The 44th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
SIGCSE 2013 continues our long tradition of bringing together colleagues from around the world to present papers, panels, posters, special sessions, and workshops, and to discuss computer science education in birds-of-a-feather sessions and informal settings. The SIGCSE Technical Symposium addresses problems common among educators working to develop, implement and/or evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses. The symposium provides a forum for sharing new ideas for syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction.
Submissions in line with the conference theme, "The Changing Face of Computing", are ideal. The theme focuses our attention on how computing is changing, and how we must change in education to address the changes in computing.
We invite papers falling into the following four broad classes.
- Experience Reports describe an idea, course or classroom experience that worked well and is now recommended to others.
- Research Studies present a careful study, with an appropriate use of methodology (e.g., case study, qualitative methods, quasi-experimental, experimental) to support the investigation and stated results. The methodology does not need to be quantitative; it does, however, need to be appropriate to support the claims made by the author.
- Philosophical Papers present an argument for a direction or idea to be considered in our curriculum, a particular course, or the overall field.
- Tool Papers present courseware or a concrete process that has been developed and is now ready for wider use.
In all cases, papers must be original work; they should include a review of previous, related work that helps place the submitted work into context. All results and arguments presented should follow clearly from the evidence provided in the paper.
Within the broad classes above, we encourage submissions that
address any of the following course-related areas:
- Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
- Compiler/Programming Languages & Paradigms
- Computational Science
- CS 1/2
- Database/Data Mining
- Data Structures
- Discrete Mathematics
- Distributed/Parallel Computing/HPC
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Networking Operating Systems
- Real-time/Embedded Systems
- Software Engineering Theory
You may also consider submitting a paper in one of the following general topic areas:
- Active Learning
- AP/IB Courses & Curricula
- Classroom Management
- Communication Skills
- Computers and Society
- CS Ed Research
- Curriculum Issues
- Distance Education
- Gender & Diversity
- Graduate Studies
- History of Computing
- Information Systems
- Information Technology
- Instructional Technologies
- K-12 Instruction
- Laboratory Experience
- New Curriculum/Program/Degree Inititiatives
- Non-traditional Students
- Object-Oriented Issues
- Professional Practice
- Student Research/Capstones/Internships
- Web-based Techniques
Student Research Competition
Research from all areas of computer science is considered for awards in two categories of competition: graduate and undergraduate. All submissions must represent a student's individual research contribution and a student must be an ACM student member to qualify for awards and travel grants. Entry due date is September 30, 2012.