Koli Calling

International Conference on Computing Education Research

Koi Calling 2014 - General information


November 20-23, 2014

Koli, 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 2014 conference is organised by the University of Eastern Finland in collaboration with the University of Newcastle, Australia, and Aalto University, Finland. All papers will be double blind peer reviewed. The language of the conference is English.

You are warmly welcome to participate 14th Koli Calling conference that is known for its moderate size, intimate atmosphere, and lively discussions. This year's conference will be back in the Sokos Hotel Koli at Koli Natural Park, an hour's drive north of the city of Joensuu.


  • November 4, 2014: Program for Koli Calling 2014 is now available!
  • September 12, 2014: Registration for the conference has been opened!
  • September 8, 2014: We are please to announce that the keynote speaker for Koli Calling 2014 will be Prof. Kate Sanders, Rhode Island College, USA. The topic for the keynote will be "Card Sorts, Commonsense, and Thresholds: a case study in CS education research".
  • July 2, 2014: Change of conference date: Koli Calling was scheduled to be held on 13-16 November 2014. Unfortunately the hotel is no longer available on that date, and we have had to move the conference to the following week, 20-23 November 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience that this might cause.
  • April 16, 2014: Call for Papers released. see CFP
  • April 16, 2014: Koli Calling 2013 information archived

All submission deadlines are 11pm Finnish time on the specified dates

  • Submission deadline: Sunday 3 August
  • Extended submission deadline (see below): Sunday 10 August
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday 8 September
  • Submission of revised manuscripts: Sunday 5 October
  • Early Registration deadline: Sunday 5 October
  • Registration deadline: Sunday 19 October
  • Conference: Thursday November 20 (evening) – Sunday November 23 (lunchtime)

Extended submission deadline: we offer a re-submission slack of exactly one week. If a paper is submitted by the 3 August deadline, it will be possible to submit updated versions of the paper until 10 August. Papers that are not first submitted by 3 August, or that are not reasonably complete at that time, will not be considered.


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 concretisation
  • Teaching innovations, best practices, experience, assessment development and case studies in Computing Education
  • Distance education, virtual and open universities in computing


Kate Sanders, Professor, Rhode Island College, USA: Card Sorts, Commonsense, and Thresholds: a case study in CS education research


Simon, University of Newcastle, Australia (kolicalling2014@easychair.org)
Päivi Kinnunen, Aalto University, Finland (kolicalling2014@easychair.org)


School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland


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