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 (

The ACM Digital Library (DL) ( 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 ( 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

Consider presenting at SIGUCCS! Don’t let the paper writing process stop you! Submit a proposal today.

  • Lisa Brown
  • Laurie Fox

About SIGUCCS Editor

The Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) is an association of professionals who support and manage the diverse aspects of information technology services at higher education institutions. SIGUCCS is one of 36 special interest groups of ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. SIGUCCS focuses on issues surrounding the support, delivery, and management of those services, and provides professional development opportunities for its members and the other individuals in the field.