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Submissions for SIGITE 2022 are now open!

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Submissions for full papers, panels, and workshops close at midnight Eastern Daylight Time on July 8, 2022.
Submissions for Big Ideas in IT Education (lightning talks) and extended abstracts/posters close at midnight Eastern Daylight Time on August 8, 2022.

All submissions will be made electronically and should use the ACM Templates. A PDF or Word document should be submitted for all types of submissions. All submissions can be electronically uploaded to the EasyChair service: Click here to submit on EasyChair. (link for submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigite2022)

Panel and workshop proposals should include author information, while all other submissions (papers, extended abstracts, and big ideas) should be anonymous, with all author information removed. Submissions must adhere to the page limits described below, and submissions that exceed the limits will be rejected without review. Authors must register for and attend the conference as specified below in order for their work to appear in the conference proceedings.

The Conference Committee has elected to move to the single column ACM template increasingly used for journals and proceedings. It is simpler to manage and easier to read. Because the words on each page are not as dense as the two column format, the number of pages of papers and other documents has changed, but the word counts will remain the same. 

ACM Proceedings Single-Column Template:

Poster Templates:
We recommend use of templates from the Center for Open Science found at https://osf.io/6ua4k/.

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PAPERS
Submissions will be no longer than ten pages and will undergo a blind peer reviewing process. Authors will have approximately 30 minutes for their presentation, including the question and answer period. Accepted papers must be presented by at least one author and will be published in the conference proceedings. In some circumstances remote presentations of accepted papers may be possible.

This year, we have two tracks for the full paper submissions:

  • Experience Track: This track accepts experience in IT educations, the topics include but not limited to: experience reports, teaching techniques, pedagogical tools, curriculum design, IT curriculum standards, and so forth.
  • Research Track: The papers in this track are expected to discuss and evaluate methods to improve IT educations, the topics include but not limited to: novel and effective teaching methods, evaluation of pedagogical approaches, teaching and learning models, informal learning, online or distance learning, studies about the engagement in ITE, issues of gender, diversity, and underrepresentation, educational data mining, technology-enhanced learning, and so forth.

PANELS
Panels allow experts to discuss a current topic of interest in information technology education or research. Panel organizers are responsible for selecting appropriate panelists to participate. A panel will normally have at most four panelists including the organizer. Panel submissions should include a list of panelists, their affiliations, a description of the topics, and a brief position statement from each panelist. All panelists are expected to attend the conference and participate in the panel. Panel proposals are limited to four pages and will be published in the conference proceedings.

WORKSHOPS
Workshops allow presenters to provide a tutorial or hands-on exploration of a topic in which attendees are expected to actively participate. The workshop proposer is required to attend the conference. Workshop proposals are limited to four pages and will be published in the conference proceedings. Workshops are typically 90 minutes, however, you may specify that you would like your workshop to run for 2 back-to-back 90-minute sessions if desired.

BIG IDEAS IN IT EDUCATION
Participants are invited to prepare big idea talks that present works that attempt to challenge traditional thinking and/or wherein authors are actively seeking feedback from the SIGITE community. Accepted talks will be presented in a session as a lightning talk where each author is given 10 minutes to present their big idea including feedback. In some circumstances remote presentations may be possible. Big idea talk proposals are limited to two pages. Accepted talks will be published in the conference proceedings.

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS AND POSTERS
Manuscripts considered Work in Progress (WiP) can be submitted as an extended abstract not longer than four pages. Extended abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee for inclusion in the conference proceedings and will be presented as posters during the conference itself. We especially encourage submissions from MS and PhD students who would like feedback on their research efforts. Topics not yet mature enough to warrant a full paper may also be submitted for presentation as a poster. Authors of accepted abstracts and posters will be asked to present their ideas in the form of a poster using the following guidelines.

