15th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research

19-22 Nov 2015

Call for papers 

Koli Calling (http://www.kolicalling.fi/) is one of the leading international conferences dedicated to the exchange of research and practice relevant to the scholarship of teaching and learning and to education research in the computing disciplines. Koli Calling aims to publish high quality papers that combine teaching and learning experiences with solid, theoretically anchored research. The conference language is English. The conference is held annually at the Hotel Koli, about 60km north of Joensuu, Finland. In 2015, we will also hold a Doctoral Consortium and a Workshop on "Eye Movements in Programming Education". 


  • Submission deadline (all categories): Monday 3 August at noon Finnish time (GMT +2h) 
  • Extended submission deadline (see below): Monday 10 August at noon Finnish time (GMT +2h) 
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday 7 September 
  • Early Registration deadline: Monday 5 October 
  • Doctoral Consortium: Wednesday (afternoon) – Thursday (early afternoon) November 18 – 19th 
  • Conference: Thursday November 19 (evening) to Sunday November 22 (lunchtime) 
  • Workshop: Sunday (afternoon) - Monday, November 22-23 


Original submissions are invited in all areas related to the conference theme and should have an explicit connection to computing education. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • Computing education research: theoretical aspects, methodologies and results 
  • Educational technology, software, and tools 
  • Use of technology to support education in computing and related sciences, e.g., tools for visualisation or concretisation 
  • Teaching and assessment approaches, innovations and best practices 
  • Distance, online, blended learning, and informal learning 
  • Learning analytics and educational data mining 
  • Computing education in all educational levels, e.g., K12 context and teacher training 


  • Research papers (up to 10 pages) present high-quality research, either empirical or theoretical. 
  • System papers (up to 10 pages) will present systems or tools developed as a contribution to research or practice in computing education, or perhaps to practice in education more broadly. 
  • Short papers (up to 5 pages) focus on dissemination and discussion of new ideas in computing education practice or research that merit wider awareness and discussion within the community. 
  • Poster/demo papers (2-page abstract) are interactive presentations of emerging ideas for research, teaching practice, or tools. 


Päivi Kinnunen and Judy Sheard 

Program Chairs, Koli Calling 2015