Conference program

DRAFT Conference Program

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
1:30 – 4:30 pm
SIGITE Executive Committee Meeting Room: Merritt
1:00 – 6:00 pm
Early Registration 8th Floor Lobby
5:15 – 10:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Excursion (by registration only) Location: Meet in Hotel Lobby @ 5pm


Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Conference Registration Room: 8th Floor Lobby
7:45 am- 8:45 am
Continental Breakfast Room: Himmarshee Ballroom / Skyline Terrace
Concurrent Sessions
9:00 – 10:30 am
A – Papers: Applied B – Panel C – Papers: Research

Chair: Chunming Gao
Room: New River A

Chair: Markus Geissler
Room: New River B

Chair: Deborah Boisvert
Room: Merritt
Integrating Project-Based Learning in Mobile Development Course to Enhance Student Learning Experience Farzana Rahman (Florida International University)
Blockchain-based Whitelisting for Consumer IoT Devices and Home Networks Diego Mendez Mena (Purdue University)
Baijian Yang (PU)
Crafting a Foundation for Computing Majors David Harvie (United States Military Academy)
Tanya Estes (USMA)
Michael Kranch (USMA)
Attracting Students to IT Degrees Gregory Hislop (Drexel University)
Heidi Ellis (Western New England University)
Barry Lunt (Brigham Young University)
Stephen Zilora (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Using Scrum for Managing Master Theses: A Case Study Gonçalo Tomás (Instituto Superior Técnico)
Miguel Mira da Silva (IST)
José Bidarra (Universidade Aberta)
Design Thinking and Agile Practices for Software Engineering. An Opportunity for Innovation Ilenia Fronza (Free University of Bolzano)
Luis Corral (Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Educa)
A Tale of Two Majors: When Information Technology is Embedded within a Department of Computer Science Prateek Basavaraj (University of Central Florida)
Karla Badillo-Urquiola (UCF)
Ivan Garibay (UCF)
Pamela Wisniewski (UCF)
Concurrent Sessions
10:45 – 12:15
A – Papers: Applied B – Panel C – Lightning Talks

Chair: Martin Schedlbauer
Room: New River A

Chair: Sam Chung
Room: New River B

Chair: Rick Lee Homkes
Room: Merritt
PipE2: An Innovative Pipelining Design for Collaborative Two-Stage Exams Qianni Deng (Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.)
Xinjian Luo (SJTU)
IT Curriculum: Coping with Technology Trends & Industry Demands Jai Kang (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Edward Holden (RIT)
Qi Yu (RIT)
Erik Golen (RIT)
Improving the Global, International and Intercultural (GII) competencies of IT Students via Integrated Collaboration During Study Abroad Rob Elliott (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)
Xiao Luo (Purdue School of Engineering and Technology)
Fostering Undergraduate Research through Mobile Development Course in PUIs Farzana Rahman (Florida International University)
Work In Progress – A Multidisciplinary Minor in Web Design Ye Diana Wang (George Mason University)
Robert Matz (GMU)
Improving the Pipeline: Lessons Learned Sandra Gorka (Penn College of Technology)
Alicia McNett (PCoT)
Jacob Miller (PCoT)
Bradley Webb (PCoT)
Face-to-Face, Or Online, That Is the Question Chunming Gao (University of Washington Tacoma)
Bryan Goda (UWT)
Computer Programming is more than to program computers Virginia Carneiro de Paula (Palm Beach State College)
Student Success in Online and Hybrid Courses Diane Roux (Clark State Community College)
CC2020-What It Is and Why You Should Care Barry Lunt (Brigham Young University)
Brady Redfearn (BYU)
12:30 – 2:30 pm

Lunch and Opening Session

Room: Himmarshee Ballroom
  • SIGITE Chair Welcome: Barry Lunt
  • Welcome remarks: Tom Ayers
  • Best paper awards: Dan Bogaard & Bryan Goda
  • Supporter introductions and Flash Talks: Hollis Greenberg & Tom Ayers
  • Keynote: Todd Thibodeaux (1:45-2:30pm)
2:30 – 2:50 pm
Sponsor Spotlight: Mendix Room: Himmarshee Ballroom
2:55 – 3:15 pm
Sponsor Spotlight: Oracle Academy Room: Himmarshee Ballroom
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Exhibitor Showcase and Networking Room: Abeona
Concurrent Sessions
3:30 – 5:00 pm
A – Papers: Applied B – Panel C – Lightning Talks

