The conference will take place in Helsinki, Finland, November 13-15 (Monday-Wednesday), 2017.

Conference program


Workshop schedule is listed on the workshops page.

Springer proceedings are published after the conference. Notification will be sent to all participants upon publication. Passworded author versions are available for the conference -- passwords will be distributed at the conference.

Monday, November 13
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 12:00 Workshops and doctoral consortium
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (for workshop and DC attendees)
13:00 – 14:00 Welcome & opening
14:00 – 15:40 Session I & workshops
  • Jašková Ľudmila and Mária Stankovičová: Teaching Materials in Informatics for Lower Secondary School Blind Students (author version)

  • Susanna H Du Plessis and Vreda Pieterse: A Notation for Sets, Sequences and Series. Possible Benefits for Understanding and Use (author version)

  • Petra Kastl, Oliver Krisch and Ralf Romeike: 3D Printing as Medium for Motivation and Creativity Computer Science Lessons (author version)

  • Onni Aarne, Petrus Peltola, Antti Leinonen, Juho Leinonen and Arto Hellas: Adolescent and Adult Student Attitudes Towards Progress Visualizations (author version)
15:40 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:15 Session II (parallel session)
  ISSEP-track CSERC-track
  • Claire Conneely, CS Education Program Manager Ireland, Google: A social constructivist approach to Computer Science teacher professional development in Ireland

  • Mareen Przybylla, Finn Henning, Carla Schreiber, and Ralf Romeike: Teachers' Expectations and Experience in Physical Computing (author version)

  • Natasa Grgurina, Erik Barendsen, Cor Suhre, Klaas van Veen and Bert Zwaneveld: Investigating Informatics Teachers' Initial Pedagogical Content Knowledge on Modeling and Simulation (author version)
  • H Passier, S Smetsers, L Bijlsma, K Huizing, R Kuiper and H Pootjes: A Structured Design Methodology for Concurrent Programming

  • Line R Kolås and Robin Munkvold: Learning through construction – a roller coaster ride of academic emotions?

  • Priya Bansal, Rade Latinovitch, Tom Lazar, Patrick McGee and Dennis Brylow: XinuPi3: Teaching Multicore Concepts Using Embedded Xinu
Tuesday, November 14
8:00 – 9:15 Registration
9:15 – 10:00 Keynote: Rite of Passage
Jaakko Kurhila, Director of the Open University at the University of Helsinki
10:00 – 10:15 Marielena Ivory, CS Education Program Manager, Google: Google as a partner for CS education: Being a catalyst to build up the CS education ecosystem
10:15 – 11:00 Posters & Coffee
11:00 – 12:15 Session III (parallel session)
  ISSEP-track CSERC-track
  • Dr Bill Michell, Director of Education, the British Computer Society, Obum Ekeke, CS Education Program Manager UK, Google: Formative assessment for the new computing programmes of study in the UK: Project Quantum

  • Lucia Budinská, Karolı́na Mayerová, and Michaela Veselovská: Bebras Task Analysis in Category Little Beavers in Slovakia (author version)

  • Annalisa Calcagni, Violetta Lonati, Dario Malchiodi, Mattia Monga and Anna Morpurgo: Promoting computational thinking skills: would you use this Bebras task? (author version)
  • Yasemin Gülbahar and Filiz Kalelioglu: Competencies of High School Teachers and Training Issues for Computer Science Education

  • Anna Mavroudi and Monica Divitini: Beliefs and perceptions about enabling factors among computing education stakeholders in Norway

  • Elisa Reci and Andreas Bollin: Managing the Quality of Teaching in Computer Science Education
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:55 Session IV (parallel session)
  ISSEP-track CSERC-track
  • Arnold Pears, Valentina Dagiene and Eglė Jasutė: Baltic and Nordic K-12 Teacher Perspectives on Computational Thinking and Computing (author version)

  • Yutaro Ohashi: Preparedness of Japan's Elementary School Teachers for the Introduction of Computer Programming Education (author version)

  • Fredrik Heintz, Linda Mannila, Lars-Åke Nordén, Peter Parnes and Björn Regnell: Introducing Programming and Digital Competence in Swedish K–9 Education (author version)

