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Important Information for Authors

Publication date

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Authorship policy

The ACM has recently revised its authorship policy in a way that might impact some ITiCSE authors. In summary, any person listed as an author on a paper must (1) have made substantial contributions to the work, (2) have participated in drafting/revising the paper, (3) be aware that the paper has been submitted, and (4) agree to be held accountable for the content of the paper. The revision is intended to allow enforcement of plagiarism sanctions, but it could impact people who work in large, collaborative research groups, and on postgraduate advisors who have not contributed directly to a paper. Prospective authors should read the new policy. You should also ensure that your submissions abide by the ACM Conflict of Interest Policy. Aligned with this is also the ACM Publications Policy on the Withdrawal, Correction, Retraction, and Removal of Works from ACM Publications and ACM DL.

Research involving human participants and subjects

As a published ACM author, 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.

Polished work only and desk rejection

Following the SIGCSE conference policies, reviewing for papers is dual-anonymous, including protection of the complete anonymity of the APCs and reviewers during the discussion phase.

Only polished work is accepted, as there is no review-revise-review cycle.

The program and track chairs reserve the right to reject, without review, submissions that are clearly not ready for review, submissions that are not anonymised, submissions that exceed the specified page limits, submissions that are not formatted as specified, and submissions that do not fall within the computing education scope of the conference.

Attendance at the conference

In line with SIGCSE conference policy, at least one author of each paper and poster, and all members of working groups, panels, and the doctoral consortium, are required to attend the conference. If something happens, and you are unable to meet this requirement, please contact the conference chairs as soon as possible.