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June 2017 (Updated 03 Aug 2017)

Second Call for Papers: Special Issue on Coding with the Raspberry Pi

International Journal of People-Oriented Programming (IJPOP)

Special Issue on Coding with the Raspberry Pi

Submission Due Date

31 Aug 2017

Guest Editors

Steve Goschnick & (Guest Editor) Christine Sun

UPDATE: The Special Issue IJPOP 6(2) is now available directly from, here: IJPOP Vol.6 Issue 2


The unassuming Raspberry Pi, an inexpensive credit-card sized computer, was awarded the UK's highest engineering accolade last month - the Royal Academy of Engineering's MacRobert Prize ( ). It has clocked up over 14 million sales since launch in 2012, making it the third best selling general purpose computer of all time. The Raspberry Pi Foundation, a non-profit, designed the small but versatile marvel with the joint aims of teaching Computer Science to a new generation of students, whilst also servicing a growing cohort of startups and digital makers in prototyping their heavily divergent technical dreams.

The latest version (Model 3, with integrated WiFi and Bluetooth), launched in early 2016, is their biggest seller so far, perhaps following a pattern of Version 3 maturity touching the spot (e.g. Windows V3; iMac). There have been several public ponderings since then as to whether the Raspberry Pi has become disruptive (e.g. OReilly Podcast). Two of the largest players in the industry, Microsoft and Google, have launched respective IoT (Internet of Things) products that target it in recent times, namely: the Windows10 IoT Core and the Android Things (Google's IoT platform). That makes it plain and simple: the Raspberry PI has become disruptive in the IoT space, at the very least - nothing less warrants that sort of high-profile attention from across the pond.

Recommended Topics

Our interest in the Pi for this Special Issue is in the other main part of the original goal: how has the Raspberry Pi been travelling with regard to teaching and related research, in particular with respect to bringing programming to a new and more diverse generation. We are seeking papers around coding on the Raspberry Pi, including but not limited to the following topics and questions:

Some readings

  1. Website: Raspberry Pi - Teach, Learn and Make with the Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi Foundation (2017),
  2. Podcast: The Raspberry Pi 3: Is it good enough? The Raspberry Pi is starting to look disruptive (2016),
  3. Article: Google launches first developer preview of Android Things, its new IoT platform (2016),
  4. Article: How to Install Windows 10 IoT Core on the Raspberry Pi 3.
  5. Article: The Raspberry Pi and CoderDojo join Forces (2017), May, 26th.
  6. Posts: Wolfram Language and Mathematica for the Raspberry Pi. Accessed 2017, May, 31st.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special issue on Coding with the Raspberry Pi on or before 31st August 2017. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL'S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Steve Goschnick & Dr Christine Sun

Editor and Guest Editor

International Journal of People-Oriented Programming (IJPOP)




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