ICER 2023
Tue 8 - Thu 10 August 2023

Call for Submissions

The SIGCSE 2023 Doctoral Consortium (DC) at ICER provides an opportunity for doctoral students who are pursuing research in computing education to hone their research interests and direction in a workshop environment with a panel of established computing education researchers, while simultaneously building relationships with other doctoral students in the area, It is a great opportunity to share your work-in-progress with your peers, the organizers, and a group of faculty mentors.

Note: This workshop will take place in-person at just before ICER 2023 Conference in Chicago on Monday, August 7.


Please use our emails to contact us.

Faculty Discussants

  • Barbara Ericson, University of Michigan, USA
  • Mark Guzdial, University of Michigan, USA
  • Monique Ross, Ohio State University, USA
  • Joe Maguire, University of Glasgow, Scotland


Doctoral students in any phase of their Ph.D. research are welcome, as long as they will not have defended their dissertation before the event. Students from all disciplines are welcome as long as they conduct research on computing education. That includes, but is not limited to, students specializing in the learning sciences, cognitive psychology, programming languages, software engineering, and in other education disciplines.

Why apply?

The doctoral consortium offers many benefits:

  • Provides a supportive setting for feedback on students’ research and research direction.
  • Offers each student comments and fresh perspectives on their work from researchers and students outside their own institution.
  • Promotes the development of a supportive community of scholars.
  • Supports a new generation of researchers with information and advice on research and academic career paths.
  • Contributes to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events.

We have space for up to 20 participants. Applicants who are selected will receive free conference registration.

How to apply

To apply, you need to prepare:

  • A single PDF containing a 4-page research description, exactly like you’d do an ICER paper, covering central aspects of your doctoral work, including:
    • Motivation that drives your dissertation research
    • Literature review of key works that frame your research
    • Hypothesis, thesis, and/or key ideas
    • Your research approach and methods
    • Progress on your research
  • Your CV. (A PDF or link to online CV).

You should submit your research description and CV through HotCRP: You should not add co-authors (e.g. your advisor) to your submission on HotCRP.

Your advisor must submit a recommendation via this form. Ths recommendation deadline is the same as the submission deadline.


  • Submission Deadline: May 20, 2023, 11:59pm Pacific Time.
  • Notification of Acceptance: June 3, 2023
  • Response Deadline: June 10th, 2023. If you are offered a spot in the DC and do not accept it by this date, we may offer your spot to another student.
  • Doctoral Consortium at ICER 2023 in Chicago: August 7, 2023

Review process

We will select participants to create a cohort that is balanced across many factors, including:

  • Your research topic
  • Your status in your doctoral program
  • The diversity of backgrounds and topics in the application pool
  • Your institution (we are unlikely to accept more than two students from the same institution).

All submissions will be confidential. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity.

Publishing your abstract

Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to submit publication-ready copy of their 4-page abstract. Please note that submissions will not be published without a signed form releasing publishing copyright to the ACM. Obtaining permissions to use video, audio, or pictures of identifiable people or proprietary content rests with the author, not the ACM or the ICER conference. The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date is typically one week prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. All virtual meetings will be held in ZOOM.