Full Programme

Duration of the talks:


All rooms are on the first floor of the building (accessible via elevator and stairs).

Thursday, October 13
08:15 – 09:00 Registration
Main Auditorium (Aula)
09:00 – 09:30 Conference opening session
09:30 – 10:30 The I in MINT: A Tale of Two Translations (Joint Keynote)
  Marc J. de Vries
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
Lecture Hall S8
11:00 – 11:25 What Makes Situational Informatics Tasks Difficult? (ISSEP Research Paper)
  Jiří Vaníček
11:25 – 11:50 It’s Computational Thinking! Bebras Tasks in the Curriculum (ISSEP Research Paper)
  Valentina Dagiene and Sue Sentance
11:50 – 12:20 Towards Supporting Scientific Inquiry in Computer Science (WiPSCE Full Paper)
  Sandra Schulz and Niels Pinkwart
12:20 – 12:50 A Case Study of Physical Computing in Computer Science Education (WiPSCE Practical Report)
  Michael Brinkmeier and Daniel Kalbreyer
12:50 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:45 Poster session (ISSEP/WiPSCE)
  (Posters are listed at the bottom of this page.)
Lecture Hall S8 Lecture Hall S6
15:45 – 16:10 Defining and Observing Modeling and Simulation in Informatics (ISSEP Research Paper)
  Natasa Grgurina, Erik Barendsen, Bert Zwaneveld, Klaas van Veen and Cor Suhre
15:45 – 16:15 Computer science experimenter's kit for use in preschool and primary school (WiPSCE Practical Report)
  Anja Gärtig-Daugs, Katharina Weitz, Maike Wolking and Ute Schmid
16:10 – 16:35 Combining the Power of Python with the Simplicity of Logo for a Sustainable Computer Science Education (ISSEP Best-Practice Paper)
  Juraj Hromkovic, Tobias Kohn, Dennis Komm and Giovanni Serafini
16:15 – 16:45 Starting out with Projects - Experiences with Agile Software Development in High Schools (WiPSCE Practical Report)
  Petra Kastl, Ulrich Kiesmüller and Ralf Romeike
16:35 – 17:00 Teaching Computer Image Processing Subject to Middle School Students: Cognitive and Affective aspects (ISSEP Research Paper)
  Khaled Asad
16:45 – 17:35 Workshop: artEoz – dynamic program visualization
  Martine Gautier and Brigitte Wrobel-Dautcourt
17:00 – 17:15 IT2School – Development of Teaching Materials for CS through Design Thinking (ISSEP Work-in-Progress Paper)
  Ira Diethelm and Melanie Schaumburg
17:15 – 17:30 Why Can't I Learn Programming? – The Learning and Teaching Environment of Programming (ISSEP Work-in-Progress Paper)
  Zsuzsanna Szalayné Tahy and Zoltán Czirkos
Lecture Hall S8 Lecture Hall S6
17:40 – 18:30 WiPSCE Business Meeting 17:40 – 18:30 ISSEP Business Meeting
18:30 – 19:30 Reception


