Special Session on IS/CS/SE Common Curricula Models, SCI2004

Venue: Orlando

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 18, 2004 End Date/Time: Jul 21, 2004
Paper Submission Date: Jan 16, 2004
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Call For Papers

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 annef@uow.edu.au or penney@ uow.edu.au.

Important Dates

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.

Anne Fuller
Ph. 61 2 4221 3598
Fax. 61 2 4221 4170
Email. annef@uow.edu.au

Penney McFarlane
Ph. 61 2 4221 4864
Fax. 61 2 4221 4170
Email: penney@uow.edu.au