About the Conference
The University of Helsinki together with ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) will organize the 5th annual conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2000) in Helsinki on July 11-13, 2000.
Computer science education and computer uses in education are among the key areas of research and development in the universities and schools. Therapid development of information technology sets demand for developing methods and tools which help students to get familiar with and utilize the potential of computers.
Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education until 1998) aims for gathering the experts from fields of computer science education and computer uses in education to share experiences and present new ideas and tools.
With sponsors from two ACM special interest groups, SIGCSE and SIGCUE, it has a wide scope of knowledge and expertise both in computer science and education. There will be about 200 experts from all over the world attending the Conference.
The ITiCSE conference gets a large number of submissions and the best of them are selected through a reviewing process. Thus the proceedings serve as a valuable source for the results in recent research.
The conference in 2000 will be organized in cooperation of two departments of the university: The Department of Computer Science and the Department of Teacher Education. This composition reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the conference.
The SIGCSE group has three annual conferences, one in America, Australia, and Europe. ITiCSE is the European conference. It was arranged for the first time in 1996, and the conference in 2000 will be the fifth one.
The ITiCSE conference contains a wide variety of activities. In addition to the paper presentations, there are keynote lectures, working groups, panels, tutorials, demonstrations, posters, and an exhibition.
ACM is the world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society. Since 1947 ACM has provided a vital forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and discoveries. While its origins are in the United States, ACM serves today a membership of more than 80,000 computing professionals in more than 100 countries in all areas of industry, academia, and government.
ACM publishes a wide variety of journals, conference proceedings and newsletters. Among them, the Communications of the ACM is one of the most respected journals in the field of Computer Science.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together clusters of ACM members with shared interests, needs, knowledge and experience in ways that further members' objectives. SIGs publish technical newsletters, sponsor conferences and exhibits, address concerns about standards and provide unique networking opportunities for professionals within their technical specialties.
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education provides a forum for university educators to discuss concerns about development, implementation, and evaluation of computer science programs and courses, as well as syllabi and problem sets. The outcomes of this work can be utilized in all levels of education in the field of computer science.
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Uses in Education brings together educators at all levels who are interested in using the computer and related technology to aid the educationalprocess. Focus is on the discussion of concepts, methods and policies that relate to the central issues of instructional uses of modern computer technology.