Welcome to ICER 2019

Toronto Skyline. Credit: John Vetterli, licensed as CC BY-SA 2.0

You are warmly invited to the fifteenth annual ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER) conference, which will be held in Toronto, ON, Canada, 12-14 August, 2019. ICER provides a forum for presenting and publishing high-quality research in computing education. At ICER 2019 we will continue the traditional ICER single-track format, which is designed to encourage authors and audience to engage in lively discussion about each work presented.

We offer a range of submission categories that allow for different types of participation, supporting work at different levels ranging from formative work to a completed research study. Research papers provide the main focus of the conference. Research papers have an 8-page limit plus up to 2 additional pages for references. ICER also offers a track for lightning talks, 3-minute presentations that articulate an idea for a research study, provide an update on current research, or invite collaborators. The SIGCSE Doctoral Consortium will be held the day before the conference. Students accepted for the consortium will participate in an all-day workshop conducted by prominent leaders in the computing education research community. Participants will also present their work at the conference in a dedicated poster session. There is also a Works in Progress workshop the day before conference, providing participants with an opportunity to gain critical and in-depth feedback on research ideas or projects.

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

Download the official CFP as a PDF file


Important dates

Friday, March 29, 2019, anywhere on Earth (UTC-12) Research paper abstract submission (250 words, mandatory) to Easychair
Friday, April 5, 2019, anywhere on Earth (UTC-12) Research paper submission deadline to Easychair
Friday, April 12, 2019, anywhere on Earth (UTC-12) Co-located workshop proposal deadline (see CFP for submission instructions)
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, anywhere on Earth (UTC-12) Doctoral Consortium submission deadline to DC stream on Easychair
Friday, May 31, 2019 Authors notified of paper acceptance
Friday, June 7, 2019, anywhere on Earth (UTC-12) Lightning talk and Poster proposals deadline in Easychair;
Work in Progress workshop application deadline
Friday, June 14, 2019, anywhere on Earth (UTC-12) Lightning talk and poster authors notified of acceptance
Friday, June 23, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT (UTC-4) Final camera ready deadline for research papers, doctoral consortium abstracts, and poster abstracts
Sunday, August 11, 2019

ICER 2019 Doctoral Consortium, Works in Progress WorkshopStudent Learning Workshop, and SPLICE Workshop

Monday, August 12 – Wednesday August 14, 2019 ICER Conference