Computing on the Edge
35th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators
April 3-4, 2020
West Chester University has cancelled all in-person meetings as a result of COVID-19. PACISE 2020 conference organizers, in conjunction with the PACISE steering committee, are hopeful that we will be able to conduct a virtual conference later in the Spring 2020 semester that would include virtual presentations of papers and posters submitted to the conference, and perhaps a programming challenge for students (individuals, not teams). The virtual conference would be free of charge.
Papers submitted to PACISE 2020 were peer-reviewed and we plan to still publish the proceedings. Details to be announced.
Any previously paid registration to attend PACISE 2020 is being refunded by West Chester University, in the form of check. Refunds should take 2-3 weeks. Please contact the conference chair with any questions.
The Department of Computer Science at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is excited to host the 35th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators (PACISE), a professional organization representing faculty in all areas of computing and computing education in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
The theme of this year’s conference is Computing on the Edge. Submissions are not restricted to this topic; topics in all areas of computer science, computer education, computer engineering, and related computing fields will be considered. Submissions are being solicited in the following areas:
Faculty are asked to encourage students who are involved in research and large projects to submit their work.
The complete Call for Submissions and Participation can be downloaded as a PDF here
Quick links to templates:
Registration link for students, faculty, and guests: [Link]
As a reminder, submissions will only be accepted if the presenter registers and attends the PACISE conference.
Registration Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as space permits. Each team must complete the contest registration form (link: https://forms.gle/p9nwhPPGaFLSdWP38) and return it no later than March 15th. Note: Team members must also register for the PACISE Conference; this requires a separate registration form which can be found on the conference web site.
Like last year, the security competition will adhere to a "capture-the-flag" like competition where teams of up to 3 students will be given a set of security-oriented problems to solve in a specific amount of time. Teams will be permitted to use as many computers as they'd like with any set of tools (e.g. Python, Ubuntu Linux, Pwntools, GDB).
The PACISE 2020 Security Competition will be a capture the flag event. Topics will be from stack overflow, heap overflow and kernel overflow. The contest can be done individually or as a team of no more than 3 players. Teams/Players are to bring their own computers and tools they need to compete. The contest will run from 7:45pm Friday until 11:30 am on Saturday. Only a WiFi connection is required. Work on campus can be done until 10:00pm Friday evening and can resume on campus at 7:30am. Otherwise, remote connections/WiFi at hotels will be required. Awards will be given to the top 3 teams/players.
Teams of up to three students can compete to try to get their robots to complete tasks in the shortest amount of time. In this year's ccompetition, the following robot kits are allowed:
We’re looking for teams to bring their own Lego EV3 Home Kits and teams will also need to supply their own laptops, and any other required components.
A detailed robotics competition rules are available [Here]
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