2012 Conference

Association for Computing Machinery:
Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education

The Southwestern Regional 2012 Conference Committee, in cooperation with the ACM SIGCSE, welcomes everyone with an interest in Computer Science education to join us this spring on March 23-24, 2012, for two days at University of the Pacific in the heart of California.

Contact the Conference Chair Call For Participation

CCSC:SW brings together faculty, staff and students from academic institutions throughout the Southwestern United States for the exchange of ideas and information concerning computing education. Please join us for two days of focused presentations, with ample opportunities for building local connections with your peers throughout the southwest. The traditional focus of the CCSC conferences has been on undergraduate CS education. With the increasing importance of developing connections between college and high school curriculum, this year's program adds several topics of interest to high school educators.

A printable version of [Call For Participation] is here. Please note that our early registration deadline is on March 2, 2012. Join us and register for the CCSC:SW 2012 conference now.

Contact the Conference Chair Join Us: 2012 Conference

CCSC:SW invites participation in CCSC:SW 2012 by presenting a scholarly paper, organizing a dicussion panel or delivering a tutorial. Students can also participate in the student poster presentation.
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Volunteer Opportunities:
be a volunteer Make it YOUR conference: Check out the [Volunteer Opportunities].

Scholarly Papers

We invite experience reports, research studies, philosophical papers, and tool papers on topics that are consistent with the themes of the conference. 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.

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, Megan Thomas, or visit papers.php

2012 Conference Program:
Call for papers A printable [2012 Conference Program] is here. Please distribute to others who might be interested.

For More Information:
Contact the Conference Chair Please contact the conference chair, Michael Doherty, []

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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. For additional information, please contact Tzu-Yi Chen at or visit panel.php

About the Venue:

Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science
School of Computer Science and Engineering

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 Youwen Ouyang at or visit poster.php

The University of the Pacific is California's oldest chartered institution of higher education. Pacific is an outstanding blend of the advantages of the diverse programs of a major university and the broad, highly personalized learning of the selective liberal arts college.

It is located in the City of Stockton, at the center of California's central valley. This places the University within convenient access of a wide range of California's best:

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 Youwen Ouyang at or visit partner.php

  • The California Delta
  • Lake Tahoe
  • San Francisco and Silicon Valley
  • Santa Cruz and Monterey
  • Sacramento
  • Yosemite
  • Sonoma Valley wine country

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