This is a draft schedule of the conference events to provide a rough guide for attendees. We still expect changes based on transit, author availability, and hotel issues. The schedule was last updated Tuesday, October 18.

Thursday, November 17

17:51Intercity 5 arrives at Joensuu. Pick up at train station.
19:45Pendolino 7 arrives at Joensuu. Pick up at train station.
21:30Estimated arrival at Koli. Check-in and buffet in hotel restaurant.

Friday, November 18

07:00Breakfast available in hotel restaurant.
09:00Opening Session: Andrew Petersen and Ilkka Jormanainen
09:15K-12 (Chair: Veronica Catete)
– Exploring K-8 Teachers’ Preferences in a Teaching Augmentation System for Block-Based Programming Environments (Minji Kong, Matthew Louis Mauriello, and Lori Pollock)
– Solve This! K-12 CS Education Teachers’ Problems of Practice (Michelle Friend, Monica McGill, and Anni Reinking)
– Teachers’ Views on the Implementation of a New High School Computing Curriculum (Chamindi Samarasekara, Claudia Ott, and Anthony Robins)
10:30Short Break
10:40Computing Programs (Chair: Francisco Castro)
– Characterizing High School Participants’ Motivations and Outcomes in a Service-Oriented Summer Internship (Amy Isvik, Nicholas Lytle, Veronica Catete, and Tiffany Barnes)
– On Supervising Master’s Theses in Industry Context: Problems and Practical Solutions (Hannu Jaakkola, Tommi Mikkonen and Kari Systä)
– With a Rise in Computing Disciplines Comes a Greater Choice of Computing Degrees in Higher Education (Fiona Redmond)
13:00Interaction and Engagement (Chair: Juha Sorva)
– Informal Learning in Computer Science Museums and Exhibitions – What Visitors’ Long-Term Memories Can Tell Us About Exhibits as Possible Learning Opportunities (Fabian Graap)
– Improving Interactive Instruction: Faculty Engagement Requires Starting Small and Telling All (Bailey Kacsmar)
– How Gender, Ethnicity, and Public Presentation Shape Coding Perseverance after Hackathons (Emilia Gan, Tyler Menezes, and Benjamin Mako Hill)
– Is Computational Empowerment Promoted in the Hour of Code? Analyzing Opportunities for Conceptual, Creative, and Critical Engagement in the Design of Introductory Computing Activities (Luis Morales-Navarro, Yasmin B. Kafai, and Katherine T. Gregory)
14:30Short Break
14:40Systems and Tools (Chair: Andrew Petersen)
– A System to Motivate Sustained Lecture Video Engagement in Small Private Online Courses (Ryan Hardt)
– A Weak Memory Model in Progvis: Verification and Improved Accuracy of Visualizations of Concurrent Programs to Aid Student Learning (Filip Strömbäck, Linda Mannila, and Mariam Kamkar)
– An Algorithm for Generating Explainable Corrections to Student Code (Yana Malysheva and Caitlin Kelleher)
16:00Coffee Break
16:15Misconceptions and Difficulty (Chair: Brett Becker)
– Problematic and Persistent Post-Secondary Program Performance Preconceptions (Shriram Krishnamurthi, Anika Bahl, Benjamin Lee and Steven Sloman)
– Making Hay from Wheats: A Classsourcing Method to Identify Misconceptions (Siddhartha Prasad, Ben Greenman, Tim Nelson, John Wrenn, and Shriram Krishnamurthi)
– Comparing Estimates of Difficulty of Programming Constructs (Morten Bastian and Andreas Muehling)
17:20Program ends; optional spa visits
17:30Virtual Poster Session

Saturday, November 19

07:30Breakfast available in hotel restaurant.
09:00Keynote: Prof. Tiffany Barnes
10:00Coffee Break
10:20Understanding Students (Chair: Andrew Petersen)
– Refining a Risk Framework for Student Group Projects (Diana Kirk, Andrew Luxton-Reilly, and Ewan Tempero)
– Categorizing Research on Identity in Undergraduate Computing Education (Amanpreet Kapoor and Christina Gardner-McCune)
– On the Effect of Onboarding Computing Students without Programming-Confidence or -Experience (Pawel Grabarczyk, Sebastian Mateos Nicolajsen, and Claus Brabrand)
– Why Students Drop Computing Science: Using Models of Motivation to Understand Student Attrition and Retention (Matthew Barr and Maria Kallia)
13:00Koli Nature Walk / Free Time
14:30Posters, Coffee Available
– Network Packet Analysis as a Unit of Assessment: Identifying Emotet (Jordan Allison)
– Finding Significant p in Coffee or Tea: Mildly Distasteful (Sami Sarsa, Arto Hellas, and Juho Leinonen)
– Developing a Self-efficacy Scale for Computational Thinking (CT-SES) (Imke de Jong and Johan Jeuring)
– Towards Open Natural Language Feedback Generation for Novice Programmers using Large Language Models (Charles Koutcheme)
– Trends from Computing Education Research Conferences: Increasing Submissions and Decreasing Acceptance Rates (Juho Leinonen, Nea Pirttinen, and Arto Hellas)
– Examining the Use of Computational Thinking Skills When Solving Bebras Tasks (Imke de Jong, Bo Sichterman, and Johan Jeuring)
– High School Students’ Sense-making of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Cansu Tatar, Duncan Culbreth, Shiyan Jiang, Carolyn Rosé, Jie Chao, Rebecca Ellis, Kenia Wiedemann, and Shan Jiang)
– A Case Study on Programming in Finnish General Upper Secondary Education (Markus Norrby, Niklas Palmberg and Ray Pörn)
– Unison Live: Automated Feedback, Grading, and Analytics LTI Application (Ashish Aggarwal and Aeyzechiah Vasquez)
– Promoting Machine Learning Concept to Young Learners in a National Science Fair (Ismaila Temitayo Sanusi, Ilkka Jormanainen, Solomon Sunday Oyelere, Vaishali Mahipal, and Fred Martin)
– Kids Can Code – An Interdisciplinary Approach to Programming for Pre-service Teachers (Nadine Dittert and Ira Diethelm)
– Pre-Service Computer Science Teachers’ Computational Thinking Attitudes and Performance on Python Tasks (Bernhard Standl)
15:30Assessment and Evaluation (Chair: Ilkka Jormanainen)
– Exploring the Differences in Students’ Behavioral Engagement with Quizzes and Its Impact on Their Performance in a Flipped CS1 Course (Ashish Aggarwal and Akshay Ashok)
– Experiences With and Lessons Learned on Deadlines and Submission Behavior (Francisco Enrique Vicente Castro, Juho Leinonen, and Arto Hellas)
– Deriving Competency-Based Evaluation Criteria for Ethics Assignments in Computer Science (Marie Schröder, Gregor Große-Bölting, and Andreas Mühling)
16:40Short Break
16:50Assessment and Evaluation, continued
– The Impact of Solving Adaptive Parsons Problems with Common and Uncommon Solutions (Carl Haynes-Magyar and Barbara Ericson)
– An Analysis of Tutors’ Adoption of Explicit Instructional Strategies in an Introductory Programming Course (Olivier Goletti, Kim Mens, and Felienne Hermans)
17:40Program ends
18:00PC Meeting
19:30Dinner and Awards
21:00Sauna available until 23:00

Sunday, November 20

07:30Breakfast available in hotel restaurant.
08:30Complete check-out.
09:00Board bus to Joensuu.
09:30Bus leaves for Joensuu.
11:30Approximate arrival time at train station.
12:11Intercity 8 departs Joensuu.