Friday, October 14
Main Auditorium (Aula)
09:00 – 10:00 How to define a coherent curriculum for K-12: the example of France (ISSEP Keynote)
  Gilles Dowek
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
Lecture Hall S8
10:30 – 11:00 Introducing Student Assessments with Evidence of Validity for NYC's CS4All (WiPSCE Full Paper)
  Leigh Ann Delyser, Bryan Mascio and Kelsey Finkel
11:00 – 11:30 Identification of the Emergent Teacher Leaders within a CSE Professional Development Program (WiPSCE Full Paper)
  Tracie Evans Reding, Brian Dorn, Neal Grandgenett, Harvey Siy, Jon Youn, Quiming Zhu and Carol Engelmann
11:30 – 11:55 Attitudes towards Computer Science in Secondary Education: Evaluation of an Introductory Course (ISSEP Research Paper)
  Dan Lessner (canceled)
A New Informatics Curriculum for Secondary Education in The Netherlands (ISSEP Country Report)
  Erik Barendsen, Natasa Grgurina and Jos Tolboom
11:55 – 12:20 Computer Science in the Eyes of its Teachers in French-Speaking Switzerland (ISSEP Country Report)
  Gabriel Parriaux and Jean-Philippe Pellet
12:20 – 13:30 Lunch break
Lecture Hall S8 Lecture Hall S6
13:30 – 13:55 Analyzing Conceptual Content of International Informatics Curricula for Secondary Education (ISSEP Research Paper)
  Erik Barendsen and Tim Steenvoorden
13:30 – 14:20 Workshop:
- The IT2School Project
  Ira Diethelm and Melanie Schaumburg
- Physical Computing for Novices: Using the TinkerKit with Snap4Arduino
  Mareen Przybylla
13:55 – 14:20 And Now What Do We Do with Our Schoolchildren? (ISSEP Best-Practice Paper)
  G. Barbara Demo
14:20 – 14:45 A New Interactive Computer Science Textbook in Slovenia (ISSEP Best-Practice Paper)
  Nataša Mori and Matija Lokar
14:20 – 14:45 What Children ask about Computers, the Internet, Robots, Mobiles, Games etc. (WiPSCE Work-in-Progress Paper)
  Christian Borowski, Ira Diethelm and Henning Wilken
14:45 – 15:00 A National Engagement Model for Developing Computer Science Education in Wales (ISSEP Country Report, 15 mins.)
  Tom Crick and Faron Moller
14:45 – 15:10 Educational Robotics in the service of CSE: A study based on the PanHellenic competition (WiPSCE Work-in-Progress Paper)
  Anastasios Theodoropoulos, Angeliki Antoniou and George Lepouras
15:00 – 15:15 Informatics at secondary schools in the French-Speaking Region of Belgium: Myth or Reality? (ISSEP Country Report, 15 mins.)
  Julie Henry and Noémie Joris
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
Lecture Hall S8
15:45 – 17:00 Google Supporter Session: Google's Support of Computer Science Education in Europe: A Practical Perspective
  Marielena Ivory and Obum Ekeke, CS Education Outreach, Google (EMEA)

Interest in computer science education is continuing to explode across Europe as more countries begin to ask critical questions about the skills and preparedness of their youth and their teachers for the new global economy. This presentation will explore how Google perceives its role in supporting efforts to embed computational thinking and computer science more deeply into formal and informal education. The session will describe several key programs and engage the audience in a conversation about how we can make these programs more relevant and accessible.

City Center
17:00 – 19:00 Visit to the city (guided tour, ends right at the restaurant)
A2 am See
19:00 – 23:00 Conference Dinner


Saturday, October 15
Main Auditorium (Aula)
09:00 – 10:00 Toward a Developmental Epistemology of Computer Programming (WiPSCE Keynote)
  Raymond Lister
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
Lecture Hall S8
10:30 – 10:55 K-12 Computer Science Education Across the U.S. (ISSEP Country Report)
  Hai Hong, Jennifer Wang and Sepehr Hejazi Moghadam
10:55 – 11:20 Typifying Informatics Teachers’ PCK of Designing Digital Artefacts in Dutch Upper Secondary Education (ISSEP Research Paper)
  Ebrahim Rahimi, Erik Barendsen and Ineke Henze
11:20 – 11:50 Thanks for Sharing: CS Pedagogical Content Knowledge Sharing in Online Environments (WiPSCE Full Paper)
  Susannah Go and Brian Dorn
11:50 – 12:20 Measuring computer science pedagogical content knowledge: An exploratory analysis of teaching vignettes to measure teacher knowledge (WiPSCE Work-in-Progress Paper)
  Aman Yadav, Marc Berges, Phil Sands and Jon Good
12:20 – 13:30 Lunch break
Lecture Hall S8 Lecture Hall S6
13:30 – 13:55 Drops and Kinks: Modeling the Retention of Flow for Hour of Code Style Tutorials (WiPSCE Work-in-Progress Paper)
  Alexander Repenning and Ashok Basawapatna
13:30 – 13:55 How to Attract the Girls: Gender-specific Performance and Motivation in the Bebras Challenge (ISSEP Research Paper)
  Peter Hubwieser, Elena Hubwieser and Dorothee Graswald
13:55 – 14:20 Sharing as a Means for Reflection: Seeing Differences, Understanding Affordances of Peers’ Programming Solutions (WiPSCE Work-in-Progress Paper)
  Marleen Villeroy
13:55 – 14:20 Students’ Success in the Bebras Challenge in Lithuania: Focus on a Long-term Participation (ISSEP Research Paper)
  Gabrielė Stupurienė, Lina Vinikiene and Valentina Dagiene
14:20 – 14:45 From Scratch to Patch: Easing the Blocks-Text Transition (WiPSCE Demo Paper)
  William Robinson
14:20 – 14:35 An Exploratory Investigation of Change in Students' Subjective Perception of Informatics (ISSEP Work-in-Progress Paper, 15 mins.)
  Claudio Mirolo
14:45 – 15:10 Teaching Abstract Thinking in Introduction to Computer Science for 7th Graders (WiPSCE Work-in-Progress Paper)
  David Statter and Michal Armoni
14:35 – 15:00 Bringing CS Innovations to the Classroom Using the Model of Educational Reconstruction (ISSEP Work-in-Progress Paper, 15 mins.)
  Mareen Przybylla, Andreas Grillenberger and Ralf Romeike
15:00 – 15:15  
Lecture Hall S8 / Foyer
15:15 – 15:45 Closing Session / Fare-Well Coffee
Lecture Hall S8 Lecture Hall S6
15:45 – 16:35 Workshop:
From Scratch to Patch: a "hands-on" workshop
  William Robinson
15:45 – 16:35 Workshop:
- Sprego-Unplugged Functional Programming
  Maria Csernoch
- Guess the Code
  Zsuzsanna Szalayné Tahy

