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Global Education Conference Extends Deadline for Submissions, Confirms Keynote Speakers

WCCE 2017 Will Now Accept Papers Up Until Friday 3rd March 2017

Monday 27 February – The World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE) has extended its Call for Papers until Friday 3rd March while confirming it has secured five prominent keynotes for the July event.

The flagship education conference of IFIP, the global federation of ICT professional bodies, WCCE 2017 has adopted the theme of, “Tomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone”. It will focus on the latest uses of technologies, computing and technology-based learning resources, highlighting educational practice, cutting-edge educational research and thought-leadership for the future.

To be staged in Dublin, Ireland from 3-6 July with a Doctoral Consortium on 2nd July, WCCE 2017 is being organised by IFIP Technical Committee 3 (TC3) which focuses on ICT and Education. The conference organisers have announced a line-up of five influential Keynote Speakers to headline the event:

  • Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the OECD;
  • Lord David Puttnam, Digital Ambassador for Ireland and Chairman of Atticus Education, Director for Education and Skills;
  • Professor Val Shute, Mack and Effie Campbell Tyner Endowed Professor in Education in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University, USA;
  • Dr Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division, UNESCO; and
  • Davide Storti, Programme Specialist, YouthMobile Coordinator, Knowledge Societies Division, UNESCO.

WCCE is open to anyone involved in developing and using technology and computing in education and training, including those involved in computer science education. TC3 is particularly interested in hearing from researchers, policy-makers, teachers, learners, developers and technology suppliers wanting to share their knowledge and insights at the event.

To submit a paper to this leading global education conference, visit the WCCE website for guidelines and conditions, with all submissions due by Friday 3rd March.


About IFIP
IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing, is the global professional federation of societies and associations for people working in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences. Established under the auspices of UNESCO in 1960 and recognised by the United Nations, IFIP represents ICT professional associations from more than 50 countries and regions with a total membership of over half a million. It also brings together more than 3,500 scientists from industry and academia, organising them into over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees to conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Based in Austria, IFIP organises and supports over 100 conferences each year, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners alike.





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