Author's Guide

Call for Abstracts

Extended abstracts are invited in relation to the celebration theme and sub-themes of:

Increasing diversity in computing courses and careers

Encouraging students to consider computing in their future

Recruitment and retention of girls and women in computing courses and careers

Initiatives that explore the contribution of computing to society

Computing for social impact and creativity

Posters and Video Presentations

All accepted abstracts will be required to prepare a digital poster and a 5-minute video presentation. All submitted posters and video presentations will be displayed on the ACM-W AP Celebration 2021 website. Each poster will appear on its page, with a section for a pre-recorded video presentation by the author/s. A virtual forum will be embedded on each page for the Q&A.

Selected abstracts will be included for presentation during the program on April 7, 2021, under Presentation Session. The Programs Committee will make the selection of abstracts for presentation.

The ACM-W AP encourages all presenters to make time to design posters and videos that will get your messages across the delegates and attendees effectively.


Poster specification:

  • Poster Size: 4ft x 3ft
  • Filename: <PaperID_Author'sLastNameFirstName>.jpg (e.g., PaperID1_DelaCruzJane.jpg)
  • File Format: JPG
  • File Size: < 5MB

Video Presentation

The video can be designed to embed a full-screen screencast of the slides, with a picture-in-picture video of the presenter, a full screen of slides with audio of speaker or slides, and speaker video side-by-side. You may refer to a Remote Video Presentation Guide for more details.

Your opening title should include the authors of the research paper, the presenter's name, the affiliation, and the title of the research.

It is recommended to provide captions and subtitles in your video presentation to promote accessibility. The captions/subtitles do not necessarily have to stick to the voice-over. Importantly, the video must be understandable without sound.

Refrain from including video effects that can trigger an adverse reaction, such as flashing lights, loud sounds, or too much animation that may induce seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.

Video presentation specification:

  • Video Length/Duration: Five (5) minutes
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 (720p)
  • Encoding: MP4 using the H.264 codec.
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • File size: < 100MB
  • Filename: <PaperID_Author'sLastNameFirstName>.mp4 (e.g., PaperID1_DelaCruzJane.mp4


You have two (2) options in submitting your digital poster and video presentation to the ACM-W AP Celebration 2021 Technical Committee on or before MARCH 29, 2021 (Monday).

Email to

  • Subject: PaperID Author's LastNameFirstName (e.g., PaperID1 Dela Cruz Jane)
  • Provide the download link to your poster and video presentation

Upload the files in

  • Create a subfolder with PaperID Author'sLastNameFirstName (e.g., PaperID1 DelaCruzJane) as the folder name
  • Upload your poster and video presentation in the subfolder

Submission Policy

In order to provide opportunities for as many as possible to present their work, authors may not submit more than two abstracts where they are the lead presenter.

All presenting authors of accepted abstracts are expected to register to attend the conference and present at a scheduled session.

Abstract submissions for all presentations must be between 300 and 500 words in length.

Abstracts MUST include a description of each of the following:

  • The research focus or problem/intervention program.
  • The conceptual framework that informed the research or the initiative implemented to address the problem/intervention.
  • Research methods, including ethics or permissions needed to run the problem/intervention program.
  • Key insights or findings and implications for the future we want in computing.

Authors are advised to use the modified ACM SIGHI Extended Abstract for their submissions.

Abstracts should be submitted through EasyChair. (Link)

Important Dates

1st Call for Extended Abstracts

December 21, 2020

2nd Call for Extended Abstracts

January 10, 2021

Extended Abstracts Submission Deadline

March 15, 2021

Notification of Acceptance

March 24, 2021

Submission of Revised Extended Abstracts

March 29, 2021

Submission of Posters and Videos

March 29, 2021


April 7, 2021

Presentation Formats

There will be two types of presentations.

Oral Presentation

Poster Presentation

Accepted abstracts will be published in an online proceedings booklet after the Celebration event.


All presenting authors of accepted abstracts are expected to register to attend the conference. Registration is free of charge.

Registration link can be found here (Link)

Further inquiries can be sent to: