Call for Papers and Submissions

ICER'15: International Computing Education Research Conference
August 9-13, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

The eleventh 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

*         learnability/usability of programming languages and the psychology of 

*         pedagogical environments fostering computational thinking

*         design-based research, learner-centered design, and evaluation of 
educational technology supporting computing knowledge development

*         learning sciences work in the computing content domain

*         learning analytics and educational data mining in CS/IS content areas

*         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 

*         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
Submission Types
We continue ICER's longstanding commitment to fostering discussion and 
exploring new research areas by offering several ways to contribute.  New for 
2015, ICER features an increased page length for research papers of 8 pages for 
body content, plus up to 2 additional pages for references.  We have also 
expanded submission types to include a new research poster track.

*         Research Papers: Empirical and theoretical contributions to the 
computing education research literature will be peer-reviewed by members of the 
international program committee and will be published in conference proceedings 
in the ACM digital library.  (8 pages, plus references)

*         Lightning Talks: Brief, timed talks highlighting a research 
issue/opportunity, a new project, other early-stage work.  (abstract submission)

*         Posters (new!): Posters provide another avenue to disseminate your 
work in computing education at ICER.  (abstract submission)

*         Work-in-Progress Workshop:  An in-depth workshop environment 
providing extensive feedback on in-progress research (application form required)

*         Doctoral Consortium: PhD students pursuing research related to 
computing education are invited to submit abstracts for participation in the 
doctoral consortium.  Abstracts from accepted participants are published in the 
conference proceedings (application and 2-page abstract)

*         Co-located Workshops:  Pre/post conference workshop proposals related 
to computing education research are welcomed.  (contact conference chairs)
For full details and submission information, see the conference website:

Important Deadlines
13 April, 2015 - Research paper abstract submission (mandatory)
20 April, 2015 - Research paper full copy, blind submission
20 April, 2015 - Co-located workshop proposals
20 May, 2015   - Doctoral consortium submissions due
1 June, 2015  - Notification to research paper authors
15 June, 2015  - Lighting talk & poster abstracts
15 June, 2015  - Work in progress workshop application deadline

Conference Chairs
Brian Dorn, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA -<>
Judy Sheard, Monash University, Australia -<>
Quintin Cutts, University of Glasgow, UK -<>

Brian Dorn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Union Pacific Community Chair of Computer Science Education
University of Nebraska at Omaha |

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402-554-4905 (office)
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