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ACM SAC WICE 2019 : ACM SAC 2019 Web-based Technologies for Interactive Computing Education Track


When Apr 8, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019
Where Limassol, Cyprus
Submission Deadline Sep 24, 2018
Notification Due Nov 24, 2018
Final Version Due Dec 10, 2018
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Call For Papers


Papers Due: September 24, 2018 (New Deadline)

ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Web-based Technologies for Interactive Computing Education Track
April 8-12, 2019
Limassol, Cyprus

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Web-based Technologies for Interactive Computing Education Track Home Page:

There is growing global realization that computer and information literacy is a basic and essential educational component needed to maintain a competitive edge in a global economy. Computational thinking, on the other hand, has emerged as a key component for K-12 and college STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and has been recognized as the gateway to information technology innovation. More recently, governments and policy apparatuses have also begun to appreciate the difference between the use of information and communication technology and computational literacy, and the role such competencies can play in the economy. Thus, across the globe, new educational policies not only emphasize inclusion and promotion of computational thinking, they have also invested heavily, and the payoff is becoming visible.

The quest for an intelligent tutoring system to aid self- and free-choice learning to be able to mimic a human instructor is not new. It remains an open problem even though several smart systems are making headway. Some of these systems have started using novel techniques for improved learning experiences. Speech technology, animation and simulations, blended tutoring and real-time assessment, learning style prediction, adaptive tutoring strategies and various other techniques are being assimilated into intelligent tutoring systems moving toward creating ever smarter online robotic tutors, called conversational intelligent tutoring system. This track aims to encourage and foster new models for CITS for computing instruction delivery, tutoring over the web. In particular, we aim to offer a platform for cross fertilization of ideas from the communities of computer scientists and educational technologists toward developing smart web-based technologies and platforms for computing education.

We are pleased to solicit original, unpublished and novel papers for publication and presentation in The 34th SIGAPP ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) Track on Web-based Technologies for Interactive Computing Education. Articles describing novel ideas and applications in all areas of educational technology for computing education are of interest, including the following (non-exclusive):

- Personalized and Adaptive Learning
- Computer Support for Intelligent Tutoring
- Intelligent Tools for Visual Learning
- Personal Learning Environments
- Massive Open Online Courses
- Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
- Learning Analytics
- Human Factors and Affective Computing for Learning
- E-Learning Platforms and Tools
- Design, Model and Framework of e-Learning Systems
- Assessment in e-learning
- Conversational Intelligent Tutoring Systems
- Web-based and online learning systems
- Open issues

2019 ACM SAC Web-based Technologies for Interactive Computing Education (WICE) Track will be held at Limassol, Cyprus on April 8-12, 2019. We hope to accept quality papers and offer a stimulating platform for the exchange of ideas and disseminating cutting edge research to the community. The 2019 ACM SAC WICE Track will be the first such event in the 34 years of ACM SAC tradition.

The ACM Symposium on Applied Computing is recognized as a primary forum for applied computer scientists and application developers from around the world to interact and present their work. SAC 2019 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP) and is presented in cooperation with other ACM Special Interest Groups. For more information on ACM SAC 2018, please visit

All enquiries and questions should be directed to the Track Chairs. Additional details are available on the track home page at

Paper Submission and Publication:

Original and unpublished papers are solicited for this track. The file format should be in PDF. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate double blind review. Only the title should be shown at the first page without the author's information. Papers must be formatted according to the template which is available at the SAC 2019 website at

Paper size is limited to 8 pages according to the above mentioned template, being allowed a maximum of 2 extra pages at the additional cost of 80 USD per extra page. A few key words should be provided. A paper cannot be sent to more than one track. Original manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format via SAC 2019 web site: for regular papers, and at for SRC papers.

All papers will be fully refereed and undergo a double blind review process by at least three referees. The conference proceedings will be published by ACM. Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper: This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of scheduled papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.

Poster Publication of Selected Papers:

A set of selected papers will be accepted as poster papers by invitation only and will be published as short papers in the symposium proceedings.

Student Research Competition (SRC) Program:

Graduate students are invited to submit research 2 page abstracts (extra pages are not allowed) using the ACM template. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed. All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by expert reviewers and practitioners. Authors of selected abstracts will have the opportunity to present their posters and compete for three top-winning places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select the first-, second-, and third-place winners. The winners will receive medals and cash awards. Winners will be announced during the conference banquet. Authors of selected abstracts are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award program for financial support.

Important due dates:

September 24, 2018, Midnight, anywhere in the world: Full Paper Submission
November 24, 2018: Notification of paper acceptance/rejection
December 10, 2018: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers

Track Co-Chairs:

Maiga Chang
School of Computing and Information Systems
Athabasca University, Canada
Email: maigac [at]

Hasan Jamil
Department of Computer Science
University of Idaho, USA
Email: jamil [at]

Program Committee:
Phil Benachour, Lancaster University, UK
Ateet Bhalla, Independent Technology Consultant, India
Mei-Hwa Chen, University of Albany, USA
Aparna Lalingkar, IIIT Bangalore, India
Oscar Lin, Athabasca University, Canada
Murali Mani, University of Michigan - Flint, USA
Hossain Shahriar, Kennesaw State University, USA
Ahmed Tlili, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Li Wang, National Open University, China
Seng Yue Wong, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Haoran Xie, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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