Welcome to SIGCSE 2020 – the online version! While we couldn’t meet in person this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to bring our community together around the awesome papers, submissions, presentations, and materials that our global colleagues prepared for you. We hope that as we move into the summer months that this online portal of SIGCSE 2020 materials will provide the inspiration, resources, and support that you have come to expect from the SIGCSE Technical Symposium.
We wish you all the best and look forward to gathering together in person for SIGCSE 2021 in Toronto, Canada!
Thank you to our SIGCSE 2020 Supporters for making the annual Technical Symposium possible!
Several supporters provided content from their planned sessions as part of SIGCSE 2020 Online. Their sessions can be found on the Supporters Page.
SIGCSE 2020 broke submission records with over 1109 submissions! We can’t thank our community enough for their hard work in submitting and reviewing!
The SIGCSE Symposium promotes high-quality scholarship and community engagement around computer science education. We continued the practice of reviewer discussions, an expanded associate program committee, and three paper submissions tracks, recognizing the differences in scope and review criteria between (1) CS education research, (2) experience reports and tools, and (3) curriculum initiatives. Over 850 reviewers provided each Paper with at least 3 reviews; and all other submissions with at least 2 reviews. Reviewers, along with 75 Associate Program Chairs and 14 Track Chairs, discussed submissions to come to a consensus. Program Chairs made final selections based on recommendations, importance, novelty, and timeliness.
|Track||# Submitted||# Accepted||Acceptance Rate|
|Papers (CS Education Research, Experience Reports and Tools, Curriculum Initiatives)||544||171||31%|
|ACM Student Research Competition||44||26||59%|
|Birds of a Feather||85||30||35%|
This year the Program Chairs selected three best papers from each of the paper tracks for their accomplishment of high quality, exemplifying the expectations of the track, novelty and broad appeal to reviewers. All best papers received at least one nomination from reviewers, high ratings, and excellent comments from reviewers. The top three papers in each track are shown below and highlighted throughout the printed program.
An Nguyen, Harvey Mudd College; Colleen M. Lewis, Harvey Mudd College
2nd Best Paper: Dual-Modality Instruction and Learning: A Case Study in CS1
Jeremiah Blanchard, University of Florida; Christina Gardner-McCune, University of Florida; Lisa Anthony, University of Florida
Valdemar Švábenský, Masaryk University; Jan Vykopal, Masaryk University; Pavel Čeleda, Masaryk University
Tracy Camp, Colorado School of Mines; Christine Liebe, Colorado School of Mines; Michelle Slattery, Peak Research, NCWIT ES Consultant
Jennifer Tsan, North Carolina State University; Jessica Vandenberg, North Carolina State University; Zarifa Zakaria, North Carolina State University; Joseph B. Wiggins, University of Florida; Alexander R. Webber, University of Florida; Amanda Bradbury, North Carolina State University; Collin Lynch, North Carolina State University; Eric N. Wiebe, North Carolina State University; Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, University of Florida
Jessica Young Schmidt, North Carolina State University
1st Best Paper: Design Principles behind Beauty and Joy of Computing
Paul Goldenberg, Education Development Center; June Mark, Education Development Center; Brian Harvey, University of California, Berkeley; Al Cuoco, Education Development Center; Mary Fries, Education Development Center
Abhijeet Agnihotri, Oregon State University; Matthew O’Kelly, University of Pennsylvania; Houssam Abbas, Oregon State University; Rahul Mangharam, University of Pennsylvania
3rd Best Paper: Creating a Balanced Data Science Program
Joel C. Adams, Calvin University