Call for papers

The Fourth International Computing Education Research Workshop (ICER 2008) will be held in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday 6 September and Sunday 7 September 2008 .

The NSF will support travel to ICER 2008 by some US authors. Details will appear on this website when they have been clarified.

Computing education research is the study of how people come to understand computational processes and devices, and how to improve that understanding. As computation becomes ubiquitous in our world, the understanding of computing in order to design, structure, maintain, and utilize these technologies becomes increasingly important – both for the technology professional, and also for the technologically literate citizen. The study of how an understanding of computation develops, and how to improve that understanding, is critically important for the technology-dependent societies in which we live. The International Computing Education Research (ICER) Workshop aims at gathering high-quality contributions to the computing education research discipline. Papers for the ICER workshop will be peer-reviewed and should, as appropriate, display:

  • A clear theoretical basis, drawing on existing literature in computing education or related disciplines
  • A strong empirical basis, drawing on relevant research methods. Papers that re-interpret and explain others’ empirical results are welcome.
  • An explication of the paper’s impact on, and contribution to, existing knowledge about computing education.

Submissions are invited for papers. Papers should be no more than 12 pages long, but significantly shorter papers are also welcome.

The last date for submissions has been extended from Thursday 1 May 2008 to Monday 5 May 2008 at 5pm US Pacific Daylight Time. A further extension to Monday 12 May can be granted, but is not automatic. See the Submission for review page to see how to take advantage of this offer. Papers cannot be accepted after Monday 12 May.

Authors should note the Formatting requirements and Submission for review pages, accessible from the menu at the left.

A Doctoral Consortium will be held the day prior to ICER 2008, on Friday September 5.