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Panel sessions provide venues for conversations about a wide range of timely issues in Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology education. Panel sessions provide extended time to explore a selected issue in depth and simultaneously provide multiple perspectives. Audiences leave superior panel sessions with new ways of thinking about pressing issues.

Panel Characteristics

  • Panels are scheduled as part of the technical program in parallel with traditional paper presentations.
  • Panel sessions normally consist of short presentations by several speakers followed by a discussion period with the audience.
  • Proposals for panels will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers.
  • Panel Sessions are 90 minutes in length.

Final Submissions:
Panel session proposals that have been accepted to the conference should provide the following three items by April 15, 2012 on the EDAS website:

  • A revised proposal that may be up to 800 words. This version will be included in the conference program and will help promote your panel to conference attendees. The revised proposal should contain at a minimum:
    • Contact information (name, affiliation, phone, and email) for organizer(s) of the panel session
    • Goal(s) of the session
    • Names and institutions for each proposed panel member. Members of the panel are the people who provide different perspectives on the issue being addressed by the panel. Therefore, their names and qualifications are critical to the quality of the panel session. Panel session proposals that do not include the names of proposed panel participants will be evaluated lower in this area.
    • Description of topics/subjects/content of the session (approximately 300 - 500 words).
    • Brief description of proposed peer-reviewed full papers (if any) from panel members.
    • Description of the anticipated audience
    • All organizers and presenters on panels and in special sessions are expected to register for and attend the conference.
  • [Optional] A final description of the panel that may be up to two pages in the IEEE format. This format is the same used for Work-in-Progress papers. Your panel final description will be included in the conference proceedings as a non peer-reviewed publication. You are not required to submit a final description.
  • A signed copy of the IEEE copyright form.

For some of the accepted proposals, the program committee reviewers have suggestions on ways to make the panel more relevant to the theme of the conference. These comments were sent via email directly to the primary proposer; you are encouraged to consider these comments in your revised submission.

Please note that all panel organizers and presenters are expected to register for and participate in the full conference.