Important Dates for Paper Reviewers
Reviewer Registration Open: May, 2012
Paper Submission Deadline: June 1, 2012
Papers to Reviewers: early June, 2012
Reviews Due: July 1, 2012
How Do I Volunteer to Review?
All SIGITE members are encouraged to participate in the reviewing process.
For new reviewers
If you are interested in reviewing papers for SIGITE 2012, you are invited to complete the reviewer information form. Please limit yourself to areas in which you feel somewhat expert. The system will automatically ask you to consider the areas carefully if you choose more than four.
For those who have previously reviewed
All people currently listed in the reviewer database will receive an e-mail message in April with their current recorded information.
If you would like to update your information in the database, go to the reviewer information form by May 15, 2012. Please select your areas of reviewing carefully, limiting yourself to areas in which you have expertise.
If for some reason you do not want to continue as a reviewer, please send e-mail to email@example.com using “Remove Reviewer from SIGITE Database” as the message subject, and include your name, reviewer number, and password in the message body.
How Do I Review SIGITE Submissions?
Submissions are reviewed according to categories indicated by the authors. Reviewers will generally be assigned no more than four papers (though often it is less), based on their indicated subject areas of expertise. At least four reviewers are assigned to each. Papers are only available in electronic PDF format. Reviewers must use a Web browser and software capable of displaying PDF documents (For example: Adobe Reader).
The reviewing process has 3 simple steps:
- When reviews are assigned, you will be sent the reference numbers for each submission you are reviewing along with a reminder of your reviewer ID and password. Become familiar with the review criteria by looking at the proposal review forms for each category of submission.
- Read through the collections of example review text for the types of submissions you are reviewing. Included are examples of comments for good, useful reviews.
- Access your assigned submission(s) through the submission viewing form. You may review the submission on-line or print it for review at your leisure.If your browser does not open a submission automatically, try saving the file with a .pdf extension and opening it with Adobe Reader (or another PDF file viewer). See the Reviewers FAQ section for additional information.
- After reviewing, complete a report for each submission. Submit Reviews by logging into the online review site.
Note: All reviews will be distributed anonymously to both the author(s) and reviewers of that submission. This will give the author feedback and provide information to reviewers as well. It is hoped that, over time, this feedback will help make the review process more consistent as reviewers can compare their responses to those of others.
If you have questions about reviews, please contact SIGITE 2012 / RIIT 2012 Program Chairs:
Dave Armitage (SIGITE-2012)
Abdel Ejnioui (SIGITE-2012)
Jeff Brewer (RIIT-2012)