The recently created Spanish Chapter of ACM SIGCSE (spSIGCSE) is organizing a series of events on education, learning and curricular design in computing. The event has an international scope, even though eventually there will be sessions especially devoted to issues that are local to Spain. The workshop is co-located with the SPDECE'08 conference.

Computing here is considered in a broad sense, including Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering and Information Technology, including studies of IT in the context of degrees other than computing such as Health Sciences, Information Science, Telematics and Bioinformatics among others. The event especially wellcomes submitters of studies that are accompanied by empirical data, or educational materials that are shared with open access licenses, so contributing to the development of computing education as a discipline.

Call for papers

Participation in the Workshop is allowed by presenting a paper or registering without paper presentation. Papers must be submitted to Dr. Miguel-Angel Sicilia (msicilia at before 1st July, 2008. Papers must be relevant to computing education practice or instructional design, and papers presenting cases and data are especially welcomed. Extended abstracts (2-4 pages) or full papers will be peer reviewed, and authors will be notified on acceptance or rejection by 30th July 2008. Accepted papers will be required to follow a common format and they will be published on-line (publication in CEUR is expected).

The International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies (IJTCS) will publish selected papers related to relevant case studies.


The workshop is the first on a planned series of events organized regularly by the ACM SIGCSE Spanish Chapter. Contact Dr. Juan-Manuel Dodero (juanma.dodero at for inquiries on spSIGCSE.

Programme Committee (in progress)

Anders Berglund, Uppsala University

David Camacho, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Juan-Manuel Dodero, University of Cádiz, Spain

Philip Machanick, University of Queensland, Australia.

Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcala, Spain

Josh Tenenberg, University of Washington, Tacoma

Ángel Velázquez, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Shirley Williams, University of Reading


Registration and Venue

It is mandatory to register in order to participate in the Workshop, a registration fee of 150 EUR is required to cover the costs of the workshop and proceedings publication. Ph. D. students are not required to pay fees.

To register, simply send your full affiliation to Dr. Miguel-Angel Sicilia (msicilia at before September 15th.

The Workshop will take place at the Pontifical University of Salamanca.