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April 24-25, 2009

SUNY Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, NY


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Please read the Welcome Message from the Conference Chairs.

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. The conference proper runs from Friday at 1:00 p.m. to Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and includes a plenary speaker on Friday at 1:00, a Friday evening banquet, a Saturday morning speaker, a Saturday luncheon, parallel paper sessions, tutorials, panels, a faculty poster session, a student poster display on undergraduate research, and vendor displays. There are pre-conference workshops, and a pre-conference programming contest.

Invited Speakers

Friday plenary session

Susan Landau
Sun Microsystems Laboratories

Title: Unsecuring the Internet: A New Government Policy?

Saturday plenary session

Jeannette M. Wing
President's Professor of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Title: Computational Thinking

Conference Program

The Conference Program is now available.


Authors are invited to submit: papers; proposals for panels, tutorials and workshops; and abstracts for a faculty poster session (new in 2009). Undergraduate students are invited to submit poster abstracts for an exhibit on undergraduate research. More information is available on the authors page.


Vendors are invited to purchase display tables at the conference, and to sponsor breaks or the reception. Direct questions to vendors@ccscne.org

Student Programming Contest

A pre-conference Computer Programming Contest for 3-person college teams will be held on Friday morning, April 24th from 9:00am to noon, preceded by a briefing on contest rules and the computer system. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. There is a $50 non-refundable team fee; in addition, each team member must register for the conference. A faculty sponsor is required. Rules will be similar to the ACM International Contest. All judging will be done objectively using sets of data meant to test exemplary cases. Winners will be announced at the Friday banquet.

The programming contest team registration deadline is March 21, 2009. The Programming Contest Registration Form and Progamming Contest Details are now available.

Direct all questions regarding the programming contest to pgmcontest@ccscne.org.

Birds of A Feather Sessions

Birds of a feather (BOF) tables will be made available at the banquet, subject to advanced notice. Those who wish to suggest topics or volunteer as BOF group leaders should send email to bof@ccscne.org in advance of the conference.

Conference Committee

Conference Chairs

Lonnie Fairchild, SUNY Plattsburgh
Tim Fossum, SUNY Potsdam

Papers Chairs

Stephen Bloch, Adelphi University
Mark Hoffman, Quinnipiac University
Paul Tymann, Rochester Institute of Technology

Faculty Posters Chair

David Hemmendinger, Union College

Undergraduate Posters Chairs

Rameen Mohammadi, SUNY Oswego
Brian Ladd, SUNY Potsdam

Panels/Tutorials/Workshops Chairs

Jim Teresco, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Yana Kortsarts, Widener University

Speakers Chairs

Ingrid Russell, University of Hartford
Adrian Ionescu, Wagner College

Publicity Chair

Frank Ford, Providence College

Programming Contest Chairs

Frank Ford, Providence College
Del Hart, SUNY Plattsburgh
Stanislav Kurkovsky, Central Connecticut State University

Vendors Chairs

Sandeep Mitra, SUNY Brockport
Ziya Arnavut, SUNY Fredonia

Local Arrangements Chair

William Teter, SUNY Plattsburgh

Birds of A Feather Coordinator

Karl Wurst, Worcester State College