SPLASH 2013
Sat 26 - Thu 31 October 2013 Indianapolis, United States

The SPLASH Education Symposium (SPLASH-E) replaces the former Educators’ and Trainers’ symposium as a new forum at SPLASH for the discussion of Computer Science education. While many education-focused meetings tend to segregate educators from computer science researchers and practitioners, this symposium has as an explicit goal of bringing together these communities to discuss educational issues. We anticipate that researchers will bring suggestions of ideas percolating in the research community to move their way into the undergraduate curriculum, while educators suggest ways of implementing new approaches to teaching such material. We especially wish to encourage those engaged in both research and teaching to consider this as a forum to discuss their ideas with those with similar interests.

Call for Contributions

SPLASH-E

The SPLASH Education Symposium (SPLASH-E) replaces the former Educators’ and Trainers’ symposium as a new forum at SPLASH for the discussion of Computer Science education. While many education-focused meetings tend to segregate educators from computer science researchers and practitioners, this symposium has as an explicit goal of bringing together these communities to discuss educational issues. We anticipate that researchers will bring suggestions of ideas percolating in the research community to move their way into the undergraduate curriculum, while educators suggest ways of implementing new approaches to teaching such material. We especially wish to encourage those engaged in both research and teaching to consider this as a forum to discuss their ideas with those with similar interests.

Submission Summary
Due on: June 14, 2013
Notifications: July 29, 2013
Camera-ready copy due: August 30, 2013
Symposium date: October 28, 2013
Format: ACM Proceedings format
Submit to: http://www.easychair.org/conferences?conf=splashe2013
Contact: (chair)

The ACM International Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH) is sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN.

SPLASH is the home of OOPSLA Research Papers, Onward!, and the Dynamic Languages Symposium, among other events.

The new SPLASH-E

The SPLASH Education Symposium (SPLASH-E) replaces the former Educators’ and Trainers’ symposium as a new forum at SPLASH for the discussion of Computer Science education. While many education-focused meetings tend to segregate educators from computer science researchers and practitioners, this symposium has as an explicit goal of bringing together these communities to discuss educational issues. We anticipate that researchers will bring suggestions of ideas percolating in the research community to move their way into the undergraduate curriculum, while educators suggest ways of implementing new approaches to teaching such material. We especially wish to encourage those engaged in both research and teaching to consider this as a forum to discuss their ideas with those with similar interests.

Scope

As organizers of a new meeting, we cannot completely anticipate what topics or forms of presentations will be the most effective over the long run. As a result, we welcome proposals for a variety of presentations: short or long papers/presentations, panels, debates, and discussion sessions, among others. While we are most interested in ideas that have been class tested, we are also accepting papers speculating on ways of teaching material. Submissions should make it clear which ideas are speculative and which have been tested.

Curriculum 2013

As the creation of this symposium is coinciding with the finalization of the ACM/IEEE Computer Science Curriculum 2013, we are especially interested at this time in presentations that address issues raised by that report. This may involve suggestions for materials or approaches to use in covering new topics, proposals for new courses that package together materials from the curriculum in interesting and innovative ways, proposals for complete curricula incorporating the material in the draft curriculum, or critiques of what was included or excluded from the curriculum. We anticipate that approximately half of the sessions will address these issues, while the others will address a variety of other issues in computer science education that are pertinent to the topics covered by SPLASH.

Kinds of Submission

The 2010 SPLASH Workshop on Curricula for Concurrency and Parallelism and its precursor from 2009 illustrate the kinds of papers we hope to see at SPLASH-E, though we are anticipating submissions covering a significantly broader set of topics.

Format

Papers should be of length appropriate to their content, but in no case more than 8 pages. Please specify with your submission the form of proposed presentation.

Availability of Papers

Accepted papers will be made available on the workshop web page.

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the SPLASH-E Chair, Kim Bruce.