Chair: Giovanni Vincenti
Room: New River A

Chair: Michael Stinson
Room: New River B

Chair: Ray Trygstad
Room: Merritt
Developing an Undergraduate Course Curriculum on Information Security Yang Wang (La Salle University)
Margaret McCoey (LSU)
Heng Zou (LSU)
Experiential Learning in an Online Information Technology Program: A Case Study of Third-Party Capstone Project Sourcing Bill Dafnis (Capella University)
Kathy Faggiani (CU)
Creating a New Academic Discipline: Cybersecurity Management Education Rick Trilling (Wentworth Institute of Technology)
The value of Industry Certifications in ITE Alan Rowland (CompTIA)
Thomas Dawkins (Microsoft Corporation)
Tom Ayers (Broward College)
James Risler (Cisco Corporation)
Revamping the IT Curriculum with Agile and DevOps Methodology Amos Olagunju (St Cloud State University)
Applying an Agile Approach to Improve the Student Experience and Performance in a Capstone Project Thomas Gibbons (The College of St. Scholastica)
Brandon Olson (CSS)
Stakeholders: Connecting the curricular guidelines to the Code Diane Shichtman (SUNY Empire State College)
Use of Commercial Online Training to Augment Programming Language Education David Harvie (United States Military Academy)
Tanya Estes (USMA)
Keith Major (USMA)
Can We Be More Innovative with Program Revision? Using a Data- Driven 360 Degree Program Review Model svetlana peltsverger (Kennesaw State University)
Rebecca Rutherfoord (KSU)
Lei Li (KSU)
Software Concepts Emphasized in Introductory Programming Textbooks Brian Rague (Weber State University)
Kirby McMaster (WSU)
Stuart Wolthuis (Brigham Young University-Hawaii)
Samuel Sambasivam (Azusa Pacific University)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Conference Reception Details: Skyline Terrace East


Friday, October 5, 2018
7:15 – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast Room: Himmarshee Ballroom / Skyline Terrace
7:00 – 4:00 pm
Conference Registration Room: 8th Floor Lobby
7:30 – 4:30 pm
Exhibitor Showcase Room: Abeona
Concurrent Sessions
8:15 – 9:45 am
A – Papers: Applied B – Panel C – Papers: Research

Chair: Karen Patten
Room: New River A

Chair: Amos Olagunju
Room: New River B

Chair: Robert Lutz
Room: Merritt
Developing and Evaluating an Experimental Learning Environment for Cyber Security Education Te-Shun Chou (East Carolina University)
John Jones (ECU)
A BERO CLF Themed Nifty Middle-School Module: Teach Functional Programming Using Music and Generate Interest in Coding and Robotics Ankur Chattopadhyay (University of Wisconsin – Green Bay)
Elizabeth Quigley (UWGB)
Rachel Hart (UWGB)
Sallie Petty (UWGB)
IoT-enabled Capstone Chia-Chi Teng (Brigham Young University)
Barry Lunt (BYU)
Creating No-Textbook IT Courses – Yes It Can Work For You Rebecca Rutherfoord (Kennesaw State University)
Dawn Tatum (KSU)
Susan VandeVen (KSU)
Richard Halstead-Nussloch (KSU)
James Rutherfoord (KSU)

The pedagogical potential of game jams Allan Fowler (Kennesaw State University)
Sherry Ni (KSU)
Jon Preston (KSU)
Help Wanted: Consumer Privacy Behavior and Smart Home Internet of Things (IoT) Devices Marc Dupuis (University of Washington Bothell)
Mercy Ebenezer (UWB)
9:45 – 10:15 am
Coffee Break (Sponsored by Oracle Academy)
Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 11:45
A – Papers: Research B – Panel C – Lightning Talks

