22nd Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education

Bologna, Italy, 3-5 July 2017

About ITiCSE 2017

ITiCSE 2017, the 22nd Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, will take place in Bologna, Italy, hosted by Università di Bologna. The event is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE).

The program of the conference will consist of keynote lectures, paper sessions, panels, working groups, tips and techniques, courseware demonstrations, posters, and exhibits. The conference also features opportunities to partake in excursions, enabling attendees to see some of the surrounding district and mingle in a less intense and formal environment.

The conference will begin with registration and an information session for working group leaders and interested members at 6pm on Friday evening 30 June in the lobby of the University's Department of Mathematics, Piazza di Porta San Donato #5.

The working groups and POSSE workshops will start their formal sessions at 9am on Saturday 1 July in the University's Department of Mathematics, Piazza di Porta San Donato #5.

The opening reception for the conference will be held at 7.30pm on Sunday 2 July at Osteria del Sole, Vicolo Ranocchi 1/D.

The main conference starts at 8.30am on Monday 3 July and ends at 4.30pm on Wednesday 5 July, with all sessions held at the University of Bologna, Belmeloro Complex, Building A. Address: Belmeloro 14, Bologna, Italy. Map: https://eventi.unibo.it/iticse2017 . GPS: 44.495163, 11.356089.

The conference dinner will be held at 8pm on Tuesday 4 July at Cantina Bentivoglio, Via Mascarella, 4/B Bologna, an easy walk from the university.

The page Attendees / Venue directions and WiFi (http://iticse.acm.org/venue-directions-and-wifi/) gives more details of each venue, with directions, GPS coordinates, and Google Maps links,


Conference chairs

Mikey Goldweber: goldweber@xavier.edu

Renzo Davoli: renzo@cs.unibo.it

Program chairs

Guido Rößling: guido@informatik.tu-darmstadt.de

Irene Polycarpou: ipolycarpou@uclan.ac.uk

Database coordinator and webmaster

Simon: simon@newcastle.edu.au

Recent ITiCSE conferences

Public transport strike 6 July

On Thursday 6 July, the day after ITiCSE finishes, there will be a four-hour public transport strike in Bologna and several other regions of Italy. The strike will not be complete: it involves only one labour union out of four, although that is a mojor one.

Impact on bus transport (including Aerobus)

Affected bus drivers will be on strike from 11am to 3pm. Buses leaving the terminal before 10.45am will complete their route; subsequent buses, until 3pm, might be cancelled. Further information (in Italian) can be found here: https://www.tper.it/notizia/gioved%C3%AC-6-luglio-sciopero-nazionale-usb-di-4-ore-modalit%C3%A0-bus-e-treni-tper#.WVKV2xmpXqA

The Aerobus (BLQ bus) to the airport is a joint venture of several transport companies, so while it is not a guaranteed service, it is unlikely to stop running altogether during the strike.

Impact on train transport

Some train services are guaranteed in case of strike (http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en/Purchase/Info-&-Contacts/In-case-of-strike).

These long-distance national trains are guaranteed to run: http://www.trenitalia.com/cms-file/allegati/trenitalia_2014/informazioni/Treni%20garantiti%20DPLH%20giu-dic2017_def%20-%20TAB%20A.pdf

These trains within the Emilia-Romagna region are guaranteed to run: http://www.trenitalia.com/cms-file/allegati/trenitalia_2014/informazioni/Treni%20garantiti%20DPLH%20giu-dic2017_def%20-%20TAB%20B.pdf

Impact on taxi and Uber transport

It would appear reasonable to expect an increased demand for taxi and Uber services during the strike, so people expecting to use these services should consider booking further in advance than usual.


29 Jun 2017: A new page has been added to the Attendees menu, showing a selection of restaurants and other points of interest within walking distance of the conference venue.

22 Jun 2017: All delegates are invited to attend the ITiCSE 2017 reception at 7.30pm on Sunday 2 July at Osteria del Sole, Vicolo Ranocchi 1/D. Directions, GPS coordinates, and Google Maps links can be found on the page Attendees / Venue directions and WiFi (http://iticse.acm.org/venue-directions-and-wifi/).

21 Jun 2017: IMPORTANT! Venue directions, WiFi access, conference proceedings. Two new pages at the top of the Attendees menu give you information about the conference venues and WiFi access (http://iticse.acm.org/venue-directions-and-wifi/), and temporary access to the conference proceedings (http://iticse.acm.org/proceedings/).

24 May 2017: Under Attendees, added a new page on travel within Bologna.

17 May 2017: Details of the keynote speakers and of the conference program have been added under the Attendees heading. The program will be updated periodically to reflect minor alterations.

20 April 2017: New for 2107, working group abstracts will be published in the main ITiCSE proceedings. More information is available on the Working groups page.

18 Apr 2017: There will be a pre-conference workshop, with funding support, for full-time faculty at non-US institutions of higher education. The workshop is on student involvement in humanitarian free and open source software (HFOSS). For more details, see the Pre-conference workshop page under Attendees.

31 Mar 2017: Conference registration is now open; registration for tours and excursions, including on the Tuesday afternoon, is also open. Links for both are on the Attendees/Registration page.

27 Mar 2017: Notifications have been sent to authors for all submissions for posters and for tips, techniques, and courseware.

14 Mar 2017: All submissions for the conference have now closed.

12 Mar 2017: Due to some possible confusion, the deadline for poster submissions and for tips, techniques, and courseware submissions has been extended by 24 hours, to 23.59 Monday 13 Mar 2017 Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12).

6 Mar 2017: Notifications have been sent to authors for all paper and panel submissions. The conference has accepted 56 papers, 32% of those submitted.

5 Feb 2017: With apologies for the delay, the details of the accepted working groups have now been posted, and applications to join those working groups are open. See the page Call for participation / Working groups.

16 Jan 2017: Submissions of papers and working groups have now closed, and the review process is is under way.

11 Jan 2017: The Submissions page has been updated to give a clearer idea of what is expected in submissions for panels, working groups, posters, and tips, techniques and courseware.

11 Jan 2017: The program chairs are aware that the ACM style files were changed in December 2016. Submissions will be accepted for review whether they conform with the old or the new style.

30 Dec 2016: Accommodation information has been added under the Attendees menu

14 Dec 2016: If you've been accessing this site via iticse.hosting.acm.org, please change to iticse.acm.org

8 Dec 2016: EasyChair site open for submissions

23 Nov 2016: Call for papers issued

Important dates

All submission deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)

23 Nov 2016: Call for papers issued

15 Jan 2017: Submission deadline for papers, panels, and working groups

30 Jan 2017: Accepted working groups announced, membership application opens

6 Mar 2017: Notification of accepted papers and panels

12 Mar 2017: Deadline for posters and for tips, techniques, & courseware - extended by 24 hours to 13 Mar 2017

26 Mar 2017: Working group membership applications close

27 Mar 2017: Notification of accepted posters, tips, & techniques

1 Apr 2017: Online registration opens about now

2 Apr 2017: Final announcement of running working groups

3 Apr 2017: Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and panels

23 Apr 2017: Camera-ready deadline for accepted posters and tips, techniques, & courseware

28 May 2017: Registration due for at least one author of each accepted submission

28 May 2017: Final day for early registration

25 Jun 2017: Final day for online registration; later registrations onsite only

30 Jun 2017: Briefing meeting for working group leaders and interested members, lobby of Math Building, 6pm

1 Jul 2017: Working groups convene

2 Jul 2017: ITiCSE 2017 reception (evening)

3-5 Jul 2017: ITiCSE 2017