Submission Instructions

Submission Deadlines

All submissions are due by 23:59 AoE (Baker Island, UTC-12h) on the deadlines specified for each submission type.

RESPECT 2021 Important Dates
Research Papers and Experience Reports (EasyChair Open for Submissions)

  • Submissions open: January 11, 2021
  • Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2021
  • Paper submission deadline: February 8, 2021 

Panels, Posters, and Lightning Talks

  • Submission open: TBD
  • Abstract submission deadline: March 19, 2021
  • Paper submission deadline: March 26, 2021 

All Submissions must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Submissions should be formatted using the IEEE format and uploaded in a PDF file.
  • Submissions must be uploaded and managed through EasyChair.
  • Submissions should include an abstract with no more than 250 words (see tracks for deadlines)
  • Submissions should not exceed the page length specified for each submission type including references.
  • Submissions will be reviewed in the track they are submitted to and will not be moved between tracks.

Please review specific track submission instructions below to find the best fit for your work and to ensure your submission meets track expectations.

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Conference Presenter Policy

All submissions accepted for presentation at RESPECT (e.g.,  paper, panel, workshop, lightning talk, etc) require registration and conference attendance by at least one of the authors to present the work. Failure for at least one author to register for the conference by the end of early registration will result in the submission not being included in the conference proceedings and program schedule.

No Show/Substitution
If, after registering, unforeseen circumstances prevent the presenting author from attending and presenting, it is his/her responsibility to notify the conference program chairs regarding the situation as soon as possible. It would be most preferable to arrange for a substitute presenter.


Submission Types

RESEARCH PAPERS

Research papers (8 pages full/4 short) should describe empirical studies of broadening participation research. Paper submissions are expected to be original and polished work. All papers should explicitly state their motivating research questions, review relevant literature, and adhere to rigorous standards for reporting qualitative and quantitative research. Authors submitting to this track are strongly encouraged to provide a review of previous related work and to identify and build upon a foundational theory throughout the research design, data analysis, and discussion of the author’s research. Broadening participation research is inherently interdisciplinary; as such related literature and theory may be drawn from computer science education, education, learning sciences, cognitive or social psychology, social sciences, and other related disciplines. Papers reporting on empirical studies must leverage appropriate research methods, and explicitly state research questions, hypothesis/researchers’ biases/assumptions, methods, analysis, and discussion of results/findings.

Authors are highly encouraged to follow the guidelines for reporting research outlined by CSEDResearch.org https://csedresearch.org/reporting-activities/, including student and instructor demographics and program components.

Abstract submission is required for all papers and is due on February 1st, one week before the full or short paper is due.

Review Process

  • Research Papers will undergo a blind peer-review processPlease fully anonymize your submissions abstracts and papers.
  • All submissions submitted to the Research Paper track will be evaluated by the above criteria.
  • All submissions, regardless of the type, will be reviewed for the track they are submitted to and will not be moved between tracks.  Please ensure that you submit to the correct track.

Page Length Requirements

  • Full papers must not exceed eight pages in length, excluding references.
  • Short papers (work in progress) must not exceed four pages in length, excluding references.

EXPERIENCE PAPERS

Experience reports (4 pages) should describe an educational or outreach approach, curricula, program, or initiative that focused on and impacted at least one underrepresented minority population in computing (e.g., women, African-American, Latinx, Native Americans, LGBTQ+, rural, community college, socio-economically disadvantaged, first-generation college student). Experience reports differ from research papers in that they usually lack rigorous research design methodology and/or analysis to support the evaluation of the impact of the experiences reported. 

An experience report must clearly state (1) targeted audience, (2) context of implementation (e.g., curricular, extracurricular, other),  and provide (3) sufficient details about the purpose, goals, and implementation of the educational or outreach approach/curricula/program/initiative, and (4)  supporting evidence about the impact. All papers in this track should provide a rich reflection on what worked, what didn’t, and possible explanations as to why in enough detail to allow for others to adopt the approach/curricula/program/initiative. 

Novelty of the intervention is not required but all experience reports should make a claim about the broadening participation impact of the activity and provide evidence to support the claim. Anecdotal evidence will be acceptable, provided that it is well argued and the author explains the efforts made to gather and evaluate evidence. The most convincing evidence often includes comparisons of situations before and after the introduction or discontinuation of the broadening participation efforts, student feedback about the efficacy of the activity/intervention, and other impact indicators such as persistence/retention, success, and/or enrollment in subsequent courses. Acceptance will be based on whether the reviewers find the evidence to be convincing and if other submission criteria were met.

Authors are highly encouraged to follow the guidelines for reporting research outlined by CSEDResearch.org https://csedresearch.org/reporting-activities/, including student and instructor demographics and program components.

Abstract submission is required for all Experience Reports and is due on February 1st, one week before the paper is due.

Review Process

  • Experience Reports will undergo a blind peer-review process. Please fully anonymize your submissions abstracts and reports.
  • All submissions submitted to the Experience Report track will be evaluated by the above criteria.
  • All submissions, regardless of the type, will be reviewed for the track they are submitted to and will not be moved between tracks.  Please ensure that you submit to the correct track.

Page Length Requirements
Submissions for the Experience track must not exceed four pages in length, excluding references.

POSITION PAPERS  

Position Papers (4 pages) should describe a position, educational or outreach approach, curricula, program, initiative, or theory focused on at least one underrepresented minority population in computing (e.g., women, African-American, Latinx, Native Americans, LGBTQ+, rural, community college, socio-economically disadvantaged, first-generation college student). Position papers differ from research papers and experience reports in that they are not expected to report experimental results. Rather, they should present a coherent and well-founded argument based on research. Like other papers, positions papers must clearly state the (1) targeted audience for the idea, (2) the context,  and provide (3) sufficient details about the purpose, goals, and implementation of the educational or outreach approach/curricula/program/initiative, and (4) sufficient references to support the arguments presented. All papers in this track should provide a well-argued position that is grounded in theoretical literature. Acceptance will be based on the degree to which the reviewers find the argument to be convincing, well-supported in the literature, and coherent.

Authors are highly encouraged to follow the guidelines for reporting research outlined by CSEDResearch.org https://csedresearch.org/reporting-activities/, including student and instructor demographics and program components.

Abstract submission is required for all Experience Reports and is due on February 1st, one week before the paper is due.

Review Process

  • Position Papers will undergo a blind peer-review process. Please fully anonymize your submissions abstracts and reports.
  • All submissions submitted to the Position Paper track will be evaluated by the above criteria.
  • All submissions, regardless of the type, will be reviewed for the track they are submitted to and will not be moved between tracks.  Please ensure that you submit to the correct track.

Page Length Requirements
Submissions for the Experience track must not exceed four pages in length, excluding references.

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