Submission guidelines

Original submissions related to the conference are invited for the following categories: papers, working groups, panels, tips, techniques and courseware, and faculty and student posters. A PDF version of these submission guidlines is available here.

General guidelines

Documents proposed for conference presentation should be high quality, unpublished, original work and submitted on-line. The official language of the conference is English. Submissions should use clear, ordinary grammar and avoid the use of colloquialisms that might be difficult for those who speak English as a second language.

Pages and deadlines for submissions are limited by the category of submission. Note that reviewers will assume they are reviewing completed works, as they will eventually appear in the conference proceedings.  Do not submit incomplete drafts.

Submission category Page limit Submission deadline
(midnight, US Hawaiian time)
January 13, 2013
January 13, 2013
Working group
January 13, 2013
March 15, 2013
Tips, techniques & courseware
March 15, 2013


Authors of papers must submit an anonymous version with all references to the authors removed (including author's names and affiliation plus identifying information within the body of the paper such as websites or related publications).  After a paper is accepted, authors will be asked to submit a camera ready version which includes all the author details and identifying information.

Authors of all other submission types are required to submit a version which includes authors' names etc.

Electronic submission is required. All submissions should be in Portable Document Format (PDF). To submit your work, visit the online submission web site.  There you will find a submission form that requires you to enter the type, title and topic of your submission, plus author contact information.

All submissions must adhere to the ITiCSE 2013 formatting instructions, detailed below.

ITiCSE 2013 Formatting Instructions

The requirements listed in this section apply to all submission categories. You may find it helpful to start by downloading a template first.

Templates for submissions can be found at the ACM SIG Proceedings website.  All submissions, including final versions must be in Portable Document Format (PDF). Failure to follow these instructions may jeopardize the inclusion of your paper in the proceedings. 

Note to LaTeX users:  you should use option #2 (tighter alternate style) when formatting your document.


The title should be centered, Arial or Helvetica, bold, 18 point, and Initial Letters Capitalized Like This.

Author information

The author's name(s) should be centered using Arial or Helvetica 12 point.  The affiliation and address should be Arial or Helvetica 10 point, and email should be Arial or Helvetica 12 point.  Two or more authors may be listed side by side. If co-authors are at the same institution and share most information, you may use only one address.  Please see the templates for examples.

Special note for Panel Submissions:  Indicate which panelist is the moderator by placing the word Moderator in parentheses after their name.

Paper size

You should format your submission for 8.5 x11-inch (US letter) paper.


Top and bottom margins should be 1 inch, left and right margins should be 0.75 inch.  This is for every page including the first.


Text should be presented in two columns each 3.33 inches wide.  There should be a 0.33 inch space between the columns.

Section heads

Section heads are flush left, Times Roman, bold, 12 point, ALL CAPITALS, and numbered starting at 1.  There should be an additional 6 points of white space above the section head.

Subsection heads

If your paper has subsections, they are flush left, Times Roman, bold, 12 point, and subnumbered (for example, 1.1).  Initial letters of the subsection heading should be capitalized.  There should be an additional 6 points of white space above the subsection head unless it immediately follows a section head.