CCSC:MW 2014 Conference


Olivet Nazarene University

Each year, the CCSC:MW Conference convenes to share knowledge through Papers, Panels, Tutorials, and Workshops. This year's conference will be held September 19 - 20, 2014, at Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, IL. The Computer Science Department at ONU is celebrating their 25th anniversary!

CCSC:MW 2014
Final Conference Program
including links to the Nifty Assignments inadvertently left out of the Proceedings

Joel Adams' Keynote Powerpoint
CSinParallel Website

We have concluded a very successful and enjoyable 2014 CCSC:MW Conference at Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, IL. There were a total of 156 attendees: 58 faculty attendees and presenters, 7 invited speakers, 67 full student conference attendees, 19 programming contest only student attendees, 2 K-12 attendees, 1 local vendor, and 2 National Partners.

The student research poster contest had 12 submissions. The winners included:

  • First Place
    • Matthew Beckeridge, Northern Kentucky University, High Impact Vulnerabilities
    • Anda Xu, Knox College, Geometric Task Mapping for Supercomputer Applications
  • Second Place
    • Steven Day, Lewis University, System for Information Security Education and Real-Time Awareness
    • James Newman, DePauw University, GlassClass: Exploring the Design, Implementation, and Acceptance of Google Glass in the Classroom
  • Third Place
    • Kirby Owens, Alex Pineda, Lucas Raley, and Kirsten Smithson, Northern Kentucky University, Privacy Implications of the Facebook API
    • Taylor A. Rydahl, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Algorithm Visualizations with OpenDSA

The student programming contest had 29 teams participating. 25 teams solved 1 or more of the 8 problems posed, and every problem was solved at least once. The winning teams were:

  • First Place: Goshen II - 5 problems, 663 minutes
  • Second Place: Calvin - 5 problems, 680 minutes
  • Third Place: Spring Arbor II - 5 problems 713 minutes

The papers are available at the ACM Digital Library by using the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges Archive page or directly to Volume 30, Issue 1, October 2014. You do not need an ACM DL account to access the Journal.

If you were not able to attend CCSC:MW 2014, and would like to renew your CCSC membership ($35) for the 2014-2015 academic year, you may do so by using the CCSC National on-line renewal site. You must pay by credit card or PayPal. If you need to write a check, go to the Membership Renewal page and download the Membership Application Form and mail as directed.

This conference is presented In-Cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education (SIGCSE).

ACM SIGCSE In-Cooperation Logos

This conference is sponsored by the CCSC National Partners. The current Partners are: Aldebaran Robotics, Oracle Academy, Turing's Craft, Carnegie Mellon University Information Networking Institute, and the National Science Foundation.