Call for Papers

Topics

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

  • Computer Science Education Research
  • CSE Research Methodology
  • Educational Technology, Software, and Tools
  • Use of Technology to support Education in CS and related sciences
  • Formal Methods for Education in CS and related sciences
  • Tools for Visualization or Concretization
  • Teaching Innovations, Best Practices, Experience, and Case Studies
  • Evaluative Studies
  • Methods for Assessment
  • Methods and Technology for University Mass Education
  • Distance Education, Virtual and Open Universities
  • Universities and High Schools

Submission Categories

  • Research Paper. Full papers of high quality, describing unpublished, original piece of scientific research related to the conference theme (max 8 pages). Presenting a novel approach, method, tool, finding, interpretation, explanation, or other contribution in a solid scientific framework, including empirical evaluation.
  • System Paper. Unpublished, original work describing methods or tools for learning or instruction in CS or a related field (max 6 pages). Presented in a constructive framework with references to related work. No empirical evaluation is necessary, but the submissions should explicate their impact on and contribution to existing knowledge. Preferably accompanied by a Demo.
  • Discussion Paper. Unpublished, original work in progress, or dissemination and discussion of new ideas within the CSE community (max 4 pages). Possibly accompanied by a Poster.
  • Demo/Poster. Interactive or poster presentation of software tools, teaching practices, new ideas, or other contribution related to the conference theme. To present a Demo or a Poster without a related System or Discussion Paper, please submit an abstract (max 2 pages).

Review Process and Publication

The conference wishes to promote high level research in the field of computer science education. Therefore, submissions for the Research Paper category will be rigorously reviewed by at least three members of the international Program Committee. Submissions for the System Paper and Discussion Paper categories as well as Demo and Poster Abstracts will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. The Koli Calling Program Committee takes pride in reading the submissions carefully and providing constructive feedback. The authors of accepted submissions are expected to incorporate into the final version of their manuscript not only the comments and suggestions given by the reviewers but also those from the discussion at the conference.

The accepted papers in all categories will be compiled into pre-proceedings available at the conference, and final versions of them will be included in the Proceedings of Koli Calling 2005 published in a TUCS Publication Series after the conference. The proceedings will be electronically available at the Koli Calling conference site and from the TUCS publication archive at www.tucs.fi.

Moreover, the authors of the best Research Papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to be re-reviewed for publication in Computer Science Education, the Routledge journal, as a Special Issue in Volume 16, Number 3, September 2006.

Submission Information

Please, follow the instructions and use the electronic submission form: http://www.it.utu.fi/koli05/submissions/