Sixth Annual Northeastern Conference (CCSCNE 2001)

Venue: Middlebury College

Location: Middlebury, Vermont, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 20, 2001 End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2001
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Statement of Purpose
The CCSCNE brings together faculty, staff, and students from academic institutions throughout the Northeast for exchange of ideas and information concerning undergraduate computing curricula.
This conference provides an affordable regional forum for the exchange of information and ideas pertaining to the concerns of computing and computing curricula in a smaller academic environment. It will begin with an opening address by a keynote speaker on Friday at 1:00 p.m., include a Friday evening banquet and speaker, a Saturday luncheon, and conclude Saturday at 2:00 p.m. In addition to parallel paper sessions, the program will include pre-conference workshops, a pre-conference
programming contest, tutorials, panels, student posters, a best paper award, and vendor displays.

Conference Co-Chairs

Matthew Dickerson, Middlebury College

Ingrid Russell, University of Hartford


Important Dates
Paper submissions due November 17, 2000
Panel proposals due December 1, 2000
Tutorial proposals due December 1, 2000
Workshop proposals due December 1, 2000
Student poster abstracts due December 18, 2000
Notification letters sent January 12, 2001
Camera ready copy due February 2, 2001
Programming contest entries March 2, 2001


Submission Instructions

(Due date: November 17, 2000)

Authors are asked to submit papers for presentation at the conference. Papers will be refereed and those accepted will appear in the Journal of Computing in Small Colleges. Further details will appear on the conference web site.
Contacts are:

David Levine, St. Bonaventure University (716)375-2598
Scott McElfresh, Muhlenburg College (484)664-3355

Karl Wurst, Worcester State College (508) 929-8728

Undergraduate Student Posters

(Due date: December 18, 2000)

Undergraduate students are invited to submit an abstract describing their research or project. Accepted abstracts will appear in the Journal of Computing in Small Colleges and students will present their work in a poster session. Limited funding will be available for selected poster presenters. See the web site for further details.

Direct all questions and submit posters to:

Daniel Scharstein ( )
Department of Math and Computer Science
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753


Vendors are invited to purchase display table(s) at the conference. For details, please call or e-mail:

Roger Simons, Rhode Island College
( (401)456-9865

Programming Contest

(Deadline for entries: March 2, 2001)

A Computer Programming Contest for 3-person college teams will be held on Friday morning, April 20th. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The computer lab will be available at 8:00 a.m. for teams to familiarize themselves with the equipment. The contest languages will be C, C++ and Java. Teams may use any or all of the languages and all programs will be doable in all languages. Rules will be similar to the ACM International Programming Contest rules. At 9:00, there will be a briefing on the contest rules and the computer system. At 9:30, the contest problems will be distributed. The contest will run continually until 12:30. Winners will be announced at the 1:00 welcoming/keynote session. Further details will appear on the conference website.

Direct all questions and submit entries to:

Frank Ford
Providence College
Providence RI 02918 (401) 865-2635
Panels, Tutorials, Workshops

(Due date: December 1, 2000)

Panels: please submit a detailed proposal (1-2 pages) including a description of the topic, a list of panelists, brief (2-3 line) biographies of the panelists, the panel format and, if feasible, position statements of the panelists.

Tutorials/Workshops: please submit a detailed proposal including a description (1 page) of the topic and its suitability, and a description (1 page) of the presenter's background on that topic. Further details will appear on the conference web site.

Direct all questions and submit proposals to:

Duane Bailey
Department of Computer Science
Bronfman Science Center
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267 (413) 597-2417