20th SIGCSE TS 1989

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Proceedings SIGCSE '89: Proceedings of the twentieth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
DatesFebruary 23-25, 1989 
LocationLouisville, KY, USA
VenueCommonwealth Convention Center and Galt House Hotel
ThemeRacing to the Future
History BlogBlog entry


1989 ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education

Edsger Dijkstra

For providing clarity about programs through his letter "GOTO Considered Harmful" and writings on structured programming and the effects of these works on the emergence of formal methods as integral to computer science education.

Publication Acceptance Rates

accepted submitted acceptance rate
papers 60 181 33%
panels 14
special sessions
workshops 2
birds of a feather

Key Notes

  • Edsger W. Dijkstra: On the Cruelty of Really Teaching Computer Science

Symposium Committee

Symposium Chair

  • John T. Gorgone - Bentley College

Program Chairs

  • Robert A. Barrett - Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne
  • Maynard J. Mansfield - Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne


  • John Schrage -

Case Studies and Tutorials

  • Don Chand -


  • Dennis Anderson -

Local Arrangements

  • S. Srinivasan -