17th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research

16-19 Nov 2017
Koli

Koli Calling is one of the leading international conferences dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning and to education research in the computing disciplines. Koli Calling publishes high quality papers that combine teaching and learning experiences with solid, theoretically anchored research. The conference is held annually at the Sokos Hotel Koli, located in the Koli National Park about 70km north of Joensuu, Finland. The Koli Calling 2017 conference is organised by the University of Eastern Finland, Finland, in collaboration with the University of Warwick, UK.

Koli Calling 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 publishes high-quality papers that combine teaching and learning experiences with solid, theoretically anchored research.

The conference is held annually at the Hotel Koli, about 60km north of Joensuu, Finland. The 2017 conference is organised by the University of Eastern Finland in collaboration with University of Warwick, UK. This year Koli Calling will also enjoy a pre-conference Doctoral Consortium on Computational Thinking.

Call for Papers

You are warmly welcome to participate 17th Koli Calling conference that is known for its moderate size, intimate atmosphere, and lively discussions.

Koli Calling is a single-track conference with research, practice and systems presentations as well as keynote and invited talks. The conference language is English. The conference is known for its moderate size, intimate atmosphere, and lively discussions. To maintain this reputation, a limited number of submissions will be accepted. Last year about 50 participants attended the conference from 9 countries on 3 continents.

Please see the full Call for Papers. Submission deadline is 4 August 2017.

Doctoral Consortium

Koli Calling 2017 will organize a pre-conference doctoral consortium (DC) on computational thinking (CT) from Tuesday 14th November (evening) until Thursday 16th November (evening), led by Professors Matti Tedre and Markku Tukiainen. During the DC participants will have the opportunity to contribute to others’ research ideas by providing useful insights, to further develop their own research interests, and to promote their academic community and network under the guidance of established and well-known researchers. We welcome submissions from participants at any stage of their doctoral studies.

Travel arrangements

Joensuu is easily accessible from Helsinki, either by air (one-hour flight) or by rail (4½-hour journey). Further details about transport arrangements from Joensuu to the conference venue in Koli will be posted on the conference website.

Conference chairs

Calkin Suero Montero, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Mike Joy, University of Warwick, UK

Programme committee

  • Erik Barendsen, Radboud University Nijmegen & Open University of the Netherlands
  • Moti Ben-Ari, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Anders Berglund, Uppsala University
  • Tony Clear, Auckland University of Technology
  • Daryl D'Souza, RMIT University
  • Valentina Dagiene, Vilnius University
  • Paul Denny, Auckland University of Technology
  • Nickolas Falkner, University of Adelaide
  • Mark Guzdial, Georgia Tech
  • Petri Ihantola, Tampere University of Technology
  • Essi Isohanni, Tampere University of Technology
  • Ilkka Jormanainen, University of Eastern Finland
  • Hannu-Matti Järvinen, Tampere University of Technology
  • Emmanuel Kolog, University of Eastern Finland
  • Mikko-Jussi Laakso, University of Turku
  • Edurne Larraza Mendiluze, University of the Basque Country
  • Lauri Malmi, Aalto University
  • Robert McCartney, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut
  • Andrés Moreno, Open University of Macao & University of Eastern Finland
  • Myriam Munezero, University of Eastern Finland
  • Arnold Pears, Uppsala University
  • Marian Petre, Open University
  • Guido Roessling, TU Darmstadt
  • Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku
  • Kate Sanders, Rhode Island College
  • André Santos, University Institute of Lisbon
  • Carsten Schulte, Freie Universitat Berlin
  • Otto Seppälä, Aalto University
  • Simon, University of Newcastle
  • Claudia Szabo, University of Adelaide
  • Matti Tedre, Stockholm University
  • Arto Vihavainen, University of Helsinki
  • Judy Sheard, Monash University
  • Andrew Petersen, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Francisco J.  García Peñalvo, University of Salamanca
  • Jane Sinclair, University of Warwick
  • Markku Tukiainen, University of Eastern Finland
  • Stephen Edwards, Virginia Tech