2009 Conference April 3 & 4



Call for Papers

24th Annual Spring Conference
April 3 - 4, 2009

Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA will host the 24th Annual Spring conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators (PACISE), a professional organization representing faculty in all areas of computing and computing education in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. This year's conference theme will be "Web Applications." Submissions for presentations as well as special sessions (panels, " birds of a feather," tutorials and workshops) on all topics are welcome. Presentation tracks are generally broad in scope and will be developed according to demand. Faculty members are asked to encourage students, who have completed directed research, to give presentations of their work. The conference will also feature a student programming contest on Saturday morning.

Submission of Papers:

As stated, presentations on all topics are welcome. Those who wish to have their papers reviewed and published in the proceedings need to submit a complete draft to the Editorial Board (Dr. David Mooney) by February 13th (Friday). Notification of acceptance will be sent out by March 9th (Monday). Final camera-ready manuscripts are due to the presentations chair by March 17th (Tuesday). All submissions must be in either MS Word, PDF, or Rich Text Format and must be no longer than 10 pages. A document template is available to use a guideline for submission. Please indicate whether you are submitting in the student-undergraduate, student-graduate or faculty category.

Those opting for a non-peer reviewed submission must still submit an abstract no later than March 9th (Monday). Only peer-reviewed accepted papers will be included in the proceedings. All other submissions will appear in abstract form.

Special Sessions:

Anyone interested in organizing a special session (panel discussion, birds-of-a-feather, etc.) should submit a proposal to the presentation chair. The proposal must include a title of the special session, a single paragraph description of the special session, and a short biography of the organizer of the special session.


Registration is required for publication in the proceedings.

Registration fee for this conference includes a dinner banquet on Friday evening, lunch on Saturday, and a copy of Proceedings. The registration fee is $60 for faculty and $30 for students.

Student Programming Contest:

The contest consists of teams of two to three members from each institution. Alternate team members can be listed in case substitutions are needed. Team members and alternates must be undergraduate students enrolled at the University being represented. To be guaranteed acceptance to the contest, the university must submit an application by March 2nd (Monday). A University may be represented by more than one programming team, however, second teams will be considered only after each applying University's first team has been considered. Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis as space permits. Each team must complete the contest application form provided on the conference web site and return it no later than March 2nd (Monday). Applications will be acknowledged via email. Note: Team applications do not register members for the PACISE Conference. A separate registration form must be sent.

Important Dates:

Initial Submissions due: February 13, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: March 9, 2009
Unreviewed abstracts: March 9, 2009
Final Manuscripts: March 17, 2009
Registration Deadline: April 1st, 2009
Programming Team Application Deadline: March 2, 2009

Contact Information:

Conference Chair: Dr. Paul Mullins
  Dr. Hongbo Zhou
Editorial Board: Dr. David Mooney
Presentation Chair: Dr. Yasir Khalifa
Programming Contest Chair: Dr. Michael Conlon
Registration Chair: Dr. Deborah Whitfield


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