Guide for Reviewers of Lightning Talks

Our goal in choosing Lightning Talks is to provide a forum to present works in progress, new and untested ideas, and opportunities for collaboration. With this in mind, answers to the following questions are most useful in Lightning Talk reviews:

  • Is the subject relevant to the symposium?
  • Do you expect that the level of interest in the Lightning Talk would be high?
  • Is the proposal suitable for a Lightning Talk (recall that Lightning Talks are limited to a presentation time of 5 minutes)
  • Are the particular presenters appropriate? (Remember that Lightning Talks reviewing is not blind.)

Obviously this list is not exhaustive. The Program Committee and authors will appreciate your views on other issues as well.


If you have questions about anything discussed above, please contact the SIGCSE 2016 Lightning Talks Wrangler.