Innovative Teaching of 

Introductory Topics in 

Information Technology - 3(IT)

Workshop Description 

Accompanying the growing trend of digitalization of society, many universities are experiencing increased enrollment in Computer Science and Information Technology. Moreover, students enrolled in other majors than CS / IT flock to elective courses in IT. While high student numbers may be a blessing for the economical sustainability of CS departments, it also poses challenges, for instance in terms of large classes. This may give high workload for teaching staff, and students may experience their learning situation as impersonal, lacking any near relationship with staff, and in the worst case being lonely in a crowd of peers. The workshop targets original research contributions and experience reports about learning and teaching approaches in IT courses, with a special focus on challenges and approaches for large classes at the undergraduate level.


Workshop Topics

For all the below bullet items, submissions that are in the context of introductory IT courses and challenges of scaling learning methods to large classes are especially encouraged.  Submissions dealing with advanced courses and smaller classes are also welcome if they have interesting findings that could inspire teachers of large introductory courses.


  • Innovative approaches to learning and assessment

  • Student-active learning methods; dialogue, reflection, self-efficacy

  • Increasing student engagement and time commitment

  • Improving retention and throughput

  • Improving the learning environment

  • First-year experience of IT students

  • Learning methods in large and heterogeneous classes, cross-campus courses

  • Inter-university collaboration about learning methods and resources

  • Novice programming courses

  • Project-based, problem-based and team-based learning

  • Maker culture, creativity and entrepreneurship in IT courses

  • Games and gamification in IT courses

  • Agile and lean approaches in IT education

  • Ways to achieve wider recruitment and gender balance

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit original, unpublished research papers. All papers must not simultaneously be submitted to another journal or conference. There are two types of submissions:

  • Full Paper submissions have a maximum of12 pages.

  • Short Paper submissions have a maximum of 6 pages.


Papers and abstracts should be submitted through the submission web site in PDF format. Authors should follow the Springer formatting for Lecture Notes on Computer Science as indicated here:   

By submitting a paper, authors implicitly agree that at least one of them will register to the conference and present the paper. It is expected that at least one author will register for each accepted paper. Only papers that have been presented by their authors during the conference will be published in the conference proceedings. 

The proceedings of the I3E 2019 workshops are planned to be published as a book with the main conference proceedings by Springer-Verlag in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Submission System

Submissions for the 3(IT)  workshop will be done via Easy Chair at:

Organizing Committee 

Program Committee (More names to be added)

  • Roy Andersson, Lund University, Sweden

  • Andrew Cain, Deakin University, Australia

  • Monica Divitini, NTNU, Norway

  • Rune Hjelsvold, NTNU, Norway

  • Madeleine Lorås, NTNU, Norway

  • Andrew Luxton-Reilly, University of Auckland, New Zealand

  • Anders Malthe-Sørenssen, University of Oslo, Norway

  • Linda Mannila, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

  • Simon McCallum, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand

  • Omid Mirmotahari, University of Oslo, Norway

  • Andreas Muehling, Kiel University, Germany

  • Robin Munkvold, Nord University, Norway

  • Anne-Kathrin Peters, Uppsala University, Sweden

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 31 March 2019

New Submission Deadline: 22 April 2019 

Notification to authors: 30 April 2019

New Notification to authors: 1 June 2019

Early Bird Registration:
20 June 2019
Conference dates: 18-20 September 2019 

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