EDUCON2017 25-28 April 2017, Athens, Greece

EDUCON2017 25-28 April 2017, Athens, Greece

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Computational thinking and computing education have received a lot of attention recently, as governments seek to teach computing to all and support young students in creative and problemsolving tasks. Computing is considered as the new literacy, and teaching computing in a world where computers are ubiquitous demands new techniques and contexts for learning.

A lot of innovation and research over the last few years has changed the kind of pedagogies, guidelines and resources used in computing education. Intuitive and student-friendly programming environments like Alice, Scratch, BlueJay, Greenfoot, Kodu to mention few, as well as new standards and guidelines from CSTA/ACM and ISTE have been widely applied. There has also been a lot of debate about related issues such as which programming languages or pedagogies are best for beginners, and how to get more females involved in Computer Science (CS).

Topics of Interest

This special session intends to attract contributions related to computational thinking and computing education. Research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • CS teachers’ professional development
  • environments fostering computational thinking
  • computing curricula in different contexts and countries
  • learning technologies to support CS education
  • learning analytics in CS
  • informal learning experiences in CS
  • case studies/reports ranging from K-12, to tertiary, to lifelong CS education
  • experience reports/evaluation studies
  • project based learning/capstone projects in CS education
  • gender equity in CS education
  • experience with innovative pedagogies in learning or/and teaching CS


Proposals for participation in the “Computational Thinking and Computing Education” Special Session can be submitted in the following formats:

  • Full papers: 5-8 pages in IEEE A4 format
  • Short papers: 4 pages in IEEE A4 format
  • Works in Progress/Demos: 2-3 pages in IEEE A4 format

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.


All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings submitted to IEEE Xplore®, provided at least one author pays the registration fee before February 6th, 2017 and the paper is presented at the conference.

More information:


Please make sure you have read and applied the authors instructions at, then submit your paper to the Special Track at

Important Dates

17 Dec 2016Submission of Complete Papers
10 Jan 2017Notification of Acceptance
06 Feb 2017Author registration and payment,
Final/Camera-ready Due
25 Apr 2017Pre-conference Workshops
26 Apr 2017Conference Opening


For further questions, please contact Michail Giannakos, Peter Hubwieser and Arnold Pears, (Subject: EDUCON 2017 Special Session Submission).

Program Committee


  • Michail Giannakos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
  • Peter Hubwieser, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Arnold Pears, Uppsala University, Sweden


  • Charoula-Angeli Valanides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Marc Berges, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Ira Diethelm, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Spyridon Doukakis, Pierce - The American College of Greece, Greece
  • Fredrik Heintz, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Letizia Jaccheri, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Viggo Kann, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Lars-Åke Larzon, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Linda Mannila, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Anastasios Theodoropoulos, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Important Dates

20 Oct 2016Abstract submission, Proposals for Special Sessions
02 Nov 2016Invitation to submit complete paper (postponed, was expected for Oct 31st)
06 Dec 2016Complete paper submission,
Panel and Workshop proposals
23 Jan 2017Notification of Acceptance
17 Feb 2017Author registration and payment,
Camera-ready submission
25 Apr 2017Pre-conference Workshops
26 Apr 2017Conference Opening


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