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Kyle Montague <[log in to unmask]>
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Kyle Montague <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 25 Feb 2012 09:29:49 +0000
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Deadline to request a mentor is Friday 2nd March, 2012

Call for Authors Mentors and Mentees
Would you like to be an ASSETS 2012 Mentor? Are you looking for an ASSETS
2012 Mentor? 

Volunteering to be an ASSETS Mentor
ASSETS 2012 is looking for experienced authors to help us with mentoring
individuals new to the ASSETS conference. If you have published in ASSETS
or similar venues, and if you feel comfortable in helping new authors
entering the ASSETS community, we encourage you to volunteer to be a
mentor. If you are interested, please email the Mentor Chair
([log in to unmask]) with your name, affiliation, and up to 4 keywords
that represent your research areas by March 6th, 2012.

Author Mentoring Requests
Entering a new conference or a new research community is always a
challenge. ASSETS 2012 would like to welcome new authors by offering help
with your submissions through the ASSETS mentoring program.  The Author
Mentoring program is offered through the volunteer service of ≥seasoned≤
researchers. You may receive advice on your submission in any of the
submission categories provided by ASSETS. Being mentored does not
guarantee that your submission will be accepted by the ASSETS Conference.
However, most individuals who have used the mentoring service at ASSETS or
at the CHI conference, where it began, have reported positive experiences
and an improved understanding of what is required by reviewers in general.

If you think you would benefit from mentoring either because you are new
to presenting your research, new to the type of category you are
interested in submitting to or simply find that preparing English language
papers foreign to your paper writing experience, please consider applying
for mentoring help by emailing the Mentor Chair ([log in to unmask]) a
1-page extended abstract of your paper.
The deadline for mentoring requests is March 2th, 2012. A mentor will be
assigned to you shortly. You will then need to send your submission to the
mentor assigned to you and work with this person through, for example,
email or voice-over-IP.

Important Dates
Deadline to request a Mentor: March 2th, 2012
Deadline to volunteer as a Mentor: March 6th, 2012

Communication Suggestion
Once mentor and mentee have been put in touch, they are of course free in
choosing whichever communication method they prefer. One very nice
possibility (that really works, at no cost!) is the following:
1.	Both download a free tool for face-to-face communication (e.g., the
Skype application from or the Oovoo application from and create an account, and the mentee additionally
registers at,
2.	The mentee sends the submission by email to the mentor to give her/him
a chance to read it in advance,
3.	They set up an appointment for a Skype/Oovoo/ä call by email,
4.	The mentee uploads the text to and sends a file-sharing
link to the mentor,
5.	At the scheduled time, they establish a Skype connection to each other
and both open the shared file in a web browser.
That way they can talk about the submission and simultaneously edit it,
instantly seeing what the counterpart does - only meeting face-to-face is
probably better! 

Author Mentoring Extent
Author mentoring typically covers the process of composing the
contribution, comprising at least two communication sessions: one at the
beginning and one right before submission. Should the contribution be
accepted, mentees are encouraged to contact "their" mentor again and seek
advice on interpreting the reviewers' comments, in order to produce an
even better camera-ready version.
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