A Ubiquity symposium is an organized debate around a proposition or point of view. It is a means to explore a complex issue from multiple perspectives. An early example of a symposium on teaching computer science appeared in Communications of the ACM (December 1989).
To organize a symposium, please read our guidelines.
New in Ubiquity Symposia:
Previous Ubiquity Symposia:
1. The Science In Computer Science Opening Statement, by Peter Denning
2. Computer Science Revisited, Vinton Cerf
4. Broadening CS Enrollments: An interview with Jan Cuny, by Richard Snodgrass
5. How to Talk About Science: Five Essential Insights, Shawn Carlson
6. The Sixteen Character Traits of Science, by Philip Yaffe
7. Why You Should Choose Math in High School, by Espen Andersen
8. On Experimental Algorithmics: An Interview with Catherine Mcgeoch and Bernard Moret, by Rick Snodgrass
10. An Interview with Mark Guzdial, by Peter Denning
11. An Interview with David Alderson: In search of the real network science, by Peter Denning
12. Natural Computation, by Erol Gelenbe
13. Where’s the Science in Software Engineering?, by Walter Tichy
14. The Computing Sciences and STEM Education, by Paul Rosenbloom
15. Unplugging Computer Science to Find the Science, by Tim Bell
16. Closing Statement, by Rick Snodgrass and Peter Denning
Ubiquity symposium: The science in computer science: unplugging computer science to find the science
by Tim Bell
March 2014The Computer Science Unplugged project provides activities that enable students to engage with concepts from computer science without having to program. Many of the activities provide the basis of a scientific exploration of computer science, and thus help students to see the relationship of the discipline with science.
Ubiquity symposium: The science in computer science: where's the science in software engineering?
by Walter F. Tichy
March 2014This article is a personal account of the methodological evolution of software engineering research from the 1970s to the present. ...
Ubiquity symposium: The science in computer science: the computing sciences and STEM education
by Paul S. Rosenbloom
March 2014In this latest installment of "The Science in Computer Science," Prof. Paul Rosenbloom continues the discussion on whether or not computer science can be considered a "natural science." ...
Ubiquity symposium: The science in computer science: natural computation
by Erol Gelenbe
February 2014In this twelfth piece of the Ubiquity symposium discussing science in computer science, Erol Gelenbe reviews computation in natural systems, focusing mainly on biology and citing examples of the computation ...
Interview with Mark Guzdial, Georgia Institute of Technology: computing as creation
by Peter Denning
January 2014Mark Guzdial is a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). His research focuses on the intersection of computing and education, from the ...
An interview with David Alderson: in search of the real network science
by Peter Denning
January 2014There has been an explosion of interest in mathematical models of large networks, leading to numerous research papers and books. The National Research Council carried out a study evaluating the ...