Fourth Annual Conference
of the Southwestern Region of the
Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges

April 1 & 2, 2011

The Southwestern Regional Conference Committee in cooperation with ACM SIGCSE welcomes everyone with an interest in Computer Science education to join us for a day and a half at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles this spring on the first Friday and Saturday of April (the 1st and 2nd). Association for Computing Machinery
Special Interest Group
on Computer Science Education

CCSC SW brings together faculty, staff, and students from academic institutions throughout the southwestern U.S. to exchange ideas and information concerning undergraduate computing curricula in smaller, primarily undergraduate, institutions.

From the Chair

The Chair of the 2011 conference, Stephanie E. August, had this to say to the 2011 Conference Committee members:

"I would like to thank all of you for making the 2011 CCSC SW conference a success. Attendees especially enjoyed the speakers this year. Everything went smoothly as a result of each of you working on the conference throughout the year. This team is one of the best I have experienced, and I look forward to working with all of you on next year's conference."


The Conference Committee has assembled an outstanding program, including

View or download the program with session details.

Scholarly Papers

We invite experience reports, research studies, philosophical papers, and tool papers that address any of the following course-related areas: Algorithms, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Compiler/ Programming Languages & Paradigms, Computational Science, CS1/2 , Database, Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics, Distributed/Parallel Computing, Graphics/Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Networking, Operating Systems, Real Time/ Embedded Systems, Security, Software Engineering, and Theory.

We also invite papers in one of the following general topic areas: Active Learning, Accessibility, AP/IB Courses & Curricula, Assessment, Classroom Management, Communication Skills, Computers and Society, CS Ed Research, Curriculum Issues, Distance Education, Ethics, Gender and Diversity, Graduate Studies, History of Computing, Information Systems, Information Technology, Instructional Technologies, K-12 Instruction, Laboratory Experience, Multimedia, New Curriculum / Program / Degree Initiatives, Non-majors, Non-traditional Students, Object-Oriented Issues, Outreach, Professional Practice, Student Research/Capstones/Internships, and Web-based Techniques.

Accepted papers will be presented at the conference as well as published in The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Papers should be no longer than 6 pages and will be double blind peer reviewed. Papers must be submitted on or before December 6, 2010. To inquire about topics or paper format, or for questions about creating the anonymous review draft, contact the author chair, Peter Gabrovsky, . To inquire about reviewing  papers or to ask about the submission process, contact the paper chair, Mike Doherty, or visit papers.html

Panels and Tutorials

We invite you to submit proposals for panels and tutorials on topics that are consistent with the themes of the conference. Abstracts of accepted panels and tutorials will be published in the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Proposals must be submitted by December 6, 2010. For additional information, please contact Tzu-Yi Chen at or visit panel.html

Student Poster Session

Students are encouraged to submit abstracts on topics related to computing sciences for the poster session which will be held at the conference. Authors and presenters must be current undergraduate or graduate students. For additional information contact Kim Kihlstrom at or visit poster.html

Partners and Exhibitors

National and local vendors are invited to exhibit their technology/education related products and tools. For more information on how to purchase a display table at the conference contact Ani Nahapetian at or visit partner.html

Check out the printable Call for Papers/Call for Participation and post it for others who might be interested.

Check out the conference program and schedule. You could post it, too.

Reserve April 1 and 2 (Friday and Saturday), 2011, to join us on the Loyola Marymount University campus in Los Angeles.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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