The SIGUCCS Presentation Paper

Why is a written paper required to present at the SIGUCCS Annual Conference?

As part of our sponsorship with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), SIGUCCS is responsible for contributing to scholarship in the computing sector. We are just one of a number of special interest groups associated with ACM (https://www.acm.org/special-interest-groups).

The ACM Digital Library (DL) (https://www.acm.org/publications/digital-library) is the world’s most comprehensive database of full-text articles and bibliographic literature covering computing and information technology.  The DL is designed to facilitate information dissemination and sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration for computing professionals, practitioners, researchers, and educators. ACM also sponsors a number of publications (https://www.acm.org/publications/about-publications) and expects its membership to contribute. Your SIGUCCS membership entitles you to access all SIGUCCS-submitted content!

You may think writing a paper is a huge undertaking order to give a presentation, however, the paper writing process fulfills several objectives.

  • Organization: Writing the paper helps you organize your thoughts around your presentation. It does that early in the process, not the week (or night) before your presentation. By the time of the conference, you should have a great presentation put together!
  • Professional Development: The paper you write is an official publication and adds to your resume. How many IT staff can boast about their publications?
  • Editing & Review:  Your paper is reviewed by peers before publication. A team of SIGUCCS volunteers works together to make sure that your paper is put together logically and thoughtfully. This helps make sure that you look your best when you present! Would you like to be part of the SIGUCCS 2018 paper review team? Email siguccs2018@docs.siguccs.org

Consider presenting at SIGUCCS! Don’t let the paper writing process stop you! Submit a proposal today. http://siguccs.org/Conference/2018/call-for-proposals/

  • Lisa Brown
  • Laurie Fox