Call For Proposals

We are no longer accepting proposals for the ACM SIGUCCS 2024 Annual Conference.

We invited your 200-500 word proposal in the following topical areas:

  • Futurizing IT
    • Emerging technology
    • Digital transformation
    • Artificial intelligence, chatbots
  • Putting People First
    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging in IT
    • Accessibility in IT
    • User-focused design
    • Open educational resources
    • User Services development and excellence 
  • Leadership
    • Strategic planning
    • Management topics
    • Student leadership
    • Mentoring

Got an idea and not sure where it fits? The topics above are suggestions, not limitations. Our community wants to share in your wins and successes, submit your proposal and we’ll help you find the right fit!

Want to chat about your idea or find other colleagues to co-submit a panel presentation? The conversation is happening in SIGUCCS Slack‘s #conference channel.

Abstracts for all presentations are published in the ACM Digital Library, which is a great way to build up your LinkedIn profile! We also encourage you to submit a 2-6 page paper in the ACM format. Experienced peer review editors are available to assist you in the publication process.

Presentation Formats

  • Presentation – standard presentation format with opportunity for question and answer. 60 minutes including Q&A
  • Panel – presenters from more than one school offer insights and lead discussion around a specific topic of interest. 60 minutes including Q&A
  • Poster – authors present their topics in poster format and gather in an open forum to answer questions in a one-on-one setting. The poster session will be approximately 2 hours long.
  • Lightning Talks – This is a form of group presentation where each member of a small group (approximately 5) is allocated 7 minutes to make a concise presentation on a specific, yet unrelated, topic. Two minutes of Q&A follows each presenter with an additional 15 minutes for questions directed to any presenters in the group at the end of the session. This is an opportunity for new attendees to take the first step to participate in a professional conference and gain valuable experience presenting as well as an option for seasoned attendees presenting at the conference to share quick tips and useful information.

Key Dates

  • July 23: Proposal submission deadline
  • August 11: Presenters notified of acceptance
  • September 22: First draft due
  • October 20: Second draft due
  • November 17: Final drafts and review
  • December 15: Final papers due
  • April 7-10, 2024 SIGUCCS Annual Conference

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.)