Call For Proposals

Help make the 2021 conference memorable

The SIGUCCS 2021 Call for Proposals is now closed.

Access My Proposal

The conference submission for ACM SIGUCCS 2021 is through EasyChair’s web-based conference management system (if you have not used EasyChair previously, creating a new account is simple). Once you have logged into EasyChair, follow these guidelines for submitting your proposals:

  • Conference track:
      • Communication, Training, and Documentation
      • Infrastructure, Security, and Operations
      • Instructional Technology and Design
      • Service Desk and Service Management
      • Strategy, Leadership, and Professional Development

    The list is not meant to be restrictive, so feel free to choose “SIGUCCS 2021: All Proposals Welcome” if you feel that your presentation does not fit in any of the other listed tracks. It’s also possible that we may combine or rename tracks once we see what topics are proposed.

  • ACM-provided questions: These are questions ACM asks each person to provide demographics. They are not mandatory.
  • Contact information: For you and any co-authors you may have.
  • Paper title: Your current title, which can be changed later if you wish.
  • Abstract: Briefly summarize what the substance of your presentation will be, and describe what you expect your audience to share with their institutions after they attend your talk. The abstract, if accepted, will ultimately appear in conference publications and in the ACM Digital Library, but you will have a chance to edit it before then.
  • Keywords: Include at least three terms that best describe your presentation. Please think of keywords that others are likely to use when searching the ACM Digital Library.
  • Formats: Indicate the format(s) in which your presentation might be given that are acceptable to you.
    • Presentation – 60 minute session that includes time for Q&A (ACM formatted paper of 2-6 pages required)
    • Poster – Content is formatted as text and graphics on a poster and you will present individually with interested attendees (ACM formatted paper of 2-6 pages required)
    • Lightning Talk – 5-7 minute presentation as part of a session including several such talks (ACM formatted abstract required, formatted paper of 2-6 pages optional)
    • Panel/Facilitated Discussion – One or more experts lead a 60 minute session on a topic. Program Chairs may suggest panel formation to authors of related submissions (ACM formatted abstract required, formatted paper of 2-6 pages optional)

Why present?

Lisa Brown offers compelling reasons in this ACM SIGUCCS newsletter article.

Eric Handler shares his experience of moving from attending to presenting and the proposal process in this ACM SIGUCCS newsletter article.


What to Expect When You’re Accepted
Some presentation formats at the ACM SIGUCCS 2021 Conference require a paper. All formats allow the option of submitting a paper. More information on formats above.

September 13th – Submit first draft of paper.
Early October – Receive feedback from a reader assigned by the programming committee.
Mid-October – Submit second draft of paper.
Late October – Receive feedback on the second draft.
Early November – Submit final draft (in publishing format dictated by ACM, more on this as you go through the process).
Early March – Prepare your Presentation! Presentations and Poster formats require a paper as part of acceptance. All other formats allow for submission of a paper if you desire. All submissions will have the abstract formatted and submitted for publication. There will be opportunities to edit your abstract and title through early November.


AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)