Participation

The MICS Program Committee invites you to submit a paper, poster, demonstration, presentation, or panel discussion topic relevant to the MICS mission, which includes the use of computers in instruction, instruction in computer science, integration of research and instruction, and student research. Papers will undergo thorough review by members of the program committee. Faculty and students may participate in the symposium in any of the categories below. Students may additionally participate in the programming and robot competitions.

A copy of the official Call for Participation suitable for distribution to interested parties can be found here. Papers and extended abstracts should be formatted according to the guidelines and templates found on our Author Information page.

Paper

Those wishing to present a paper should submit a 300-500 word abstract, which must provide sufficient details to judge the submission. Student papers are strongly encouraged, and an award will be given for the best student paper. A paper is considered a "student" paper if a full-time student is the primary author and presents the paper. Faculty or other students may be listed as secondary authors. Conference registration is required for acceptance and publication of any paper.

Once accepted, authors should submit a full version of their paper (up to 15 pages in length) via the submission site linked below. Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines and templates found on our Author Information page. A 30-minute presentation slot will be scheduled for the paper during the conference.

Poster/Demonstration

Those wishing to present a poster session or do a software demonstration should submit a 200-500 word abstract that describes the concept being presented. Demonstrations could be stand-alone or as follow-up to a previous presentation.

Once accepted, authors who wish a version of their work to appear in the proceedings of the conference, should submit an extended abstract describing their work (up to 3 pages in length) via the submission site linked below. Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines and templates found on our Author Information page. (Authors may choose not to have the text of their poster or demo appear in the proceedings; in either case, they will present their poster or demonstration during the designated session.)

Nifty Assignments

Those wishing to present a Nifty Assignment should submit a 300-500 word abstract that describes the assignment and specifies the target course and underlying pedagogical concepts it addresses.

Once accepted, authors who wish a version of their work to appear in the proceedings of the conference, should submit a full description of their work (up to 15 pages in length) via the submission site linked below. Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines and templates found on our Author Information page. (Authors may choose not to have the text of their assignment appear in the proceedings; in either case, they will present their assignment during the designated session during the conference.)

Panel Discussions

Those wishing to host a panel discussion should submit a 300-500 word abstract of the topic. Presenters and panel members are not necessarily expected to make formal presentations, but instead to facilitate discussion of the topic.

Once accepted, the panel moderator should submit a short summary of the panelist positions (up to 4 pages in length) via the submission site linked below. Submissions should be formatted according to the guidelines and templates found on our Author Information page.

Submission Process

All materials can be submitted via the conference EasyChair site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mics2017 (this will require free EasyChair registration). The deadline for submission of final versions of all work to appear in the MICS proceedings is 20 March 2017.