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WCCCE Conference Program

Location: KPU Conference Center, Richmond Campus

Friday May 2,  2014

8:00am - 8:30am  Registration and continental breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am


 President Dr. Alan Davis

 Kwantlen Polytechnic University
8:45am - 10:15am  Keynote: Demystifying Big Data

 Dr. Peter Aitken

 ACM Distinguished Speaker

10:15am - 10:30am  Coffee break
10:30am - 12:30pm  Paper Presentations:  Instructional Design in Computing Education

Session Chair:

David Casperson

 10:30am - 10:50am
ConEE: An Exhaustive Testing Tool to Support Learning Concurrent Programming Synchronization  Challenges
Anna Offenwanger, Yves Lucet   (The University of British Columbia)
   10:50am - 11:10am
The Real World Web: How institutional IT affects the delivery of a capstone web development course

 Ricardo Hoar   (Mount Royal University)

   11:10am - 11:30am
Making programs with the Raspberry Pi
Michael Wirth, Judi McCuaig   (University of Guelph)

Session Chair:

Rick Gee

 11:30am - 11:50am
Providing Library Services to Computer Science/IT Faculty and Students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Lisa Hubick   (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
   11:50am - 12:10pm
Why computing students are not using e-resources? Evidence from the University of the East
Rex Bringula, Patrick James Lim, Sean Michael Amador, Rea Aborot, Karl  Christian Canlas,  
(Human-Computer Interaction Group, University of the East)
   12:10pm - 12:30pm
Industry in the Classroom: Equipping Students with Real-World Experience
Christopher K. Hobbs, Herbert H. Tsang, (Trinity Western University)
12:30pm - 1:30pm  Lunch
1:30pm - 2:30pm

 Keynote: Data Governance Beyond the Border

 Sharon Polsky, Charles Wordsworth

 Privacy Council of Canada

2:30pm - 2:45pm  Coffee break
2:45pm - 5:05pm
 Paper Presentations: 
Instructional Design in Computing Education
 Concurrent Workshop: Chair, Catherine Maydan
2:45 - 3:45pm, Room 2540
Experiential Workshop on Privacy Breach Incident Response - Prepare for the Inevitable!
Charles Wordsworth and Sharon Polsky
Privacy Council of Canada

Session Chair:

Surinder Dhanjal 

 2:45pm - 3:05pm
Explore IT: An Information and Communication Technology Outreach for Grade Nine Girls
Pamini Thangarajah (Mount Royal University), Mo Keshavjee (SAIT Polytechnic), Michele Smith (Explore IT)
   3:05pm - 3:25pm
Towards a Better Presentation of Dynamic Programming
David Casperson   (University of Northern British Columbia)
   3:25pm - 3:45pm
Exploiting YAHOO! Pipes to Teach Computing Concepts
Abhijit Sen   (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)

Session Chair:

Diana Cukierman

 3:45pm - 4:05pm
Finite automata in software modelling with semaphores and deadlock potential
Boguslaw Schreyer (Nipissing University), Krzysztof Kosinski  (Wyzsza Szkola Informatyki i  Zarszadzania)
   4:05pm - 4:25pm
Using a COAC# for CS1
Jakeline Marcos Abed  (Escuela de Ingenieriay Tecnologias de Informacion TECNOLOGICO DE  MONTERREY, Campus Monterrey)
   4:25pm - 4:45pm
The Canny Skipper - A puzzle for demonstrating data structures and recursion
Michael Wirth  (University of Guelph)
6:30pm -  Gala Dinner  ( Whistler Ballroom  in River Rock Casino)

Saturday May 3,  2014

8:00am - 8:30am  Welcome and continental breakfast

8:30am - 9:40am


Panel Chair:

Donald Acton


Resources for Computer Science and IT Education

  • IEEE
  • Paradigm Education Solutions
  • Pearson

 Employment Trends in the IT Industry

  • Long View
  • Canadian Web Hosting
  • KPU, Coop
9:40am - 9:50am  Coffee break
9:50am - 12:00pm  Paper Presentations: Computer Science and Information Technology Education


Session Chair:

Mohd Abdullah

 9:50am - 10:10am
Addressing challenges students face in first-year university Computing Science and Engineering Science  courses: Overview of a needs assessment and workshop
Diana Cukierman, Donna McGee Thompson, Sheryl Guloy, Farimah Salimi, Margarita Karpilovsky Aharon
(Simon Fraser University)
   10:10am - 10:30am
The Development of Constructive Alignment in Activity Led learning Assessment of Digital Forensics
Robert Bird, Madeline Cheah  (Coventry University)
   10:30am - 10:50am
A Comparison of Information Retrieval Models
Mandeep Pannu  (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Anne Jame, Bob Bird (Coventry University)

Session Chair:

Robert Bird

 10:50am - 11:10am
Project Development for Ethical Hacking Practice in A Website Security Course
Jendy Wu  (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
   11:10am - 11:30am
Test-Run of the App-Driven Approach in Teaching A Mobile Programming Course
Xing Liu  (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
   11:30am - 11:50am
Generally Educated in the 21st Century: The Importance of Computer Literacy in an Undergraduate Curriculum
Ricardo Hoar  (Mount Royal University)
11:50am - 12:05pm  Closing Ceremony