RESPECT Conference Overview

Understanding how to apply fundamental computer science problem solving skills is quickly becoming a required competency. It is critical to address issues of equity and inclusion so that we can engage all people in learning key concepts in computing. The Fourth Conference on Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT) is intended to serve a premier venue for peer-reviewed research on broadening participation in computing. Since broadening participation research is inherently interdisciplinary, we invite contributions from computer science education, educational leadership, learning sciences, cognitive or social psychology, social sciences, and related disciplines.

RESPECT welcomes submissions of research papers and experience reports. All papers should explicitly state their motivating questions, relate to relevant literature, and contain an analysis of effectiveness. Research papers should adhere to rigorous standards, describing hypotheses, methods, and results. Experience reports should carefully describe the context and provide a rich reflection on what worked, what didn’t, and why. In addition, we invite submissions of panel proposals, posters, and lightning talks as a highly interactive forum for discussion of emerging ideas. As in previous editions of the conference, the RESPECT 2019 proceedings will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore library.

RESPECT 2019 will be organized as a joint meeting with RPPforCS, a community of awardees for NSF CS for ALL Researcher Practitioner Partnerships (RPP), and will be co-located with the ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) as a pre-symposium event on February 27, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.