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 
ThemeRacing to the Future
VenueCommonwealth Convention Center and Galt House Hotel
LocationLouisville, KY, USA
History BlogBlog entry

1989 Awards

1989 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

Award Winners

  • Outstanding Contribution Award: Edsger W. Dijkstra

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 -