2021 Conference April 9 & 10



Call for Papers

36th Annual Spring Conference
April 9 - 10, 2021

Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA is excited to host the 36th Annual Spring conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators (PACISE), a professional organization representing faculty in all areas of computing and computing education in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Submission of papers and posters on all topics related to computer science, computer engineering, and computer education are welcome. Presentation tracks are generally broad in scope and will be developed according to demand. Faculty members are asked to encourage their students, who have completed directed research, to give presentations of their work. The conference will also feature a student programming contest on Saturday morning.

The conference and student programming test will be held online due to the current special circumstances. The registration fee is waived for the conference and student programming contest.

Submission of Papers:

Those who wish to have their papers reviewed and published in the proceedings need to submit a completed draft to the Editorial Board Chair (Dr. David Mooney) by Feb 15th, 2021 (Monday). Notification of acceptance will be sent out by March 15th, 2021 (Monday). Final camera-ready manuscripts are due to the presentations chair by March 23rd (Tuesday). All submissions must be in either MS Word or ODT format and must be no longer than 10 pages. The guidelines for submission format and a document template are available here. Please indicate whether you are submitting in the student-undergraduate, student-graduate or faculty category.

Those opting to submit a non-peer reviewed paper or poster must still submit an abstract no later than March 15th, 2021 (Monday). Only peer-reviewed accepted papers will be included in the proceedings. All other submissions will appear in abstract form.

Special Sessions:

Anyone interested in organizing a special session (panel discussion, birds-of-a-feather, etc.) should submit a proposal to the presentation chair. The proposal must include a title of the special session, a single paragraph description of the special session, and a short biography of the organizer of the special session.


Registration is required for publication in the proceedings.

The registration fee is waived due to the current special circumstances. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend the conference.

Student Programming Contest:

The student programming contest consists of teams of two to three members from each institution. Alternate team members can be listed in case substitutions are needed. Team members and alternates must be undergraduate students enrolled at the university being represented. To be guaranteed acceptance to the contest, the university must submit an application by March 15th, 2021 (Monday) . A university may be represented by no more than two programming teams. Each team must complete the contest registration form provided on the conference web site and return it no later than March 15th, 2021 (Monday) . Applications will be acknowledged via email.

The registration fee is waived for programing contest teams due to the current special circumstances.

Important Dates:

Initial Submissions due: February 22, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: March 22, 2021
Unreviewed abstracts/Posters: March 22, 2021
Final Manuscripts: March 30, 2021
Registration Deadline: April 5, 2021
Programming Team Application Deadline: March 22, 2021

Contact Information:

Conference Chair: Dr. Dr. Hongbo Zhou
Editorial Board: Dr. David Mooney
Programming Contest Chair: Dr. Nitin Sukhija
Registration Chair: Ms. Vicki Sparano


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