The 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
March 4-7, 2009, Chattanooga, TN USA

Not-So-New News

Our home page includes a News section. When the news is no longer new, it is relocated here, to be viewed by the bored and/or exceptionally curious!

We've retained the home page's layout. Without it, the formatting leaves a lot to be desired, and, frankly, creating a new design for old news is pretty low on our list of priorities.

  • (Fri., Dec. 12, 2008) The Upsilon Pi Epsilon Abacus Award will be presented to Dr. Eugene Spafford at the UPE 2009 Convention, which will be held in conjunction with the SIGCSE Symposium. The presentation will be at noon on Friday, March 6th in Ballroom G. The Abacus Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to students in computing.
  • (Sat., Nov. 29, 2008) Our keynote speakers:

    Thursday Morning Plenary Elliot B. Koffman
    Friday Morning Plenary Craig Mundie
    Saturday Luncheon Gregory Abowd

    More details can be found on the Keynote Speakers page.

  • (Fri., Nov. 7, 2008) Kids Camp information is now available!
  • (Tues., Nov. 4, 2008) The 2009 ACM SIGCSE Award winners are:

    Lifetime Service to the CS Michael J. Clancy
    Education Community: (UC-Berkeley)
    Outstanding Contribution Dr. Elliot B. Koffman
    to CS Education: (Temple University)

    Professor Koffman will give the Thursday morning keynote address. Congratulations to you both!

  • (Mon., Oct. 27, 2008) We have our fourth Platinum Corporate Supporter: Google! Welcome, Google, and thanks!
  • (Sun., Oct. 26, 2008) The hotel reservation page (provided by the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau) is now available.
  • (Sat., Oct. 18, 2008) The symposium program is now available! See the Hot Link, above.
  • (Sat., Oct. 11, 2008) The title of Gregory Abowd's luncheon address will be "Make IT Matter: How computing can make a difference."
  • (Fri., Sept. 26, 2008) We are now accepting student volunteer applications! Please visit the
    Student Volunteers information page for more information and a link to the registration form.
  • (Fri., Sept. 12, 2008) Intel is our latest Platinum Corporate Supporter. Thank you, Intel, and welcome!
  • (Sat., Aug. 30, 2008) The deadline for Papers, Panels, Special Sessions, and Workshops submissions was August 29, 2008, at 23:59 (11:59 p.m) Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST). If you missed it, we're sorry. But, there's still time to contribute to the conference! Submissions for the Student Research Competition, Video Exhibition, and Birds of a Feather sessions are still being accepted.
  • (Wed., Aug. 27, 2008) The deadline for Papers, Panels, Special Sessions, and Workshops submissions is August 29, 2008, at 23:59 (11:59 p.m) Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is 10 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (UTC -10). For those of you in the US, that's six hours behind Eastern Daylight Time, five behind Central Daylight Time, and three behind Pacific Daylight Time.
  • (Mon., Aug. 25, 2008) The meta-reviewing process for submitted papers is new for SIGCSE '09. The six Associate Program Chairs who share this task are listed on the Committee page.
  • (Fri., Jun. 20, 2008) Have you been reading the SIGCSE 2009 Blog? If so, you've learned that:
    • Our keynote speaker will be Microsoft's Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie,
    • Our lunch speaker will be ubiquitous computing researcher Gregory Abowd of Georgia Tech, and
    • The Tennessee Aquarium will host the reception!
  • (Thurs., May 29, 2008) We are planning another Kid's Camp this year; watch for details!
  • (Tues,, May 27, 2008) Updated Call for Papers posted.
  • (Tue., Apr. 8, 2008) New logo-friendly color scheme installed.
  • (Sat., Mar. 15, 2008) Winning Logo revealed!
  • (Thur., Jan. 31, 2008) Logo contest entries posted.
  • (Thur., Jan. 31, 2008) New site design unveiled!
  • (Sat,, Nov. 17, 2007) Call for Papers posted.

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