The general review process covers the following submission types (grouped by submission date):
Reviewers provide high-quality reviews for submissions to provide authors with feedback so they may improve their work for presentation or future submission. Reviewers are expected to provide constructive, specific comments in reviews that support numeric indicators.
Each submission will receive 3 reviews.
All reviews are submitted through EasyChair. Reviewers are considered “Ordinary PC members” in EasyChair.
The Track Chairs for a given track will lead any discussion and will make recommendations of acceptance to the Program Chairs for each track.
The following dates describe the timeline for Reviewer work on SIGCSE 2020. Please consider your workload around these dates before accepting a Reviewer invitation.
|Group 1 Timeline Period||Start Date||End Date|
|Bidding||Saturday, August 31, 2019||Thursday, September 5, 2019|
|Review||Friday, September 6, 2019||Saturday, September 21, 2019|
|Discussion & Recommendations||Sunday, September 22, 2019||Wednesday, September 26, 2019|
|Group 2 Timeline Period||Start Date||End Date|
|Bidding (Optional - see track specific information for details)||Saturday, October 19, 2019||Tuesday, October 22, 2019|
|Review||Saturday, October 19, 2019 OR Wednesday, October 23, 2019||Wednesday, November 6, 2019|
|Discussion & Recommendations||Thursday, November 7, 2019||Wednesday, November 13, 2019|
When you receive your invitation to review for SIGCSE 2020, please take a few moments to update your profile and select 3-5 topics that you are most qualified for reviewing. To do so, select SIGCSE 2020 > My topics from the menu.
Please check at most 5 topics! More topics will make it harder for the EasyChair system to make a good set of matches.
If your track has a bidding period, please bid within the specified window. If you do not bid, we will use topics to assign submissions for review.
Reviewers will bid on submissions they are interested in reviewing after the submission deadline. Please bid for submissions where the title and abstract are in your area of expertise. Bidding will help with assigning submissions for review that you’re qualified and interested in reviewing!
Before starting your review, you may be asked by the Track Chairs to declare conflicts with any submitting authors. Please do so in a timely manner so we can avoid conflicts during assignment.
As a reviewer, we ask that you carefully read each submission assigned to you and write a constructive review that concisely summarizes what you believe the submission to be about. When reviewing a submission, consider:
Track specific reviewer guidelines are available:
The discussion and recommendation period provides the opportunity for track chairs to discuss reviews and feedback so they can provide the best recommendation for acceptance or rejection to the Program Chairs. We ask that reviewers engage in discussion when prompted by other reviewers or the track chairs by using the Comments feature of EasyChair. During this period you will be able to revise your review based on the discussion, but you are not required to do so.
Track chairs will make a final recommendation to the Program Chairs from your feedback.
Reviewers who don’t submit reviews, have reviews with limited constructive feedback, or who submit inappropriate reviews will be removed from the reviewer list (as per SIGCSE policy). Recalcitrant reviewers will be informed of their removal from the reviewer list. Reviewers with repeated offenses (two within a three year period) will be removed from SIGCSE reviewing for three years.