The fourteenth annual ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER) Conference aims to gather high-quality contributions to the computing education research discipline. We invite submissions across a variety of categories for research investigating how people of all ages come to understand computational processes and devices, and empirical evaluation of approaches to improve that understanding in formal and informal learning environments.
Research areas of particular interest include:
- discipline based education research (DBER) in computer science (CS), information sciences (IS), and related disciplines
- design-based research, learner-centered design, and evaluation of educational technology supporting computing knowledge or skills development
- pedagogical environments fostering computational thinking
- learning sciences work in the computing content domain
- psychology of programming
- learning analytics and educational data mining in CS/IS content areas
- learnability/usability of programming languages
- informal learning experiences related to programming and software development (all ages), ranging from after-school programs for children, to end-user development communities, to workplace training of computing professionals
- measurement instrument development and validation (e.g., concept inventories, attitudes scales, etc) for use in computing disciplines
- research on CS/computing teacher thinking and professional development models at all levels
- rigorous replication of empirical work to compare with or extend previous empirical research results
- systematic literature review on some topic related to computer science education
In addition to standard research paper contributions, we continue our longstanding commitment to fostering discussion and exploring new research areas by offering several ways to engage. These include a doctoral consortium for graduate students just prior to the conference, a work-in-progress workshop for researchers following the conference, and poster and lightning talks. This is in addition to the format of conference sessions, where all research paper presentations include time for discussion among the attendees followed by feedback to the paper presenters.
ICER provides multiple options for participation, with various levels of discussion and interaction between the presenter and audience. These sessions also support work at various levels, ranging from formative work to polished, complete research results.
Papers are limited to 8 pages, excluding references, double-blind peer reviewed and published in the ACM digital library as part of the conference proceedings. Accepted papers are allotted time for presentation and discussion at the conference
2 page extended abstract submission required and published in ACM digital library as part of the conference proceedings. Students will present their work to distinguished faculty mentors during an all-day workshop and during the conference in a dedicated poster session.
Lightning Talks and Posters
Abstract (250 words) submission required and made available on conference website, but not published in proceedings. Accepted abstracts for lightning talks will be given a 3-minute time slot for rapid presentation at the conference followed by a discussion period for all attendees. Posters may either accompany a lightning talk or may be proposed separately using the same abstract submission process.
Work in Progress Workshop
This one-day workshop is a venue to get sustained engagement with and feedback about early work in computing education. White paper submission required but not included in proceedings.
Proposals for pre/post conference workshops of interest to the ICER community (i.e., those that aim to advance computer science education research) are welcomed and encouraged. ICER local arrangements personnel will be available to assist with workshop logistics where possible. If interested, contact the conference chairs for more details by April 10th, 2018: Lauri.Malmi@aalto.fi or Ari.Korhonen@aalto.fi.
For more information about preparation and submission, please visit the page corresponding to the submission type of interest.
Important Deadlines and Dates
|Research Papers||Abstract submission (250 words, mandatory)||Friday, March 30, 2018,||anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)|
|Full paper submission||Friday, April 6, 2018,||anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)|
|Notification of acceptance||Friday, June 1, 2018|
|Final camera ready deadline||Friday, June 15, 2018,||anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)|
|Doctoral consortium submissions||Tuesday May 1st,||anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)|
|Lightning talk and Poster proposals||Saturday, June 16th,||anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)|
|Work in progress workshop application||Friday, June 8th,||anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)|
|Doctoral Consortium||Sunday, August 12, 2018|
|ICER Conference||Monday, August 13 – Wednesday August 15, 2018|
|Work in Progress Workshop||Wednesday evening, August 15 – Thursday, August 16, 2018|
For more details, see the conference website: http://www.icer-conference.orgConference Co-Chairs
- Lauri Malmi & Ari Korhonen — Aalto University, Finland
- Robert McCartney — University of Connecticut, USA
- Andrew Petersen — University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date will be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.