Call for Papers
35th Annual Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium
Hosted by the
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Mission and Goals:
The Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium is a regional conference dedicated to providing higher education participants an educational experience focused on the integration of computer-based technology in the teaching and learning processes of all disciplines and the incorporation of the study of this technology in the curriculum. MICS is an interdisciplinary symposium that strongly encourages submissions from all disciplines, programs, and services at both two-year and four-year institutions.
In addition to the traditionally strong program and networking with colleagues of past years, MICS 2002 is seeking to bolster student participation by adding the following new features:
For faculty and staff, MICS 2002 features:
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Ways to Participate:
Student Programming Contest: Teams of three students sharing a computer compete against other teams. All students must register for the conference and must be accompanied by a registered faculty coach that is willing to act as judge during the programming contest. Schools can have several teams, but each team must have their own coach. Teams and their coach's must register for the conference by the early registration date of March 22.
Paper Presentations: Those wishing to present a paper at MICS 2002 should submit a 300-500 word abstract. Abstracts should provide sufficient details to judge the submission. Student papers are strongly encouraged with a special award being made at the symposium for the best student paper. A paper is considered a "student paper" if the main author is a full-time student and presents his/her paper. A faculty member may be listed as a secondary author.
Poster Presentations: Those wishing to do a poster presentation instead of a paper may submit a 200-500 word abstract describing the concept(s) to be presented.
Symposia Sessions: We are especially interested in reviving symposium sessions so we strongly encourage symposium submissions. The abstract should contain a general topic of the symposium along with issues and questions to stimulate discussion. The presenter is not expected to make a presentation, but rather to facilitate audience discussion.
Panel Presentations: Proposals for panel presentations should submit a 200-500 word abstract.
Workshops: Proposals for workshop on Friday evening are also being sought. Such proposals should state the goals, a brief description, an outline for the workshop, and the type of equipment needed. Honoraria are paid based on the number of participants.
Session Chairs: Those willing to be session chairs need only submit contact information to MICS@cs.uni.edu.
Submission of a paper implies that it is original and has not been accepted, presented, or published elsewhere. Abstracts or proposals are to be submitted electronically in plain ASCII text, or as a rich-text (.rtf) attachment to MICS@cs.uni.edu. The abstract should not contain information to identify the author. The author information should precede the abstract and contain author name(s), whether it is a student submission, title(s), address(es), e-mail address(es), daytime phone number(s), and a clear indication of the principal contact person. The deadline for submitting abstracts is December 31, 2001.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 15, 2002. The final, full paper is not to exceed 15 pages and must be submitted by March 1, 2002. Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the MICS in electronic form on the Web with a CD-ROM proceedings available at an additional fee.
Acceptance and publication of a paper requires conference registration and attendance.
Cost and Accomdations:
Early registration for MICS 2002 will be $85 for faculty/staff and $28 for students. Registration includes the Friday evening pizza party and the Saturday banquet. All sessions will be held on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa. A block of rooms (2 queen beds) have been reserved at the AmericInn Lodging & Suites for $69.90 per night. The motel features an indoor swimming pool and continental breakfast.
Mark Your Calendar NOW for MICS/SCCS 2002:
Abstract Deadline: December 31, 2001
Acceptance Notification: January 15, 2002
Full paper Deadline: March 1, 2002
Conference Dates: April 5-6, 2002
If you would like an e-mail reminder on these dates, send an e-mail to MICS@cs.uni.edu.
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