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ITiCSE 2000 Working Groups

Besides the editors of the WG proceedings, there will be a few facilitators avaiable to help the WG's compose their reports. Facilitators will provide feedback on the WG reports throughout the week.

Contrary to the printed program, there will be only one poster session for the working groups. Thus, the audience can comment on the general goals of the work on Tuesday, whereas a more detailed and specific feedback will come from devoted facilitators.

The groups are supposed to submit their final reports to the editors by Friday afternoon.


Monday, July 10

0800-0900 Pre-meeting for WG chairs and facilitators
0900-0930 Kick-off meeting for WG's
0930-1200 WG Activities; Submission of the first draft to the facilitators
1200-     Lunch
after lunch WG Activities continue
1800-1900 City Reception

Tuesday, July 11

0900-1020 Conference Opening Session
1020-1100 Coffee Break and Poster Session
1100-1200 WG Activities
1200-     Lunch
after lunch WG Activities continue

1450-1530 WG Poster Session: WG Goals
1530-1700 WG Activities
1900-2100 Reception at the University

Wednesday, July 12

0900-1020 Invited Lecture
1020-1100 Coffee Break
1100-1200 WG Activities
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1900 Excursions
1900-2400 Banquet

Thursday, July 13

0900-1020 Invited Lecture
1020-1100 Coffee Break
1100-1200 WG Activities
1200-     Lunch
after lunch WG Activities continue
1450-1530 Coffee Break
1530-1650 WG Activities
1650-1720 Closing Session
1720-2000 Farewell Party

Friday, July 14

0900-1200 WG Activities
1200-     Lunch
after lunch WG Activities continue
1630-1700 Closing session for WG's; Submission of the final version to the editors

Equipment in WG rooms:

Each computer (two for each workgroup) will have a network connection to the Internet. The workrooms are located in two floors, with a laser printer in the hallway of each floor.

Setup of the computers:

- CPU: Pentium III-500 MHz
- RAM: 128 MB
- Display: 15" TFT
- a floppy drive
- a cd-rom drive

- MS Windows 4.0 Workstation

- MS Office 2000
- Corel WordPerfect Office 2000
- CorelDraw9
- Netscape 4.7, MS IE 5, WS_FTP
- telnet and SSH

Working Group Concept:

A working group consists of five to ten members who share a common interest related to the themes of the conference. They will begin work by electronic communication a few months before the conference. The more work that can be accomplished during this time, the less pressure there will be on a working group during the conference. The group will meet and work the day before the conference and throughout the conference on their topic. Potential working group members should realize that being a member of a working group will require a large commitment during the conference. Each group will set their own schedule, so that they can complete their report successfully by the end of the conference. Intermediate results will be presented to all conference attendees at a poster session in the conference schedule. Besides the feedback from the audience, the groups will be helped by a dedicated support team which comments their work during the conference. At the conference conclusion, each group will submit a polished report. These reports will be edited and if suitable, will be published after the conference as a supplemental proceedings and distributed to all conference attendees. They will also be posted to the ACM's Digital Library.

Information about past working group efforts is found at:

2000 Working Group Topics and Leaders:

1. Teaching and Learning Formal Methods with Software Vicki L. Almstrum, The University of Texas at Austin, USA; C. Neville Dean, Anglia Polytechnic University, UK

2. Non-Programming Resources for an Introduction to CS Joseph Bergin, Pace University, USA; Myles McNally, Alma College, USA

3. Distributed Expertise in Teaching Computer Organization Lillian N. Cassel, Villanova University, USA; Deepak Kumar, Bryn Mawr College, USA

4. Dimensions of Distance/Asynchronous Instruction Stuart Varden and Jeanine Meyer, Pace University, USA

5. Computers in Science and Technology Education Jari Lavonen, University of Helsinki, Finland

6. Integrating Gender and Cultural Issues into the CS/IS Curriculum Joyce Currie Little, Towson University, USA; Mary J. Granger, George Washington University, USA