Call for Papers

We invite you to submit a paper, report, or poster for the 14th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE 2019) and join us in Glasgow, Scotland, in October 2019.

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:

Submission Guidelines

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

When preparing your paper, consider carefully under which category you intend your submission to be reviewed. We will apply different reviewing criteria to the different categories of submissions.

In exceptional circumstances only, we may invite the author of a submission that fails to meet the reviewing criteria in one category to present the submission in another category, if we think it is more appropriate in the latter category and we think the submission can be adjusted in a short period of time between notification of acceptance and final camera-ready submission. In other cases, the submission will simply be rejected.

For this reason, it is important to pick the best category for your paper from the outset.

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. Reviewing is double-blind. Once reviewing is complete, the reviewers (anonymously) discuss their reviews, particularly where there are significant differences of opinion. After the discussion phase, the program chairs use the reviews to determine a balanced and appropriate set of papers to be accepted.

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

Publication details to follow.

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.


Questions? Please contact Quintin Cutts (School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Scotland).

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