  • Poster size should be 48” x 36” or less.
  • Author(s) name(s), institution(s) and funding source(s) should appear on the poster.
  • The title should be properly capitalized with a minimum font size of 80 points.
  • The text should be written with a minimum font size of 18 points.
  • Authors are encouraged to use a poster template. We recommend use of templates from the Center for Open Science found at https://osf.io/6ua4k/.
  • Boards and easels will be provided during the conference

Submission Schedule

Full paper, Panels, Workshops
Submission Due: July 8
Notification date: Aug 1

Lightning Talks/Extended Abstracts/Posters
Submission Due: Aug 4
Notification date: Aug 10

SIGITE 2022

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The 23rd ACM Conference on Information Technology Education (SIGITE 2022) will be hosted by Illinois Institute of Technology and will take place on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, September 21-24, 2022. The conference is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (SIGITE). The conference provides a forum for sharing and developing ideas relating to Information Technology (IT) research, education, applications, IT industry-academia relationships, and our roles as professionals, educators, teachers, and advocates for the effective use of information technology.

Conference Theme

The theme of the 23rd ACM Conference on Information Technology Education will be “All Means All: Achieving Equity Through IT Education.” The growing need for an empowered information technology workforce has clearly demonstrated that in order to fill all of the roles that expanding technology demands, everyone must play a part. As we bear a major responsibility for the future, information technology educators must ensure that women and underrepresented minorities are prepared to fill a significant share of these roles—both as a matter of equity and as a way of ensuring we can educate enough professionals to meet future demand.

Submissions

Submission on any topic related to Information Technology Education are encouraged, ranging from submission exploring related topic areas such as Cybersecurity, IoT, user experience design, distance and hybrid learning, and the state of IT as a both a professional field and as an academic discipline. Pure and applied research in information technology topics is welcome as well, as this research represents some of the best achievements in Information Technology Education.

Submissions can be done through this link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigite2022

Submissions are now open.
Submissions for full papers, panels, and workshops now close at midnight Eastern Daylight Time on July 8, 2022. Submissions for Big Ideas in IT Education (lightning talks) and extended abstracts/posters close at midnight Eastern Daylight Time on August 4, 2022.

All submissions will be made electronically and should use the ACM Templates. A PDF or Word document should be submitted for all types of submissions. All submissions can be electronically uploaded to the EasyChair service.

For templates and for more information on submissions, please go to the SIGITE 2022 Conference’s submissions page.

Exhibits

Booths, opportunities for presentations, and/or space in the program will be made available to publishers, software houses, and other interested vendors who wish to sponsor SIGITE 2022. We are particularly looking for meal sponsors who will have an opportunity to present during the sponsored meal. Interested parties are invited to contact the sponsorship chair Calvin Nobles (cnobles1@iit.edu) for information about exhibiting at or sponsoring the conference.

Contact information

For questions about submissions, please contact one of the program chair: Yong Zheng (yzheng66@iit.edu)
For questions about the conference location, sponsorships or logistics, please contact the conference general chair: Ray Trygstad (trygstad@iit.edu)

SIGITE 2021

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SIGITE 2021 - Oct 6-9: Co-hosted by Brigham Young University (BYU), in Provo, UT, and Utah Valley University (UVU), in Orem, UT. Read more

SIGITE 2021 – 22nd Annual Conference on IT Education: Call For Papers

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The 22nd ACM Annual Conference on Information Technology Education (SIGITE 2021) will be co-hosted by Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University and will take place at the Snowbird Resort, October 6-9, 2021.

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To know everything you need to know about the SIGITE 2021 conference, please visit the conference website.

Conference Theme

The theme of the 22nd ACM Annual Conference on Information Technology Education will be “Empowering IT Education”. The global pandemic has made it clear that modern education, work, and communication depend on a sound IT infrastructure. Educated professionals keep the IT infrastructure operating and growing. IT education is empowering individuals, organizations, and society to advance during current disruption and change.

Submissions

Submission on any topic related to IT Education are encouraged, ranging from submission exploring related topic areas such as Cybersecurity, IoT, user experience design, distance and hybrid learning, and the state of IT as a field.

Submissions are open now and close at midnight Eastern Daylight Time on June 15, 2021.

All submissions will be made electronically and should use the ACM Templates. A PDF or Word document should be submitted for all types of submissions. All submissions can be electronically uploaded to the EasyChair service: Click here to submit on EasyChair.

Panel and workshop proposals should include author information, while all other submissions (papers, extended abstracts, and big ideas) should be anonymous, with all author information removed. Submissions must adhere to the page limits described below, and submissions that exceed the limits will be rejected without review. Authors must register for and attend the conference as specified below in order for their work to appear in the conference proceedings.

