Call for Papers - Special Session on computing education at EDUCON 2018

This Special Session (CompThink’18) aims to cover all aspects of CT including user studies, design frameworks, techniques and strategies, methodologies, tools and applications, ecosystems, analysis and assessment, personalization approaches, systems integrations, data management, architectures, innovations to market, as well as any work in progress.

Overview

The inclusion of computer programming and computational thinking (CT) skills in the school curriculum is one of the main trends in the educational landscape worldwide. The movement to bring these skills to education has been led by different stakeholders, including governments, policy makers, main figures of the software industry, non-profit organizations, educators and families, among others.

This Special Session (CompThink’18) aims to cover all aspects of CT including user studies, design frameworks, techniques and strategies, methodologies, tools and applications, ecosystems, analysis and assessment, personalization approaches, systems integrations, data management, architectures, innovations to market, as well as any work in progress. Our main goal is to bring together stakeholders for exchanging ideas and experiences and encouraging networking between academia, public administrations and industry.

Topics of Interest

We welcome submissions from all topics of computational thinking, including but not limited to the following:

  • Computational Thinking
  • Computational Thinking and Unplugged Activities in K-12
  • Computational Thinking and Coding Education in K-12
  • Computational Thinking and Subject Learning and Teaching in K-12
  • Computational Thinking and IOT
  • Computational Thinking Development in Higher Education
  • Computational Thinking and STEM/STEAM Education
  • Computational Thinking and Non-formal Learning
  • Computational Thinking and Psychological Studies
  • Computational Thinking and Special Education Needs
  • Computational Thinking and Inclusive Society
  • Computational Thinking and Early Childhood Development
  • Computational Thinking in Educational Policy
  • Computational Thinking and Teacher Development
  • General Submission to Computational Thinking Education

Dates and Venue

The IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) 2018 is the ninth in a series of conferences that rotate among central locations in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and North Africa). EDUCON is the flagship conference of the IEEE Education Society.

IEEE EDUCON 2018 will be held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, April 18-20, 2018. Special sessions will be held on April 17, 2018.

Important Dates

We kindly invite authors to submit their full papers (no abstract) for review by 20 November 2017 latest, following the submission guidelines at http://www.educon- conference.org/current/paper_preparation.php

20 Nov 2017

Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts (main conference)

Submission of Panel and Workshop proposals

Submission of complete papers for Special Sessions (no abstracts)

22 Dec 2017

Notification of Acceptance

02 Feb 2018

Author registration and payment

Camera-ready submission for all submission types

17 Apr 2018

Pre-conference Workshops

18 Apr 2018

Conference Opening

Organizing Committee

Chairs of CompThink 2018

Jesús Moreno-León, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y de Formación del Profesorado, ES, j.morenol@gmail.com

Gregorio Robles, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, ES, grex@gsyc.urjc.es

Marcos Román-González, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, ES, mroman@edu.uned.es

CompThink 2018 Program Committee

Andreas Mühling, Technische Universität München, DE

Andrew Paul Csizmadia, Newman University, UK

Barbara Sabitzer, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, AT

Camino Fernández, Universidad de León, ES

David Benavides, Universidad de Sevilla, ES

Faraón Llorens, Universitat de Alicante, ES

Fenia Aivaloglou, TU Delft, NL

Filiz Kalelioglu, Baskent University, TR

Jean Hauck, Federal University of Santa Catarina, BR

Juan Julián Merelo Guervós, Universidad de Granada, ES

Jordi Freixenet, Universitat de Girona, ES

Juanma Dodero, Universidad de Cádiz, ES

Kate Howland, University of Sussex, UK

Manuel Palomo, Universidad de Cádiz, ES

Miles Berry, University of Roehampton, UK

Natalia Monjelat, CONICET, AR

Peter Rich, Brigham Young University, US

Ralf Romeike, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Ernlangen-Nürnberg, DE

Raquel Hijón, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, ES

Richard Milwood, Trinity College Dublin, IE

Sue Sentance, King's College London, UK

Xabier Basogain, Universidad del País Vasco, ES

Yasemin Allsop, University College London, UK