Testing in the Undergraduate Computer Science Curriculum








Application Deadline: June 1, 1998

Sites: Clemson University June 15 - 19, 1998

University of Alabama June 1999


The Department of Computer Science at Clemson University and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama announce a workshop intended to enhance the knowledge of undergraduate faculty, in the area of computer software testing, with an emphasis on object-oriented software. The two-week program will be split across two summers with the first session held at Clemson University during the summer of 1998 and the second session to be held on the University of Alabama campus during the summer of 1999. This workshop will bring together 25 faculty members from across the United States who are interested in expanding the role of software testing in undergraduate computer science courses. This workshop will provide an opportunity for the workshop participants to examine the issue in detail, working in cooperation with the workshop staff. Specifically the workshop will focus on:


  1. A brief review of the fundamental concepts associated with object-oriented development.
  2. An in-depth examination of the current "state-of-the-art" with respect to testing software, including those aspects of object-oriented systems that require special attention, and
  3. An examination of how this material can be integrated into the curriculum at each participantís own institution.


The workshop staff includes Dr. Allen Parrish and Dr. David Cordes from the University of Alabama and Dr. John D. McGregor from Clemson University. All three are active in the area of testing object-oriented software. The diverse viewpoints of these three will stimulate discussion and provide for a variety of types of projects during the workshop. Faculty interested in attending should contact:


Dr. John D. McGregor

Dept. of Computer Science

436 Edwards Hall, Box 341906

Clemson, SC 29634-1906

Voice: 864-656-5859

Fax: 864-656-0145


This workshop is made possible by a National Science Foundation UFE grant


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