Participate in ITiCSE 2021!
We cordially invite colleagues from around the world to present their work through the submission of papers, working groups, panels, posters, and tips, techniques, & courseware. The conference provides an environment for sharing, exchanging, and discussing new ideas related to computing education, at all levels of instruction. ITiCSE will also host a doctoral consortium.
ITiCSE2021 will be a fully online conference. More information about the detailed organization of the program will be provided closer to the conference. Stay reassured that the conference organizers are working to promote a rich conference experience, including online presentations, synchronous and asynchronous discussion, and possibilities to socialize. (More on that on the Digital Formats page) In line with SIGCSE conference policy, at least one author of each paper and poster, and all members of working groups, panels, and the doctoral consortium, are required to attend the conference, present and discuss their contribution following the indications that will be provided by ITiCSE2021.
Each type of submission is described briefly on this page, and in more detail on its own page.
- Submission deadlines and page Limits
- Call for submissions
- Call for papers
- Call for working groups
- Call for panels
- Call for posters
- Call for tips, techniques, and courseware
- Call for doctoral consortium participation
- General submission details
- Formatting requirements
- Submission process
- Important Dates
Submission deadlines and page limits
|Paper||6 pages plus 1 page for references if required*|
|Working group||2 pages|
|Doctoral consortium||2 pages|
|Tips, techniques and courseware||2 pages|
* Paper submission requires a mandatory submission of an abstract of up to 250 words
For the submission deadlines, please consult the Important Dates page.
Call for Submissions
Submissions to ITiCSE address aspects of computing education, that is, the education of students who are studying computing. ITiCSE generally does not accept papers about mere applications of computing technology in other areas of education, such as the development of software to make it easier for students to learn chemistry.
Submissions may describe an educational research project, classroom experience, teaching technique, curricular initiative, or a tool used for computing education or computing education research .
Within the domain of computing education, submissions will cover specific educational subject matter, including but not limited to:
- pedagogies for enhancing learning in computing subject areas, such as programming, database systems, physical computing, or computer
- leveraging data and analytics to improve learning;
- innovative use of technologies;
- approaches to peer learning and novel educational methods;
- social and global challenges in computing education;
- broadening participation and diversity involving engagement with specific groups of students, such as women, minorities, or school students;
- developing, implementing, or evaluating computing programmes, curricula, and courses;
- scalable approaches to group work, or class infrastructure;
- teacher skills, teacher education and teacher professional development.
All those considering an ITiCSE submission should read the Important information for authors.
Call for Papers
An ITiCSE paper is a document up to six pages long, with a seventh page available for references if required. The types of paper accepted to ITiCSE include:
- Experience reports describing a classroom innovation and an assessment of its impact;
- Software reports describing tools developed for learning or assessment in computing, or for assisting in computing education research;
- Research reports describing projects undertaken to investigate aspects of computing educatio
- Position papers articulating original and well-argued positions on aspects of computing education.
The submission deadline for abstracts is one week before the final submission (see Important Dates). It will not be possible to submit a paper if the abstract is not submitted by the abstract submission deadline.
Call for Working Groups
An ITiCSE working group is an intense collaboration between five to ten researchers from around the world to produce a high-value report on a topic of interest in computing education. The work is conducted remotely before and after the conference. The report is subjected to rigorous review. Accepted working group reports are published well after the main conference proceedings. A working group begins with a proposal by up to three leaders. The proposals are reviewed by the working group chairs, who decide which proposals can proceed to recruit members.
Call for Panels
A panel is a discussion among nominated panelists on a specified topic, typically occupying a 90-minute session, with at least a third of that time allocated for audience participation. A panel submission is a two-page document including a succinct summary of the different perspectives of the proposed participants, in a form suitable for inclusion in the proceedings. The submission must include the authors’ names.
