The ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE) is one of four conferences sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). It is the only SIGCSE conference overseen in conjunction with two other organizations, the ACM Europe Council and Informatics Europe. It is an international informatics/computing education conference held annually in Europe in June or July and has existed since 1996.
SIGCSE provides a forum for educators to discuss issues related to the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of computing programs, curricula, and courses, as well as syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy. ACM Europe Council was created by ACM to recognise and support European ACM members and activities. Informatics Europe represents the academic and research community in Informatics in Europe. With over 140 member institutions across 33 countries, Informatics Europe promotes common positions and acts on common priorities including informatics education.
The ITiCSE conference has been held annually since 1996, in late June or early July. It has been held in many different countries (see list below). Attendance regularly exceeds 200. This conference brings together delegates from all over the world to address pressing issues in computing education. In addition to invited lectures, paper, panel, poster and "tips & techniques" sessions, the conference provides facilities and exposure for working groups of up to ten members, whose final reports may be published by SIGCSE. Exhibits and tutorials are also offered. Plus good food, good company and interesting locales. If you have never been to an ITiCSE, do yourself a favor and go. You will not regret it!
Typical ITiCSE Schedule
- Friday Working groups arrive and meet
- Saturday Working groups meet, doctoral consortium
- Sunday Working groups meet, doctorcal consortium continues, delegates arrive, opening reception
- Monday Conference opening, Keynote speech, followed by a full day of sessions
- Tuesday A.M.: Plenary meeting followed by sessions
- Tuesday P.M.: Tourist excursion(s)
- Tuesday Evening: Conference banquet
- Wednesday Plenary meeting followed by a full day of sessions
- Poster sessions at coffee breaks Monday through Wednesday.
Current Steering committee
- Simon, The University of Newcastle, Australia (2021 – 2024)
- Michael Caspersen, It-vest Networking Universities (Informatics Europe) (2021 – 2024)
- Guido Röβling, TU Darmstadt, Germany (2020 – 2026)
- Michael Kӧlling, King’s College London (ACM Europe) (2018 – 2025)
- Brett A. Becker, University College Dublin (SIGCSE Board) (2022 – 2025)
Policies that apply to all conferences
- Conference Chair Selection - Guidelines for the selection of conference chairs.
- Program Chair Responsibilities - Guidelines to help ensure that conference programs provide both short and long term benefits to the conference attendees and the wider community.
- Conflict of Interest - Conflict of Interest policy for all SIGCSE conferences.
- Presenter Substitution - Conference presenter substitution / no-show policy.
- Corporate Sponsorship - Guidelines for corporate support for conferences.
- Committee Remuneration Guidelines - Guidelines for the remuneration of volunteers who work on conference committees.
- Volunteer Travel Policy - Applies to travel by the SIGCSE Board and its representatives.
Proposing an ITiCSE Location
The ITiCSE Steering Committee would like to hear from computing faculty interested in hosting an ITiCSE conference at their institution or those interested in serving as program chairs. Here is the call for Expressing Interest in the leadership for future ITiCSE.
Application for Membership of the Conference Committee
Prospective ITiCSE Conference Committee members are expected to have previous ITiCSE involvement including previous conference attendance. Working group participation and previous conference organizing experience are, while not strictly required, highly recommended.
If interested, apply to be a member of the conference committee by filling out this form. See the section on Policies (below) for details on responsibilities for the different positions. Also feel free to consult the ITiCSE FAQ for additional information about the conference.
Latest ITiCSE conferences
- 28th ITiCSE 2023: Turku, Finland, July 10-12, 2023.
- 27th ITiCSE 2022: Dublin Ireland, July 8 - 13, 2022.
- ITiCSE ’22: Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education v1
- ITiCSE ’22: Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education v2
- ITiCSE-WGR ‘22: Proceedings of the 2022 Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
- 26th ITiCSE 2021: Virtual Event (scheduled for Paderborn, Germany), June 26-July 1, 2022.
- ITiCSE ‘21: Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education v1
- ITiCSE ‘21: Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education v2
- ITiCSE-WGR ‘21: Proceedings of the 2021 Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
- View all ITiCSE conferences
A History of SIGCSE Events (maintained by Susan Rodger)