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The 3rd annual workshop that is SIGBOVIK


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Thank you for participating in SIGBOVIK 2009! Preliminary proceedings are now available, and will be available from Lulu shortly.

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Submissions to SIGBOVIK 2009 are now being accepted via the EasyChair submission system (no, we're not kidding). Please see the caveats in the Call For Papers.

Previous conference proceedings available

The 2008 SIGBOVIK proceedings are available for purchase from Lulu or download for free, as are the 2007 proceedings (purchase or download).

SIGBOVIK 2009 Announced

SIGBOVIK 2009 was held on April 5, 2009.

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Welcome to SIGBOVIK 2009

ACH SIGBOVIK is the Assocation for Computational Heresy Special Interest Group on Harry Quartet Bovik. The 2009 workshop will be held on April 1-5, 2009, on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University, located in scenic Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This year, for the first time ever, presentations will be held in Scaife Hall room 125, on Sunday, April 5, 2009. A complete schedule of events is now available.

Call For Papers

SIGBOVIK celebrates the inestimable research work of Harry Quagga Bovik. Since his research has been so variegated, the conference is traditionally a forum for discussion on many subjects: Inept Expert Systems, Deep Space Navigation, Science, Perplexity Theory, Thaughmaturgic Circle, Self-Adjusting Computation, Denotational Semantics of Pidgin and Creole, k-Armed Bandits, Phylogenetics, Anomaly Detection, Massively Multiplayer Online Games, Natural Intelligence, Artificial Stupidity, Elbow Macaroni, Rasterized Love Triangles, Synergistic Hyperparadigmatism, Computational Archaeolinguistics, Mobile Types for Modal Code, Operational Semantics of Lunar Landers, Hyper Driven Devices, and any other topic approved by the conference organizers. The Program Committee seeks submissions on the entire range of topics.

Authors of accepted manuscripts will be allowed (but not required to use) twenty minutes to present their work. Any unusual requirements, such as additional time/antitime or special equipment, can and should be arranged through the organizers at info AT sigbovik DOT org. We will also accept prerecorded talks.


All papers must describe original, previously unpublishable research. There is not a strict page limit, but papers should generally not exceed 15 pages. Submissions should be in the 8.5x11 sheet of paper style, and may be submitted via the EasyChair submission system, available at

EasyChair submission is anonymous (and SIGBOVIK welcomes anonymous, pseudonymous, and misonymous submissions), but you must provide legitimate contact information to EasyChair; the name(s) listed on the paper itself will be taken as official for purposes of the conference.

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, expected to be self-published by the Association for Computational Heresy.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: March 1
Extended deadline: March 8
Actually Seriously Final Deadline: March 15
Presentations: Sunday, April 5
1-5PM Scaife 125