The Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education is a forum for discussing the development of computing programs and curricula and for sharing innovative strategies and tools for teaching and learning in fields such as computer science, computer technology, and information systems. The conference brings together university and college educators, as well as industry and government representatives who have an interest in computing education. We are soliciting papers, demonstrations, and proposals for both panels and Birds of a Feather sessions.
WCCCE 2009 will take place on May 1 and 2, 2009, and it will be hosted by the School of Computing Science, the Faculty of Applied Sciences and The Irmacs Centre at Simon Fraser University in its Burnaby Campus. The Simon Fraser University Burnaby campus is located at the top of Bunaby Mountain, by the Burnaby Mountain park. Burnaby is part of the Greater Vancouver area, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
We are happy to announce that this year, for the first time, WCCCE will run in cooperation with ACM and SIGCSE . As part of this "in cooperation status" the proceedings will be included in the ACM Digital Library.
Our keynote speakers are:
Dr. Gary Poole, Director of the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth at The University of British Columbia
Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup , College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science Professor at Texas A&M University and creator of the C++ programming language.
Our invited speakers are:
Dr. Yan Xu, Senior Research Program Manager, Microsoft Research.
Mr. Paul Denny, Senior Instructor, University of Auckland, Department of Computer Science.