Chair: Heidi Ellis
Room: New River A

Chair: Christopher Kadlec
Room: New River B

Chair: Diana Wang
Room: Merritt
An Energy-Efficient Secure Adaptive Cloud-of-Things (CoT) Framework to Facilitate Undergraduate STEM Education Selena He (Kennesaw State University)
Meng Han (KSU)
Patrick Bobbie (KSU)
Rejuvenation of the IT Program at King Saud University: A Change Reflecting Local and Global IT Trends Heyam Al-Baity (King Saud University)
Hend Al-Khalifa (KSU)
Duaa Alsaeed (KSU)
Sahar Bayoumi (KSU)
Nora Al-Twairesh (KSU)
Training Future Cybersecurity Professionals in Spear Phishing using SiEVE Jared Meyers (Brigham Young University)
Derek Hansen (BYU)
Justin Giboney (BYU)
Dale Rowe (BYU)
Designing Creative Assessments for Online Computer Science and IT Courses Farzana Rahman (Florida International University)
Tiana Solis (FIU)
Representational Fluency in Cryptography: An Eye-Tracking Study Baijian Yang (Purdue University)
Wenjie Wu (PU)
Yingjie Chen (PU)
Review of the Existing Game Based Learning System in Cybersecurity Tolulope Awojana (East Carolina University)
Te-Shun Chou (ECU)
Nicholas Hempenius (ECU)
RFID Security, Verification, and Blockchain: Vulnerabilities within the Supply Chain for Food Security Michael Hilt (Purdue University)
Daniel Shao (PU)
Baijian Yang (PU)
Using Evolutionary Systems and Ideation Techniques to Enhance Student Cybersecurity Learning Simon Cleveland (City University of Seattle)
David Gould (CityU)
Gregory Block (CityU)
Scripting for Administration, Automation and Security Yu Cai (Michigan Technological University)
Todd O. Arney (MTU)
Cybersecurity Competitive Labs-as-a-Service: Automated Score and Message Board Design Nicholas Hempenius (East Carolina University)
Te-Shun Chou (ECU)
Lee Toderick (ECU)
11:50 – 12:10 pm
Sponsor Spotlight: Turing’s Craft Room: Himmarshee Ballroom
12:15 – 1:15 pm
Lunch Room: Himmarshee Ballroom / Skyline Terrace
1:15 – 2:15 pm
Poster Session Room: New River A & B
Can Cognitive Science make it Easier for Novice Students to Learn to Code Functions? Adity Mutsuddi (University of Cincinnati)
Debra Frame (UC)
Student Participation in HFOSS: Challenges and Opportunities Heidi J. C. Ellis (Western New England University)
Gregory W. Hislop (Drexel University)
Predicting Personalized Student Performance in Computing-Related Majors via Collaborative Filtering Young Park (Bradley University)
Improve Integrated Learning in Computer Information Technology through Cross-Curricular Instruction Xiao Luo (Purdue School of Engineering and Technology)
Connie Justice (PSET)
Evaluating simpler user interfaces for computer programming educational tools Blessing Leonard (University of Baltimore)
Giovanni Vincenti (UB)
Improving the Pipeline: A First Look Sandra Gorka (Pennsylvania College of Technology)
Alicia McNett (PCoT)
Jacob Miller (PCoT)
Bradley Webb (PCoT)
Using Physical Computing Projects in Teaching Introductory Programming karen jin (University of New Hampshire)
Howard Eglowstein (UNH)
Co-Op Light: Developing a Cybersecurity Workforce through Academia-Industry Partnerships Marc Dupuis (University of Washington Bothell)
Predicting Political Trends By Social Tagging Yong Zheng (Illinois Institute of Technology)
Mengran Liu (DePaul University)
Exploratory Malware Analysis of Mobile Usages Yong Zheng (Illinois Institute of Technology)
Sridhar Srinivasan (IIT)
Kim Taehun (Hongik University)
Towards A Novel Visual Privacy Themed Educational Tool for Cybersecurity Awareness and K-12 Outreach Ankur Chattopadhyay (University of Wisconsin – Green Bay)
Sallie Petty (UWGB)
David Christian (UWGB)
Adam Ulman (UWGB)
Reduction of Medical Errors in Emergency Medical Care Patricial Whitley (Kennesaw State University)
Emily Ennis (KSU)
Nolan Tacca (KSU)
Sweta Sneha (KSU)
Hossain Shahriar (KSU)
Chi Zhang (KSU)
Prediciting NFRs in Agile Software Engineering Richard Maiti (Berea College)
Aleksandr Krasnov (BC)
M. Edward Wilbourne III (Nova Southeastern University )
COCONATS: Combining Computational Thinking Didactics and Software Engineering in K-12. First pedagogical and didactical reflections Ilenia Fronza (Free University of Bolzano)
Claus Pahl (FUB)
Alessandro Colombi (FUB)
Demis Basso (FUB)
Healthcare Data Analytics – A Health IT Application Course and Resources Chi Zhang (Kennesaw State University)
The Importance of Hadoop Clusters in Educational Institutions Vineet Jitendra Sampat (Illinois Institute of Technology)
Jeremy Hajek (IIT)
Privacy Preserving Multiclass Classification for Horizontally Distributed Data Yunmei Lu (Georgia State University)
mingyuan yan (University of North Georgia)
Meng Han (Kennesaw State University)
Qingliang Yang (KSU)
Yanqing Zhang (Georgia State University)
2:20 – 2:40 pm
Sponsor Spotlight: Illinois Institute of Technology Room: Himmarshee Ballroom
Concurrent Sessions
2:45 – 4:15 pm
A – Papers B – Panel C – Lightning Talks

