Overview

 

The University of Aberdeen welcomed over 300 delegates to the 24th Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE) Conference in July 2019.

 

The event, sponsored by the main computing science society (the Association for Computing Machinery - ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), along with the Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance -  SICSA, and a number of industry sponsors, originally expected to attract up to 180 delegates but have more than exceeded expectations with numbers rising to over 300.  This broke new records for paper submissions, and has easily broken the record for ITiCSE conference registrations too.

 

The program of the conference consisted of keynote lectures, paper sessions, panels, working groups, tips and techniques, courseware demonstrations, posters, and exhibits. The conference also featured opportunities to partake in excursions, enabling attendees to see some of the surrounding district and mingle in a less intense and formal environment.

 

Friday 12 July: Information session for working group leaders and interested members

Saturday 13 July: Working Groups and Doctoral Consortium

Sunday 14 July: Opening Reception from 7pm

Monday 15 July – Wednesday 17 July: Main Conference

 

Dr Bruce Scharlau, Event Chair and Lecturer in Computing Science, School of Natural & Computer Sciences at the University of Aberdeen said “the most important part of the conference is the ability for us to create opportunities for discussion and debate between participants. We make the space for people to hear and discuss ideas, which they can take back to their classrooms, while also providing social situations for friendships to form, and collaborations to emerge”.