COMPUTE is an annual Indian conference supported by ACM India and iSIGCSE. The School of Computer and Information Sciences organized COMPUTE 2023 during Dec 9-11, 2023 at University of Hyderabad. The focus of COMPUTE is to improve the quality of computing education in the country.
Prof. Abhay Jere, Vice-Chairman, AICTE participated as Cheif Guest in the Introduction program on 9th Dec at IIIT Hyderabad on the common day with ACM CompEd 2023. The conference was inaugurated by Prof. BJ Rao, Vice Chancellor on 10th Dec at Zakir Husain Lecture Complex, University of Hyderabad.
A total of 68 submissions from both industry and academia received out of which 20 papers (10 Regular Papers and 10 Short Papers) were selected with 29% acceptance rate. Along with 150 participants including few international scholars, leading experts in computing education gathered for a dynamic conference that delved into the future of the field. Prof. Samuel Mann (Otago Polytechnic Te Pukenga, New Zealand), in his thought-provoking talk, challenged the computing community to redefine its purpose, emphasizing the need for a values-driven profession. Prof. Aman Yadav (Michigan State University, USA) addressed the integration of computing in primary education, advocating for a shift from coding-centric approaches to aligning with core curriculum goals.
Prof. Ashish Amresh (Northern Arizona University, USA) explored the fusion of generative AI and game-based learning, showcasing the potential for scalable personalized education solutions. Prof. Sudip Mishra (IIT Kharagpur, Winner of ACM OCCE Award) shared his experiences in IoT research and education, emphasizing its transformative impact on smart healthcare, agriculture, and education.
A standout presentation came from Rakesh Paladugula (Sr. Product Manager for Accessability, Adobe Inc.), being visually impaired, he focused on “Defining Disability Inclusive Education.” Paladugula underscored the importance of inclusivity in the digital age, highlighting the shift from physical to virtual classrooms. The conference also hosted workshops that focused on guiding Computer Science faculty in translating innovative classroom strategies into research papers. The second workshop explored the transformative potential of Large Language Models (LLMs) in modern education.
Conference also held panel discussions on the enduring impact of the Computing Curricula 2020 on global computing education. Also they discussed on the transformative effects of generative AI on the learning landscape for coding and software development. In collaboration with SN School, a cultural event which included classical dance and music performance by the students was also held.
The conference collectively sparked crucial conversations about ethics, pedagogy, inclusivity, and the role of emerging technologies in shaping the future of computing education.