Authors should familirise themselves with submission requirements, review process and publication guidance.
Submission. The submission requirements include guidance on the format of paper, workshop and poster submissions.
Review. The review guidance outlines the process, declaring conflicts of interest and information regarding the proxy chair and panel.
Publication. The publication guidance outlines the responsibilities of accepted authors as well as guidance on how to access previous proceedings.
Research paper, workshop proposals, posters, RIPPA and Doctoral Consortium submissions must be made through EasyChair.
There is an option on the submission form to indicate whether the submission is a research paper, workshop proposal or poster abstract. There is seperate format guidnace for each submission type.
Research paper format. Six-page limit, references can occupy a seventh page.
Workshop proposal format. Two-page limit, including references.
RIPPA proposal format. Two-page limit, including references.
Poster abstract format. One-page limit, including references.
Doctoral Consortium Application format. Two-page application, including one-page abstract for publication in the conference proceedings.
All submission must confirm to the relevant ACM proceeding template.
Authors must make an electronic submission in the form of a PDF file via EasyChair. Authors will need to create an EasyChair account, if they do not have one, and
complete a submission form. The submission form requires authors to detail the submission type, title, abstract as well as contact information.
Submissions from authors must be anonymised to support the review process. The initial submission for review must be anonymised, authors must remove all references to them, including affiliations and any identifying information
within the body of the submission.
Note that reviewers will assume they are reviewing completed works, as they will eventually appear in the conference proceedings.
Do not submit incomplete drafts.
Workshop proposals should be submitted in ACM double-column conference proceedings format. The page limit is two pages, including references. Workshop proposal must
be submitted in an anonymised form for review. Workshop proposals should include: details of the workshop’s content, practical requirements (e.g. group discussion tables, computer room, etc) whether or not this workshop has been
run before, and intended take-away knowledge for participants. Authors must make an electronic submission in the form of a PDF file via EasyChair.
The authors of accepted workshop proposals will be invited to deliver the workshop at the conference. Organisers that have any questions or need additional information, can contact the Workshops Chair on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop proposals are not included in the conference proceedings but are made available on the conference website.
Poster abstracts should be submitted in ACM double-column conference proceedings format. The page limit is one page, including references. Poster abstracts must be
submitted in an anonymised form for review. Authors must make an electronic submission in the form of a PDF file via EasyChair.
Posters should describe the early or proposed work and contribution of it.
Research Posters 101 provides a good starting point for considering the content and overall design of a strong research poster.
The authors of accepted poster abstracts will be invited to present a poster at the conference. Proposers that have any questions or need additional information, can contact the Posters Chair on email@example.com.
RIPPA proposals should be submitted in ACM double-column conference proceedings format.
The page limit is two pages, including references. RIPPA proposals must be submitted in an anonymised form for review.
RIPPA proposals should include typical submission details such as the abstract, keywords and introduction, as well as:
details of the RIPPA's goals and outcomes, methodology or practical tasks involved, a schedule or timeline,
and intended take-away knowledge and skills for the RIPPA participants.
Authors must make an electronic submission in the form of a PDF file via EasyChair.
Doctoral Consortium candidates must prepare and submit a two-page application via EasyChair. The application must comprise of one-page abstract submitted in
ACM double-column conference proceedings format and a one-page appendix that contains applicant information.
The one-page abstract, that is published in the conference proceedings, must contain:
The one-page appendix, this is not published, must contain:
The review process is broadly similair for all contributions to the United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research (UKICER) conference that are published in the conference proceedings.
The review process for papers and posters is double-blind with authors required to submit anonymised artefacts. Each submission is reviewed by at least three members of the programme committee. Upon completion of reviews, reviewers enter the discussion
stage and are expected to discuss their reviews anonymously, especially when notable differences exist. The programme chair utilises discussions and reviews to determine an appropriate balance of accepted papers.
Conflict of Interest. Reviewers are required to declare any conflicts of interest in advance of reviewing papers.
Proxy chair and expert panel. Submissions that represent a conflict of interest for any of the chairs are passed to the proxy chair and panel for initial consideration.
Accepted submissions. Authors must prepare accepted submissions for publication and at least one author is required to register and attend the conference.
Authors must ensure their submissions abide by the ACM Conflict of Interest Policy (COI). Reviewers are required by chairs to identify any conflicts of
interest prior to being allocated any submissions to review. Authors are expected to inform any conflicts of interest prior or at the point of submission of any artefacts for review.
Submissions that represent a conflict of interest for all conference chairs are passed to the proxy chair. The proxy chair assembles an expert panel of two or more members, the members are not required to be part of the programme committee. The members
of the expert panel are not known to the chairs. The proxy chair and expert panel consider the conflicted papers, reviews and any discussion amongst reviewers. The expert panel makes the final decision on the conflicted papers
and this is communicated to the conference chairs.
The workshop submitted by proposers are considered by the Workshop chair. The submissions put forward by proposers are considered confidential.
The two-page Doctoral Consortium application submitted by each candidate is considered by the DC organisers. The submissions put forward by candidates are considered confidential.
The official publication date of the conference proceedings is when they become available via the digital repository. The specific date may be up to 14 days prior to the initial day of the conference. Contributors should be aware of this publication date when considering other artefacts associated with published work, e.g. patent filings.
Previous proceedings. The proceedings for the previous conferences are accessible on the ACM Digital Library.
Author registration. At least one author of accepted submissions is required to register and present the submission at the conference.
The proceedings from the conference last year are available on the ACM Digital Library
Any questions about submissions should be emailed to the Programme Chairs, Keith Quille (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Seán Russell (email@example.com).