Call for Papers – Special Session on Computing Education
"Shaping Tomorrow’s Computing Education"
Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society
Prof. Sorel Reisman, California State University
Dr. Henry Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Aim and Focus
Computing is undergoing big changes. Nowadays, computers are not only desktop machines but also lightweight notebooks inside your bags and smart devices inside your pockets. With the popularity of cloud technologies, computing can now be delivered as utility services. Furthermore, computing knowledge is changing so fast that what students learn today will likely become obsolete tomorrow. In view of such trends, there is a need to study how computing education should change, from both curricular and technology perspectives. Under the theme “Shaping Tomorrow’s Computing Education”, this special session provides an interactive forum for educators and researchers to exchange views, ideas and experiences on computing education.
This special session, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, will feature a unique panel discussion to be led by Prof. Sorel Reisman, Past President of the IEEE Computer Society, Dr. Alain Chenais, Past President of ACM, and Prof. Manuel Castro, President of the IEEE Education Society. They will share their insights on this important and interesting topic. There will also be selected peer-reviewed paper presentations covering a wide range of related issues.
You are invited to submit papers for this special session.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Curriculum design
- Education model
- Teaching/learning technologies
- Teaching/learning methodologies
- Case studies
- New subjects
- Work-integrated education
- Cloud-based learning
- Mobile learning
- Web-based learning
|11 May 2013||Paper Submission|
|17 Jun 2013||Review Outcomes|
|12 Jul 2013||Final Paper Submission|
|20 Aug 2013||Registration Deadline|
Papers should be submitted by following the same IEEE TALE 2013 submission process. Please choose "Full Paper – Special Session on Computing Education" as submission type on the conference submission server. Papers will be reviewed by following the same review process (i.e., like other papers submitted for IEEE TALE 2013). Note that papers not selected for this special session may also be considered for other technical sessions.
Information about submitting your paper can be found under the Authors menu item of this website.
Like other accepted papers, presented papers will be submitted for uploading to IEEE Xplore (pending approval). Authors of selected papers may be invited to submit revised and expanded papers for potential publication in IEEE or other international journals.
For enquiries on this special session, please contact Dr. Henry Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Distinguished Panel Member for the Special Session on Computing Education
Elizabeth L. Burd
2nd Vice President, Member & Geographic Activities Board
Elizabeth (Liz) Burd is a Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Previously, she was dean at Durham University in the UK. Burd teaches software engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to her new appointment, she led Durham's Technology Enhanced Learning research group, a group of 20 research staff and students, and was until recently director of the UK's Centre for Excellence: Active Learning in Computing. She has research collaborations with firms that include IBM, Microsoft, British Telecommunication, BAe, and Logica. In past years, she has garnered millions of dollars in research funds. Burd is currently the CS Second Vice President and VP for Member and Geographic Activities and chair of IEEE's Pre-University Education Committee (2011-2013). Previously, she has been Computer Society VP Education Activities (2010-2012). Burd has served on the program committees for more than 20 IEEE conferences. She has published over 60 articles on software engineering and 30 on computing education. Burd has received many awards, including the IEEE-CS Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2008, and a UK National Teaching Fellowship in 2009.?A member of IEEE and the Computer Society for 20 years, Burd became a Senior Member in 2005.
Prof. Manuel Castro
President of the IEEE Education Society
Manuel Castro, Electrical and Computer Engineering educator in the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED) has a doctoral industrial engineering degree from the ETSII/UPM. Professor of Electronics Technology inside the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Is co-chair of the conference FIE 2014 (Frontiers in Education Conference) to be organized in Madrid, Spain, by the IEEE and the ASEE. He is Fellow member of IEEE (for contributions to distance learning in electrical and computer engineering education) and member of the Administration Committee (AdCOM) (2005–2012) of the IEEE Education Society and President (2013-2014) of the IEEE Education Society; Founder and Past-Chairman (2004-2006) of the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Education Society, and Chair of the IEEE Spain Section (2010-2011). He has been awarded with the IEEE EDUCON 2011 Meritorious Service Award (jointly with Edmundo Tovar) of the EDUCON 2011 conference; 2010 Distinguished Member Award of the IEEE Education Society; 2009 Edwin C. Jones, Jr. Meritorious Service Award of the IEEE Education Society; with the 2006 Distinguished Chapter Leadership Award and for the collective work inside the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Education Society with the 2011 Best Chapter Award (by the IEEE Region 8) and with the 2007 Chapter Achievement Award (by the IEEE Education Society). He is Vice-President of the Board of the Spanish International Solar Energy Society (ISES).
