The scope of SIGCSE is to provide a global forum for educators to discuss research and practice related to the learning, and teaching of computing, the development, implementation, and evaluation of computing programs, curricula, and courses at all education levels, as well as broad participation, educational technology, instructional spaces, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy related to computing.
Computer Science Educators
Membershipas of June 2017)
As of February 2022, SIGCSE has a total of 2,741 members representing over 60 countries.
The following awards are presented annually:
- Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education
- Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Education Community
SIGCSE is managed by an elected Board of volunteers consisting of a chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, and three "at large" members.
The following events are held annually:
- Technical Symposium (SIGCSE), usually held in February/March in North America, with approximately 1300 attendees.
- Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), usually held in June in or around Europe, with approximately 200 attendees.
- International Computing Education Conference (ICER), usually held in August at sites around the world, with approximately 100 attendees.
- ACM Global Computing Education Conference (CompEd), a new SIGCE conference starting in 2019. The conference will run in countries where we do not regularly hold SIGCSE conferences.
- Doctoral Consortium (DC), usually held in conjunction with ICER, with approximately 20 attendees.
In addition to sponsoring events and awarding awards, SIGCSE is active in many other ways:
- Publications - SIGCSE publishes a quarterly newsletter, the SIGCSE Bulletin.
- Mailing Lists - Two moderated mailing lists for announcements and discussion of topics of general interest to SIGCSE members are maintained.
- Special Projects - SIGCSE awards a limited number of grants to help its members investigate and introduce new ideas in the learning and teaching of computing.
- Speaker's Fund - This project supports the dissemination of outstanding SIGCSE/ITiCSE presentations to other venues.
- In Cooperation Events - SIGCSE may lend its name to non-SIGCSE events that are fully sponsored by other non-profit organizations.
- Committees - The Committee initiative encourages SIGCSE members to participate in substantive discussions on areas of community interest with the goal of investigating topics in depth and culminating in substantive reports.
- Resources - SIGCSE maintains resources for the computing education community, for example a list of PhD programs and a list of places to publish.