General Information

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 is the premier international venue for school-level computing education. It aims to improve the exchange of research and practice relevant to teaching and learning in primary and secondary computing education, teacher training, and related research.

WiPSCE draws participants from all parts of the world and is run in cooperation with ACM SIGCSE. Its roots are from a long-running workshop of the German computing education community, but it is now hosted in countries across Europe, as well as in Germany. Accepted papers will be published in the WiPSCE 2020 proceedings as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. The proceedings will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

Key Dates

  • Submission opens
    February 12, 2020
  • Submission deadline
    full/short paper abstracts
    May 04, 2020
    (*)
  • Resubmission deadline
    full/short papers
    May 10, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance
    full/short papers
    June 15, 2020
  • Submission deadline
    poster/demo abstracts
    June 28, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance
    poster/demo abstracts
    July 13, 2020
  • Submission of revised manuscripts
    July 26, 2020
  • Early registration deadline
    tba
  • Conference
    October 28 - 30, 2020

All deadlines are midnight "anywhere on earth".

(*) We offer a re-submission slack. This means that title and abstract of papers must be submitted by the first deadline, but it will be possible to upload the full versions of papers until the second deadline. Paper abstracts that are not submitted by the first deadline will not be considered - we need the information to assign the submissions to the reviewers.

Why Essen?

Essen (German pronunciation: [ˈɛsn̩]) is the central and second largest city of the Ruhr area, the largest urban area in Germany. With a population of around 600,000 it is also the ninth largest city of Germany. In the last century, Essen was one of Germany’s most important coal and steel centers. The most notable witness of that time is the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, which has been inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2001. Besides that, Essen has been recocgnized for its extensive recreational green areas (almost 10% of the city area), which made it the third-greenest city in Germany. Essen also won the title of European Green Capital in 2017. Essen is a very lively city with numerous cultural offers of all kinds and with plenty of interesting places to visit in and around the city.

Further information about Essen can be found on Visit Essen.

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