Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The 2009 Alice Symposium – Call For Papers

Just passing this along in hopes that people interested in Alice will see it an take advantage of this opportunity. I have no connection to the conference or the Alice Project. I’m just a fan.

Deadline: March 15th, 2009

The 2009 Alice Symposium

Duke University

Durham, NC

June 17, 2009

Symposium website:


The one-day Alice Symposium is June 17, 2009. This symposium is for Alice teachers at levels of instruction ranging from Middle school and High School to College and University.

Note: Two-day workshops will be available before and after the Alice Symposium.

June 15-16: Alice 3 workshop focusing on Alice in AP and CS1 courses

June 15-16: Alice 2.2 workshop focusing on Alice in pre-AP, pre-CS1 and non-majors courses

June 18-19: Media Computation

You are invited to submit a paper or an abstract for the symposium.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. We have requested "in-cooperation" status with SIGCSE. If this status is granted, papers will also be made available for publication to the ACM Digital Library.


  • Studies involving the use of Alice
  • Experience papers
  • Nifty Alice teaching ideas
  • Interdisciplinary use of Alice
  • How to teach with Alice
  • Alice use outside of the classroom
  • Alice and computing concepts
  • Alice and animation
  • Other Alice ideas
  • There are two types of submissions: Abstracts and Papers.


If you wish to give a presentation, but do not wish to submit a full paper, you may instead submit a 250 word abstract describing what you wish to present. Presenters will have approximately 20 minutes for their presentations, including questions and answers. (Please note that abstracts, while available in the conference proceedings, will not be made available to the ACM Digital Library.)


Papers will undergo a blind reviewing process. Papers must not exceed five pages. Authors will have approximately 25 minutes for their presentations, including questions and answers. Papers submitted should follow the ACM SIG Proceedings format. Information is available from the symposium web site.

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