ISSEP 2015
September 28 – October 1
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Call for papers - ISSEP 2015

8th International Conference on Informatics in Schools:
Situation, Evolution, and Perspective

September 28 - October 1, 2015
Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


The International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution, and Perspective (ISSEP) is an established forum for researchers and practitioners in the area of Computer Science Education with a focus on secondary schools. The ISSEP series started in 2005 in Klagenfurt, with following meetings held in Vilnius (2006), Torun (2008), Zürich (2010), Bratislava (2011), Oldenburg (2013), and Istanbul (2014). The conference language is English.


The main topics of the conference are:

  • Sustainable education in Informatics for pupils of all ages
  • Connecting Informatics lessons to the students’ everyday lives
  • Teacher education in Informatics
  • Research on Informatics in schools (empirical / qualitative / quantitative / theory building / research methods / comparative studies / transferability of methods and results from other disciplines)

In particular, contributions solicited cover a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • Accessibility
  • Assessment
  • Classroom management
  • Communication skills
  • Contests and Competitions in Informatics
  • Computers and society
  • Courseware
  • Curriculum issues
  • Research in Informatics education
  • Diagnostic teaching
  • Empirical methods
  • Ethical/societal issues
  • Gender and diversity issues
  • High school/college transition issues
  • Information systems
  • Interdisciplinary courses and projects
  • Laboratory/active learning
  • Misconceptions
  • Multimedia
  • Pedagogy
  • Student retention and persistence
  • Teacher education
  • Role of programming and algorithmics
  • Using emerging instructional technologies
  • Web-based techniques



Authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the symposium. Simultaneous submission to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not allowed.

There are three different submission categories:

  • Research and theory papers
  • Best practice papers / country reports
  • Work in progress / discussion papers

Papers must be formatted in LaTeX, using the LNCS style file (available here). The maximum length of the paper (including references, but excluding the optional appendix) is 12 pages. Do not change the margin size or the font, do not make a separate title page, etc.: use the LNCS style file as given, but please do add page numbers, which can be done, for example, by adding \pagestyle{plain} just before \begin{document}. All papers will be peer reviewed and comments will be provided to the authors. The submission system can be accessed via EasyChair



Accepted papers will be published in the ISSEP 2015 proceedings. Selected, high-qualitity papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (Springer-Verlag).



Tim Bell, Canterbury
Maria Knobelsdorf, Berlin
Miha Kos, Ljubljana



Submission deadline: March 15, 2015 extended: March 25, 2015
Author notification: May 15, 2015
Camera ready due: July 20, 2015
Symposium: September 28 - October 1, 2015



Erik Barendsen, Nijmegen
Andrej Brodnik, Ljubljana (General Chair)
Michael Caspersen, Arhus
Valentina Dagiene, Vilnius
Barbara Demo, Turino
Ira Diethelm, Oldenburg
Kathi Fisler, Worcester
Yasemin Gülbahar Güven, Ankara
Juraj Hromkovič, Zurich
Peter Hubwieser, Munich
Peter Micheuz, Klagenfurt
Ralf Romeike, Erlangen
Jože Rugelj, Ljubljana
Carsten Schulte, Berlin
Chris Stephenson, Mountain View
Maciej Syslo, Torun
Josh Tenenberg, Washington
Françoise Tort, Cachan
Jan Vahrenhold, Münster (PC Chair) 



Andrej Brodnik, Nataša Mori, Gašper Fele-Žorž and Matevž Jekovec, University of Ljubljana.