Other Conferences Don’t Make Me Write a Paper, Why SIGUCCS?

You may think writing a paper is a huge undertaking in order to give a presentation at a conference, however, we think that our presentations are some of the best in the business. And we think that the paper writing process is the reason why!

The paper writing process helps in a number of ways.

  • Organization: Writing the paper helps you organize your thoughts around your presentation. It does that early in the process, not the week (or night) before your presentation. The paper takes the form of an outline for your actual presentation. By the time of the conference, you should have a great presentation put together! 
  • Editing & Review:  Your paper is reviewed by peers before publication. A team of SIGUCCS volunteers works together to make sure that your paper is put together logically and thoughtfully. This helps make sure that you look your best, both in publication, and later when you present! 

On top of that, the paper is actually a formal publication. You can add that you are a published author to your resume. I recently cited my own SIGUCCS paper in a grad school assignment. How many IT staff members can boast about that?

Consider presenting at SIGUCCS 2020! Don’t let the paper writing process stop you! Submit a proposal today. https://siguccs.hosting.acm.org/Conference/2020/call-for-proposals/

Background behind the paper publication process

As part of our sponsorship with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), SIGUCCS is responsible for contributing to scholarship in the computing sector. We are just one of a number of special interest groups associated with ACM (https://www.acm.org/special-interest-groups).

The ACM Digital Library (DL) (https://www.acm.org/publications/digital-library) is the world’s most comprehensive database of full-text articles and bibliographic literature covering computing and information technology.  The DL is designed to facilitate information dissemination and sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration for computing professionals, practitioners, researchers, and educators. ACM also sponsors a number of publications (https://www.acm.org/publications/about-publications) and expects its membership to contribute. 

Your SIGUCCS membership entitles you to access all SIGUCCS-submitted content! An ACM membership allows you access to all content submitted by other SIGs as well. Join SIGUCCS today

  • Lisa Brown
  • Laurie Fox

About SIGUCCS Editor

The Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) is an association of professionals who support and manage the diverse aspects of information technology services at higher education institutions. SIGUCCS is one of 36 special interest groups of ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. SIGUCCS focuses on issues surrounding the support, delivery, and management of those services, and provides professional development opportunities for its members and the other individuals in the field.