Requesting In Cooperation Status

ACM SIGCSE will lend its name to non-SIGCSE events that are fully sponsored by other non-profit organizations. To be approved, the event/events must be relevant to SIGCSE and provide some sort of benefit to SIGCSE members. An event granted in-cooperation status with SIGCSE must focus on computing education (as opposed to, for example, uses of computing to support education in general). SIGCSE will not share in the direct financial support, benefit, or risk of the event.

If the SIGCSE Board approves support, events may include the SIGCSE logo and the following phrase on their notices:

  • "In Cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)."

A representative of the non-SIGCSE event(s) should initiate this process several months in advance of the event/events. The recommended procedure is as follows:

  1. Contact the SIGCSE chair at chair@sigcse.org with a brief proposal for SIGCSE cooperation for the event/events. The proposal should describe:
    • The event/events.
    • The dates and locations.
    • The primary sponsors.
    • How the event/events will be financed.
    • The anticipated audience.
    • The URL(s) if available.
    • If there is a history of past cooperation, give the years and event titles.
    • Include a brief explanation of the mutual benefit of having SIGCSE support for the event/events.
  2. The SIGCSE Chair will bring the proposal before the SIGCSE Board to discuss the request and make a determination. The decision of the Board is final.
  3. If given the go-ahead by the SIGCSE Chair, a representative of the non-SIGCSE event/events must submit to ACM headquarters the forms and other paperwork described in the ACM policy.