ICER 2024
Mon 12 - Thu 15 August 2024 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The 20th ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research will be a hybrid conference: you may participate physically or virtually through our conference platform. All virtual events will occur over Discord.

Research Papers: Call for Papers

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Aims and Scope

The 20th annual ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (ICER) aims to gather high-quality contributions to the Computing Education Research discipline. The “Research Papers” track invites submissions describing original research results related to any aspect of teaching and learning computing, from introductory through advanced material. Submissions are welcome from across the research methods used in Computing Education Research and related fields. Each contribution will be assessed based on:

  • the appropriateness and soundness of its methods
  • its relevance to teaching or learning computing, and
  • the depth of its contribution to the community’s understanding of the question at hand.

Research areas of particular interest include:

  • design-based research, learner-centered design, and evaluation of educational technology supporting computing knowledge or skills development,
  • discipline based education research (DBER) about computing, computer science, and related disciplines,
  • informal learning experiences related to programming and software development (all ages), ranging from after-school programs for children, to end-user development communities, to workplace training of computing professionals,
  • learnability of programming languages and tools for learning programming and computing concepts,
  • learning analytics and educational data mining in computing education contexts,
  • learning sciences work in the computing content domain,
  • measurement instrument development and validation (e.g., concept inventories, attitudes scales, etc) for use in computing disciplines,
  • pedagogical environments fostering computational thinking,
  • psychology of programming,
  • rigorous replication of empirical work, relevant to computing education, to compare with or extend previous empirical research results,
  • professional development for computing educators at all levels.

While this above list is non-exclusive, authors are also invited to consider the call for papers for the “Lightning Talks & Posters” and “Work-in-Progress” tracks if in doubt about the suitability of their work for this track.

Please see the Submission Instructions for details on how to prepare your submission. It includes links to the relevant ACM policies including the ACM Policy on Plagiarism, Misrepresentation, and Falsification as well as the ACM Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects.

All questions about this call should go to the ICER 2024 program committee chairs at

Important Dates

All submission deadlines are “anywhere on Earth” (AoE, UTC-12).

What When
Titles, abstracts, and authors due. (The chairs will use this information to assign papers to PC members.) Friday, March 22nd, 2024
Full paper submission deadline Friday, March 29th, 2024
Decisions announced Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
“Conditional Accept” revisions due Thursday, May 30th, 2024
“Conditional Accept” revisions approval notification Thursday, June 6th, 2024
Final versions due to TAPS Wednesday, June 12th, 2024
Published in the ACM Digital Library The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date will be the first day of the conference. The official publication date may affect the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.