Call for Papers 2009
9th Koli Calling
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTING EDUCATION RESEARCH
Koli National Park, Finland, November, 2009
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 2009 conference is organized by Uppsala University, Sweden in collaboration with the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and the University of Joensuu, 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. Last year approximately fifty participants from ten countries on three continents attended the conference.
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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
SUBMISSION CATEGORIESResearch 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 Unpublished, original, theoretically anchored research related to the conference theme.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 Paper [4 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 Unpublished, original work in progress, or dissemination and discussion of new ideas in Computing Education Research.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.
- 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.
- Tools Workshop [See separate call]. Koli introduces the "systems and tools showcase" as a way to recognise the significant contribution that system implementers make to computing education research. Systems and tools contributions describe the software, and other features of the submitted system or tool. Systems will be evaluated by members of the international programme committee for high quality both in terms of design and implementation, as well as usability and suitability for CS education. After evaluation, accepted systems will be allocated two to four pages in the conference proceedings in which to describe the rationale behind the system and discuss the effectiveness of the tool in the context of CS education. The program committee will also select one of accepted systems to receive the Koli Calling Educational Tool Award at the conference.
REVIEW PROCESS AND PUBLICATION
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, published by the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, will be distributed after the conference. The proceedings will be electronically available via the Koli Calling conference site and from the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University. 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. Final papers from the conference will be indexed and available through the ACM Digital Library, and the conference is organized in cooperation with ACM SIGCSE.
Authors of selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper to a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE). Such papers should extend and complement the results presented in the Koli Calling paper. This gives authors an opportunity to present data and additional details of analysis that might not have fitted into the number of proceedings pages allocated for normal Koli Calling papers. Authors of papers selected by the Koli review committee for inclusion in the TOCE special edition will receive an invitation from the conference chairs to submit an extended version of their paper after the conference. Extended papers will undergo another round of reviewing before they are accepted for the special issue of TOCE.
June 8th June 28th
Notification of Acceptance:
August 10th August 28th
Early Registration Deadline: October 1st
Registration Deadline: October 30th
Conference: October 29th (evening) - November 1st (lunch-time)
Please follow the instructions on the conference web page, http://www.cs.joensuu.fi/kolistelut/ .
Arnold Pears, Uppsala University, Sweden
Carsten Schulte, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
TOOLS WORKSHOP CHAIR
Ari Korhonen, Helsinki University of Technology, 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, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Robert McCartney, University of Connecticut, USA
Guido Roessling, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku, Finland
Simon, University of Newcastle, Australia
Jarkko Suhonen, University of Joensuu, Finland
Erkki Sutinen, University of Joensuu, Finland
ORGANISING COMMITTEEIlkka Jormanainen, University of Joensuu, Finland (Local arrangements)
Jussi Nuutinen, University of Joensuu, Finland (Webmaster)
Teemu Rajala, University of Turku, Finland (Tools Workshop Webmaster)