The International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution and Perspectives (ISSEP) is a forum for researchers and practitioners in the area of Informatics education, in both primary and secondary schools. The conference provides an opportunity for educators and researchers to reflect upon the goals and objectives of this subject matter, its curricula, various teaching and learning paradigms and topics, as well as the connections to everyday life -- including the various ways of developing Informatics Education in schools.

The conference focuses on educational goals and objectives of Informatics or Computer Science as a subject matter in primary, secondary and vocational education and their different realization in compulsory and voluntary courses.


The main topics of the conference are:

  • Sustainable education in Informatics for pupils of all ages
  • Connecting Informatics lessons to the students' everyday lives
  • Teacher education in Informatics
  • Research on Informatics in schools (empirical / qualitative / quantitative / theory building / research methods / comparative studies / transferability of methods and results from other disciplines)

In particular, contributions solicited cover a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • Accessibility
  • Assessment
  • Application of intelligent technologies to personalise learning
  • Application of Learning Analytics to analyse learners behaviour
  • Classroom management
  • Communication skills
  • Contests and Competitions in Informatics
  • Computers and society
  • Courseware
  • Curriculum issues
  • Diagnostic teaching
  • Empirical methods
  • Ethical/societal issues
  • Gender and diversity issues
  • High school/college transition issues
  • Information systems
  • Interdisciplinary courses and projects
  • Laboratory/active learning
  • Learner profiles
  • Learning personalisation
  • Misconceptions
  • Multimedia
  • Pedagogy
  • Programming contests
  • Students cognitive traits
  • Students learning styles
  • Student retention and persistence
  • Research in Informatics education
  • Role of programming and algorithmics
  • Teacher education
  • Using emerging instructional technologies
  • Web-based techniques

Work submitted to ISSEP should be novel and material that has been previously published should not be republished unless the work has been significantly revised. Note however, that while novel work is highly valued, constructive replication of previous studies can also be a significant contribution, and a new interpretation or evaluation of previously-published work can make a good contribution.

Call for Manuscripts

Authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the conference. All papers will be peer reviewed and comments will be provided to the authors.

There are three different submission categories:

  • Research and theory papers
  • Best practice papers / country reports
  • Work in progress / discussion papers

Submissions must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style guidelines (available here) using LaTeX. The maximum length of the paper (including references, but excluding the optional appendix) is 12 pages. For online Latex editors, see e.g. Overleaf and ShareLatex.

Submissions are reviewed using a double-blind process. Authors should leave their names and affiliations blank in the articles submitted for review, and take care to avoid details in the article that could be used to identify the authors. These include institution information, specific funding information and clear self-citations.

When using the LNCS style, do not change the margin size or the font, do not make a separate title page, etc.: use the LNCS style file as given. However, please do add page numbers, which can be done, for example, by adding \pagestyle{plain} just before \begin{document}.

The submission system is available on EasyChair at

Accepted papers will be included in the ISSEP 2017 local proceedings. Selected top quality papers will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Authors will also have the possibility to extend their work and publish it in the post-conference journal "New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development" in the Special Volume "Learning Personalization based on Students Individual Preferences and Application of Intelligent Technologies".

Important dates

  • Deadline for submitting a paper: July 3rd, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: August 15th, 2017
  • Revision deadline: September 15th, 2017
  • Early bird registration: TBA

Call for Workshops

Workshops are distinguished meeting points for getting and providing information about the ongoing work in our relevant fields and covering current topics preferably in practical informatics at all school levels. Workshops are organized as three-hour sessions on Monday, November 13th from 9 AM until 12 PM (noon). Workshop proposals which are not covered by the talks and also from an interdisciplinary standpoint (e.g. languages, mathematics, physics, sport...) are welcome.

We invite you to submit a workshop proposal to ISSEP 2017 by September 15, 2017. Workshop proposals include an abstract of the workshop, short biographies of the workshop leaders, a description of the materials provided, and a tentative agenda for the workshop. The length of the workshop proposal is between 2 to 6 pages, and the proposal must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style guidelines (available here) using LaTeX.

Please submit workshop proposals in pdf format to -- abstracts of accepted workshops will be included into the the ISSEP online proceedings.

Call for Posters

We invite you to submit a poster proposal to ISSEP 2017. Poster may describe recently completed work, relevant results of work in progress, or successful systems and applications, etc. Poster presentations will be an integral part of the conference, and presenting a poster at the conference is a great opportunity to get feedback on your work.

Poster proposals are due September 15, 2017. Poster proposals must include a short description of the research topic, the method, and, if possible, research results and implications based on the research results. The length of the poster proposal is between 2 to 6 pages, and the proposal must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style guidelines (available here) using LaTeX.

Please submit poster proposals in pdf format to -- accepted poster proposals will be included into the the ISSEP online proceedings. Please note that at least one presenter per accepted poster is required to attend the conference.