Work in Progress

Sunday 11 August 2019, 09:00-18:00 ET (tentative)

The WIP Workshop (formerly named the Critical Research Review) is a dedicated 1-day workshop for ICER attendees to provide and receive friendly, constructive feedback on works-in-progress. To apply for the workshop you will specify a likely topic about which you’ll request feedback. WIP participants will be assigned to thematic groups with 4-6 participants.

Two weeks before ICER, participants will submit to the members of their group a 2-4 page primer document to help prepare for the session and identify the types of feedback sought. At WIP, depending upon group size, each participant will have 45-75 minutes to provide context, elicit advice, support, feedback, and critique. Typically, one of the other group members acts as a notetaker during an individual’s time in order to allow the presenter to engage fully in the discussion.

WIP may be the right experience for you, if you would like to provide and receive constructive advice, support, feedback, or critique on computing education research issues such as:

  • A kernel of a research idea
  • A grant proposal
  • A rejected ICER paper
  • A study design
  • A qualitative analysis approach
  • A quantitative analysis approach
  • A motivation for a research project
  • A theoretical framing
  • A challenge in a research project

The goal of the workshop is to provide a space where we can receive support and provide support. The workshop is intended for active CS education researchers. PhD students are instead encouraged to apply for the Doctoral Consortium, held on the same day as WIP.

Important Dates

  • Friday, June 7th, 2019 by midnight your local time – Workshop application deadline
  • Friday, June 14th, 2019 – Notification of acceptance
  • Sunday, July 28th, 2019 – White paper submission and distribution to participants
  • Saturday, August 10, 2019 – Informal dinner the night before the WIP
  • Sunday August 11, 2019 — Work in Progress Workshop

Applying for the WIP Workshop

To apply to participate in the WIP workshop, please complete this application form.

Accepted participants will then be required to prepare and submit a white paper (2-4 pages) to serve as a primer for all workshop participants. White papers are not published in the conference proceedings.

To cover the costs of the workshop, there is a fee for each participant. The fee will be posted here once catering and room costs are known.

WIP Workshop Chairs