[SIGCIS-Members] open panels at SHOT

Christopher Leslie chris.leslie at nyu.edu
Fri Nov 13 20:56:14 PST 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The next SHOT conference will be held 22-26 June 2016 in Singapore. This is
an earlier date than is typical. As usual, SIGCIS will have a themed
workshop after the conference proper, but we also like to bring our work on
computers, information and society to the main SHOT program.

With this in mind, the SIGCIS executive committee notes that any
conference-goer may organize an “Open Session.” I am writing to you today
because we thought it would be a good idea to forward this information to
the membership and encourage any effort to participate in regular panels as
well as the SIGCIS workshop.

As noted on SHOT’s website, anyone interested in organizing a panel should
notify the Secretary’s office by email (shotsec at auburn.edu) before December
1. The email should include the session title, a 500-word description, and
a contact email. This information will then be publicized on the SHOT
website, and the organizer could/should seek other panelists (using this
email list, H-NET, etc.). The ultimate composition of the panel will be up
to the organizer.

Organizers have until Dec. 15 to submit their finished panel as a
traditional session for consideration by the program committee. The
criteria for inclusion in the SHOT program are “quality and adherence to
SHOT standards of gender, geographic, and institutional diversity.” The
guidelines for a traditional panel require a short proposal and brief CVs
from each participant. More information is available on the SHOT website (

The CFP for the SIGCIS workshop will be coming in due course.


Chris Leslie

Christopher S. Leslie, Ph.D.
Co-Director and Lecturer, Science and Technology Studies
Faculty Fellow in Residence for Othmer Hall and Clark Street
Vice Chair, IFIP History of Computing Working Group 9.7

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
5 MetroTech Center, LC 131
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(646) 997-3130
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