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:  December 16, 2016

Acceptance notification: January 27, 2017 (Tentative)

Camera-ready copy: March 3, 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  Papers must be based on unpublished original work and must be submitted to ICCS only.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, U.S.A.
Pawel Czarnul, Politechnika Gdanska, Poland
Karl Frinkle, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, U.S.A.
Blanka Frydrychova Klimova, University of Hradec Králové, Czech
Mohamed Hamada, University of Aizu, Japan
Bogumila Hnatkowska, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre, Ireland
Rubin Landau, Oregon State University, U.S.A.
Holly Lanham, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, U.S.A.
Hong Liu, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, U.S.A.
Marcelo Lobosco, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Tiziana Margaria, Lero, Ireland
Petra Poulova, University of Hradec Králové, Czech
Steve Stevenson, Clemson University, U.S.A.
Peter Turner, Clarkson University, U.S.A.
Kathie Yerion, Gonzaga University, U.S.A.