Applications of Machine Learning

34th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators

April 12-13, 2019

Call for Participation Registration

Call for Participation

The Department of Computer Science at Millersville University is excited to host the 34th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators (PACISE), a professional organization representing faculty in all areas of computing and computing education in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

The theme of this year’s conference is Applications of Machine Learning. Submissions are not restricted to this topic; topics in all areas of computer science, computer education, computer engineering, and related computing fields will be considered. Submissions are being solicited in the following areas:

  • Papers for peer review
  • Posters
  • Special sessions (birds-of-a-feather, etc.)
  • Abstracts (for non-peer review consideration)

Faculty are asked to encourage students who are involved in research and large projects to submit their work.

The complete Call for Submissions can be downloaded as a PDF here


Early Registration Deadline: March 20, 2019

Students, Faculty, and Guests will all be required to register by completing a Registration Form.

As a reminder, submissions will only be accepted if the presenter registers and attends the PACISE conference.


Dave Feltenberger

Dave Feltenberger, Software Engineer, Google
Dave Feltenberger
Staff Software Engineer

Important Dates

  • Feb. 15, 2019: Submission Drafts Deadline
  • Mar. 20, 2019: Early Registration Deadline
  • Mar. 22, 2019: Author Notification
  • Mar. 29, 2019: Camera-Ready Manuscripts Deadline
  • Mar. 29, 2019: Special Topics Deadline (BOF, workshop, etc)
  • Mar. 29, 2019: Abstracts (for Presentations)
  • Apr. 5, 2019: Programming Competition Registration Deadline
  • Apr. 5, 2019: Security Competition Registration Deadline
  • Apr. 12, 2019: PACISE Annual Conference


Programming Competition

The programming competition will return once again this year. Teams of up to three students will have 3.5 hours to solve as many of the assigned programming problems as possible. We will adhere to (relaxed) ICPC rules. Additional information and registration for the programming competition will be posted by late January.

Security Competition

New to PACISE this year, the security competition will adhere to a "capture-the-flag" like competition where teams of up to 5 students will be given a set of security-oriented problems to solve in a specific amount of time. Teams will be permitted to use as many computers as they'd like with any set of tools (e.g. Kali Linux). Additional information and registration for the security competition will be posted by late January.


We will add a tentative schedule by mid-December


  • Millersville University is hosting the annual PACISE conference at the Student Memorial Center (SMC).
  • The Programming Competition will be held in Roddy Hall (the CS department)
  • Online Campus Map
  • Parking will be available around the Student Memorial Center
  • Directions to campus can use the address of:
    1 S George Street
    Millersville, PA, 17551

We have reserved a block of rooms at a few hotels nearby. Rooms will only be held until March 12, 2019. Be sure to mention PACISE when reserving a room.

DoubleTree Resort
2400 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602

The DoubleTree is located about 15 minutes away from campus and is easily accessible.

Phone: (717) 464-2711

Fax: (717) 464-4784

Website: DoubleTree Resort

The Hotel Lancaster
26 East Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

The Hotel Lancaster is located in downtown Lancaster City and is about 20 minutes from campus.

Phone: (717) 394-0900

Fax: (717) 394-3405


MainStay Suites
314 Primrose Lane
Mountville, PA 17554

NOTE: These are single-room suites with one queen bed and a two-person sofa-bed

Phone: (717) 285-2500

Fax: (717) 285-2500

Website: Choice Hotels


Stephanie Schwartz
Conference Chair
William Killian
Contests Chair
Chad Hogg
Registration Chair
Dave Mooney
Editorial Board Chair
Tonya Pyles
Department Secretary
Todd Echterling
Technical Liason
The conference is supported, in part, by the Office of the Provost and the College of Science and Technology at Millersville University