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Call for Papers

We invite you to submit a paper, report, or poster for the 11th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE 2016) and join us in Münster, Germany, in October 2016.

Research in primary and secondary computing education is a young field with strong ties to national educational systems. Nevertheless, its theories, methods, and results are internationally applicable and of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field. WiPSCE aims at improving the exchange of research and practice relevant to teaching and learning in primary and secondary computing education, teacher training, and related research.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Special Theme: Building Bridges

This year we particularly welcome papers reporting on transdisciplinary research within the STEM domain. Such research may focus on connecting Computer Science to other STEM disciplines in primary and secondary education, but could also aim at transferring methodological approaches originating from the Science Education community to Computing education research. Note that the use of ICT in science education (e.g., 'iPads in Chemistry classrooms') will be considered out of scope for WiPSCE 2016.

Submission Guidelines

Original submissions in all areas related to primary and secondary computing education are invited in the following categories:

Submission Format

Submissions are required to follow the standard ACM two-column format, in the tighter alternate stlye. 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.

It is mandatory to submit a PDF-file through the EasyChair-system. Please see this page for submission and notification deadlines.

When preparing the submission, please keep in mind the following ACM rules:

Review Process and Publication

To ensure selection of high quality contributions, submissions for Full Papers are reviewed by at least three members of the international Program Committee. Short Paper submissions and Demo/Poster Abstracts are reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.

The WiPSCE Program Committee takes pride in considering submissions thoroughly and providing constructive feedback.

All accepted contributions will be available as electronic pre-proceedings prior to the workshop. The papers from the workshop will be indexed and available through the ACM Digital Library (approval pending).

At least one author must register and present accepted papers in order for the paper to be included in the workshop proceedings.

Workshop Format

WiPSCE is a single track workshop with keynotes, research and practice presentations, panels, and discussion sessions. The workshop language is English. The workshop is known for its moderate size and lively discussions.

WiPSCE 2016 will be held jointly with ISSEP 2016 (more details can be found here).


Questions? Please contact Jan Vahrenhold (Institut für Informatik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster).