ITiCSE 2019 review process for Poster submissions, and Tips, Techniques, and Courseware submissions

The review of ‘short submissions’ (Poster submissions, and Tips, Techniques, and Courseware submissions) follow a similar process as paper review, but on a different timeline. Reviewers of short submissions are asked to provide high-quality reviews for submissions to provide authors with feedback so that they may improve their work for presentation or future submission.

Each short submission will receive three reviews. All reviews are submitted through EasyChair, where reviewers will be considered ‘PC members’ of the poster track or the TTC track.

Short submissions are anonymous for review.

There are no APCs for these tracks. The relevant track chairs will lead any discussion and will decide whether to accept or reject each submission.

Timeline

The following dates describe the timeline for short submission reviewing for ITiCSE 2019. Please consider your workload around these dates before accepting an invitation to review these submissions.

ActivityStart dateEnd date
(Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)
ReviewingMon 18 MarchSun 31 March
DiscussionMon 1 AprilSun 7 April

Reviewing

Before reviewing a short submission, please check it to see whether you might recognise who wrote it. Please do this in a timely manner so we can resolve any conflicts early in the reviering period.

As a reviewer, we ask that you carefully read each submission assigned to you and write a constructive review that concisely summarises what you believe the submission to be about. When reviewing a submission, consider:

  • The strengths and weaknesses,
  • The contribution to an outstanding ITiCSE 2019 program and experience for attendees, and
  • How it brings new ideas or extends current ideas through replication to the field and practitioners and researchers of computing education.

Please do not include your suggestion for acceptance or rejection of a submission in the text part of your review. Instead, use the provided radio buttons to make a recommendation based on your summary review. As a reviewer, you will only see a few of the submissions, and your recommendation might be overridden by the track chairs as they work to put together a broad and comprehensive set of posters or TTC presentations for the conference.

Discussion

The discussion period provides the opportunity for the track chairs to discuss reviews and feedback so that they can make the best accept/reject decisions. We ask that reviewers engage in discussion when prompted by other reviewers or the track chairs, by using the Comments feature of EasyChair (below all the reviews for a submission). 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 decision based on your feedback and their own overview of all the submissions in the track.