  • Dr Bill Michell, Director of Education, the British Computer Society, Obum Ekeke, CS Education Program Manager UK, Google: Computer Science Teaching in schools - lessons from the UK
  • Trudie Benadé and Janet Liebenberg: Students’ Experiences with Pair Programming Principles in an Excel Course

  • Silvio Giaffredo, Luisa Mich and Marco Ronchetti: From the project-based learning method towards the competence-based approach to education

  • Linda Marshall: Student Curriculum Development Buy-in - A Study from an Educational Software Development Module

14:55 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:45 Session V (parallel session)
  ISSEP-track CSERC-track
  • Ebrahim Rahimi, Erik Barendsen and Ineke Henze: Identifying Students' Misconceptions on Basic Algorithmic Concepts Through Flowchart Analysis (author version)

  • Bernhard Standl: Solving Everyday Challenges in a Computational Way of Thinking (author version)

  • Ugo Solitro, Margherita Pasini, Debora De Gradi, and Margherita Brondino: A Preliminary Investigation on Computational Abilities in Secondary School (author version)
  • Daniel Heres and Jurriaan Hage: A Quantitative Comparison of Program Plagiarism Detection Tools

  • Lucia Budinská and Karolina Mayerova: Graph Tasks in Bebras Contest - What does it have to do with gender?

  • Henrik Nygren, Juho Leinonen and Arto Hellas: Tracking Students Internet Browsing in a Machine Exam

19:00-22:00 Conference dinner at the Restaurant Sunn
Address: Aleksanterinkatu 26, 2nd floor.
Wednesday, November 15
9:15 – 10:00 Keynote: The Computer Science Way of Thinking in Human History and Consequences for the Design of Computer Science Curricula (author version)
Juraj Hromkovič, Professor of Information Technology and Education at the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zürich
10:00 – 10:45 Posters & Coffee
10:45 – 12:45 Session VI
  • Gabrielė Stupurienė, Valentina Dagienė, Lina Vinikiene and Rimantas Žakauskas: Introduction to Bebras Challenge Management: Overview and Analyses of Developed Systems (author version)

  • Juraj Hromkovič, Giovanni Serafini, and Jacqueline Staub: XLogoOnline: A Single-Page, Browser-Based Programming Environment for Schools aiming at Reducing Cognitive Load on the Pupils (author version)

  • Evgeny Eremin: Teaching Basic Elements of OOP in School Informatics during Constructing Virtual Micro-Worlds (author version)

  • Andreas Grillenberger and Ralf Romeike: Real-Time Data Analyses in Secondary Schools Using a Block-Based Programming Language (author version)

  • Sergei Pozdniakov: Integer Algorithms and Computational Thinking
12:45 – 13:30 Light lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Farewell session & best paper awards
14:15 – 16:00 Steering committee meeting


The following are presented as posters at the conference.

  • A Model for Improving the Quality of Teaching in Informatics in Primary and Secondary Schools
    Elisa Reçi and Andreas Bollin (pdf)

  • Agile Projects as a Method in CSE to Teach Heterogeneous Classes
    Petra Kastl and Ralf Romeike (pdf)

  • Algorithms Unplugged: a Card Game of the Bebras-like Tasks for High Schools Students
    Valentina Dagienė and Gabriele Stupurienė (pdf)

  • Current conception of Computational Thinking at the K-12 classroom level curriculum
    Georgios Fessakis, Elisavet Mavroudi, and Stavroula Prantsoudi (pdf)

  • Enabling Educators to Use the Cloud
    Antony Orenge, Benson K. Muite, and Kira Lurich (pdf)

  • Experience gained from the development of a library for creating little on-line educative applications
    Monika Tomcsányiová, Peter Tomcsányi, and Karolína Mayerová (pdf)

  • Introducing STEM Activities into Informatics Education through Mobile Apps Development
    Zuzana Tkáčová, Ľubomír Šnajder, and Ján Guniš (pdf)

  • Parallelism for Lower Grade Students in Computer Science
    Martin Kühnert, Martin Hennecke, and Nicolai Pöhner (pdf)

  • Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication in Computer Science Education
    Christos Chytas, Ira Diethelm, and Michael Lund (pdf)

  • Progress Log for Mentoring Programming Education
    Zsuzsanna Szalayné Tahy and Zoltán Czirkos (pdf)

  • Towards a Platform for Modular, Open, Reusable Textbooks
    Jean-Philippe Pellet and Gabriel Parriaux (pdf)