Poster announced to authors, but not - quite - to the online program

After a long and intensive reviewing process, the poster authors for ITiCSE should by now have received an email stating whether their poster was accepted or rejected. This year, we received 58 poster submissions, 52 of which we could accept. At first glance, this may appear to be a very high acceptance rate, but this should not be taken to mean that the posters were not carefully reviewed. It just happens - similarly to the tips, techniques, & courseware submissions - that almost all submissions were easily "good enough to accept". Instead of rejecting good and meaningful contributions that might spark new ideas or raise discussions, we opted to accept as many good posters as we could.

Since many authors did not quite follow the submission guidelines for posters - probably because their definition on the web page was somewhat ambiguous -, I have now provided an updated version of the submission guidelines for camera-ready submissions. This now explicitly states which pieces of information are needed, and points authors to the two different copyright "blurbs" - the long one which cedes the rights to ACM; and the short one that leaves the rights with the author. Hopefully, this will clear things up (thank you to Vicki for pointing this out!).

I hope that the final schedule will be online soon, as well.