Call for papers

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 double blind peer-reviewed.


This year ICER will again accept papers in two different categories.

Research papers. 8 pages
  • A clear theoretical basis, building on existing literature in computing education, computer science, and other 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.
Discussion papers. 6 pages
  • Work in progress, or dissemination and discussion of new ideas in Computing Education Research.
  • Discussion papers fail to meet one or more of the criteria for research papers, but have the potential to become exemplary ICER papers if given the opportunity to be presented to and discussed by the community.

All 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.

Lightning talks

Lightning Talks are short, 2 to 3 minute presentations intended to further expand the ICER community and spark discussion among conference participants. The intent is for these talks to provide a venue in support of new ideas and newcomers to our community.

Submission deadlines

Submission deadline: April 20 Sunday 22 April 2012 at 11.59pm US Pacific time
Re-submission deadline: 27 April 2012 Sunday 29 April 2012 at 11.59pm US Pacific time (*)
Notification of acceptance: Sunday 3 June 2012
Deadline for final version: Sunday 17 Jun 2012

(*) We offer a re-submission slack of exactly one week. This means that an almost complete version of papers must be submitted by the 22 April deadline, but it will be possible to upload updated versions of papers until 29th April. Papers that are not submitted by 22 April will not be considered.

Other Activities

The Doctoral Consortium will be held the day prior to ICER 2012, on Sunday, September 9th.

Pre/post activities: 9 and 12 September, 2012.


Alison Clear, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch, New Zealand
Kate Sanders, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Beth Simon, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA