WG3.4 Professional, Higher and Vocational Education in ICT

Working Group 3.4 is focused on higher, professional and vocational education in ICT – education leading towards careers or professional development in some form of computing.   Our goal is to promote the acquisition and updating of appropriate ICT knowledge and expertise by all whose working environment requires contact with computer-based systems.  We aim to consider the nature, content and method of delivery of professional and vocational education within the ICT sector, which will enable learners to achieve their employment expectations, and to foster lifelong learning in ICT-related areas.

OCCE2021 Tampere

We would like to invite you to attend the Open Conference on Computers and Education by IFIP TC3 in Tampere, Finland 17 to 20 August 2021. We have extended the deadline for submissions: new date is 12.4.2021.


OCCE2021 DTEL Digital Transformation of Education and Learning - Past, Present and Future, is planned to be a hybrid conference, taking place in Tampere, Finland, and virtually through a zoom-type platform. The event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of WG3.4 and the 60th anniversary of IFIP.


The Conference aims at providing an international forum where a community of professionals from academia, industry, and educational and public sector come together to share research findings and practical experiences. The conference is also a forum to provide information and education to practitioners, and to identify directions for further research.


Tampere is a university city in Southern Finland https://visittampere.fi/en/


We look forward to welcoming and meeting you at the campus of Tampere University in August 2021!


Call for papers
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Last Event

The working conference on Sustainable ICT, Education and Learning

Zanzibar April 2019


The working conference was organized  in collaboration with other TC3 WGs and The State University of Zanzibar. It brought together researchers, students, teachers, entrepreneurs and policy makers that deal with the issues on ICT, education, and learning, especially in the Global South. It took place on 25th – 27th April, 2019, in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The working conference gathered about 40 participants from different continents and included 28 session paper presentations, a keynote by Mr. Aape Pohjavirta from Funzi, a mobile learning company based in Finland, and demonstrations from State University of Zanzibar.

Chairs and organizers:

Prof. Mikko Ruohonen
University of Tampere, Finland 

Dr Nicholas Mavengere Tampere University of Technology,  Finland 

Dr Jaana Holvikivi, Espoo, Finland

Vice Chancellor Idris Rai, State
University of Zanzibar, Tanzania

Mr Said Yunus, State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania

BoA and Program
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Conference Book

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