Call for Proposals

In conjunction with the conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2013, a doctoral consortium will be organized as a pre-conference workshop on March 21st, 2013. The aims of the workshop are:

  • To offer a friendly forum for doctoral students to discuss issues related to their research in computing and engineering education / educational technology;
  • To receive constructive feedback from their peers and senior researchers;
  • To support networking with other researchers in the computing and engineering education research field;
  • To discuss the process of research and life in academia;
  • To provide seminars on different issues related to completing doctoral studies.


The consortium is designed primarily for students who are currently enrolled in any stage of doctoral studies with a focus on computing and engineering education research or educational technology. Students, who are considering doctoral studies and who have identified a field of research, may apply as well.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
Prof. Alvaro Barbosa, University of Saint Joseph, Macau
Dr. Anna Eckerdal, Uppsala University, Sweden
Prof. Greg Lee, NTNU,Taipei


Each applicant should submit a document (2 pages), which includes the following information

  • a brief background of the applicant including information about previous studies, motivation for doctorate, publications if any, and possible teaching experience or pedagogical studies;
  • a summary of his/her research, including methodologies used or planned, and possible results obtained;
  • questions related to the research that the applicant would like to discuss and get feedback at the doctoral consortium.

The document will be made available to the consortium chairs, senior researchers, and other participants at the doctoral consortium to allow preliminary feedback on the research. On the day that the consortium meets, each student gives a short presentation and receives further feedback.

Venue and Pricing

The doctoral consortium will be held on Macau on March 21st, 2013 at:

FDCT Auditorium,
Alameda Dr. Carlos d' Assumpção, n° 411-417,
Edf. "Dynasty Plaza" 9° andar, Macau.

Participants are advised to arrive in Macau on March 20th and to stay overnight at a hotel.

Participation is free for students registering for the LaTiCE 2013 conference. Students, who wish to participate only in the consortium, pay a fee of (to be specified later) covering lunch and tea/coffees. All participants will pay their own travel and lodging in Macau.

Please email if you have any questions.

Proposals Accepted

  1. Students' identity formation in Computing and IT: Anne-Kathrin Peters, Uppsala University, Sweden.

  2. Teachers’ beliefs regarding programming education in relation to the continuous evolution of curriculum: Lennart Rolandsson, KTH/ECE, Sweden.

  3. Feasibility of using Alice in teaching high school students programming concepts: Ting-Chung Wang, Taipei Municipal Chien-Kuo Senior High School.

  4. A team-teaching model for practicing project-based learning in high school: Collaboration between computer and subject teachers: Ling-Chian Chang, Graduate Institute of Information and Computer Education, NTNU, Taipei.

  5. Serious games and gamification in Computer Science (CS) education: Lasse Hakulinen, Aalto University, Finland.

  6. What decision making of students in globally distributed teams tells us about the role of culture and collaborative technology in learning Software Engineering: Minjuan Janet Tong, SERL, AUT University, New Zealand.

  7. Re-conceptualizing computer literacy training using constructivist principles and peer-tutoring: Kelvin Wong, University of Saint Joseph, Macau.

  8. “Informatische Bildung” and the Image of Computing between Biography and Profession: Detlef Rick, Universität Hamburg, Germany.


Time Event Name
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome
9:30 - 10:15 Talks on different issues related to completing PhD studies such as:
  • PhD Proposals & Theses – structure and contents
  • Tools for literature review and data analysis
10:15 - 10:30 Tea/Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00 Discussion of questions:
  1. What defines a good research question?
  2. How does one choose a suitable research methodology?
  3. What makes a good journal article?
  4. What are career options for computing education research PhD holders?
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 16:00 Students put up posters to explain their research context, summarize their main research goals, and justify the value of their work.
16:00 - 16:30 Tea/Coffee break
16:30 - 17:30 Parallel sessions wherein groups of students have discussions with facilitators.
17:30 - 18:00 Questions from the students.