Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Australian and NZ Computer Science Educators Meet to Make Degrees More Relivant

Greetings from the Australian National University in Canberra, where conference chair Professor Tom Gedeon opened the Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW 2016) of the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE), was just officially opened. Deans of computing from universities across Australia and New Zealand met yesterday, before the official start. Hot topics for discussion were how to make degrees more relevant to industry and preparing graduates to work on start-ups. Dr Shayne
Flint presented the ANU TechLauncher Program for student start-ups.

ACSW 2016 runs until Friday, with ten conferences. The program includes plenary presentations by Professor Judy Kay, University of Sydney on "A Human-Centred View of Big Personal Data: Scrutable User Models for Privacyand Control", Dr Kerry Taylor, Chair W3C/OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group & ANU, on "Semantic Sensor Networks: The Internet of Things needs the Web of Data" and Geraldine Torrisi-Steele, Griffith University, on "Supporting students' development of metacognition and problem solving skills".


Conferences at ACSW 2016:

  1. Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM)
  2. Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC)
  3. Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE)
  4. Australasian Information Security Conference (AISC)
  5. Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (AusPDC)
  6. Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC)
  7. Australasian Web Conference (AWC)
  8. Australasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM)
  9. Interactive Entertainment (IE)
  10. Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence (ACALCI) 

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