CFP: Computing Surveys Student Tutorial Paper Contest (John Cavazos)
29 Apr 1998 00:59:53 -0400

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From: (John Cavazos)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 29 Apr 1998 00:59:53 -0400
Organization: Dept. of Computer Science, UMass/Amherst
Keywords: CFP

                                                              CALL FOR PAPERS
                                                                  2nd Annual
                                                            Computing Surveys
                                              Student Tutorial Paper Contest

Computing Surveys is sponsoring an annual competition for the best
student tutorial paper. The paper should be in the form of a
substantive tutorial of 5000 to 12000 words that examines a topic of
computer science at a level understandable by senior undergraduate
students. It should conform to the standards of Surveys tutorials,
combining tutorial clarity, historical and scholarly perspective, and
technical interest.

Submissions will initially be judged by a panel of students who will
recommend between five and ten papers to a panel selected by the
Editors of Computing Surveys. The panel will select the best paper
from among these for publication in Surveys and select runners-up for
honorable mention and possible electronic publication in
Surveys. Student ACM chapters as well as undergraduate computer
science departments should actively promote this competition as a way
for students to develop their writing and tutorial skills.

Papers should have been written in the previous two years while the
contestant was a student and should not have been previously published
in commercial publications. However, papers previously published in
student publications (e.g., the ACM student magazine Crossroads) will
be accepted. The paper should be accompanied by a letter from a
faculty sponsor that certifies it as the work of the author or authors
and describes the circumstances under which it was written. Authors
should normally be undergraduates or graduate students with less than
two years of graduate school and should normally be members of the
ACM. Exceptions will be considered based on letters from the faculty
sponsor. International participation is encouraged, as in the student
programming contest. Information on becoming a Student ACM member can
be found at Further information about
the contest can be found at Updated information
will be posted on this page periodically.

Submission for the 1998 competition are due by June 30, 1998. Students
will make a recommendation to the Editors of Surveys by August 31, and
the winner will be announced by October 31 and published in an issue
of Surveys no later than the summer of 1999. It is desirable though
not required that contestants indicate their intention to submit, with
a provisional title. Submissions can be sent electronically to, or submitted in hard copy form to:

John Cavazos
Dept of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Amherst, Mass, 01003

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