Koli Calling

International Conference on Computing Education Research

General Information, 2012


November 15th to 18th, 2012

Tahko, Finland

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 2012 conference is organized by University of Connecticut (USA) in collaboration with the University of Turku (Finland), and the University of Eastern Finland. All papers will be double blind peer reviewed. The language of the conference is English.  Koli Calling 2012 is in cooperation with ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE).

You are warmly welcome to participate 12th Koli Calling conference that is known for its moderate size, intimate atmosphere, and lively discussions.  This year's conference will be held in the Takho tourist area, an hour's drive northeast of the city of Kuopio.


  • Submission Deadline: July 15th
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 1
  • Submission of revised manuscripts: October 1st October 8
  • Early Registration deadline: October 15th
  • Conference: November 15th to November 18th
  • November 2nd 2012, Tentative program released.
  • September 27th 2012,  Formatting information updated, submission date relaxed.
  • August 21st 2012, Registration for Koli Calling 2012 is open
  • August 21st 2012, Information about the conference fees and payment instructions are online
  • August 6th 2012, Travelling information updated with a preliminary charter bus schedule.
  • June 15th 2012,
  • May 15th 2012, Paper submission set up at EasyChair and Review Form updated.
  • April 26th 2012, Keynote Speaker announced, see below.
  • April 7th 2012, Call for Papers released, see CFP
  • March 13th 2012, preliminary important dates released
  • February 3th 2012, Koli Calling 2011 information archived

Original submissions in all areas related to the conference theme are welcome. 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


The keynote speaker will be Marian Petre, Professor of Computing and Director of the Centre for Research in Computing at the Open University, UK.  Topic TBA.


Our regular conference venue, Sokos Hotel Koli, is being renovated this fall and is therefore unavailable.  Our new venue will be Sokos Hotel Tahkovuori, "a cosy holiday hotel in the centre of the Tahko tourist area."  Travel information will be updated soon.


Robert McCartney, University of Connecticut, USA (koli2012@easychair.org)
Mikko-Jussi Laakso, University of Turku, Finland (koli2012@easychair.org)


School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland


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