Posters (in alphabetical order)

ISSEP Posters

Tamar Benaya, Valentina Dagiene and Ela Zur. Teachers' Attitudes towards CS High School Curriculum in Israel and Lithuania
Ying-Jyun Chen and Greg C Lee. Cultivating Teachers Ability to Conduct Maker activities
Jia-Yi Chen and Greg C Lee. From Greenfoot to Java: study of students' object-oriented design ability and Java programming skills.
Katharina Geldreich, Alexandra Funke and Peter Hubweiser. A programming circus for primary schools
Violetta Lonati, Dario Malchiodi, Mattia Monga, Anna Morpurgo and Manuel Previtali. A playful tool to introduce lower secondary school pupils to recursive thinking
Mareen Przybylla, Patrick Israel, Julia Streichert and Ralf Romeike. Bridging motivation gaps with physical computing in CS education
Elisa Reci and Andreas Bollin. A teaching maturity model for informatics teachers in primary and secondary education
Michel Spach, George-Louis Baron, François Villemonteix. Learning of Robotics in primary school, what teachin aid for which activities?
Bernhard Standl. Uniting Computational thinking problem solving strategies with MIT inventor
Valentina Dagiene, Vinikiene Lina and Gabriele Stupuriene. Learning Informatics: Activities-based Model
Mary Webb, Tim Bell, Niki Davis, Yaacov J. Katz, Nicholas Reynolds, Dianne P. Chambers, Maciej M. Syslo, Andrew Fluck, Margaret Cox, Charoula Angelivalanides, Joyce Malynsmith, Joke Voogt, Jason Zagami, Peter Micheuz, Yousra Chtouki and Natasa Mori. Computer science in the school curriculum: issues and challenges
Ela Zur, Tamar Benaya and Doron Zohar. Computer Science in High school: Girls' Attitudes towards Gender Separation

WiPSCE Posters

Tim Bell, James Atlas and Caitlin Duncan. Teacher feedback on concepts and misconceptions delivering Computational Thinking in primary school
Maria Csernoch and Piroska Biró. Utilizing Sprego and Sprego contents
Alexander Hug and Rüdiger Grimm. Extension of a didactic media competence model by privacy risk
Richard Millwood, Glenn Strong, Nina Bresnihan and Pamela Cowan. CTWINS - Improving Computational Thinking confidence in educators through paired activities
Tom Neutens and Francis Wyffels. Teacher professional development through a physical computing workshop
Sue Sentance, Jane Sinclair, Carl Simmons and Andrew Csizmadia. Teacher Research Projects in Computing
Jane Waite, Paul Curzon, William Marsh and Sue Sentance. Abstraction and common classroom activities


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