University of Eastern Finland, School of Computing

Call For Papers 2007

The 7th BALTIC SEA CONFERENCE ON COMPUTING EDUCATION RESEARCH

Koli Calling 2007

Koli National Park, Finland, November 15 - 18, 2007

The 7th Koli Calling conference will continue the tradition of combining the dissemination of teaching and learning practice with solid, theoretically anchored research in computer science education. The conference will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the Koli National Park:

http://www.koli.fi/service.cntum?pageId=118766

The conference is known for its moderate size, intimate atmosphere, and lively discussions. All papers will be double-blind peer reviewed. The language of the conference is English.

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

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES
When submitting, authors should clearly indicate in their email the category to which they are submitting.

Research Paper ("Long" paper: 6-12 pages). Full papers of high quality, describing unpublished, original piece of research related to the conference theme, presenting novel results, methods, tools, or interpretation that contributes to solid, theoretically anchored research. Research papers are mainly evaluated by the relevance and quality of the research. Prior to submitting the full paper, authors should submit a minimum two page summary of their intended full paper.
Long paper summary deadline: August 31
Long paper full submission deadline: September 14
A summary is not required for full papers submitted by August 31

System Paper ("Long" paper: 4-8 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 Unpublished, original work describing methods or tools for learning or instruction in computing education, motivated by the didactic needs of teaching computing and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. Prior to submitting the full paper, authors should submit a minimum two page summary of their intended full paper.
Long paper summary deadline: August 31
Long paper full submission deadline: September 14
A summary is not required for full papers submitted by August 31

Discussion Paper ("Short" paper: 2-4 pages). Unpublished, original work in progress, or dissemination and discussion of new ideas within the Computing Education Research. Discussion papers should clearly indicate which issue that the author aims to discuss and should contain a section with 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.
Short paper submission deadline: August 31

Demo ("Short" paper: 2-4 pages). Interactive presentation of software tools, teaching practices, or other contribution related to the conference theme. To present a Demo without a related System Paper, please submit to this category.
discussion.
Short paper submission deadline: August 31

Poster ("Short" paper: 2-4 pages). Emerging ideas for research, teaching practice, or tools can be presented as posters. The posters are evaluated based on their originality and the possible future contribution to the field of Computing Education.
Short paper submission deadline: August 31

PAPER FORMAT
All submissions should be in MS Word format or PDF. Papers are required to conform to the formatting guidelines of the series Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology. See the "Procedures and Resources for Authors" at http://crpit.com/Authors.html. The copyright statement need NOT be included in ther draft submitted for refereeing.

DOUBLE BLIND REVIEWING REQUIREMENTS
Authors should refrain from identifying themselves in their own paper. Authors should omit their name, address, and any other identifying material from their submissions.

SUBMISSION PROCESS
Email your submission, as an attachment, to raymond@it.uts.edu.au. Give the subject line as "Koli" followed by the paper category, followed by the family name of the first author. Add a number if you submit more than one paper to a category. For example:

Subject: Koli Research Lister
Subject: Koli System Lister
Subject: Koli System Lister 2

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
August 31: Short paper submission and long paper summary deadline
September 14: Long paper full submission deadline
October 2: Notification of Acceptance
October 31: Registration Deadline
November 15: Conference commences (evening)
November 18: Conference finishes (lunch-time)

Post-conference: In the tradition of this conference, the proceedings will appear after the conference, so that authors have the opportunity to revise their papers in the light of discussion at the conference. Prior to the conference, electronic copies of the draft papers will be made available, via the web, to all conference attendees.

CONFERENCE CHAIR
Raymond Lister, University of Technology, Sydney (raymond@it.uts.edu.au)