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.

The WiPSCE conference 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. The WiPSCE conference is a descendant of a long-running workshop of the German computing education community (hence its acronym: Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education - WiPSCE). It is now held as an international annual conference alternating between different, mostly European, countries and Germany.

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 2023 proceedings as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series, which will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

We are delighted to welcome Google as a sponsor of the 18th WiPSCE Conference on Primary and Secondary Computing Education Research. Google believes that every student deserves the opportunity to access the benefits of a computing education to help shape their future. With support from Google, we are able to offer free places to five UK computing teachers, enabling them to develop their own classroom practice and become advocates for research-informed approaches to teach computing.

WiPSCE proceedings are now live in the ACM Digital Library.

Key Dates

  • Pre-Review submission deadline
    all submission categories
    March 06, 2023
  • Pre-Review submission feedback
    all submission categories
    March 27, 2023
  • Submission opens
    March 28, 2023
  • Submission deadline
    full/short paper abstracts
    April 24, 2023
  • Resubmission deadline
    full/short papers
    May 02, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance
    full/short papers
    June 12, 2023
  • Submission deadline
    poster abstracts
    June 26, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance
    poster abstracts
    July 10, 2023
  • Submission deadline (camera ready versions | all categories)
    July 24, 2023
  • Early Bird registration Deadline
    August 27, 2023
  • Normal registration starting from
    August 28, 2023
  • Conference
    September 27 - 29, 2023

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.

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