Past President ACM
He has more than 25 years of management experience in the software industry, with a focus on 3D technologies and social media. He currently serves as chief scientist and co-founder at TrendSpottr where he leads the research efforts on real time analytics for social media such as twitter and Facebook. Formerly chief technology officer at Scene Caster, he served as director of engineering at Alias Wave front on the team that received an Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for developing the Maya 3D software package. Prior to his election as ACM president, he was vice president from July 2008 - June 2010 as well as secretary/treasurer from July 2006 - June 2008. He also served as president of ACM SIGGRAPH (ACM's Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques) from July 2002 - June 2005 and as SIG Governing Board Chair from July 2000 - June 2002. As a French citizen now residing in Canada, he has made international expansion a priority for ACM during his term, with an emphasis on changes to the chapters program designed to increase ACM's worldwide presence. First introduced to ACM through the annual SIGGRAPH conference more than 20 years ago, he joined the local SIGGRAPH chapter in Paris, and volunteered for a variety of responsibilities with SIGGRAPH and ACM through the years. As president, he plans to apply his experience with social networking sites to expand ACM's online presence and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among members. He is a self avowed geek who revels in new technologies. He loves to share what he discovers and plans to post relevant tidbits of what he discovers as ACM president on his blog on the www.acm.org web site.
Jeffrey E. Froyd
Texas A&M University, Editor-in-Chief (IEEE Transactions on Education)
Dr. Jeffrey E. Froyd received the B.S. degree in mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He is a TEES Research Professor in the Engineering Student Services and Academic Programs at Texas A&M University, College Station. He has been an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He served as Project Director for the Foundation Coalition, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Education Coalition in which six institutions systematically renewed, assessed, and institutionalized innovative undergraduate engineering curricula. At Rose-Hulman, he co-created the Integrated, First-Year Curriculum in Science, Engineering and Mathematics, which was recognized in 1997 with a Hesburgh Award Certificate of Excellence. He has authored over 70 papers on faculty development, curricular change processes, curriculum redesign, and assessment. Prof. Froyd is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the ASEE, an ABET Program Evaluator, the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Education, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Engineering Education. He has served as the general chair for the 2009 Frontiers in Education Conference and a program co-chair for three other FIE conferences.
Prof. Sorel Reisman
Past President of the IEEE Computer Society
Dr. Sorel Reisman, was 2011 President of the IEEE Computer Society, and is Managing Director of the international, higher education eLearning consortium, MERLOT.ORG at the California State University Office of the Chancellor, and Professor of Information Systems at California State University Fullerton. Reisman is a member of the IEEE Education Activities Board, the Publication Services and Products Board, and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Electronic Learning Products Library. As Computer Society Past President, Reisman chaired the Intersociety Cooperation Committee, responsible for the relationships with sister computer societies around the world. Dr. Reisman has held senior management positions at IBM (Canada and US), Toshiba (US), and EMI (UK). He is a Senior IEEE member, was Vice President of the Computer Society Publications Board, and Vice President of the Electronic Products and Services Board where he developed and initiated the Computer Society’s eLearning and online books programs. He is a currently a member of the IEEE Education Activities Board and liaison to the IEEE Technical Activities Board.
Dr. Reisman was editorial board member/columnist on IEEE Software, founding board member of IEEE Multimedia and IEEE ITPro, author of the column, The Ivory Tower, and reviewer for IEEE Transactions in Education. Reisman has presented/published 50+ articles and the books Multimedia Computing: Preparing for the 21st Century, and Electronic Learning Communities – Current Issues and Best Practices. Reisman received his electrical engineering degree, and MA and PhD in Computer Applications from the University of Toronto.