Call for Papers, Posters, Panels and Workshops

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Important Dates

Aug 7 Full papers due, panel submissions
Aug 28 Notification of acceptance
Aug 28 Posters and panels due
Sept 18 Camera ready papers and posters due

We invite you to attend the 2017 CITRENZ conference in Napier on October 2-4, 2017 and submit papers, posters, panels and workshops for presentation and publication. The theme for the conference is “Agile and Industry-Ready IT Education”.

CITRENZ 2017 is the premiere computing education conference in New Zealand and spans all disciplines of computing and information technology education. While focusing on tertiary education, it also provides links from secondary education and further into the computing industry. The conference regularly attracts more than 100 attendees from all over New Zealand as well as international delegates.

This conference is open to all educators and researchers in the computing and information technology and computing and information science communities.

This international conference is broad in scope and we now invite submissions in several categories:

Editorially (non-peer) reviewed:

  • Poster presentations
  • Workshop proposals
  • Panel Proposals

Peer-reviewed papers:

  • Computing and IT Education
  • Computing and IT Applied Research and Practice
  • Education Technology

Papers in all the sub disciplines of the computing field, (Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering, and Computer Science) are encouraged. We also welcome papers in the areas of social networking, work-integrated learning, agile development, educational technology, e-learning, e-commerce, cloud, data management, analytics, mobile computing, and internet of things.


Editorially reviewed items

Proposals for workshops and panels will be considered by the editorial board in consultation with conference chairs. Criteria for acceptance will be the judged level of interest from, and relevance to, conference attendees.

Posters should be a concise summary of scholarly work. At least one author should attend the conference and be prepared to discuss their work at the scheduled poster sessions. An extended abstract of the work is included in the proceedings as a record of the poster presentation. This is in the form of a two page short paper and is editorially reviewed. Acceptance criteria for posters are scholarship and relevance to conference attendees.

Peer reviewed papers

There are two options:

  1. Submitting a proposal by May 29. Your proposal will be considered and, if successful, a sub-editor will be appointed to help you develop your paper. Your completed paper will be submitted by August 7.
  2. Submitting a completed paper by August 7.

Papers will then be double-blind refereed by at least two reviewers on the review panel. They will be selected for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the refereed conference proceedings by a respected editorial board, based on the reviewers’ recommendations.

Completed papers or proposals must be submitted to the 2017 CITRENZ conference submission management system:

Authors of successful proposals will be notified by August 28, 2017, in order to then submit a complete quality-assured paper. Final, camera-ready papers must be submitted by September 18, 2017. At least one of the paper’s authors must attend the conference and present the paper.

Paper Template

Complete papers should be formatted between six and eight pages. Papers less than four full pages or greater than ten pages will be rejected.

A paper template, incorporating style and content guidelines, is available here.


Paper Proposal structure

  • 1. Title: Descriptive title (max ten words)
  • 2. Authors and institutions: (will be removed for blind refereeing)
  • 3. Email: for corresponding author
  • 4. Purpose: What does this paper seek to achieve?
    e.g. The purpose of this paper is to explore the understandings of third normal form of computing students, and the effect of a series of experiential workshops on that. It seeks to…
  • 5. Design/methodology/approach: A brief overview of the approach described in the paper.
    e.g.: Understandings of computing students are explored with a cognitive mapping exercise. A total of 62 students undertook a test before and after a series of experiential workshops. The cognitive maps were analysed to reveal commonalities and differences.
  • 6. Findings: Briefly outline the findings of the paper. Please put actual key findings rather than ‘the paper will show cool important results’. If analysis is not completed, indicate here and in “Current state” below.
    e.g. This study identified the range of understandings of normal form expressed by computing students. The students demonstrated understanding in three main domains: precursor, representation and modelling. Within each of these ….
  • 7. Originality/value: What body of knowledge does this add to? What are the research practical and/or theoretical implications?
    e.g. This paper contributes to the field of database representation. It builds on the work of Smith and Jones (2015), applying their model to a larger class. It shows that…
  • 8. Keywords
  • 9. Current state: Indicate one: Completed paper /Mostly written paper/Data collection done /Research underway
  • 10. Category: IT Education, Applied Research, Education Technology
  • 11. References: In APA 6 format as shown in the template
  • 12. Other comments for review panel


Posters may also be submitted for display at the 2017 CITRENZ Conference. They are to be submitted in short paper structure, using the provided template to Emre Erturk by no later than August 28, 2017. Poster authors will be advised of the outcome of the submission by September 18, 2017.

Please bring with you the printed poster to the conference. They must be printed as A1.

Poster Template

A poster template, incorporating guidelines, is available here.



Ideas for Panels and offers to chair them may also be submitted for review by no later than August 28, 2017 to Kathryn MacCallum Panel chairs will be advised as soon as possible so they can arrange other participants and panel members.


Ideas for and offers to run Workshops may also be submitted for review. Workshops are to be scheduled to run during the conference and may be from ninety minutes up to half a day. Offers and/or suggestions for Workshops should be submitted to David Skelton  by no later than May 29, 2017. Workshop presenters will be advised as soon as possible. When making an offer to run a workshop, please advise any special requirements you would have.