ACM Proceedings Template:

We are using the “Interim Template” for submissions. You can use either of the following options:

  1. The “Interim layout.docx” file available at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template 
  2. The “sigconf” Latex file. We recommend using the following Overleaf template: https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/acm-conference-proceedings-primary-article-template/wbvnghjbzwpc . After opening the template, make sure you choose sample-sigconf.tex . This should show a 2-column layout conference proceeding example.
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ACM SIGITE 2021 Poster Templates:

Please use one of the following poster templates:

Other Information

Papers

Submissions will be no longer than six double-column pages and will undergo a blind peer reviewing process. Authors will have approximately 30 minutes for their presentation, including the question and answer period. Accepted papers must be presented by at least one author and will be published in the conference proceedings.

Panels

Panels allow experts to discuss a current topic of interest in IT education or research. Panel organizers are responsible for selecting appropriate panelists to participate. A panel will normally have at most four panelists including the organizer. Panel submissions should include a list of panelists, their affiliations, a description of the topics, and a brief position statement from each panelist. All panelists are expected to attend the conference and participate in the panel. Panel proposals are limited to two pages and will be published in the conference proceedings.

Workshops

Workshops allow presenters to provide a tutorial or hands-on exploration of a topic in which attendees are expected to actively participate. The workshop proposer is required to attend the conference. Workshop proposals are limited to two pages and will be published in the conference proceedings.

Big Ideas in IT Education

Participants are invited to prepare big idea talks that present works that attempt to challenge traditional thinking and/or wherein authors are actively seeking feedback from the SIGITE community. Accepted talks will be presented in a session where each author is given 10 minutes to present their big idea including feedback. Big idea talk proposals are limited to one page. Accepted talks will be published in the conference proceedings.

Extended Abstracts

Manuscripts considered Work in Progress (WiP) can be submitted as an extended abstract (maximum two pages). Extended abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee for inclusion in the conference proceedings and will be presented as posters during the conference itself. We especially encourage submissions from MS and PhD students who would like feedback on their research efforts. Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to present their ideas in the form of a poster using the following guidelines.
· Poster size should be 48” x 36” or less.
· Author(s) name(s), institution(s) and funding source(s) should appear on the poster.
· The title should be properly capitalized with a minimum font size of 80 points.
· The text should be written with a minimum font size of 18 points.
· Authors are encouraged to use a poster template. We recommend the template found at the following url: https://osf.io/6ua4k/.
· Boards and easels will be provided during the conference

Scholarship for Women

ACM-W provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs to attend research Computer Science conferences. Students who are not from a traditional CS/CE/SE department but working on Computer Science-related projects are also encouraged to apply.

Please apply at the ACM-W website here: https://women.acm.org/scholarships/

Accepted student names/likenesses may be used in a SIGITE publication or newsletter.

Students

Students are encouraged to present papers at the conference. SIGITE will cover the conference registration and provide $500 toward expenses of attending the conference for the first 10 accepted student papers. If you would like to apply for this stipend, please notify the program chairs with the following information:
· Name
· Institution
· Degree being pursued
· Role in the paper and conference
· Coauthor(s)

Exhibits

Booths, opportunities for presentations, and/or space in the program will be made available to publishers, software houses, and other interested vendors who wish to sponsor SIGITE 2021. Interested parties are invited to contact the sponsorship chair Derek Hansen (dlhansen@byu.edu) for information about exhibiting at or sponsoring the conference.

Contact information

For questions about submissions, please contact one of the program chairs: Paul Morrey (Paul.Morrey@uvu.edu) or Derek Hansen (dlhansen@byu.edu)

For questions about the conference location, sponsorships or logistics, please contact the conference general chair: Barry Lunt (luntb@byu.edu)

Important dates

· June 15, 2021: Paper, panel, workshop, big ideas, and extended abstracts submissions due at midnight (EDT)
· July 15, 2021: Acceptance/rejection notification & reviewer feedback for papers, panels, and

workshops

Workshops allow presenters to provide a tutorial or hands-on exploration of a topic in which attendees are expected to actively participate. The workshop proposer is required to attend the conference. Workshop proposals are limited to two pages and will be published in the conference proceedings. Workshops are typically 90 minutes, however, you may specify that you would like your workshop to run for 2 back-to-back 90-minute sessions if desired.

