Author Notification slightly adapted

We had to move the deadline for announcing the accepted or rejected entries in the two categories faculty or student poster and tips, techniques, and courseware backwards by one week. The reason for this is not that we have been lazy (quite the opposite, in fact!).

As mentioned in a previous blog post, we had extended the deadline for posters and tips, techniques and courseware by one week, to allow authors with rejected papers and especially those (many) of you who attended SIGCSE 2011 to submit something without undue stress. The original deadline was Friday, March 11 - the "SIGCSE Friday".

In the end, it turned out that having only one week instead of two for reviewing all poster and tips, techniques, and courseware submissions was too short. One part of the reason for this is that we have received a large number of very interesting submissions in both categories - 58 poster and 20 "TT&C" submissions! I believe that the latter is a record for ITiCSE; I have not been able to find a previous ITiCSE conference that had more than 9 (accepted) TT&C submissions.

While the TT&C review process is almost finished, the 58 posters will give us some additional work. We plan to have this finished by April 2 at the latest - and thus, again within two weeks of the submission deadline -, and perhaps will be done a bit earlier. We will then also announce the final program, which may see some slight changes in the schedule of one conference day - but more on this later, when we can really talk about it!

Since some of you may want to apply for membership in one of our three interesting Working Groups, if your submission has been accepted, we have accordingly also move the deadline for this to April 2.

Thank you for your understanding, and I hope that this has not caused any complications for one of you!