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Submission Deadline for Papers is Feb. 15, 2013
The deadline for papers has been extended to Feb. 15, due to
the lateness of the availability of submissions. Submissions are now open
for papers. See the link at the bottom of this page.
You are invited to submit a paper related to the educational use of the
Alice programming language in
at any level (elementary school, middle school, high school, community college
and university). Papers will be reviewed by the program committee.
All accepted papers will be published
in the conference proceedings, and we are working on requesting that papers be
published in the ACM Digital Library. Papers must be original work and
include references for related prior work.
At least one author from each accepted paper is expected to register
and present the paper at the conference.
There is also a poster track. Information about submitting a poster
Topics and Tracks
- Studies involving the use of Alice
- Experience papers
- Nifty Alice teaching ideas
- Interdisciplinary use of Alice
- How to teach with Alice
- Alice use outside of the classroom
- Alice and computing concepts
- Alice and animation
- Other Alice ideas
There will be three tracks for papers depending on the level
where Alice is used. If your work applies to several levels then either
submit to the highest level used or to the level where the largest
impact is. The three tracks are:
- K-8 (including elementary school and middle school)
- high school
- college (including community college and universities)
Papers should be of length up to six pages. All references must be included
in the six page limit.
The formatting of papers will follow the same guidelines
as the ACM SIG Proceedings Templates.
Sample templates are available here:
The formatting of papers includes the following information:
- Title: Centered, Arial or Helvetica, 18 point, Initial letters
of all main words capitalized "Like This"
- Author: Centered, Arial or Helvetica, 12 point. Multiple
authors can be listed side by side. See the templates for examples.
- Paper size: 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper
- Margins: Top and bottom margins are 1 inch. Left and right
margins are 0.75 inch.
- Columns: The paper should be in two columns, with each
column 3.33 inches wide, and 0.33 inches between columns. The two columns
on the last page should be the same length.
- Section heads: Flush left, Times Roman, bold, ALL CAPITAL
LETTERS, 12 point and numbered starting with 1.
- Subsection heads:
Flush left, Times Roman, italics, Intial Letters Capitalized,
11 point and numbered starting with 1. Subnumber them like
1.2.2 or 18.104.22.168
Text of paper and abstract: Times Roman, 9 point,
References: Use the ACM format for references. Order alphabetically by
Leave space for Copyright: Leave 1.5 inches of blank space at the bottom of the
column on the first page.
- Required Sections: These sections are required for every paper
and should be at the beginning of the paper and unnumbered (see the sample
- Abstract: Give s short summary of the papers. The title of
this section should be the word ABSTRACT, and should be flush left, all capitals, 12 pt,
bold and in Times Roman Font (similar to a Section heading).
- Categories and Subject Descriptors: You must use the ACM
Classification Scheme at
www.acm.org/class/1998/ . The title of this section should be
"Categories and Subject Descriptors" and should be flush left, bold,
Initial Letters Capitalized, bold, Times Roman and 12 point (similar to
a subsection heading).
- General Terms:
This section is limited to only those words that are defined by the ACM
Classification Scheme which are: Algorithms, Management, Measurement,
Documentation, Performance, Design, Economics, Reliability,
Experimentation, Security, Human Factors, Standardization, Languages,
Theory, Legal Aspects, and Verification. The title of this section should
Terms" and should be formatted similar to a subsection heading.
In this section you get to choose the words or short phrases you would like your publication to be
indexed by. The title of this section should be "Keywords" and should be
formatted similar to a
Guidance on References for Web addresses: Only give a web addresses
as a reference if there is no published citation. Try to include the
following (if applicable):
- Year of publication
- Title - use initial capitals on keywords and end in a period.
- Name of site in italics and followed by a period.
- Date you access the site. Put "Retrieved" followed by the date in the
format Month, DD, YYYY, followed by "from", followed by the web address(see
- Wed address - give as "http://path".
S. Rodger, Alice Conference 2013, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2013 from
DO NOT USE: Do not use page numbers, headers of footers. Put
a blank line between paragraphs.
Submission of a paper requires the following items:
- Information about the paper including title, author(s), contact information,
track, amd paper category.
- Up to 6 page formatted paper (see formatting instructions above)
with full information.
- An anonymous version of the same paper with the names and institution
information replaced for reviewing purposes.
Please be sure to replace this information throughout
paper. Instead of saying "At Duke University we do ...." replace it with
something anonymous such as "At our university we do ..." or "At our school
we do... ".
Acceptable formats for submissions are PDF, DOC,
DOCX, and RTF.
Submissions are now closed.
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