Call for papers


Aarhus, Denmark, August 9-10, 2010

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, understanding of computing in order to design, structure, maintain, and utilize these technologies becomes increasingly important–both for the technology professional, but also for the technologically literate citizen. The study of how the 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.

Papers should be no more than eight (8) pages long. Papers should follow the ACM SIGCSE formatting guidelines. Templates for submissions can be found at the ACM SIG Proceedings website. LaTeX users should use option #2 (tighter alternate style) when formatting their document.

Submission deadline: 20 April 2010
Re-submission deadline: 27 april 2010 (*)
Notification of acceptance: 10 June 2010
Deadline for final version: 24 June 2010

(*) We offer a re-submission slack of exactly one week. This means that an almost complete version of papers must be submitted by the 20 April deadline, but it will be possible to upload updated versions of papers until 27th April. Papers that are not submitted by the 20 April deadline, will not be considered.

A Doctoral Consortium will be held the day prior to ICER 2010, on Sunday, August 8. Pre/post activities: 8 and 11 August, 2010.

Michael E. Caspersen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Michael Clancy, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Kate Sanders, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, USA