Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

March 12-15, 2008 • Portland, Oregon, USA

Reviewer Information

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Important Dates

  • September 7:  Paper submission deadline
  • September 14:  Papers to reviewers
  • October 1:  Review deadline

How Do I Volunteer to Review?

All SIGCSE members are encouraged to participate in the reviewing process.

For New Reviewers

If you are interested in reviewing papers for SIGCSE 2008, you are invited to complete the Reviewer Information Form. We recommend that you select no more than 4 to 6 areas of expertise.

For Those Who Have Previously Reviewed

All people currently listed in the reviewer database will receive an e-mail message during August with their current recorded information.

  • If you would like to update the information in the database, go to the Reviewer Information Form by September 1, 2007. We recommend that you select no more than 4 to 6 areas of expertise.
  • If for some reason you do not want to continue as a reviewer, please send e-mail to using "Remove Reviewer from SIGCSE Database" as the message subject, and include your name, reviewer number, and password in the message body.

How Do I Review SIGCSE Submissions?

Submissions are reviewed according to categories indicated by the authors. Reviewers will be assigned two to three submissions 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 browser capable of displaying PDF documents.

Step 1: You will be sent a reference number and password for each submission assigned to you. Become familiar with the review criteria by looking at Sample Review Forms.

Step 2: Read through the Guidelines for Reviewers (new for 2008). Included are examples of comments for good, useful reviews.

Step 3: Access your assigned submissions(s) through the Submission Viewing Form. You may review the submission on-line or print it for review at your leisure.

Step 4: After reviewing, complete a report for each submission.

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.

Questions? Please contact:

Mark Guzdial and Sue Fitzgerald
SIGCSE 2008 Program Chairs and