39th SIGCSE TS 2008

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Proceedings SIGCSE '08: Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education
ThemeDiversity through Accessibility
DatesMarch 12-15, 2008
VenueOregon Convention Center
LocationPortland, OR, USA
Attendance1229
Acceptance31%
History BlogBlog entry

2008 SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education
Randy Pausch - For being an inspirational leader in building programs and environments blending art with science and motivating a world of learners to realize their dreams.

2008 SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Education Community
Dennis J. Frailey - For forty years of exceptional service in industry and academia that stimulated a combined synergy which promoted educational excellence in software engineering and computing education.

Publication Acceptance Rates

  accepted submitted acceptance rate
papers 100 324 31%
panels/special sessions 24 51 47%
workshop 38 75 51%
posters 56 75 75%
birds of a feather 36 43 84%

Key Notes

Symposium Committee

Symposium Chairs

  • Susan Rodger - Duke University
  • John Dougherty - Haverford College

Program Chairs

  • Mark Guzdial - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sue Fitzgerald - Metropolitan State University

Panels and Special Sessions

  • Lisa Meeden - Swarthmore College

Workshops

  • Steven Wolfman - University of British Columbia

Publications Editor

  • Ellen Walker - Hiram College

Registration

  • Cary Laxer, Larry Merkle and Lynn Degler - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Posters

  • Lisa Kaczmarczyk - University of California

Birds Of A Feather

  • Tom Cortina - Carnegie Mellon University

Student Volunteers and Student Activities

  • Dan Garcia - University of California at Berkeley
  • Jeff Forbes - Duke University

Treasurer

  • Scott Grissom - Grand Valley State University

Database Administrators

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

Evaluations

  • Carl Alphonce - University of Buffalo, SUNY

Childcare/Camp Arrangements

  • Pam Cutter - Kalamazoo College

K-12 Liaison

  • Don Kirkwood - North Salem High School

International Liaison

  • Tony Clear - Auckland University of Technology

Local Arrangements

  • Tammy VanDeGrift - University of Portland

Doctoral Consortium

  • Josh Tenenberg - University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Donald Joyce - Unitec, New Zealand

Roundtable for Department Chairs

  • Frank Young - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Student Research Competition

  • Ann Sobel - Miami University