Dear Colleagues,

As you know, 2020 is the 25th anniversary of ITiCSE. Everyone was looking forward to celebrating the many accomplishments of our community. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 situation changes rapidly, WHO announces COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, new international travel bans were enacted and numerous universities enacted preventive measures that affected a growing portion of our participants, finally, NTNU closed its campus and Norway its borders (to foreign nationals who lack a residence permit in Norway), until further notice.

Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that we need to tell you that we have decided to not hold ITiCSE 2020 physically in Trondheim, Norway. However, we plan to proceed to deliver a portion of the conference in a fully virtual format with a limited duration. The WGs will also take place in a remote manner. We appreciate that the ITiCSE community will have many questions. At the moment, we can’t answer them all, but we will post updates here shortly.

The General, Program and Working Group Chairs

Welcome to ITiCSE 2020

Welcome to the 25th annual conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), taking place in Trondheim, Norway. The ACM ITiCSE conference is sponsored by ACM, the ACM Special Interest Group on Computing Education (SIGCSE), the ACM Europe Council, and Informatics Europe.  ITiCSE 2020 will take place in Trondheim, Norway, hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Centre for Excellent IT Education (Excited).

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 districts and mingle with conference participants in an informal environment.

The conference will take place 17-19 of June (Wednesday to Friday) in Trondheim, Norway, with the Working Groups starting from the 15th of June (i.e., Monday). The vibrant city of Trondheim will be the ideal host for bringing together researchers and educators from a variety of backgrounds from all over the world. We are looking forward to seeing you at ITiCSE 2020 in Trondheim.