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SIGITE/RIIT 2012 » ACM Conference on IT Education/Research » Call For Participation

Call For Participation

  • SIGITE 2012: 13th Annual Conference on IT Education

    RIIT 2012: 1st Annual Research in IT Conference

    October 11-13, 2012, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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    Sorry, the submission deadline for SIGITE/RIIT 2012 has expired.

    The 13th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education and the 1st Annual Research in IT Conference will be hosted together by Mount Royal University and be held at the Hotel Arts in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Both conferences are sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Technology Education (SIGITE).

    This dual conference provides a forum for sharing and developing ideas relating to Information Technology research, education, applications, IT‐industry‐academia relationships and our roles as professionals, educators, and advocates for the effective use of Information Technology. This year includes our introduction of a new IT Research conference; our aim is to provide a venue for showcasing research in information technology that may or may not have a connection with teaching IT. These two conferences, carrying the joint theme of Working Together: Research & Education for IT, will be co-located and tightly integrated; attendees will be able to attend sessions of both at no additional charge.


    As a new computing discipline, IT found its initial focus in the training of future IT professionals, and “teaching IT” received strong emphasis. IT faculty, however, frequently had strong research programs that fell across a wide range of specialties within computer science, Information systems, computer engineering, and others. As time has gone on, there has been an increasing need to recognize “research in IT” as more than a fragmented collection of pursuits in other computing disciplines. We are seeing a body of research developing that is uniquely characteristic of information technology. We anticipate that this dual conference will reveal a deeper synergy between teaching and research in IT, and will further encourage the recognition of this new body of research that is taking place around the world.

    IT Education conference (SIGITE-2012)

    We seek high quality, unpublished original works that describe a classroom experience, a teaching technique, a curricular initiative, or an educational research project involving an IT area.

    IT Research conference (RIIT-2012)

    We seek high quality, unpublished original works that describe results from recently concluded or ongoing research in an IT-related field. Both theoretical and applied research with impact within the field are welcome.


    Papers(deadline: June 1, 2012)

    Submissions will normally be no longer than six double-column pages and will undergo a blind peer reviewing process. Authors will have approximately 25 minutes for their presentations, including questions and answers. Accepted papers must be presented by at least one author and will be published in the conference proceedings.

    Panels(deadline: June 1, 2012)

    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. Panel submissions should include a list of panelists, their affiliations, a description of the topic, as well as brief position statements from each panelist. Panel proposals are limited to 2 pages.

    Posters (deadline: June 1, 2012)

    Posters present work currently in progress. A one-page summary of the accepted posters will be published in the conference proceedings.

    Other Information


    Will be made available to publishers, software houses, and other interested vendors. Interested parties are invited to contact the Sponsorship Chair [Dr. Robert Friedman, rsfit@u.washington.edu] for information about presenting an exhibit at the conference.


    Students are also encouraged to present papers at either conference. SIGITE will cover the conference registration and provide $200 towards expenses of attending the conference for the first ten accepted student papers. The ACM-W organization will add an additional $500 to this amount for the first ten accepted papers by female students.

    Dates to Remember

    June 1, 2012: Paper, Panel & Poster submissions due.
    July 9, 2012: Acceptance / Rejection notification & reviewer feedback.
    August 8, 2012: Finished version due to Sheridan Press.
    October 11-13, 2012: SIGITE-2012 & RIIT-2012.

    Download SIGITE-RIIT 2012 Call for Participation (PDF)

  • Conference Registration


    SIGITE/RIIT 2012

    Canada , Calgary, Alberta·October 10 - 13, 2012

    Registration Details
    $310 ACM Members Early (Ends Aug 31)
    $320 Non-Members Early (Ends Aug 31)
    $340 ACM Members (After Aug 31)
    $370 Non-Members (After Aug 31)
    $50 Student

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  • Hotel Bookings


    The SIGITE 2012 conference itself be held in the Hotel Arts, which is a 175-room, full-service boutique hotel in the exciting heart of Calgary.

    Hotel Arts
    119 - 12th Avenue SW
    Calgary, AB T2R 0G8
    Phone: 403.266.4611
    Fax: 403.237.0978
    Toll-free: 1.800.661.9378
    Email: info@hotelarts.ca
    Bookings: reservations@hotelarts.ca

    Mention SIGITE 2012 or ACM or Association of Computing Machinery to get the special room rate.