Call for Papers

Important dates (EXTENDED!)

Abstract submission: June 14 (was: May 3rd, 2020)

Full paper submission: July 22 (was: June 1st, then July 15th 2020)

Notification of acceptance: August 24 (was: June 30th, 2020)

Camera-ready submission: September 15 (was: July 31st, 2020)

Early-bird registration: October 10 (was: September 5th, 2020)

Conference dates: November 16-18 (was: September 23-25, 2020)

Authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the scope of the conference (see below). All papers will be double blind peer reviewed by Programme Committee members.
There are three different submission categories, all of which can be presented online:

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

The papers will be submitted through EasyChair:
As the papers will be double blind peer reviewed, the authors should leave their names and affiliations blank in the submission, and take care to avoid details in the article that could be used to identify the authors. These include institution information, specific funding information and clear self-citations.
Accepted papers will be included in the ISSEP 2020 local proceedings. Selected top quality papers will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Authors will also have the possibility to extend their work and publish it in the journal “Computer Tools in Education Journal”.

Formatting guidelines

Submissions must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style guidelines using LaTeX. The maximum length of the paper (including references, but excluding the optional appendix) is 12 pages. For online Latex editors, see e.g. Overleaf and ShareLatex. Abstract lenght — 200-300 words.

To prepare paper for LNCS proceedings authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines  and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word.  Springer encourages authors to include their ORCID in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of the paper, must complete and sign a Consent to Pblish Form (either for Springer LNCS or for local proceedings in CEUR-WS). The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

To prepare paper or poster (2-4 pages) for Local Proceedings authors are proposed use Springer proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word.


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)
  • Computer tools in teaching and studying Informatics
  • Informatics curriculum
  • Learning environments and resources for Informatics

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

Application of intelligent technologies to personalise learning
Application of Learning Analytics to analyse learners behaviour
Classroom management
Communication skills
Contests and Competitions in Informatics
Computers and society
Curriculum issues
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
Learner profiles
Learning personalisation
Learning environments
Programming contests
Students cognitive traits
Students learning styles
Student retention and persistence
Research in Informatics education
Role of programming and algorithmics
Teacher education
Using emerging instructional technologies
Web-based techniques

Work submitted to ISSEP should be novel and material that has been previously published should not be republished unless the work has been significantly revised. Note however, that while novel work is highly valued, constructive replication of previous studies can also be a significant contribution, and a new interpretation or evaluation of previously-published work can make a good contribution.