SIGUCCS 2021 Conference Takeaway – Poster Session

This year it was a BYOD Poster Session – Bring Your Own Desserts. Going virtual did not stop us from mingling over posters and having mini-presentations, but we did miss the great assortment of desserts we usually have!

Small chocolate and vanilla layered cakes in rows on candy buffet. Sweet paradise.

Our virtual poster session allowed attendees to visit breakout rooms on their own and meet with the various presenters.

This year we have two exhibitors – Okta (View Website) and Software2 (View Website) available to chat with to learn more about their products.

Communication Awards winners were also available to talk about their winning entries. It was great to learn about the Dragons and Dungeons Security Awareness campaign from University of Illinois Chicago, which won the General Service Campaign materials. You can check out their award winning campaign here Also available for discussion were winning team members from Texas A&M who won for both Student Created Materials – their 2020 Computer Lab Signage Campaign and for best Computing Newsletter for their 2019 annual report which can be viewed at

Finally, we have our poster presentations. Two of these presentations focused on the rapid deployment of web conferencing services during the pandemic response.  With little to no budget, each was able to ramp up services in a short time to allow continued activities for remote learning.

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) was one such presentation:
Design and Implementation of the Cisco Webex System based on self-service sign-up using G Suite for rapid deployment (View Poster)

The other was from Kyoto Institute of Technology:
Preparation for Remote Activities in the University using Cisco WebEx Education Offer (View Poster)

Kyoto Institute of Technology also offered a poster presentation about a collaborate project with their high school to implement shared learning experiences over high speed internet.
Practice report of high school and university cooperation class using high-speed network (View Poster)

Another presentation was also by Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) and reported on the success of two training programs. Students were found to be more successful after these trainings.

Introduction of the basic human resource development program for Freshman and the practical professional development program for current students at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (View Poster)

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.