The 5th IEEE International Workshop on Open Education Resources for Computer Science & Information Technology (OER 2021)

Call for Papers

Open Education Resources (OER), are freely available learning materials, discoverable on the World Wide Web, are becoming increasingly popular internationally at all levels of education, and across almost every discipline. OER can provide an opportunity for innovation through their empowerment as co-creators, offering the opportunity to reuse and adapt existing resources, making richer and even less expensive learning experience for students while also make the teaching experience more fulfilling for instructors. OERs can also encourage international collaboration in teaching and learning.

The 5th IEEE International Workshop on Open Education Resources for Computer Science & Information Technology (OER 2021), seeks to bring together educators, teacher trainers, professional associations, OER researchers and other stakeholders in Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) Education.

In general, we welcome any relevant e-learning topics in general. In particular, we welcome theoretical and empirical proposals emphasizing opportunities offered by Open Education as a means to empowerment and to increase accessibility and quality of educational opportunities for all in CS and IT education, in five strategic areas proposed in the document known as the “Ljubljana OER Action Plan 2017,” namely: building the capacity of users to find, re-use, create and share OER; language and cultural issues; ensuring inclusive and equitable access to quality OER; developing sustainability models; and developing supportive policy environments. Given the Covid-19 situation, and the worldwide response to deliver online and hybrid teaching and learning, relevant submissions to OER 2021 without a strong OER component may also be considered for inclusion.

Important Dates

Workshop papers due: 21 April 2021

Workshop paper notifications: 15 May 2021

Camera-ready and registration due: 31 May 2021

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted.  In accordance with IEEE policy, submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. Instances of alleged misconduct will be handled according to the IEEE Publication Services and Product Board Operations Manual.

Please note that in order to ensure the fairness of the review process, COMPSAC follows the double-blind review procedure. Therefore we kindly ask authors to remove their names, affiliations and contacts from the header of their papers in the review version. Please also redact all references to authors’ names, affiliations or prior works from the paper when submitting papers for review. Once accepted, authors can then include their names, affiliations and contacts in the camera-ready revision of the paper, and put the references to their prior works back.


Workshop papers are limited to 6 pages. Page limits are inclusive of tables, figures, appendices, and references. Workshop papers can add an additional 2 pages with additional page charges ($250USD/page).

Paper Templates

IEEE Paper templates are available in MS Word 2003 and LaTex. All submissions must use US 8.5×11 letter page format.

Workshop Organizers

Edmundo Tovar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Henry Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Program Committee

Edmundo Tovar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Henry Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Tiziana Margaria, University of Limerick and Lero, The Irish Software Research Centre.

Claudio di Martini, Politecnico de Torino

Dave Towey, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China,

Manuel Castro, UNED, Spain

Sorel Reisman, California State University Fullerton