Calls for Submissions

We are interested in all aspects of computing in colleges. If you teach in a computer-related discipline and it’s of interest to you, it’s of interest to the CCSC:MW community! We welcome original research, experience reports, case studies, and position papers on computing-related topics.

Here is the mailed Call for Submissions and
one-page poster announcement suitable for posting.

We are accepting submissions in the following categories (Click to expand):

We invite instructors and students to submit papers. Submissions must include an abstract of not more than 300 words. All papers are double-blind peer-reviewed and, if accepted, published in the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. An author is required to present any accepted paper.

The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges is printed and distributed to all CCSC members. The Journal also appears in the ACM Digital Library. Only those works that are presented at the conference will appear in the ACM Digital Library.

Papers may be at most twelve (12) double-spaced pages, with one-inch margins and in a 12-point font. Please ensure that your name and affiliation do not appear in the paper or abstract.

Submissions are March 23, 2020 April 20, 2020. Papers must be submitted using our on-line submission system (link opens in a new window/tab, register as an AUTHOR if you have not done so previously, then login). Email questions regarding paper submissions to:

Robert Beasley ()
CCSC:MW 2020 Conference Papers Chair
Franklin College

Papers review due May 16, 2020
Notification of acceptance will be no later than May 8, 2020 June 5, 2020.


Panels and tutorials are presented in a 60-90 minute format. Pre- and post-conference workshops provide hands-on experiences in a 2-3 hours format. Abstracts of accepted submissions will be published in the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.

Submissions are due March 23, 2020 April 20, 2020. Please submit by email a 2-page abstract, equipment requirements, and for panels, a list of panelists to:

Cathy Bareiss ()
Panels, Tutorials, & Workshops Chair
Bethel University

Notification of acceptance will be no later than May 8, 2020 June 5, 2020.

Instructors are invited to submit a “nifty” tool or assignment. An abstract of not more than 300 words is required, and accepted submissions will be incorporated into a panel. Early-in for listing in Journal April 24, 2020 May 22, 2020.  Email abstracts to:

Cyrus Grant ()
Nifty Tools & Assignments Chair
Dominican University

Come share your works-in-progress in a short talk format (no more than 10 minutes) with extended Q&A, approximately 20 minutes total. Submissions for inclusion in the Journal for Computing Sciences in Colleges (abstracts only) are due April 24, 2020 May 22, 2020.

Email a 300-word abstract to:

Jeff Lehman ()
Huntington University

Undergraduate students are invited to present their best work – including research projects, creative works, multidisciplinary projects, and capstone projects – in the Student Showcase. Team and individual submissions are welcome. Deadline for Student showcase submissions is September 11, 2020.

Submissions will be judged in two categories:

  • The Discovery track is for undergraduate scholarship that produces new knowledge
  • The Application track is for works the apply computing in interesting ways.

The Student Showcase welcomes traditional posters as well as other forms of display.

To submit a project for consideration for the student showcase, 
please fill out this Google form.
Please note that a 150-300 word description of the project is required.

Accepted student showcase submissions will be judged by computing professionals based on the following qualities. Sample questions are provided for guidance.

  • Clear goals (“What is the goal of this work? What problem are you solving?”)
  • Adequate preparation (“How did you get ready to do this work?”)
  • Appropriate methods (“How did you solve your problem? Why did you approach the problem in this way?”)
  • Significant results (“What was the result of this work? Who is affected by this work?”)
  • Effective presentation (“How well does this poster or demonstration communicate what is important about this work?”)
  • Reflective critique (“What would you do differently? What does this mean for you and your career?”)

For more information contact:

Paul Gestwicki ()
Student Showcase Chair
Ball State University

Showcase participants must Register for the full conference student rate.