Computing on the Edge
35th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators
April 3-4, 2020
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.
Research and Discovery – Emerging Research and Education Platforms Access to advanced computing, distributed data, and cloud infrastructures have become increasingly critical to research and education endeavors in a wide range of disciplines. As research computing groups, campus IT, regional network providers, and research centers around the country try to address the needs of these diverse research and education communities, coordination between these entities has become essential in creating sustainable, scalable, and flexible distributed federated resources (local, regional, and national), and commercial cloud. These coordinated efforts have recently become even more imperative as the push from funding agencies to support cross-disciplinary collaborative proposals that span multiple institutions continues to grow. In this presentation Dr. Barr von Oehsen will give an overview of the local, regional, and national projects he is currently involved with as well as discuss the future of advanced research computing/cyberinfrastructure within this ecosystem and how groups such as PACISE can get involved.
Dr. James Barr von Oehsen is the Associate Vice President of the Rutgers University Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC). Dr. von Oehsen is responsible for providing strategic leadership in advancing Rutgers University’s research and scholarly achievements through next generation computing, networking, and data science infrastructure. Prior to joining Rutgers, he was employed by Clemson University Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) as the Executive Director of the Cyberinfrastructure Technology Integration (CITI) group. Dr. von Oehsen has extensive experience working with diverse campus research communities throughout the nation as well as within the US industry sector. His interests are in high performance computing, high throughput computing, data science, deep learning, cybersecurity, smart cities, internet of things, mathematical modeling, parallel programming, commercial and campus cloud, and hardware architectures. In 2018 he received the NJEdge Technology Innovation Award for his work involving the convergence of software defined networking, research computing, tiered storage, commercial cloud, and federation of services. He is also a founding member of the Eastern Regional Network, a consortium of universities, regional network providers, and research centers with a vision to simplify multi-campus collaborations and partnerships that advance the frontiers of research, pedagogy, and innovation.
|4:15-5:45PM||Parallel Sessions: Posters, Papers, Special Sessions
|4:00-5:45PM||PACISE Board Meeting
|6:00-7:30PM||Dinner Reception and Keynote
Hollinger Field House
|7:45||Programming Competition Practice
|7:45||Robotics Competition Practice
|7:45PM||Security Competition Kickoff
|7:45-8:00AM||Programming, Robotics Competition Check-In
|9:00-11:45AM||Parallel Sessions: Posters, Papers, Special Sessions
|11:45AM||End of Competitions|
|12:00PM||Lunch, Awards, and General Meeting
Hollinger Field House
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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