Special Session on IS/CS/SE Common Curricula Models, SCI2004
|Event Date/Time: Jul 18, 2004||End Date/Time: Jul 21, 2004|
|Paper Submission Date: Jan 16, 2004|
Special Session on IS/CS/SE Common Curricula Models
To be held as part of the 8th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2004)
July 18-21, 2004 - Orlando, Florida, USA
Although the computing related disciplines of Computer Science, Information Systems and Software Engineering may share a core body of knowledge, each is quite different in their focus and ultimate goals. Thus the educational needs of prospective professionals in these areas would also be expected to be divergent. This is recognised by the ACM who have recommended curricula for Computer Science and Information Systems and are currently working in a similar recommendation for Software Engineering.
In many countries and institutions there has been a tradition of combining at least the first year of the IS/CS/SE curricula. This has been done for many reasons, not least economic rationalism. However, given these disciplines approach computing in very different ways, common curricula are often viewed as containing elements of compromise, which ultimately result on a curriculum that does not entirely satisfy any of the areas.
The special session on Common Curricula aims to examine the issues and challenges in developing, implementing and maintaining a curriculum that can meet the core needs of all three fields. We invite both experience and research papers that address these topics. We welcome critical analysis of both successful or failed approaches.
Papers should be up to 6 pages in length. Formatting instructions can be found at http://www.iiisci.org/sci2004/WebSite/callforpapers.asp . Note that this page is only for submission to the main conference, so please do not submit your paper using this page. Papers for the special session should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or penney@ uow.edu.au.
16 January: Initial submission of short papers.
30 January: Acceptance advice
13 February: Camera ready papers due
Further information regarding the main conference may be found at http://www.iiisci.org/sci2004/website/default.asp. Please contact the session organisers for further details regarding the special session.
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