Hood Graduate School to Host 36th CCSC Eastern Annual Regional Conference

CCSC Conference

George Dimitoglou, D.Sc., Cybersecurity Program Director, discusses 36th CCSC Eastern Annual Regional Conference to be hosted by the Hood Graduate School this year.

Interview with George Dimitoglou, D.Sc.

Program

  • Computer Science (M.S.)
  • Cybersecurity (M.S., C)
  • Information Technology (M.S.)

Department

  • Computer Science & Information Technology

Hood College is the host of the CCSC Eastern 36th Annual Regional Conference this year. Could you please share more about this conference?

The Consortium of Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) is a national organization that promotes, supports, and improves computing curricula in colleges and universities.

Since 1985 the Consortium has sponsored annual regional computer science conferences across the United States. CCSC also publishes the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges containing the proceedings of each conference. The journal is distributed to approximately 600 faculty members from 350 colleges and universities.

Are there any upcoming conference workshops or guest speakers you would like to highlight?

There will be numerous workshops and speakers from all over the Mid-Atlantic region. What is presented in the conference is peer-reviewed so prospective workshop organizers and speakers must submit proposals and papers in a couple of months to go through the review and selection process. We will also have a conference reception with a keynote speaker.

Is this the first time Hood College is hosting CCSC on our campus?

It is the second time that Hood College hosts CCSC on campus. We had a very successful conference held on campus in 2008, and we hope to be able to replicate both the high quality of sessions and the positive experience for our participants.

How can Hood College students and faculty get involved and participate at the conference?

There will be several opportunities for the Hood community to get involved. Some of our faculty will serve on the organizing committee along with colleagues from other institutions, Hood students will help with the logistics and have the chance to attend the conference. They will also be invited to submit their work.

The conference will include a dedicated student poster session and a best student poster award along with a half-day student programming team competition. This competition is both fun and fierce!.

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