Workshop on

Practice and Experience with Java Programming in Education

Co-located with the ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications
July 18, Tunis, Tunisia


Call for Papers

Since its introduction in 1995, the Java programming language has gained a wide acceptance both in the industry and academia. By removing some of the syntactic absurdities of C++, Java has replaced C++ as the dominant language for undergraduate programming courses. Java is a general programming language better suited to conveying object-oriented concepts and advanced computing concepts such as threads and distributed objects.

The educational use of Java, however, is still in its infancy at many educational institutions around the world, and therefore many of the pitfalls have yet to be discovered.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together educators, researchers, and engineers from around the world who teach, research, or study the Java programming language to report upon practical experience and discuss the practice of Java.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Deadline: The deadline for submitting papers is April 1st, 2003. Notifications will be sent on Wednesday, May 7, 2003. Camera ready copies are due Wednesday May 28, 2003.

Submission Information
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the areas listed above. All papers must be written in English, and the length of the paper should not exceed 5,000 words. Papers (preferably in MS Word or PDF format) should be sent electronically by March 17 to:

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to Science of Computer Programming (Elsevier) - Special Issue on Practice and Experience with Java in Education.

Workshop Organizer
Qusay H. Mahmoud
Dept. of Computing and Information Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
Phone: (416) 798-1331 Ext. 6086
Fax: (416) 798-1991

Program Committee
Martin Beer, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Judith Bishop, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Corky Cartwright, Rice University, USA
Rakesh Kapania, Virginia Tech, USA
Derek Long, University of Durham, UK
Jan Newmarch, Monash University, Australia
Jean-louis Dewez, CNAM, France
Karen Renaud, University of Glasgow, UK
Kassem Saleh, American University of Sharjah, UAE
Nan C. Schaller, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA