University of Eastern Finland, School of Computing

Call for Papers 2009

9th Koli Calling


Koli National Park, Finland, November, 2009

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 conference is held in the inspiring surroundings of the Koli National Park in Eastern Finland, an hour’s drive north of the city of Joensuu. The 2009 conference is organized by Uppsala University, Sweden in collaboration with the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and the University of Joensuu, Finland.


Koli Calling is a single track conference with research, practice and systems presentations as well as keynote speeches. The conference language is English. The conference is known for its moderate size, intimate atmosphere, and lively discussions, consequently a limited number of submissions will be accepted. Last year approximately fifty participants from ten countries on three continents attended the conference.


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Original submissions in all areas related to the conference theme are invited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Research Paper [8-10 pages]. Unpublished, original, theoretically anchored research related to the conference theme. Papers will be of high quality and present novel arguments, syntheses, results, methods or tools. Research papers are mainly evaluated by the relevance and quality of the research.


To ensure selection of high quality contributions, submissions for the Research, System, and Discussion Paper categories are reviewed by at least three members of the international Program Committee. Demo and Poster abstracts are reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. The Koli Calling Program Committee takes pride in considering submissions thoroughly and providing constructive feedback. The review process is double-blind, so submitted papers should be anonymized.

All accepted contributions are available as an electronic pre-proceedings prior to the conference. The final Proceedings, published by the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, will be distributed after the conference. The proceedings will be electronically available via the Koli Calling conference site and from the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University. The authors of accepted submissions are expected to incorporate the comments and suggestions given by the reviewers as well as those from the discussion at the conference into the final version of their manuscript. Final papers from the conference will be indexed and available through the ACM Digital Library, and the conference is organized in cooperation with ACM SIGCSE.

Authors of selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper to a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE). Such papers should extend and complement the results presented in the Koli Calling paper. This gives authors an opportunity to present data and additional details of analysis that might not have fitted into the number of proceedings pages allocated for normal Koli Calling papers. Authors of papers selected by the Koli review committee for inclusion in the TOCE special edition will receive an invitation from the conference chairs to submit an extended version of their paper after the conference. Extended papers will undergo another round of reviewing before they are accepted for the special issue of TOCE.


Submission Deadline: June 8th June 28th

Notification of Acceptance: August 10th August 28th

Early Registration Deadline: October 1st

Registration Deadline: October 30th

Conference: October 29th (evening) - November 1st (lunch-time)


Please follow the instructions on the conference web page, .


Arnold Pears, Uppsala University, Sweden

Carsten Schulte, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany


Ari Korhonen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland


Moti Ben-Ari, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Anders Berglund, Uppsala University, Sweden

Michael E. Caspersen, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Pierluigi Crescenzi, University of Florence, Italy

Valentina Dagiene, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Hannu-Matti Järvinen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Mike Joy, University of Warwick, UK

Raymond Lister, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Lauri Malmi, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

Robert McCartney, University of Connecticut, USA

Guido Roessling, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku, Finland

Simon, University of Newcastle, Australia

Jarkko Suhonen, University of Joensuu, Finland

Erkki Sutinen, University of Joensuu, Finland


Ilkka Jormanainen, University of Joensuu, Finland (Local arrangements)
Jussi Nuutinen, University of Joensuu, Finland (Webmaster)
Teemu Rajala, University of Turku, Finland (Tools Workshop Webmaster)


See conference web site or contact Arnold Pears <>