Doctoral Consortium

Call for participation

ICER 2011 – International Computing Education Research Workshop

Doctoral Consortium
Providence, Rhode Island, USA, August 7th, 2011

Deadline for applications: May 15th

ICER 2011 will organize a doctoral consortium as a pre-conference workshop on Sunday 7th of August.

The Doctoral Consortium (DC) provides an opportunity for a group of Ph.D. students to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives with a panel of established researchers in computing education research. The consortium has the following objectives:

  • to provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants’ current research and guidance on future research directions
  • to develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research
  • to support a new generation of researchers with information and advice on research and academic career paths, and
  • to contribute to the ICER goals through interaction with other researchers and participation in conference events.

In addition to organizers, senior researchers in the field will provide feedback and suggestions for improvement of the research proposals.

DC participants will have the opportunity to present their ideas to the rest of the ICER attendees via a short presentation before a poster session during the conference.


The consortium is designed primarily for students who are currently enrolled in any stage of doctoral studies with a focus on computing education research. The number of participants is limited to 12.


Each applicant should submit an application, which includes the following information

  • a Curriculum Vita
  • a summary of his/her research, including motivation, any relevant background and literature to contextualize the research, research questions, methodologies used or planned, and results obtained to date.
  • questions related to the research that the applicant would like to discuss and get feedback on in the doctoral consortium

The research summary will be made available to other participants of the doctoral consortium to allow them to provide feedback and prepare questions on the research. This research summary should be simply formatted, 1-2 pages long.

Important dates

Applicants should send their application in PDF format by email to Robert McCartney ( by May 15th. Notification of acceptance will be sent by email by May 30th. Registration deadline is June 15th.

Note: When submitting the applications you must put ICER DC 2011 in the Subject line!

Venue and pricing

The doctoral consortium will be organized at the Providence Westin Hotel on Sunday (9.30 – 17). See ICER web site for more information about travelling and hotels.

There is no participation fee for the DC; student registration rates
are available for ICER. Some financial assistance for travel and
expenses will be available.


If you would like more information, please, contact

Robert McCartney
Department of Computer Science, University of Connecticut,

Organizing Committee

Robert McCartney, University of Connecticut, USA
Judy Sheard, Monash University, Australia