GCCCE 2023

This Doctoral Student Forum (DSF) is one of the important sessions in GCCCE 2023, which provides a platform for outstanding doctoral students to present, discuss and receive feedback from expert panels on their research idea, designs, and results in computer education and related areas. All accepted submissions will be published in the GCCCE 2023 Doctoral Student Forum proceedings.

The DSF consists of three parts: short lecture, presentation and discussion, and private mentoring. The first two parts are open to all registrants of GCCCE 2023, and the third part is only limited to the DSF chairs, invited experts and student authors who have their DSF papers accepted to participate.

(1)Short lecture: Topics that are related to research paper preparation and presentation tips on creating an elevator speech, choosing right journals and preparing high-quality journal papers, etc. would be delivered for students upon availability and time limitation.

(2)Presentation and discussion: Students are required to present their research progress in the DSF and answer questions from the audience. They will then receive immediate feedback and recommendations from the experts.

(3)Private mentoring: At the end, each student will be paired up with an expert according to their common research areas. The paired experts will become the mentors to provide expertise advice. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their research in more detail including the objectives, contributions, potential changes and improvements, selections of publication, and even their career planning with their mentors in the one-to-one private mentoring sessions.

The DSF also encourages and looks forward to further collaborations between the students and mentors on follow-up research to publish papers or other forms of dissemination, so that their relationship can be continued for years!

This year, the topics of the DSF are listed as follows:

  1. Learning Sciences & Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

  2. Mobile, Ubiquitous & Contextual Learning

  3. Joyful Learning, Educational Games & Digital Toys

  4. Technology in Higher Education & Adult Learning, and Teachers’ Professional Development

  5. Technology-Enhanced Language and Humanities Learning

  6. Artificial Intelligence in Education & Smart Learning Environments

  7. Learning Analytics & Assessments

  8. STEM & Maker Education

  9. Educational Technology: Innovations, Policies & Practice

Each student author should only submit the work in which he or she is the principal/main investigator or contributor. The work can be in any stage of a research, such as conceptual idea and plan, theoretical model, development of app/ system/ tool/ instrument development, evaluation/ assessment/ experiment design, data collection, findings and results, discussions and analysis and academic publication preparation. Students should not submit any work that has already been published in other conferences, journals, book chapters, etc.

Depending on the research topic, stage and result of each accepted DSF paper, the student author may be invited to submit an extended and/or a more completed research paper to the other publications, for example, International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (indexed in Elsevier Engineering Index, INSPEC, PsycINFO®, SCOPUS, ESCI) and Bulletin of Technical Committee on Learning Technology (indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index).

Submission Requirements and Method

Welcome all interested doctoral students to submit their work related to the above themes to us!


Submission method:

Both the cover and thesis proposal should be saved in ONE PDF file for submission. All submissions should be done on the EasyChair homepage (https://easychair.org/).

Important Dates

Forum Paper Submission Deadline: 9 January, 2023 16 January, 2023

Forum Paper Acceptance Notification: 30 January, 2023 5 February, 2023

Forum Paper’s Camera-Ready Copy Due: 6 February, 2023 19 February, 2023

Forum Authors Registration Due: 30 April, 2023 (Early Bird Registration Due: 31 March, 2023)

Paper Submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gccce2023

Program Committee

Executive Chair:

LAM Wai Man Winnie The Education University of Hong Kong


WONG Tak-Lam Douglas College
ZOU Di The Education University of Hong Kong
LIU Yan Wang Dennis The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Deputy Chairs:

PIAN Yang Beijing Normal University
ZHANG Ruofei The Education University of Hong Kong

PC members:

CHANG Maiga Athabasca University
CHENG, Kwok Shing The Education University of Hong Kong
LAI Chiu-Lin Taipei University of Education
FU Qingke Huzhou University
IM S. W. Tarloff City University of Hong Kong
LEE Lap Kei Keith Hong Kong Metropolitan University
LO Dawn The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
LUI W. C. Richard The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
NG Hiu Fung Peter The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
SUN Daner The Education University of Hong Kong
SUM, K. W. Anthony The Chinese University of Hong Kong
TANG Jeff Hong Kong Productivity Council
WU Junjie Shenzhen Technology University
XIE Haoran Lingnan University
ZHANG Frank University of the Fraser Valley
ZHOU Laura The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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