43rd SIGCSE TS 2012

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Proceedings SIGCSE '12: Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
DatesFebruary 29 - March 3, 2012 
LocationRaleigh, NC, USA
VenueRaleigh Convention Center
ThemeTeaching, Learning, and Collaborating
History BlogBlog entry


2012 ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education

Harold (Hal) Abelson

For improving not only the way we teach computing by his contributions to Logo, App Inventor, and his textbook authorship but also the way we view knowledge in the broader society, through his leadership with the Free Software and Open Educational Resources movements and his founding efforts with the Creative Commons initiative.

2012 ACM SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Education Community

Jane Prey

For her love of and dedication to the computing education community -- academic, industry, government and professional societies; and for her tireless efforts in encouraging more students, especially women, to pursue education and careers in computing.

Technical Symposium Best Papers

Best Paper
  1. Jeremy Andrus and Jason Nieh. 2012. Teaching operating systems using android. In Proceedings of the 43rd ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ‘12). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 613–618.


Publication Acceptance Rates

accepted submitted acceptance rate
papers 100 289 35%
panels/special sessions 24 53 45%
workshops 36 78 46%
posters 48 109 44%
birds of a feather 36 46 78%

Key Notes

Symposium Committee

Symposium Chairs

  • Laurie Smith King - College of the Holy Cross
  • Dave Musicant - Carleton College

Program Chairs

  • Tracy Camp - Colorado School of Mines
  • Paul Tymann - Rochester Institute of Technology

Panels and Special Sessions

  • Chuck Leska - Randolph Macon College


  • Adrienne Decker - Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Lester I. McCann - The University of Arizona


  • Brad Miller - Luther College


  • Cary Laxer and Lynn Degler - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Larry Merkle - Wright State University


  • Kris Nagel - Georgia Gwinnett College

Birds of a Feather

  • Olaf Hall-Holt - St. Olaf College

Student Volunteers and Student Activities

  • Mary Anne Egan - Siena College
  • Steven Huss-Lederman - Beloit College


  • Scott McElfresh - Wake Forest University

Publicity/Social Networking

  • Kimberly Voll - The University of British Columbia

Database Administrators

  • Henry Walker - Grinnell College
  • John Dooley - Knox College


  • Michael T. Helmick - Google


  • Carl Alphonce - University at Buffalo, SUNY

Kids' Camp

  • Susan Fox - Macalester College
  • Sarah Monisha Pulimood - The College of New Jersey

Support/Exhibitor Liaison

  • Susan Rodger - Duke University

K-12 Liaisons

  • John Harrison - Princess Ann High School

International Liaison

  • Catherine Lang - Swinburne University

Pre-Conference Event Liaison

  • Briana Morrison - Southern Polytechnic State University

Local Arrangements

  • Sarah Heckman - NC State University

Student Research Competition

  • Ann Sobel - Miami University (Ohio)