conference session. It will be in a form suitable for inclusion in the proceedings.

A submission for a poster will be a one-page abstract of the poster suitable for publication in the proceedings.

Electronic submission is required. All submissions should be in Portable Document Format (PDF). To submit your work, visit the online submission web site. There you will find a submission form that requires you to enter the type, title, and abstract of your submission, plus author contact information.

All submissions must adhere to the ITiCSE 2017 formatting instructions, detailed below.

ITiCSE 2017 formatting instructions

The requirements listed in this section apply to all submission categories. You may find it helpful to start by downloading a template first.

Templates for submissions can be found at the ACM SIG Proceedings website.  All submissions, including final versions, must be in Portable Document Format (PDF). Failure to follow these instructions may jeopardize the inclusion of your paper in the proceedings.

LaTeX users should use option #2 (tighter alternate style) when formatting their document.

Note: The program chairs are aware that the ACM style files were changed in December 2016. Submissions will be accepted for review whether they conform with the old or the new styles.

Title

The title should be centered, Arial or Helvetica, bold, 18 point, and Initial Letters Capitalized Like This.

Author information

The authors' names should be centered using Arial or Helvetica 12 point. The affiliation and address should be Arial or Helvetica 10 point, and email should be Arial or Helvetica 12 point.  Two or more authors may be listed side by side. If co-authors are at the same institution and share most information, you may use only one address.  Please see the templates for examples.

Special note for paper submissions: remember that when first submitted, for review, your paper must be anonymous. Instead of author names and affiliations on the first page, either insert dummy information or leave the space blank. Do not simply cover the information with a black rectangle, as it can still be seen in certain ways. In addition, try to avoid referring explicitly to your institution; and if you refer to your own earlier work, do so in the third person, referring to yourselves as a normal reference, rather than as "we", "our earlier work", etc. If your paper is accepted you will have the opportunity to revise it, at which time you can restore all of the identifying information.

Special note for panel submissions: indicate which panelist is the moderator by placing the word Moderator in parentheses after their name.

Paper size

You should format your submission for 8.5x11-inch (US letter) paper.

Margins

Top and bottom margins should be 2.54cm (1"); left and right margins should be 1.9cm (0.75").  This is for every page including the first.

Columns

Text should be presented in two columns each 8.45cm (3.33") wide.  The space between columns should be 0.83cm (0.33").

Section heads

Section heads are flush left, Times Roman, bold, 12 point, ALL CAPITALS, and numbered starting at 1.  There should be an additional 6 points of white space above the section head.

Subsection heads

If your paper has subsections, they are flush left, Times Roman, bold, 12 point, and subnumbered (for example, 1.1).  Initial letters of the subsection heading should be capitalized.  There should be an additional 6 points of white space above the subsection head unless it immediately follows a section head.

Subsubsections

If your paper has subsubsections, they are flush left, Times Roman, italics, 11-point, with initial letters capitalized, and subnumbered (for example, 1.1.2 or 1.2.3.4). There should be an additional 6 points of white space above the subsubsection heading, unless it immediately follows a subsection heading.

Text

All text including abstract should be single spaced, full justification, Times Roman, and 9 point.

References

Use the standard Communications of the ACM format for references. That is, references should be a numbered list at the end of the article, ordered alphabetically by first author, and referenced by numbers in square brackets, like this [1]. Use commas for multiple citations like this [3,4].  The reference section has a regular section head (i.e, numbered, ALL CAPITALS, Times Roman, bold, 12 point), and the references are 9 point Times Roman but with ragged right justification.

Copyright Space

3.81cm (1.5") of blank space must be left at the bottom of the left column of the first page for the copyright notice.  A placeholder copyright notice with the number X-XXXXX-XX-X/XX/X is also acceptable.

Other elements

Do not use page numbers or headers/footers. Normal text paragraphs should be followed by 6pt of space. Do not use blank lines between paragraphs.

Color

You may use color in your proposal but colors should be limited to pictures, graphs, charts etc. Color should not be used as part of the text in any way.

Required Sections

The following unnumbered sections are required at the beginning of each document in the following order:

  1. Abstract: The abstract should be a short description of the work described in the document.  The title of the abstract should be formatted as a section head (i.e., flush left, Times Roman, bold, 12 point, ALL CAPITALS).
  2. CSS Concepts: The ACM Computing Classification Scheme is available here, along with a guide to using it. The title of this section should be formatted as a subsection head (i.e., flush left, Times Roman, bold, 12 point, Initial Letters Capitalized).
  3. Keywords: This section is your choice of words you would like to be indexed by. Use semi-colons to separate your keywords. The title of this section should be formatted as a subsection head.

Accepted submissions

Accepted papers, panel abstracts, poster abstracts, demo abstracts and tips & techniques summaries must be submitted in camera-ready format, electronically, as PDF files. These final submissions will be published in the conference proceedings. A condition of this publication is an author-signed ACM copyright release form.

At least one author must register for the conference and present the accepted paper for it to appear in the conference proceedings. Each accepted submission must be presented at the conference by a subset of its authors.

Formatting instructions for the actual posters for presentation will be sent after acceptance.

Abstracts for accepted working group proposals will be made available on the ITiCSE 2017 web site.