[WSSSPE] CfP: ICT4S Computing+Sustainability+Education Workshop (May 14 and 18, 2018), Toronto, Canada

Colin Venters C.Venters at hud.ac.uk
Wed Jan 31 11:21:22 PST 2018

*** ICT4S Computing+Sustainability+Education Workshop ***

Date: May 14 and 18, 2018
URL: http://sustainabilitydesign.org/initiatives/compsused/

Held in conjunction with the 5th International Conference on ICT4S (http://2018.ict4s.org), Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, May 14-18, 2018

*** Background ***

The concept of sustainability has emerged as an area of interest in a number of fields in computing as well as being a part of the ACM CS2013 Core Curriculum as a Core Tier 1 topic. However, in a crowded computing curriculum, computing students have little chance to learn about the concepts needed to analyse sustainability beyond the technical scope of systems they develop in class.

The Computing, Sustainability, and Education workshop take a three-prong approach to tackling this challenge of lack of uptake in Sustainability Education within various areas of Computing, by:

* Fostering community growth that researchers on pedagogical approaches, methods, techniques, tools, and processes for teaching sustainability in the computing curricula;
* Expanding on the efforts of the pioneering practitioners that include (single, multi- and/or interdisciplinary)  modules or courses to integrate sustainability into computing education; and
* Providing a forum where the participants will collaboratively discuss and create curricula for ICT4S and SE4S education (including a list of tentative core subjects/issues and suggested core literature).

The primary aim of the workshop is to establish a forum for educators, researchers, and practitioners interested in the design and development of a curriculum for sustainablity education and computing. With this participatory workshop, we aim to gather participants from academia as well as from industry who are interested in developing ICT4S education and discuss core subject areas, concrete examples and seminal literature that we use and/or that “should” be included in such courses. This workshop will thus be an interdisciplinary effort to further ICT for sustainability and the workshop is organised by persons who lead these developments and who all have experiences of planning and teaching sustainability courses for computer science students. This workshop takes place in two separate parts (part A and B) and you can register for either one or both.

*** Submissions ***

The workshop solicits a number of contribution types:

- Extended abstracts (2 pages): if accepted can be conveyed in a 10-15 minute talk;
- Posters: with a 2-page abstract;
- Positional papers: explicitly discussing what we can do to improve teaching sustainability within the computing curriculum (4-6 pages);
- Idea papers: that presents implementable proposals that participants will build on the proposals and ideas in these papers, with the goal of initiating the planning, development, and execution of some of the ideas during the workshop itself (4-6 pages);
- Experience papers: on teaching sustainability within the computing curriculum (6-10 pages);
- Demos: up to 5 minutes (also with 2 pages abstract);
- Open collaboration papers (long or short) (new submission format). Here, author(s) can solicit for open collaboration on a paper. The solicitation starts at least two months before the submission deadline, via a form on the workshop webpage. The paper will be hosted and written via a collaborative edition platform e.g. overleaf etc.
- Full research papers (10 pages).

We also encourage the submission of new and interactive formats, which can be presented as such at the workshop, and published in the workshop proceedings with textual descriptions.

The submission, review process, and communication will be performed via Easychair.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed for relevance to the workshop and academic and practical soundness. The accepted submissions will be published with CEUR WS proceedings, listed in all literature databases (DBLP, Google Scholar, Scopus etc.), as we want to maintain an open access policy.

*** Important Dates ***

- Submission Deadline: April. 08th, 2018 (Anytime on Earth) via Easychair
- Decisions to authors: April 22nd, 2018
- Camera Ready due: April 29th, 2018
- Registration of at least one author: April 29th, 2018
- Workshop: May 14th and 18th, 2018

*** Organisers ***

- Stefanie Betz, Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology, Germany
- Ruzanna Chitchyan, University of Bristol, UK
- Tom Crick, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
- Elina Eriksson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Hanna Hasselqvist, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Anna Kramers, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Samuel Mann, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand
- Daniel Pargman, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Birgit Penzenstadler, CSU Long Beach, USA
- Jari Porras, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
- Colin C. Venters, University of Huddersfield, UK

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