Workshop on Teaching Computational Science 2017 (WTCS 2017)

in conjunction with

The International Conference on Computational Science 2017 (ICCS 2017)

Zürich, Switzerland
12-14 June, 2017


The eighth Workshop on Teaching Computational Science (WTCS 2017) solicits submissions that describe innovations in teaching computational science in its various aspects (e.g. modeling and simulation, high-performance and large-data environments) at all levels and in all contexts. Typical topics include, but are not restricted to, innovations in the following areas:

    - course content,
    - curriculum structure,
    - methods of instruction,
    - methods of assessment,
    - tools to aid in teaching or learning,
    - evaluations of alternative approaches, and
    - non-academic training in computational sciences.

These innovations may be in the context of formal courses or self-directed learning; they may involve, for example, introductory programming, service courses, specialist undergraduate or postgraduate topics, industry-related short courses. We welcome submissions directed at issues of current and local importance, as well as topics of international interest. Such topics may include transition from school to university, articulation between vocational and university education, quality management in teaching, teaching people from other cultures, attracting and retaining female students, and flexible learning.

Topic of Submission, but not limited to


Dr. Angela B. Shiflet, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, U.S.A. (shifletab@wofford.edu)

Dr. Alfredo Tirado-Ramos, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, U.S.A. (tiradoramos@uthscsa.edu)

Important dates

Full paper or abstract due:  January 26, 2017

Acceptance notification: March 10, 2017 (Tentative)

Camera-ready copy: March 31, 2017 (Tentative)

Paper submission

The abstracts and manuscripts of up to 10 pages, written in English and formatted according to the EasyChair templates, should be submitted electronically. During submission, you may select either a “Full Paper” or a “Abstract Only” publication. Templates are available for download in the Easychair right-hand-side menu in a “New submission” mode.  Papers must be based on unpublished original work and must be submitted to ICCS only.

Program Committee

Alex Bokov, The University of Texas Health Science Center
Pawel Czarnul, Politechnika Gdanska
Karl Frinkle, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Mohamed Hamada, University of Aizu
Bogumila Hnatkowska, Wroclaw University of Technology
Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre
Rubin Landau, Oregon State University
Holly Lanham, UT Health Science Center San Antonio
Hong Liu, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Marcelo Lobosco, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
Valerie Maxville, Curtin University
Tiziana Margaria, Lero
Steve Stevenson, Clemson University