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Call for Posters

This page provides detailed information about poster submissions to the ITiCSE 2021 conference. It is part of the general Call for Participation which you should read first, if you have not yet done so.

If you have questions that neither this page nor the Call for Participation can answer, please contact the poster chairs.

Poster presentation

ITiCSE poster sessions provide an opportunity to share computing education ideas in a less formal setting than a paper presentation.

Contact the poster chairs for further information.

A poster is a single page document, typically combining text and images, that embodies a succinct description of work that has been done. Presenting a poster is a good way to discuss and receive feedback on a work in progress that has not been fully developed into a paper.

Posters should not re-present previously published work.

Poster proposal review is not blind.

ITiCSE 2021 will be held on-line and we expect presenters will be able to present their poster via videoconference during a dedicated time slot. More information on that will be made available on the Digital Formats page. This would be similar to how poster presenters would interact with attendees in person – attendees could visit your presentation and ask questions in real time. More details about presentation formats and materials will be provided once the virtual format of ITiCSE is finalized. 

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

Poster topic ideas

The topic of a poster presentation is not limited. However, the topic should lend itself to presentation in poster format, possibly with additional details available in the form of web references. You might consider a poster presentation of teaching materials that you would like to share, or preliminary research findings. Examples might include

  • imaginative assignments
  • innovative curriculum design
  • laboratory materials
  • effective ideas for recruiting and retaining students
  • computing education research that is in a preliminary stage

Suggestions for poster design are given in Research Posters 101. Although these suggestions were published for student researchers, the ideas are also applicable to posters for this conference.

Formatting the poster proposal

A poster proposal is a single page, in PDF format, explaining what the poster is about. The full proposal contains an abstract and a body that describes your poster (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 proposal is used for the review process, and, if the proposal is accepted, for publication in the ITiCSE proceedings.

The one-page proposal must adhere to ACM’s publication guidelines. For more detail, see Formatting requirements on the Call for Participation page.

Poster proposal contents

A poster proposal will typically include the following information.

  • Title: a title for the poster.
  • Proposer: include name, affiliation, and email address. Correspondence related to the conference will be sent by email. Please check your spam filter if you haven’t received an expected notification because the bulk emails generated by the conference software are sometimes blocked.
  • Abstract: a description of the poster. The same abstract will also need to be copied into a text box on the submission page. Please be sure that your description is accurate and that both submitted copies (in the PDF poster proposal and in the submission text box) are exactly the same.
  • Content: A description of the expected content of the poster, along with an indication of why the topic is significant: why conference attendees will find it interesting.

Important Dates for Posters

Please find important dates and deadlines on the Important Dates page.

Submitting a poster proposal

Write your submission using the format specified above.

Convert your paper into Adobe PDF format.

Follow the instructions on Submission process at the foot of the Call for Participation page.


If you have questions about anything discussed above, please contact the poster chairs.