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Instructions for submitting Panels

Information for Panel Proposals

What is a panel?

A panel consists of several participants, generally three to five, who present diverse perspectives on a topic, typically describing a variety of viewpoints or experiences. Panels are held during a 75-minute conference session, and presentations should be kept to a length that allows about a third of the time to be devoted to discussion among panelists and with the audience.

What the proposal should contain:

Your proposal should contain enough information for the reviewers to evaluate the submission to see how it will fit into the overall program.

Your panel proposal must contain the following:

  • E-mail and U.S. mail addresses for the contact person.  This will be the person with whom the committee will correspond regarding the panel.
  • List of panelists' names, positions, and affiliations.
  • A descriptive title.
Your proposal should contain the following:
  • A detailed description of the panel session, including the role that each panelist will take.
  • The background of each panelist to show how they can fulfill the role they will be playing on the panel.
  • Will the panel allow time for questions at the end?  (Typically, we like to see Question & Answer time built in to the panel.  Panel sessions are typically about 75 minutes in length.)
What will happen after your submission:
  • Soon after your proposal is received, the contact person will receive an email acknowledgement of the proposal.
  • If the panel proposal is received early enough, there may be some clarification questions asked of the contact person.
  • The co-chairs and the program committee will review all submissions and put together a program.
  • Around the second week of January, the contact person will be notified as to whether the panel will be included in the program.
Accepted panels:
  • Contact persons will be notified around the second week of January of the acceptance.
  • Before the panel can be printed into the proceedings, the conference committee will need:  1) a copyright release form from each of the panelists, and 2) a conference registration form and fee from each of the panelists.
Sample panel topics from past conferences:
  • K-12 education
  • NSF funding
  • Using objects
  • The CS1 course
  • Use of Java in the curriculum
  • Accreditation
Formatting Instructions:  
Panel abstracts are included in the proceedings of the conference. Abstracts cannot exceed two single spaced pages.

Please follow the instructions below.

Manuscript Formatting

You will have limited time between panel proposal acceptance notification and final copy submission. Therefore, we recommend that you format your initial submissions according to this format to save yourself time later.

Panel Proposal Submission Instructions: 

Panel Abstract Submission Deadline: December 4, 2009
Acceptance Notification: January 5, 2010
Camera-ready Copy Due: January 29, 2010

Submit your panel proposal and panelist information on-line.
If you are submitting more than one panel proposal, you must repeat this step for every panel proposal you submit. You will be assigned a submission number and will choose your own password. A confirmation will be emailed to you.

Final versions of accepted panel proposals should be submitted on the Authors Page.

Resubmit a panel proposal that has had changes or corrections made to it. You must have your assigned submission number and chosen password to resubmit you panel proposal. 

If you have questions about submitting a panel proposal to CCSCNE please contact the Panels Chairs at panels@ccscne.org.