Chair: Jeremy Hajek
Room: New River A

Chair: Hollis Greenberg
Room: N ew River B

Chair: Erik Golen
Room: Merritt
Papers-Applied: Retention Rates for the First Three Years of a Linked-courses Learning Community Amber Settle (DePaul University)
Theresa Steinbach (DU)
Papers-Applied: Leveraging Visual Programming Language and Collaborative Learning to Broaden Participation in Computer Science Farzana Rahman (Florida International University)
Papers-Research: A Novel Blockchain-based Education Records Verification Solution Meng Han (Kennesaw State University)
Zhigang Li (KSU)
Jing (Selena) He (KSU)
Dalei Wu (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)
Ying Xie (KSU)
Asif Baba (Tuskegee University)
Revising the ABET Information Technology Criteria to Reflect the IT 2017 Curriculum Guidelines Scott Murray (HCA Healthcare)
Rebecca Rutherfoord (Kennesaw State University)
Mihaela Sabin (University of New Hampshire)
Sandra Gorka (Penn College of Technology)

An Architectural Analysis of a Blockchain-Based Web Application for Supporting Smart Contracts and Hardening Security Charith Atapattu (Southern Illinois Univ. – Carbondale)
Sam Chung (City University of Seattle)
Fostering Software Engineering Principles in K-12 through Non-Programming Activities Ilenia Fronza (Free University of Bolzano)
Claus Pahl (FUB)
Innovation Through Visualization Michael Stinson (Central Michigan University)
Kenneth Hall (CMU)
Craig Day (CMU)
Incorporating Workplace Structure in a Classroom Setting Eric Nersesian (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Adam Spryszynski (NJIT)
Paint, Glitter, and Chatbots: Programming Activities for Novices Designed with Intellectual Need and Replay Value Vinesh Kannan (Illinois Institute of Technology; Mimir)
4:20 – 5:20 pm
Closing Session Room: Himmarshee Ballroom
  • Closing Keynote Speaker (4:20-5:00 pm)
  • Closing Remarks – Steve Zilora, Conference Co-Chair
  • Announcement of SIGITE’19 – Bryan Goda, Program Co-Chair
  • Supporter Raffle – Tom Ayers, Conference Co-Chair
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Community College Reception

Community College Reception sponsored by Broward College and the Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (CCECC)

Room: Sagamore / Preston’s Patio


Saturday, October 6, 2018
8:00 – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast Room: 8th Floor Lobby
8:00 – 11:00 am
IT Chairs’ Meeting (by registration only) Room: Merritt
9:00 – 11:00 am
Turing’s Craft Workshop (by registration only)

Bringing It All Together: Using Integrated Online Text and Programming Practice Tools

CodeLab, the premier online, automated, interactive practice tool for programming students has long offered many hundreds of exercises in C, C++, Java, Python, Javascript, Matlab, C#, and VB that have helped students gain mastery over the syntax, semantics and common usage patterns of language constructs and programming ideas. Now integrated into free online textbooks, equipped with homework program grading support, plagiarism checks, virtual (and non-virtual) office hour support, CodeLab have evolved to become a comprehensive, on-line Teaching Associate.

This workshop introduces faculty to the key tools that enable faculty to extend their teaching power and improve student learning with CodeLab. These tools include the easier-than-ever exercise creation tool, the content editor, the assignment manager, and the plagiarism heuristic manager.

Room: New River A
9:00 – 11:00 am
Mendix Workshop (by registration only)

Workshop title: “Build real web and mobile apps in the classroom with Mendix. No coding needed.”

If you teach courses like Systems Analysis and Design, IT Project Management and Intro/Capstone courses, you likely have your students build some sort of solution. With students of varying technical backgrounds, the tools available to execute their projects can be limited to simple slides or wireframing. With Mendix, students can build real, working web and mobile applications without needing to know how to code. Mendix is the leading low-code app development platform and through their University Program, Professors and students enjoy completely free Mendix technology, training, certifications and curriculum.

Join this workshop to get hands-on experience building apps on Mendix and receive ready-to-use curriculum materials you can easily integrate into your courses. By the end of the three hours, you will have built a simple app, learned how 70+ other universities are using Mendix in the classroom, and receive customized or readily available activities for your students. You’ll also receive some fun swag!

Breakfast Provided!

Room: New River B
11:30 – 1:30 pm
Conference post-mortem/planning for Executive and Conference Committees Room: TBA