Workshop – IEEE Publications

“My paper has been accepted to an IEEE conference!”: What is the next step to advance your current research through publishing in IEEE journals?

Professor Gary Wong

University of Hong Kong

 Educational researchers in engineering and computer science education consider conferences, especially in IEEE Education Society sponsored conferences such as TALE, FIE, EDUCON, as the flagship venues to disseminate their research studies and findings to peers, seeking for further collaborations and expanding their research. One of the common steps for these researchers is to extend their conference papers to journal articles, and there are journals sponsored and managed by the IEEE Education Society, including but limiting to IEEE Transactions on Education and IEEE Access (Education Section). However, researchers may sometimes receive a reject decision which may discourage them from considering the journals for the publication of their research work. In this workshop, I will share my personal experience and insights as the Associate Editor of the above two signature journals, and help researchers and engineers who are interested in educational research understand more the review process and criteria. The objective is to support researchers to extend their conference papers to journal articles for improving their academic contribution in the area of engineering and computer science education.


Professor Gary Wong is an Associate Professor of Computer Science Eductaion in the Faculty of Education, and Director of Centre for Information Technology in Education at the University of Hong Kong.  He earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics (Double) from Brigham Young University Hawaii, an M.Phil. in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from City University of Hong Kong. He also obtained a Ed.M. in Learning Design and Technology from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and LL.M. in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law from the University of Hong Kong.

His primary research interests are computer science education and educational technologies. His research focuses on the understanding of computational thinking development and learning at young ages. He has published more than 100 research outputs. He received the Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award in 2022 and IEEE EAB Meritorious Achievement Award in Pre-University Education from IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) in 2023 to recognize his impactful research in computational thinking education. He is now serving as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Education and IEEE Access (Education Section). He is an IEEE Senior Member and Secretary of the IEEE Education Society Executive Committee.