ACE 2017: Call For Papers

The Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE) ( is a conference on research and innovation in computing education in its various aspects, at all levels and in all contexts.


Topics of interest for the conference include, but are not limited to:
• the use of technology in computing education;
• course content;
• curriculum structure;
• methods of assessment;
• mobile, flexible, online learning and
• evaluations of alternative approaches.


Papers on research and innovation may be in the context of formal courses or self-directed learning; they may involve, for example, introductory programming, service courses, capstone courses, specialist undergraduate or postgraduate topics, and industry-related short courses. We welcome submissions directed at issues of current and local importance, as well as topics of international interest. Such topics may include transition from school to university, articulation between vocational and university education, quality management in teaching, teaching people from other cultures, globalisation, attracting and retaining female students, online, mobile and blended learning.


The Program Committee will select the papers to appear based on their potential to enhance learning outcomes in computing courses. All papers will be fully refereed using a double blind reviewing process. Papers must be between 4 and 10 pages long. For detailed instructions on the required format, see the Paper Submissions page. 


Student Papers

Student authors may be eligible for a CORE Student Research award.


To qualify as a student paper,

• the major contribution must be due to a student author, who must be listed as first author; and
• at the time of submission, authors must indicate that their paper is to be classified as a student paper and provide a letter of confirmation from the student’s supervisor or Head of Department by email to the conference chairs at:



ACE 2017 will be hosted in Geelong by Deakin University Waterfront Campus, as part of the Australasian Computer Science Week ( 


Key Dates:

Submission Deadline:              8th August 2016
Author notification:                  17
th October 2016
Camera ready deadline:           7
th November 2016

ACSW author registration deadline: TBA
Conference Start:                     31
st January 2017
Conference End:                      3
rd February 2017


Submission of papers is via EasyChair:


More Information:

Join the ACE Facebook group:

Contact: or


Donna Teague and Raina Mason
ACE2017 Conference Co-chairs

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