Working Groups

Working groups and proceedings

All working group reports will be submitted after the conference is over and submitted for peer review. As before, those reports accepted for publication as a result of the peer review will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Working groups: general

Working groups are formed by participants with a common interest in a topic related to the subject matter of the conference. The groups of five to ten participants, including up to three leaders, work together electronically before the start of the conference. Working groups convene on Friday evening before the conference to meet each other. The groups start face-to-face work in their sessions on Saturday. Group members are expected to work together on Saturday and Sunday, and continue their work throughout the conference, which runs from Monday to Wednesday. However, members are able to attend some conference sessions and the Tuesday afternoon excursion if they wish.

All working group leaders must register before the early registration deadline. Every working group member must register for and be present at the conference in order to be considered a contributor to the final report.

Participants present their preliminary results to conference attendees at a special working group presentation session, and submit a final report after the conference concludes. Final reports are refereed and, if accepted, are published in the ACM Digital Library.

Working groups: applying to join  are formed … this is how it happened:

Applications should be emailed to the nominated leaders of the working group in question, and should include the following information:

  • your name, institution, country, and email address;
  • an explanation of your interest in the working group;
  • your experience relevant to the goals of the working group;
  • any further information requested in the description of the particular working group;
  • an assurance of your availability and willingness to take active part in the work of the working group before, during, and after the conference;
  • an assurance of your intention to register for and attend ITiCSE (this is a condition of working group membership).