Welcome to the SIGSEGV 2017 Website

The annual biannual occasional SIGSEGV Conference is the flagship conference of the ACH Special Interest Group on Silly and EGregious Violations of common sense. It is the world's premier forum for researchers, developers, programmers, and teachers of computer technology with terrible ideas. Academic and industrial participants present research and experience papers that cover the full range of harebrained ideas in computer and information science, from single-word programming languages and incompetent search algorithms to deliberately unstable operating systems.

SIGSEGV 2017 will be held on March 26, 2017 at Room 114, Gates Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, Earth, Sol System, Milky Way, Local Group, Virgo Supercluster, Observable Universe.

Previous years' conference websites: 2014.


Registration is now open! If you plan on attending the conference (either as a speaker or an audience member), please register by going to the registration page. This will help the conference organizers ensure there is enough food for everyone.

Abstract submissions are now being accepted online. Submit your abstract here. Remember, paper titles and abstracts can be changed any time before the final submission deadline.

Important Upcoming Dates

Abstract registration deadlineMarch 17, 2017 Extended to March 24, 2017
Paper submission deadlineMarch 24, 2017 at 23:59 EDT Extended to March 26 at 11:59 EDT
Papers posted onlineMarch 27, 2017
ConferenceMarch 26, 2017


This conference is organized by the Computer Science Graduate Organization at Cornell University. It is funded by the GPSA FC, and open to all members of the graduate community at Cornell.

We are grateful, as always, to our industrial sponsors, including Aperture Science, Black Mesa Research, Praxis Systems, and Subarashii Amalgamated.

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