APSCE Distinguished Researcher Award

Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Distinguished Researcher Award 2024

The APSCE Distinguished Researcher Award recognizes an active APSCE Member who has showed distinguished academic accomplishments and contributions in the field of Computers in Education. The Award was launched in 2009 for provision every two years. Starting from 2014, the Award is provided every year. At most one Distinguished Researcher Award will be presented each year.

Qualification for nominees

  • Must be an APSCE member in good standing at the time of the nomination and during the upcoming ICCE conference when receiving the Award;
  • FormerAPSCE Distinguished Researcher Awardees are not eligible.

Nomination Mechanism

  • Nomination by the APSCE member should be sent to APSCE Award Subcommittee email ([email protected]).
  • The APSCE Award Subcommittee and Executive Committee members will conduct respective assessment of the candidates and elect the suitable awardees by voting.

Selection Criteria

Please provide specific information by submitting the completed application form and required materials.

  • The Award will recognize sound and substantial research work and publications in the fields of Computers in Education. The scope of work could range from pioneering basic research and experimental development to innovative application.
  • Contributions and services to the academic community.

The selection criteria are based on merits according to the three following components:

Component Criteria Evidence* Weight (%)
Research Quality and academic impact Write-up by nominee 25
List of research projects (up to 5) as principal investigator and awarding body in write-up 5
Citations & h-index in write-up 5
Future direction Write-up by nominee 10
Publications Quality of journals/ conference papers published List of 5 most significant publications   and the write-up on their respective academic novelty/contributions 25
Contribution and services APSCE/ICCE/ RPTEL Write-up by nominee 20
Others 10
*additional evidence can be uploaded to a designated website

Required Documents

  • The completed “APSCE Distinguished Researcher Award Form” (FORM-DRA-1) together with 5 most significant publications


  • Distinguished Researcher Award Certificate
  • 1,000 USD for one recipient
  • Indication of the recipient’s name(s) on the APSCE website
  • Given a 20-minute plenary slot in the ICCE conference

The winner of this award shall:

  • contribute a paper to RPTEL, the journal of APSCE, within two years of receiving the Award;
  • be present at the award ceremony.
The deadline for nomination is Wednesday 31 July. Please send your nomination to APSCE Award committee chair: Weiqin Chen ([email protected])
The Award Committee
 Weiqin Chen (chair) , Ulrich Hoppe, Gautam Biswas and Chen-Chung Liu