Award Winners and Invited Speaker

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Links to other 
Conference sites:
ITiCSE 1999
Cracow University 
of Economics 
Krakow Poland

ACSE 1999
The Flinders University Adelaide South Australia Australia

ITiCSE 2000
University of Helsinki 
Helsinki Finland

The Conference on 
Software Engineering Education and Training 
March 6 - 8, 2000 at the same site.



SIGCSE Symposium Sessions:

Thursday, 9 March, 8:30 am
Saturday, 11 March, 12 noon


Wednesday, 8 March
Friday, 10 March
Saturday, 11 March
Sunday, 12 March


Thursday, 9 March, 10 am (Coffee Break)
Saturday, 11 March, 12 noon

Doctoral Consortium:

Wednesday 8 March

We are pleased to present the thirty-first SIGCSE Technical Symposium in Computer Science Education.  This is an event in which people involved in computing education, of all flavors and at all levels, share ideas and problems, gain new insights and inspiration, and, most importantly, reenergize each other.  We are interested in content and in methodologies, in learning new ways to do things and learning how to know when our old and new ways are really effective.  We are about research and experience.  If you care about teaching computing, there is something for you in this meeting.  Join with about 900 others with similar priorities and have a great time in Austin, Texas in the first Spring of the new millenium.

Look for the many ways to participate in this symposium.  Papers, posters, workshops, birds of a feather, seminars and more provide many opportunities for active involvement.  Watch your students's work for candidates for the ACM Student Research Competition.  A conference presentation may be the spark that leads to a career in research and/or teaching computing.  Spread the word about the Doctoral Consortium, a day before the Symposium begins when Ph.D. candidates with particular interest in Computer Science Education have their own meeting.  Nominate your favorite candidate for one of the SIGCSE Awards: The outstanding contributions to Computer Science Education and the Lifetime Service awards.  Send nominations to Margaret Reek, SIGCSE Vice Chair and Chair of the Awards Committee.  Awardees enter very distinguished company and the SIGCSE awards are regarded as high honors.

This web site will evolve as time passes and the program becomes set.  Come back often to see what is happening.  If something that you need is missing, let us know.  Meanwhile, start planning for the gathering in Austin.  See you there!

Boots Cassel and Nell Dale
Symposium co-chairs


Award Winners and our Invited Speaker

The winner of this year's SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing Sciences Education is Andries vanDam of Brown University, a hypertext pioneer and a champion of computing education for many years.  Those who have heard Andy vanDam speak will confirm that he is a wonderful choice for the opening talk at SIGCSE 2000.  Don't miss the opening session beginning at 8 am, Thursday, March 8, 2000.

The fourth recipient of the SIGCSE Award for Service to SIGCSE and Computing Education goes to Jim Miller, the long time dedicated editor of the SIGCSE Bulletin.  Jim will be honored at the SIGCSE luncheon on Friday, March 9, 2000.  Be there to join in the thank you to a dedicated and talented developer of the SIGCSE quarterly publication.