February 5-8, 2014 Seattle, WA Registration Closed

2014 Tapia Conference

Call for Participation

SUBMISSIONS FOR BOFS, WORKSHOPS, POSTERS, DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM AND PANELS ARE CLOSED

Birds of a Feather

BOF sessions provide an informal forum for the discussion of technical or social issues among interested parties, in addition to providing a venue for communities (existing or dynamically organized) to network. Previous topics have included: robotics, retention of students by computer science departments and the enhancement of diversity initiatives in computer science research. Students are particularly encouraged to suggest BOF topics. BOFs are scheduled at the end of the day and limited to 1 hour.

BOFs propoals must include the session title, basic information about the organizer(s) (name, email, affiliation), an abstract for the BOF (250 words), and the expected audience. BOFs proposals will be evaluated based on: Relevance to the conference, Originality, and Quality of Proposal Presentation.

Workshops

Workshop sessions include in-depth training or review of a topic of interest, including guided hands-on activities. Workshops may focus on transferring knowledge and skills that improve the performance of attendees in a particular area or task (e.g. exploring grant opportunities, professional networking, or a particular pedagogic approach). They may focus on guiding attendees through a real, on-going activity (e.g. assistance in writing an actual proposal/grant or using a particular classroom approach).

Workshops should be led by one or more individuals knowledgeable or accomplished in the particular area, or accomplished in providing training in the particular area. All Tapia 2014 workshops will be 90 minutes in length and will be organized in parallel sessions. Workshop propoals must include the workshop title, basic information about the organizer(s) (name, email, affiliation), an abstract for the workshop (250 words), and a longer description of the interactive aspect of the workshop and the qualification of the organizers.

Workshop proposals will be evaluated based on: Relevance to the conference, Technical Soundness, Technical Importance, Originality, Quality of Proposal Presentation, Anticipated Interest, and Qualifications of organizers.

Panels

The goal of a panel session is to provide in-depth presentations and discussion on a particular topic. A panel consists of a 90-minute session with short presentations by 3-4 leaders in the field, followed by a moderated dialogue among the panelists and the audience members. We seek a broad range of panels, including technical discussion, professional development topics, as well as issues and problems faced by minority serving institutions. Graduate students can also propose panels, particularly if it is discussing topics of relevance to graduate students. For a panel proposal, you must submit your panel title, basic information about the moderator (name, email, affiliation) and the panelists, an abstract, and a long description of the panel topic. The longer panel description can be up to 2 pages and can include a longer description, position statements by the panelists, description of the panel format (if not conventional), or other special features of the panel.

Panel proposals will be evaluated based on: Relevance to the conference, Technical Soundness, Technical Importance, Originality and Quality of Proposal Presentation.

Posters

The technical poster session provides an opportunity for students to present their latest research results and methodologies to a wide conference audience and to network at the same time. The poster session is to be held at the end of Thursday, February 6th and the top posters (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place) in the graduate and undergraduate student categories will recognized at the banquet at the end of the conference on Friday, February 7th.

Poster presentations at Tapia 2014 will be competitive and if your proposal is accepted, your poster will be displayed for a 2-hour time period Thursday during the conference. You will be expected to “present” your poster at that time. At least one author for each accepted poster must register for and attend the conference. Posters should not be previously published or a previously presented poster.

Your poster proposal submission must include the names of the authors, the poster title, a poster abstract (description) and a 2-page full proposal description in PDF. The full proposal is used for review and includes a copy of the poster abstract. The 2-page proposal should include: the poster title, the authors, the abstract, and a description of the project presented in the poster.

Poster proposals will be evaluated based on: Relevance to the conference, Technical Soundness, Technical Importance, Originality and Quality of Proposal Presentation. Poster Presenters will receive scholarships which include full conference registration, a reimbursable travel stipend and hotel accommodations. Please note that poster scholarships and Tapia scholarships are separate processes. Therefore, if you are interested in receiving a scholarship you should also submit an application for a Tapia scholarship in addition to submitting a poster proposal. SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED AUGUST 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm Pacific

Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives with a panel of established researchers in computing. The one-day Doctoral Consortium will take place on Feb. 8, 2014 immediately after the Tapia main conference. Students must submit a thesis summary (no more than 4 pages), thesis abstract (300 words), CV, contact information for thesis advisor, and statement of expectations (500 words).

Students selected to participate in the Doctoral Consortium will receive full conference registration, hotel accommodations and a reimbursable travel stipend. APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 at 11:59 Pacific

Contact Us

For questions regarding program submissions contact us:

Birds of a Feather Submissions
Doctoral Consortium Applications
Poster Submissions
Panels/Workshop Submissions