The 12th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education will be held at the historic Thayer Hotel, on the grounds of the US Military Academy in West Point, New York. The conference is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Technology Education (SIGITE). The program contains keynote lectures, paper sessions, panels, posters, and exhibits and provides a forum for sharing and developing ideas relating to Information Technology research, education, applications, IT‐industry‐academia relationships and our roles as professionals, educators, and advocates for the effective use of Information Technology.
The campus of the West Point United States Military Academy is only 40 miles north of New York City. West Point has been called the Best Public Liberal Arts College in the country and offers more than 40 different majors, including a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Travel to West Point takes about an hour and a half from New York by car, train, or bus. Rich in history, nearly 3 million people a year visit the picturesque campus and its visitor’s center, museum, musical concerts, or any of the many historic sites in the nearby vicinity of the campus.
The theme of this year’s SIGITE is Growth and New Vistas and is inspired by the conference location. West Point has a mission to grow and develop its students so that they are ready to deal with the inevitable changes in the world. The academic field of IT has also experienced change. As we enter a new decade, the field of IT will continue to face new vistas of opportunity, change, and challenge. How do we continue to grow the profession and encourage more students to choose IT? What is the scope of research in IT? What are the best practices for covering the knowledge areas in the IT Model Curriculum? How do we balance the challenges of accreditation against the need for curriculum change?
Bryan Goda (United States Military Academy)
Ed Sobiesk (United States Military Academy)
Randy Connolly (Mount Royal University)