Authors

Thank you for considering a submission to our conference: it will be all the better for your participation. We are accepting submissions for papers, panels, tutorials, workshops, nifty assignments, and lightning talks. We have separate categories for student papers and posters, and students are encouraged to participate.

Submission is an Easy 3-Step Process:

  1. Develop your manuscript (for papers) or abstract (for proposals for panels, tutorials, workshops, nifty assignments, and lightning talks). Papers must be 10 pages or less, and as brevity is the soul of wit, authors are strongly encouraged — for the sake of reviewers and future readers — to restrict submissions to 7 pages or less.
  2. Make sure that your submission is properly formatted to CCSC’s guidelines, in length and layout. To do so, please visit this repository for sample templates and additional instructions.
  3. Submit your manuscript at our submission portal

Notes for Accepted Presenters:

  1. With the manuscript submission, a copyright release (scroll down to the Copyright Release Form section) will be required. All author(s) will be needed  to fill out a release for the manuscript to be published in a CCSC publication. Once the information is filled out, please submit it in PDF form.
  2. All papers must be 10 pages or less.
  3. Only those works that are presented at the conference will appear in the ACM digital library.

Submission Categories

Papers

We invite professionals to submit papers that will enhance knowledge of academic computing topics. All topics will be considered and those papers that are accepted will be presented at the conference and published in the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges and the ACM Digital Library. Papers (at most 10 pages, single-spaced) must be submitted on or before 11/29/2021. Submissions must be anonymized to allow blind reviewing. Authors will be notified by 1/5/2022, and final submissions must be made by 1/15/2022.

Panels, Tutorials and Workshops

We invite professionals to submit abstracts describing panels, tutorials and workshops related to academic computing topics which they believe conference attendees will find timely. All topics will be considered; those that are accepted will be presented at the conference and their abstracts published in the conference proceedings. Abstracts must be submitted on or before 11/29/2021. Authors will be notified by 1/5/2022, and final submissions must be made by 1/15/2022.

Nifty Assignments

We invite instructors to submit abstracts describing “nifty” course assignments they believe conference attendees will find useful and incorporate in their courses. All topics will be considered; those that are accepted will be presented at the conference and their abstracts published in the conference proceedings. “Nifty” course assignment abstracts must be submitted 11/29/2021. Authors will be notified by 1/5/2022, and final submissions must be made by 1/15/2022.

In the submission for “Nifty Assignments”, please limit the initial abstract to 2 pages. Accepted submissions will be presented by the author of the assignment at the conference and final abstracts will be published on the conference website afterwards.

Lightning Talks

“Lightning Talks” are quick, 5 to 10 minute informal presentations that will be neither peer-reviewed nor published in the ACM digital library. A conference committee will accept proposals of general interest to fit the allotted time slots for the lightning talks.

Accepted notifications will indicate a time limit for each presentation. To submit, send a title and an abstract of no more than four sentences to Diana Linville by 3/22/2022.

K-12 Teacher Submissions

The 2022 Central Plains Regional Conference of the Consortium for Computer Sciences will feature a track for K-12 teachers. All K-12 educators who are interested in becoming academic presenters are encouraged to submit a paper, tutorial, workshop, panel proposal, nifty assignment or lightning talk for consideration.

Student Papers

The Central Plains region seeks to encourage student projects and research by providing a forum for them to present their work. Student papers will be accepted for presentation during the conference and will be posted on the CCSC: Central Plains web site. Student papers accepted for presentation will not be published in the Journal. Papers will be accepted from both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note: All papers submitted should be the original work of the student. Mentoring faculty may be acknowledged in the body of the paper but should not be included in the list of authors.

Paper Formatting Instructions

Students papers should be formatted as professional academic papers. As such, they must:

  • include an abstract of between 100 and 350 words that describes the work,
  • include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion/summary.
  • if a research paper, discuss related work.
  • discuss methods, techniques, and results in the body. The content of the body, of course, will depend upon whether the paper addresses a development project or a research project. The body of the paper should be organized using appropriate subsections.
  • provide appropriate references to work that is not the author’s work. The reference style may follow an accepted form or style (eg., MLA, AMA, Chicago Style, for example). You may also follow the reference style for a computing journal. When in doubt, choose the reference style of the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.
  • be 10 pages or shorter.

An example of a professional paper formatted for the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges may be found here. Use this paper as a guide as you format your paper.

Paper Submission

All papers should be submitted as a PDF file by 3/22/2022. Non-PDF submissions will not be considered for presentation.

Papers should submitted by email to ssigman@drury.edu. The subject line of the email should read “Student Paper Submission”. The body of the email should list the paper’s title, the paper’s authors, each author’s school affiliation, each author’s email address, the supervising or mentoring faculty member and their school affiliation. In addition, the email should identify one author as the lead author with whom all communication will take place. The submission email should come from this person.

Student Poster Contest

We cordially invite students to submit abstracts on any topic in computing. Information and rules regarding Student Poster submissions can be found here.