Koli Calling

International Conference on Computing Education Research

Call for Papers 2010

10th Koli Calling



Koli National Park, Finland, November, 2010

Koli Calling is one of the leading international conferences dedicated to the exchange of research and practice relevant to Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Education Research in the Computing disciplines. Koli Calling aims to publish high quality research that combines teaching and learning experiences with solid, theoretically anchored research. The conference is held in the inspiring surroundings of the Koli National Park in Eastern Finland, an hour’s drive north of the city of Joensuu. The 2010 conference is organized by Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and the University of Eastern Finland.


Koli Calling is a single track conference with research, practice and systems presentations as well as keynote speeches. The conference language is English. The conference is known for its moderate size, intimate atmosphere, and lively discussions, consequently a limited number of submissions will be accepted. In recent years 40-50 participants from various countries all over the world have participated to the conference.


"What's Next for Programming Teaching Tools - Thoughts and Speculations"; Prof. Michael Kölling, School of Computing, University of Kent.

"10th anniversary: Past and Future of Koli Calling"; Prof. Erkki Sutinen, University of Eastern Finland. Supported by panel: Prof. Lauri Malmi, Aalto University, Finland and Prof. Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku, Finland


Original submissions in all areas related to the conference theme are invited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Computing education research: methodologies and results
  • Educational technology, software, and tools
  • Use of technology to support education in computing and related sciences
  • Tools for visualization or concretization
  • Teaching innovations, best practices, experience, assessment development and case studies in Computing Education
  • Distance education, virtual and open universities in computing
  • Research Paper 8-10 pages. Unpublished, original, theoretically anchored research related to the conference theme. Papers will be of high quality and present novel arguments, syntheses, results, methods or tools. Research papers are mainly evaluated by the relevance and quality of the research.
  • Discussion papers, 6 pages. Unpublished, original work in progress, or dissemination and discussion of new ideas in Computing Education Research. Discussion papers should clearly indicate the issue that the author aims to discuss, as well as discussion questions and a mechanism to promote a debate among the conference participants. A discussion paper is evaluated by its anticipated impact on discussions during the conference. At least half the time allocated to a discussion paper should be used for a public discussion.
  • System paper, 4-6 pages. Unpublished, original work describing methods or tools for learning or instruction in computing education, motivated by the didactic needs of teaching computing and supported supported by clear argumentation or a theoretical framework for why the proposed system can be expected to address the identified problem. The submissions are evaluated on their impact on and contribution to the research questions defined and on their contributions to existing knowledge and practice. A submission should preferably be accompanied by a Demo.
  • Poster/demo, 2 page abstract. Interactive presentation of emerging ideas for research, teaching practice, or tools can be presented as posters or demonstrations. Submissions are evaluated based on their originality and the possible future contribution to the field of Computing Education. In addition to the abstract and live tool demo on site, we prefer the author(s) to prepare a max. 3 minutes screencast (a short video) to be presented for the audience before the demo session as well as to be included in the conference website.


To ensure selection of high quality contributions, submissions for the Research, System, and Discussion Paper categories are reviewed by at least three members of the international Program Committee. Demo and Poster abstracts are reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. The Koli Calling Program Committee takes pride in considering submissions thoroughly and providing constructive feedback. The review process is double-blind, so submitted papers should be anonymized.

All accepted contributions are available as an electronic pre-proceedings prior to the conference. The final Proceedings will be distributed after the conference. The proceedings will be electronically available via the Koli Calling conference site. The authors of accepted submissions are expected to incorporate the comments and suggestions given by the reviewers as well as those from the discussion at the conference into the final version of their manuscript.


Submission Deadline: June 20th, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: August 30th, 2010
Early Registration Deadline (authors): October 4th, 2010
Registration Deadline: October 15th, 2010
Conference: October 28th - October 31st

NOTE: We offer a re-submission slack of exactly one week. This means that an almost complete version of papers must be submitted by the 20th June deadline, but it will be possible to upload updated versions of papers until 27th June. Papers that are not submitted by the 20th June deadline, will not be considered."


Please follow the instructions on the conference web page, http://www.cs.joensuu.fi/kolistelut/



Carsten Schulte, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Jarkko Suhonen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland


Moti Ben-Ari, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Anders Berglund, Uppsala University, Sweden
Michael E. Caspersen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Pierluigi Crescenzi, University of Florence, Italy
Valentina Dagiene, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Hannu-Matti Järvinen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Mike Joy, University of Warwick, UK
Raymond Lister, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Lauri Malmi, Aalto University, Finland
Robert McCartney, University of Connecticut, USA
Guido Roessling, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku, Finland
Judy Sheard, Monash University, Australia
Simon, University of Newcastle, Australia
Arnold Pears, Uppsala University, Sweden
Erkki Sutinen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland


School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland


See conference web site http://www.cs.joensuu.fi/kolistelut/ or contact Carsten Schulte (schulte@inf.fu-berlin.de)

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