Les Waguespack

Welcome from

Les Waguespack

EDSIG President

Greetings and Welcome to EDSIGCON / CONISAR in Austin Texas, the 34rd gathering of the EDSIG membership.

Since 1982 with only two exceptions EDSIG has gathered annually to share and exchange the scholarship of computing research, practice and education. Through those combined contributions EDSIG has enriched educational programs and curricula as well as the professionalism of educators, administrators, and practitioners of computing. The annual conferences have reached the world by channeling scholarship through the conference proceedings, the Information Systems Education Journal, ISEDJ, the Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, JISAR, and the flagship of EDSIG, the Journal of Information Systems Education, JISE. In collaboration with ACM, IEEE, and AIS, EDSIG has consistently contributed to the advancement of curricular guidelines for computing and information systems and continues that tradition today in the work to envision the global future of computing education through Computing Curricula 2020.

This year you’ll find the cultural vibrancy of Austin matched by lively discourse among colleagues in panels, workshops, paper/abstract/case presentations all organized and realized through the tireless efforts of reviewers, session chairs, track chairs, and our conference chair in concert with the ISCAP and EDSIG Board of Directors that culminates more than a year’s planning and preparation. Please take a moment to thank the conference team if you get the chance. This conference is a 100% volunteer effort and I hope that you’ll consider joining that effort yourself in the future.

Please feel free to share with me your impressions, ideas and suggestions for growing and improving EDSIG and the EDSIGCON / CONISAR experience going forward. Together, we are EDSIG!

Les Waguespack
2017 EDSIG President
Bentley University