Call for Posters
A submission for a poster is a one-page paper. It is expected that this will include title, authorship, abstract and keywords, with the rest of the page consisting of an extended abstract. The nature of the content will vary from poster to poster, but is expected to describe the main topic of the poster. The submission must include the authors’ names.
Call for Tips, Techniques, and Courseware
A two-page submission for tips, techniques, and courseware will be a summary description of a tip, technique, or courseware to be demonstrated in a conference session. It will be in a form suitable for inclusion in the proceedings. The submission must include authors’ names.
Call for Doctoral Consortium Participation
The doctoral consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral candidates studying computing education to explore and develop their research interests in a workshop environment with a panel of established researchers in the field. This is an excellent opportunity to get feedback on a research topic, or ideas on future direction, from senior researchers in the field.
General Submission Details
Be sure that your submissions abide by the ACM Conflict of Interest Policy.
Be sure when making a submission that all authors are included. The ACM and ITiCSE are not generally receptive to changes in the author list once a submission has been accepted.
Documents submitted for review should be high quality, unpublished, original work. The official language of the conference is English, and submissions for review should be written in good academic English. The entire proceedings will be available in the ACM Digital Library.
Note that reviewers will assume they are reviewing completed works, as they will eventually appear in the conference proceedings. Do not submit incomplete drafts!
Page limits and deadlines for submissions are dependent upon the category of submission.
Electronic submission is required. All submissions must be PDF files. Where anonymous submissions are required, please check the settings of your converter so it does not inadvertently include your name and affiliation into the PDF file.
All submissions must adhere to the ITiCSE 2021 formatting instructions. Templates for submissions can be found at the ACM SIG Proceedings website.
The proceedings page incorporates two different approaches: the existing templates and the new workflow model. Please note that the new workflow model is “for specified conferences only”. ITiCSE 2021 is not one of the specified conferences, so submitting authors are required to use the existing templates: for Word authors, the ‘Interim template’; for LaTeX authors, acmart.cls version 1.74 as updated in October 2020, or a more recent update if provided. A LaTeX template can also be found on Overleaf.
The interim Word template is not generally considered easy to use, and it can be difficult to coerce it to produce a paper that conforms to the requirements. Authors who use Microsoft Word should be prepared for a significant challenge in getting an accepted paper to conform with the requirements ready for inclusion in the proceedings. Some authors have decided that it is easier to (re)learn LaTeX and use the LaTeX template on Overleaf than to fight with the Word template.
Before making a submission, please be ready with the email addresses of all co-authors; when making the submission, please take particular care when entering the addresses. Email addresses are required, and every invalid email address — even for a non-corresponding author — generates a bounce message sent to the ITiCSE chairs. Please take the time to avoid this.
To submit your work, follow the link to the easy chair submission page made available on the conference website. After you create an account, if you don’t already have one, you will find a submission form that requires you to enter the type, title, and abstract of your submission, plus contact information for all authors. The PDF file may be uploaded at the same time, or later. Both the information and the file may be updated at any time until the submission deadline.
You and all of your co-authors will receive e-mail messages confirming the submission. Spam filters sometimes trap these automatically generated messages, so you may need to check your spam trap for the confirmation and for any subsequent emails, including your notification of acceptance or rejection.
|Conference||Full Conference||Sat, June 26th to Thur, July 1st|
|Main Conference (Presentations and Discussions)||Mon, June 28th to Thur, July 1st|
|Doctoral Consortium||Sat, June 26th to June Sun, 27th|
|Papers||Mandatory abstract submission|
|Full paper submission|
|Panels||Mandatory abstract submission|
|Tips, Techniques and Courseware||Full submission|
|Doctoral Consortium||Full submission|
|Working groups||Mandatory proposal submission|
|Notification of working groups to proceed|
|Membership applications close|
|Notification of WGs to run;|
distributed work begins in earnest
|Draft report submission to chairs||Sun, June 27th|
|Initial feedback from WG chairs||Wed, July 14th|
Please consult the Contacts page.