ICER 2017

Welcome to ICER 2017

Mount Rainier overlooking the Port of Tacoma

You are warmly invited to the thirteenth annual ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER) conference, which will be held in Tacoma, WA USA, 18-20 August 2017. ICER provides a forum for presenting and publishing high-quality research in computing education. At ICER 2017 we will continue the traditional ICER single-track format, which is designed to encourage authors and audience to engage in lively discussion about each work presented.

We offer a range of submission categories that allow for different types of participation, supporting work at different levels ranging from formative work to a completed research study. Research papers provide the main focus of the conference. Research papers have an 8-page limit plus up to 2 additional pages for references. ICER also offers a track for lightning talks, 3-minute presentations that articulate an idea for a research study, provide an update on current research, or invite collaborators. The SIGCSE Doctoral Consortium will be held the day before the conference. Students accepted for the consortium will participate in an all-day workshop conducted by prominent leaders in the computing education research community. Participants will also present their work at the conference in a dedicated poster session. There is also a Works in Progress workshop held the afternoon and morning after the Conference, providing participants with an opportunity to gain critical and in-depth feedback on their research ideas or projects.

Tacoma is a port city in Western Washington, situated between the Cascade mountains and the Puget Sound. With stunning views of Mount Rainier to the east, Tacoma enjoys copious amounts of sun (and only occasional rain) during the summer months. There are unlimited opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest of the United States with three national parks (Olympic, Mount Rainier, and North Cascades) within a half-day’s drive of Tacoma. In this same radius one can also enjoy whale watching, boating, and other marine activities in the Puget Sound, straits of San Juan de Fuca, and Pacific Ocean. For those wanting urban adventures in larger cities, Seattle is only 30 miles north, Vancouver, British Columbia another 150 miles north of Seattle, and Portland, Oregon 150 miles south.

Important dates

Friday, April 7, 2017 Abstract submission deadline
Friday, April 14, 2017 Final full paper submission deadline
Friday, May 19, 2017 Doctoral Consortium submission deadline
Friday, June 9, 2017 Authors notified of paper acceptance
Friday, June 16 2017 Works in Progress, Posters, and Lightning Talks submission deadline