Key Dates

  • August 2, 2021: Final versions of papers, panels, workshops, big ideas, and extended abstracts due
  • October 6-9, 2021: SIGITE 2021
Call For Papers
Submit here your papers for the SIGITE 2021 conference

SIGITE 2020 Submission Extension

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Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the 21st ACM Annual Conference on Information Technology Education (SIGITE 2020) will be hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and will be delivered VIRTUALLY via Zoom on October 7-9, 2020. The conference is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (SIGITE). The conference provides a forum for sharing and developing ideas relating to Information Technology (IT) research, education, applications, IT industry-academia relationships, and our roles as professionals, educators, teachers, and advocates for the effective use of information technology. IT as a professional endeavor is influenced by multiple disciplines – computer science, information systems, management science, cognitive science, psychology, learning, and much more. Consequently, educators at all levels (secondary school through University) have to deal with challenges of emergent areas of study such as IT innovation, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Machine Interaction (HMI), Cybersecurity, Agile Software Engineering, Social Informatics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and much more.

For questions about submissions, please contact one of the program chairs: George Grispos (ggrispos@unomaha.edu) or Harvey Siy (hsiy@unomaha.edu)

For questions about the conference location, sponsorships or logistics, please contact the conference general chair: Deepak Khazanchi (khazanchi@unomaha.edu)

SIGITE 2020 Conference Website Launched!

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The 21st Annual Conference on IT Education will be hosted in Omaha from October 7th through 9th, 2020. Sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group for IT Education (SIGITE), the conference will be hosted on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. These are exciting times in Omaha. We have a booming information technology (IT) sector, growing corporate investment, outstanding industry and education partnerships, not to mention the highest number of public golf courses of any city in the country. For us, Omaha is truly a city that provides the best of what big and small cities have to offer. We hope you join us in October 2020, and bring your family!

Want to know more about the conference? Come and visit the conference website by clicking below.

Conference Site
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SIGITE 2019 Conference Website Launched!

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The University of Washington Tacoma is the host for the 20th Annual Conference for the Special Interest Group for IT Educators. The Information Technology Program at the university is the 37th ABET accredited program in the United States and has 210 students. Graduates of the program work for tech giants Microsoft, Amazon, T Mobile, Expedia, Infoblox, Boeing and many other companies throughout the South Sound.

Want to know more about the conference? Come and visit the conference website by clicking below.

Conference Site
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ACM SIGITE Call for Participation – New Logo

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The ACM SIGITE is looking for a new logo, and we want YOU to create it! See how you can participate and win the prizes. Read more

SIGITE 2019 Conference Announcement

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The University of Washington Tacoma is the host for the 20th Annual Conference for the Special Interest Group for IT Educators. The campus is located in downtown Tacoma Washington and has revitalized the downtown area. The campus is within walking distance of the Conference site and the conference hotels. The campus has grown to 5500 students since its founding in 1990. The Information Technology Program is the 37th ABET accredited program in the United States and has 210 students. Graduates of the program work for tech giants Microsoft, Amazon, T Mobile, Expedia, Infoblox, Boeing and many other companies throughout the South Sound.

The conference runs from October 2 – 5, 2019 and will take place at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, Washington.

Theme

The theme for SIGITE 2019 is “Transforming IT Education.” IT Is a combination of Programming, Human Computer Interaction, Networking, Databases, and Web Technologies with an overarching security component. This unique blend of subjects is constantly changing, which makes for a unique challenge for IT educators to produce graduates ready for today’s workforce. 70% of our students come from our local community colleges, thus there will be a community college component to SIGITE 2019. Community colleges play a vital role in IT Education and improved interaction is needed.

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SIGITE 2018 Submission Deadline Extended

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The submission deadline for SIGITE 2018 is rapidly approaching. Thanks to all procrastinators out there, the submission deadline has been extended to Friday, June 15, 2018.

Revised Call for Proposals
Revised Call for Proposals