46th SIGCSE TS 2015

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Proceedings SIGCSE '15: Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
DatesMarch 4-7, 2015 
LocationKansas City, MO, USA
VenueKC Convention Center/Marriott Downtown
ThemeKeep Connected, Keep Committed, Keep Computing
History BlogBlog entry


2015 ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education

Mark Allen Weiss

For authoring textbooks that have had a profound impact on generations of students and for invaluable service to the computer science education community.

2015 ACM SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Education Community

Frank Young

For over 40 years of service to the computing education community that exemplifies the term "lifetime service" and for serving as a role model and mentor to generations of students and faculty.

Technical Symposium Best Papers

Best Paper
  1. Celine Latulipe, N. Bruce Long, and Carlos E. Seminario. 2015. Structuring Flipped Classes with Lightweight Teams and Gamification. In Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ‘15). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 392–397.


Publication Acceptance Rates

accepted submitted acceptance rate
papers 105 289 36%
panels 10 18 56%
special sessions 13 25 52%
workshops 30 71 42%
posters 51 117 44%
birds of a feather 38 55 69%
demos 10 32 31%
lightning talks 11 26 42%

Key Notes

Symposium Committee

Symposium Chairs

  • Adrienne Decker - Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Kurt Eiselt - University of British Columbia

Program Chairs

  • Jodi Tim - Baldwin Wallace University
  • Carl Alphonce - University at Buffalo

Panels and Special Sessions

  • Peter DePasquale - The College of New Jersey


  • Paul Carter - University of British Columbia
  • Alvaro Monge - California State University, Long Beach


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


  • Michelle Craig - University of Toronto

Birds of a Feather

  • Ria Galanos - Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Student Volunteers and Student Activities

  • Pam Cutter - Kalamazoo College
  • Sarah Heckman - North Carolina State University
  • Sara Melnick - Bronx Academy for Software Engineering

Lightning Talks and Demos

  • Mike Helmick - Google Inc.



  • Paul Tymann - Rochester Institute of Technology

Database Administrators

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


  • Matt Jadud - Berea College


  • Steve Cooper - Stanford University

Kids' Camp

  • Cheryl Seals - Auburn University
  • Valerie Henderson Summet - Emory University

Publicity/Social Media

  • Briana Morrison - Southern Polytechnic State University

Support/Exhibitor Liaison

  • Tom Cortina - Carnegie Mellon

David Musicant - Carleton College

K-12 Liaisons

  • RJ Drake - kansas State Department of Education

International Liaison

  • Paul Denny - University of Auckland

Pre-Conference Event Liaison

  • Brian Dorn - University of Nebraska Omaha

Local Arrangements

  • Brian Hare - University of Missouri Kansas City

Student Research Competition

  • Ann Sobel - Miami University (Ohio)