Submissions

PAPER FORMAT

All submissions to WiPSCE should be in PDF format. The guidelines to be used for preparing manuscripts should be the generic ones for ACM conference proceedings. Format templates can be downloaded from the ACM Authors Site. We suggest that authors use Option 2 tighter alternate style if they are using LaTeX to prepare their documents for submission.

DOUBLE BLIND REVIEWING REQUIREMENTS

Authors should refrain from identifying themselves in their own paper. Authors should omit their name, address, and any other identifying material from their submissions.

SUBMISSION GATEGORIES

Submissions are invited for the following categories:
Full Paper (6-12 pages)
Full papers are expected to meet one of the two categories:

Short Paper (3-4 pages)
Short papers are expected to present unpublished, original work in progress related to empirical or theoretical research relevant to the topics of the workshop.

Practical or Working Group Report (6-12 pages)
Reports are expected to present unpublished, original on-going work undertaken by larger groups as part of long-term, cooperative research projects.

Demo/Poster Abstract (2 pages)
Demo/Poster abstracts should present emerging ideas for future research, teaching practice, or tools.
Submissions are required to follow the standard ACM two-column format with a 9-point font. The review process will be double-blind, so authors are requested not to include their names and affiliations when submitting and to cite their prior work appropriately.

Contribution Guidelines

Empirical research papers are expected to present a rigorous collection, analysis and interpretation of empirical data that answer specific research questions. The research can include qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods. Strong empirical research papers have a theoretical framework to support the interpretation of the results and to justify the choice of methodology and analysis approaches used, at a level of detail that would permit the study to be replicated.

Ttheoretical or philosophical research papers are expected to present a strong thesis with a clear and explicit chain of reasoning. Possible topics can be for example a critical review about a specific didactical (pedagogical) approach, or the assumptions that serve as a rationale or foundation to methods; a reinterpretation of existing results using an alternative framework; a sustained critique of a study or a set of studies. A philosophic paper can also focus on building or synthesizing theory from existing empirical research or borrowing theory or methods from other fields like social sciences, philosophy or pedagogical psychology.

All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee members to ensure the selection of high quality contributions. Therefore, we suggest checking your contribution on the following scientific criteria:

CONTEXTUALIZATION OF CONTRIBUTION WITHIN COMPUTING EDUCATION:
Does the submission demonstrate knowledge of the discourse in the field the paper is related to?

CONTRIBUTION TO COMPUTING EDUCATION:
Does the submission advance the field and makes significant contributions?

Note: The contributions could come in any number of forms, related to the nature of the paper above: contribute theory, contribute methods, challenge “common knowledge”, call into question accepted results, etc.

RESEARCH METHOD AND RESULTS (esp. empirical research papers)
Are the chosen data collection and analysis methodologies well documented and appropriate with regard to research questions?

LINKS TO EXISTING THEORY:
Is the submission theoretically strong? How is it grounded in existing theory, and what is the quality of linking the paper to a theoretical foundation?

THESIS AND CHAIN OF REASONING:
Does the submission have a strong thesis and a clear and explicit chain of reasoning?

LANGUAGE AND EXPRESSION:
Do language and English expressions in the submission reference the international scholarly standard for scientific publications?

SUBMISSIONS

Paper submission and reviewing will be managed using EasyChair:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wipsce2012 .