ITiCSE 2020: Team Ireland goes to Norway (via the Internet)

ITiCSE 2020 was my first virtual conference. Amber Settle has a great summary here so I’m not going to go down that road, short of saying that the organisers did a fantastic job pivoting at what really was the 11th hour, to move ITiCSE online.

What I want to talk about is the amazing Irish showing at ITiCSE! Ireland has been to ITiCSE before, and of course, it was held in Dublin way back in the day. My first ITiCSE was 2016 (Peru) and I’m pretty sure I was the only person there from Ireland and the only Irish paper. This year though – wow!

Ireland had 16 authors presenting 7 papers, 2 posters, 2 doctoral consortium posters, contributed to 3 working groups, and in addition provided 2 associate program chairs and 5 reviewers! Of these authors, 11 are SIGCSEire members. There were also several other SIGCSEire members who attended ITicSE, most for the first time! In addition, the best poster award went to Mooney et al. (below), One of the best paper finalists was Denny, Prather & Becker (below), and the following 2018 working group was selected as one of the 5 best ITiCSE working group reports of all time!

BTW, all of the papers and contributions here are available free of charge to anyone until June 30. After that, anything with my name on it is always available to anyone, anytime at



DC Posters:

Working Groups

  • Toward High Performance Computing Education. Rajendra K. Raj, Carol J. Romanowski, Sherif G. Aly, Brett A. Becker (University College Dublin), Juan Chen, Sheikh Ghafoor, Nasser Giacaman, Steven I. Gordo), Cruz Izu, Shahram Rahimi, Michael P. Robson, Neena Thota
  • Developing a Model Augmented Reality Curriculum. Mikhail Fominykh, Fridolin Wild, Ralf Klamma, Mark Billinghurst, Lisandra S. Costiner, Andrey Karsakov, Eleni Mangina (University College Dublin), Judith Molka-Danielsen, Ian Pollock, Marius Preda , Aljosa Smolic
  • Reviewing Computing Education Papers. Marian Petre, Kate Sanders, Robert McCartney, Marzieh Ahmadzadeh, Cornelia Connolly (National University of Ireland Galway), Sally Hamouda, Brian Harrington, Jérémie Lumbroso, Joseph Maguire, Lauri Malmi, Monica M. McGill, Jan Vahrenhold

The working group reports above are only abstracts at the moment. The full reports will hopefully be out in December.

Gear up team Ireland, there’s only 12 months until ITiCSE 2021 in Paderborn, Germany!


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