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SIGITE/RIIT 2015 CFP Now Available

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The Call For Papers for SIGITE/RIIT 2015 is now available. The 16th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education and the 4th Annual Research in IT Conference will be hosted by DePaul University and will take place at the DePaul Loop campus in Chicago, Illinois. Both conferences are sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (SIGITE).

The conference runs from September 30 to October 3 and will take place at the DePaul Loop campus in Chicago, Illinois.

Theme

The theme of both conferences is “Creating the Future”. The Chicago fire of 1871 enabled a rebirth of development in Chicago, producing notable architecture that continues to impact the city into the present day. In a nod to that period of development, a technology-focused incubator called 1871 has been created, and with it has come a focus on reinventing Chicago for the next century. Industry, academic, and political leaders are working to make Chicago a city known for its innovative approaches to business and technology. We seek submissions that look to the future of information technology, helping to define what it is that researchers and students alike will be doing in the decades to come

Call for Papers
Call for Papers (Revised May 5, 2015)
Conference Site
Visit the SIGITE/RIIT 2015 conference site

sigcas-ethics

SIGCAS is the ACM Special Interest Group that addresses the social and ethical consequences of widespread computer usage. SIGCAS’ main goals are to raise awareness about the impact that technology has on society, and to support and advance the efforts of those who are involved in this important work. SIGCAS collaborates with other ACM bodies that are engaged in related work, such as USACM, SIGITE and SIGCSE.

This year, SGICAS will be running a Pre-Symposium Event at this year’s SIGCSE in Kansas City, Missouri, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm Central Standard Time. The title for this year’s event is Computing for the Social Good: Educational Practices (CSG-Ed), an umbrella term meant to incorporate any educational activity, from small to large, that endeavors to convey and reinforce computing’s social relevance and potential for positive societal impact. This SIGCAS sponsored symposium is an opportunity for CSG-Ed practitioners to present their projects/practices. The goal is for current and future CSG-Ed practitioners to share best practices, discover new collaborators, review common pitfalls (and how they can be avoided), and discuss how SIGCAS can support the many varied individual and group CSG-Ed efforts.

To find out more, visit SIGCAS.