:::APSCE Distinguished Researcher Award

Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education

Distinguished Researcher Award 2021

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:




Weight (%)


Quality and academic impact

Write-up by nominee


List of research projects (up to 5) as principal investigator and awarding body in write-up


Citations & h-index in write-up


Future direction

Write-up by nominee



Quality of journals/ conference papers published

List of 5 most significant publications and the write-up on their respective academic novelty/ contributions


Contribution and services


Write-up by nominee




*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.

Please send the completed “APSCE Distinguished Researcher Award Form” and related materials to the Chair of APSCE Award Subcommittee at [email protected]) by June 30, 2021(Wednesday)July 28, 2021(Wednesday).

APSCE Award Subcommittee: Lung-Hsiang WONG (chair), Ulrich H. HOPPE, Chen-Chung LIU