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.
ScheduleMonday, July 10
0800-0900 Pre-meeting for WG chairs and facilitators
Tuesday, July 11
0900-1020 Conference Opening Session
Wednesday, July 12
0900-1020 Invited Lecture
Thursday, July 13
0900-1020 Invited Lecture
Friday, July 14
0900-1200 WG Activities
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
- MS Windows 4.0 Workstation
- MS Office 2000
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: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/csed/iticse/
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