Apr 052016
Wellington, 11-13 July 2016

This year we are excited to be a constituent conference of the ITx conference, in partnership with 11 other conferences and coordinated by the Institute of IT Professionals (IITP). ITx brings together 12 separate conferences under one roof over 3 days and will be a great opportunity for CITRENZ members to engage with the broader IT community.

The international CITRENZ 2016 conference is broad in scope and we now invite submissions in several categories:

    Editorially (non-peer) reviewed:

  • Poster presentations
  • Workshop proposals
  • Panel Proposals

    Peer-reviewed papers:

  • Computing and IT Education
  • Computing and IT Applied Research and Practice
  • Education Technology
  • Māori in Information Technology

Papers in all the sub disciplines of the computing field, (Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science and Computer Engineering) are encouraged. We also welcome papers in the areas of educational technology, e-learning, e-Commerce, cloud, data and mobile computing.

    Important dates…

  • March 21:
    Notifcation of acceptence or rejection of abstracts and workshops.
  • April 18:
    Completed paper submissions
  • May 9
    Authors of sucessful papers notified
  • May 16:
    Poster paper submissions
  • May 23:
    Advice to authors to produce A1 poster
  • May 30:
    Camera ready papers

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More Information

May 072015
CITRENZ Background:
The Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ) was formed as an organisation in 2010 following a review of the role of the the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ).

The NACCQ was founded in 1988 as a result of a review of the national qualifications in data processing and information technology… [more]

CITRENZ is an unincorporated society with charitable status. To see the details of the organisation on the charities commission web site click here.

Rules & Regulations
These rules and regulations govern CITRENZ at present however they are being updated in light of the new MROQ Programmes of Study. They will be completed when we have clarification from NZQA on collaborative accreditation and approval.
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The Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology (JACIT) is an open-access online journal with a focus on new and emerging research related to applied computing and information technology… [more]

Important information for employers
needing people with computing skills

A booklet is available containing information for employers about computing and information technology qualifications offered by New Zealand polytechnics and institutes of technology. .. [download PDF]

Job Vacancies
Have a job vacancy? Post a job advert here! Looking for a position? Visit the Forum! … [more]

Oct 142014

The awards were judged by Donald Joyce and Stephen Corich, who began judging each category by confirming thecriteria to be applied (after consulting with senior colleagues about the criteria in two cases –posters and collaborative research)

Student Poster

(judged on quality of poster and extended abstract)
Winner: Current smartphone’s security issues and its
impact on society – Er. Kamal Jyoti (supervised by Michael Verhaart)
Commendation:Testing New Zealand Bush Environment Using Simulation Tools – Chandan Thakur (supervised by Steve Cosgrove)
Special Mention:Factors influencing cloud enterprises resource planning system adoption in New Zealand small and medium enterprises – Arun Krishnan (supervised by Michael Verhaart)

Staff Poster

(judged on quality of poster and extended abstract)
Winner:Software Defined Networking: Last against the wall – Steve Cosgrove
Commendation: The Emerging Role of Software Testing in Curriculum – Premalatha Sampath Commendation: Learning English with FLAX Apps – Alex Yu & Ian H. Witten

Collaborative Research

(authors at different institutions when research conducted)
Winner: Pragmatism not Passion: Adult Women decide on an ICT Career – Alison Hunter, & Raewyn Boersen
Commendation:Cybercrime concerns and readiness for New Zealand businesses 2014-2015 – Dax Roberts, & Henry B. Wolfe

Educational Innovation

(evaluation of innovative educational approach)
Winner: Integrating Cloud and Mobile Technologies in Experiential Learning: From Reality to Reflection – Stephanie Day, & Michael Verhaart
Commendation:BYOD Perceptions and Reality – Kathryn Mac Callum, & Stephanie Day
Special Mention: Use of Smart Phone Applications and Purple Shirts to Enhance Student Engagement in Large Lectures? – Trevor Nesbit, Billy O’Steen, & Tim Bell

Best Paper

Winner:Pragmatism not Passion: Adult Women decide on an ICT Career – Alison Hunter, & Raewyn Boersen
Commendation: Integrating Cloud and Mobile Technologies in Experiential Learning: From Reality to Reflection – Stephanie Day, & Michael Verhaart
Commendation: Teaching and Learning perspectives on Numbers Systems within a first year tertiary IT course – John Mumford
Commendation: ICT Capstone Projects and Internships: Analysis of Work Environment Characteristics – Aaron Steele & Sandra Cleland
Commendation:Using Wikipedia for Language Learning – Shaoqun WU, & Ian H. Witten

Fellow of CITRENZ

Dr Stephen Corich PhD

The CITRENZ community has expressed a strong desire to recognize Stephen Corich’scontribution to IT education and research in general, and CITRENZ in particular, by conferring a Fellowship on him. This is an honour that has been conferred on very few people in the 26 year history of CITRENZ and its predecessor,

In Steve’s case,it recognizes:
  • his leadership in CITRENZ and the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)
  • his involvement in establishing the CITRENZ moderation systems
  • his leadership of the CITRENZ Academic Focus Group
  • his involvement in the Digital Technology Expert Panel
  • his contribution to research in IT education
  • his ongoing support for colleagues and students in the IT area
  • his leadership in the rebranding of CITRENZ/NACCQ


  • 2015 Dr Stephen Corich
  • 2014 Professor Sam Mann
  • 2009 Garry Roberton
  • Dr Donald Joyce
  • 2005 Keith Cowan
  • 2000 Chris Goodyer
  • 1999 Alison Clear
  • 1998 Dr Noel Bridgeman