ICER 2022
Sun 7 - Thu 11 August 2022 Lugano, Switzerland

Call for Submissions

The SIGCSE 2022 Doctoral Consortium (DC) at ICER provides an opportunity for doctoral students conducting computing education research to meet other students in the field, and develop their research interests in a workshop environment with a panel of established researchers. We invite students to apply for this opportunity to share their work with their peers, the organizers, and a group of faculty mentors.

The workshop will be held in two phases. First, we will hold a virtual workshop one to two weeks before the conference, and we will have an in-person meetup on-site at ICER 2022.


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Doctoral students in any phase of their PhD are welcome, as long as they will not have defended their dissertation before the event. Students from all disciplines are welcome as long as they conduct research on computing education. That includes, but is not limited to, students studying the Learning Sciences, cognitive psychology, programming languages, software engineering, and in other education disciplines.

Why apply?

The doctoral consortium offers many benefits:

  • Provides a supportive setting for feedback on students’ research and research direction.
  • Offers each student comments and fresh perspectives on their work from researchers and students outside their own institution.
  • Promotes the development of a supportive community of scholars.
  • Supports a new generation of researchers with information and advice on research and academic career paths.
  • Contributes to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events.

We have space for up to 20 participants.

Applicants who are selected will receive free conference registration.

How to apply

To apply, you need to prepare:

  • A single PDF containing a 4-page research description, exactly like you’d do an ICER paper, covering central aspects of your doctoral work, including:
    • Motivation that drives your dissertation research
    • Literature review of key works that frame your research
    • Hypothesis, thesis, and/or key ideas
    • Your research approach and methods
    • Progress on your research
  • Your CV. (A PDF of online CV is acceptable).

You should submit your research description and CV through HotCRP: You should not add co-authors (e.g. your advisor) to your submission on HotCRP.

Your advisor must submit a recommendation via this form. Ths recommendation deadline is the same as the submission deadline.


  • Submission Deadline: May 4, 2022, 11:59pm Pacific Time.
  • Acceptance notifications begin: May 13, 2022
  • Response Deadline: June 1st, 2022. If you are offered a spot in the DC and do not accept it by this date, we may offer your spot to another student.
  • DC Meetup at ICER: August 7 or 8, 2022

Review process

We will select participants to create a cohort that is balanced across many factors, including:

  • Your research topic
  • Your status in your doctoral program
  • The diversity of backgrounds and topics in the application pool
  • Your institution (we are unlikely to accept more than two students from the same institution).

All submissions will be confidential. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity.

Publishing your abstract

Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to submit publication-ready copy of their 4-page abstract. Please note that submissions will not be published without a signed form releasing publishing copyright to the ACM. Obtaining permissions to use video, audio, or pictures of identifiable people or proprietary content rests with the author, not the ACM or the ICER conference.

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date is typically one week prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

All virtual meetings will be held in ZOOM.

Questions? Use the ICER Doctoral Consortium contact form.