Koli Calling

International Conference on Computing Education Research

Doctoral Consortium

Koli Calling 2015 will organize a pre-conference doctoral consortium (DC) on from Wednesday 18th (early afternoon) until Thursday 19th (early afternoon), November, Aalto University, Helsinki. During the DC participants will have the opportunity to contribute to others research ideas by providing useful insights, to further develop their own research interest, and to promote their academic community and network under the guidance of a panel of established researchers. We welcome submissions from participants at any stage of their doctoral studies.


New -> General Agenda

Wed 18 Sept

  • Meet up -> 11:30am (Aalto University, room U359b, building Otakaari 1). Meet the DC Chairs and all the participants
  • Live PhD Defense -> 12:00 (Aalto University, lecture hall U5, Otakaari 1). We will participate of the public PhD defense of Simon, University of New Castle, Australia. The aim is to show the process undertaken in Finland when a PhD candidate completes their work and is ready for examination. Assigments will be given to the DC participants. Information regarding the dissertation defense can be found here http://energytech.aalto.fi/en/current/events/vaitos_simon/
  • Group work -> 16:00 (Aalto University, room U359b).
  • Evening programme -> 20:00 dinner (own costs)

Thurs 19 Sept

  • Morning, 9:00am (Aalto University, room U359b). Work alongside experts; ask questions to the panel; get answers from peers
  • Afternoon, 14:00 join the train journey to Koli!

Accommodation Information & Tips

  • The closest hotel to Aalto University, Otaniemi campus is Radisson Blu. It is on a walking distance from the building where we will be. However, it is a bit pricey (and there is not much else than the campus around).
  • In Helsinki there are more options. However, you will have to take a bus to Otaniemi campus (20 min, 5€/ride or 12€ day ticket).
  • You could use Booking.com, Airbnb or similar tool to find accommodation near Kamppi, Helsinki Centre (shopping center and bus station).

Objective

  • To further the research agenda of the participants by providing supportive feedback within a friendly forum
  • To provide a space where the participants are able to practice their communication skills by interacting and giving constructive feedback to their peers
  • To create or strengthen a solid network and research community among the participants
  • To foster interesting  collaboration ideas/opportunities among the participants
  • To support young researchers with the necessary advice regarding  research and career paths

Participants

The consortium is designed primarily for students who are currently enrolled in a doctoral programme with a focus on computing education research or educational technology. Students who aim to carry out research in the field and who have a research plan but not yet a formal doctoral student researcher status, may apply, as well.  The number of participants is limited to 12. In addition to organizers, senior researchers in the field will provide feedback and suggestions for improvement of the research proposals.

Proposal Submission

Each candidate should submit:

  1. A two-pages research description with the following information using the  *submission templates
  2. A brief bio including information about previous studies, previous research topics, publications if any, and possible teaching experience or pedagogical studies
  3. Questions related to the research that the applicant would like to discuss and get feedback on in the doctoral consortium

Accepted DC research descriptions will be distributed alongside the Koli Calling 2015 conference proceedings through the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to researchers and practitioners worldwide.

*Submission templates

 

Note: The research description will be available to other participants during the DC in order to facilitate the sharing of feedback and insights.

Submission Deadline and Procedure (EXTENDED*)

Submissions to the DC should follow the the main conference deadlines:

  • Official submission deadline: Monday 3 August at noon Finnish time (GMT +2h)
  • Extended submission deadline: Monday 10 August at noon Finnish time (GMT +2h)
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday 24 August
  • Camera ready version: Monday 7 September


Please notice that after the oficial submission deadline (Monday 3 August) there will be one week extention only for the authors that have met the official deadline and that wish to revise their proposal.

Contributions should be submitted to the following email address: kolicalling15_dc at outlook dot com. When submitting your proposal, please write “Koli Calling 2015 DC – <Last Name>” in the Subject line.


Review Process

The review and decision of acceptance will take into account the following factors:
  • Novelty of the proposal
  • Quality and clarity of the contribution

Confidentiality of submissions will be kept throughout the review process. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent out on Monday 24 August or shortly after.

Note: submissions will not be published without a signed copyright form for ACM publishing.

*Extended Submission for DC Participation

The submission deadline has been extended for participation in the DC until Friday 11 Sept 2015. This extention does not include a 2 pages publication in the main conference proceedings. We aim at widening the scope of the participants to include candidates from other STEAM areas and candidates that already have submitted a paper to the main conference.

Please send the following material to kolicalling15_dc at outlook dot com

  1. A brief bio including information about previous studies, previous research topics, publications if any, and possible teaching experience or pedagogical studies
  2. Questions related to the research that the applicant would like to discuss and get feedback on in the doctoral consortium

For more information please contacat Dr. Calkin Suero Montero (calkins at uef dot fi)

The closest hotel to Otaniemi campus is https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-espoo/location. It is on a walking distance from the building where we will be. On the down side, it is not cheap (and there is not much else than the campus around)
In Helsinki there are more options. But you have to take a bus to Otaniemi campus (20 min, 5€/ride or 12€ day ticket):
- I recommend using Booking.com or similar tool to find a hotel near Kamppi (shopping center and bus station) https://www.kamppi.fi/en/.

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