CITRENZ 2020: Call for Papers

October 7-8 2020

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CITRENZ 2020 Virtual Conference

We invite you to participate in the 2020 CITRENZ Virtual Conference on October 7 - 8, 2020 

The theme for CITRENZ 2020 is: "Leading IT Education in a Changing World"

To view the programme for CITRENZ 2020 which includes connection details Click here

 is the premiere computing education conference in New Zealand and spans all disciplines of computing and information technology education. While focusing on tertiary education, it also provides links from secondary education and further into the computing industry.

The conference regularly attracts more than 100 attendees from all over New Zealand as well as international delegates.  This year we are running the conference on a virtual platform.  This is largely due to the ongoing uncertainty this year but it will also allow us all to experience a different format and hopefully engage wider.  

This conference is  FREE to all educators, professionals, and researchers in the computing and information technology communities. 


CITRENZ 2020 is a FREE virtual conference

As with most things in 2020, we are doing things a little differently than we usually would.  CITRENZ 2020 will be run via Zoom, so you can enjoy CITRENZ 2020 where ever you are.  Registrations are essential to ensure you are sent details of how to connect on the day.

 To view the programme for CITRENZ 2020 which includes connection details Click here


This years poster presentations can be viewed at

Voting on the posters is also being held online, vote at

This years conference features a few fun and interesting options to get involved with.


To view the programme for CITRENZ 2020 which includes connection details Click here


Call for Papers, Posters, Panels and Workshops

classroom This international conference is broad in scope and we now invite submissions in several categories:


Editorially (non-peer) reviewed:

Papers in all the sub disciplines of the computing field, (Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering, and Computer Science) are encouraged. We also welcome papers in the areas of social networking, work-integrated learning, agile development, online learning, mobile and cloud solutions, data analytics, internet of things, collaboration across education providers, and innovative teaching practices during the COVID-19 lockdown and 2020.

Peer reviewed paper track
Paper proposals will be double-blind refereed by two reviewers. They will be selected for presentation at the conference and included in the proceedings (as published abstracts). A sample paper proposal (extended abstract) template with guidelines is available here 

Authors of successful proposals will be notified by 15 September, 2020. Upon notification, you should register and prepare the presentation slides (of high quality) for the conference. At least one of the paper's authors must be able to present the paper online during the conference dates. 

The following research output is optional and intended only for those who are seeking publication of full papers: 

Completed Paper Template

Authors who are able to produce completed papers are invited to submit for the 2020 Issue of CITRENZ's long-standing open-access Google Scholar-indexed Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology (JACIT).  The deadline for submissions to the 2020 Issue will be 4 November. Completed papers should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words, and will undergo peer-review. Future submissions for JACIT are to be emailed to Dr Emre Erturk [email protected] The JACIT paper template, incorporating the guidelines, is available here 

Editorially reviewed items

 Proposals for workshops and panels will be considered by the editorial board and conference chairs. Criteria for acceptance will be the anticipated level of potential interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Posters are editorially reviewed and included in the proceedings. Acceptance criteria for posters are scholarship and relevance to conference attendees. 

1. Posters 

 Posters are a concise summary of academic work. At least one author should register for the conference. Accepted posters will be displayed on the 2020 CITRENZ Conference Posters website. They are to be submitted in short paper structure, using the provided template by no later than 15 September, 2020. A poster template, incorporating the guidelines, is available here 

 2. Panels 

Ideas for Panels and offers to chair them may also be submitted for review by no later than 7 September, 2020. Panel chairs will be advised as soon as possible so they can arrange other participants and panel members. 

 3. Workshops 

Ideas and offers for Workshops may also be proposed. Workshops are to be scheduled within the regular conference dates. Offers and suggestions for Workshops should be submitted by no later than 7 September, 2020. Workshop presenters will be advised as soon as possible. When making an offer to run a workshop, please advise any special requirements you would have.