King Khalid University, represented by the College of Computer Science, organized the Third National Conference for the Faculties of Computer Science and Information in Saudi Universities. It will take place at Abha Palace Hotel on the 28th and 29th of this Hijri month, which corresponds to October 8th-9th.
The conference aims to share the experiences of learning, teaching and scientific research in all computer disciplines. It will present the latest research and developments in computer education that serve the Kingdom. Additionally, it will provide a scientific platform for sharing success stories in educational aspects and scientific research among computer colleges in Saudi Arabia.
The primary goals of the conference are to raise the level of performance of computer science and information faculties in Saudi universities through shared ideas and experiences to enhance the education system. This will be underscored by a curriculum development theme to be discussed in accord with international standards, the domestic labor market, and the requirements of local and international academic accreditation. Supporting the development of faculty members in the field of computer sciences and strengthening their role in the design and development of computer curricula in public education will be integrated into all discussions with the expectation that partnership and cooperation in specialized domains between colleges and top technology companies will occur.
It is worth mentioning that during the conference the NC3 - Third National Programming Competition in Saudi Arabia - will be held. NC3 aims to enhance creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new programs and enabling students to test their performance skills under pressure. The competition will be followed by the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) where each university comprised of two teams and three students will attempt to solve eight or more complex programming issues that simulate reality within five hours.