The 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education and the 5th Annual Conference on Research in Information Technology (RIIT) will be hosted by University of Massachusetts Boston and will take place at the Back Bay Hilton. Both conferences are sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group of Information Technology Education (SIGITE).
The conference runs from September 28 to October 1, 2016 and will take place at the Back Bay Hilton in Boston, Massachusetts.
The theme of both conferences is “Securing Our Future.” Since the time of the Revolutionary War, Boston has been involved in establishing a secure future for this country. While many people still think of the military aspect when it comes to security, as information technologists we know that the digital aspect is a growing threat for the future. Cyber security and information assurance are just two of the many topics that have become incredibly important. How do we develop software applications and hardware infrastructures that are dependable, resilient, and secure? We seek submissions that address ways for information technologists and information technology educators to enable a secure future, directly and through our students.
SIGITE is the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Information Technology Education. Our members include information technology faculty (teachers and researchers), students, and industry professionals.
With over 400 members worldwide, SIGITE drives the creation and dissemination of the computing discipline of information technology. The organization has created a model undergraduate curriculum and helped create accreditation guidelines for IT programs, and is now defining and promoting IT research.