ACM SIGCHI General Interest Announcements (Mailing List)


Options: Use Forum View

Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Sara Price <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Sara Price <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 4 Feb 2011 16:22:46 +0000
text/plain (149 lines)
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (apologies for cross posting)
IDC 2011:  The 10th International Conference on Interaction Design and
In cooperation with ACM SIGCHI
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
June 19-23, 2011
**Paper deadline extended to February 18, 2011**
Keynote address by Dr. Jim Gray, Director of Learning, LeapFrog Enterprises
For young people today, technology is pervasive in many aspects of life as
they learn and play using computers and other technological devices, build
and maintain friendships, and engage in innovative learning experiences and
other creative activity. IDC 2011 continues the IDC tradition of exploring
and expanding the landscape of interaction design and children to understand
children¹s needs and how to design for them by gathering the leading minds
in the field of interaction design and children to present and discuss
innovative research and exhibit the most recent developments in design and
technology for young people.
IDC 2011 would like to invite you to discuss the wide diversification of
technology (e.g., ranging from computers to mobile phones to innovative uses
of digital media, games, and other interactive technologies) for young
people of different profiles, ages (very young children to adolescents) and
psychological, social, and physical needs in different contexts (e.g.,
museums, classrooms, playgrounds, etc.).
Additionally, we would like to explore work addressing our conference theme
"Designing When Boundaries Blur: Reshaping Interaction Design in the
Pervasive Technology Landscape" to discuss the opportunities and challenges
that arise as technology becomes more pervasive.  As some technologies
shrink (e.g., networked, mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets) and
other technologies expand (e.g., large displays, embedded technologies,
haptic interfaces), what does this pervasive technology landscape mean for
interaction design?  The boundaries are now blurred in ways that cause us to
reshape and rethink the research and design approaches that we use for our
work on interaction design and children, especially as we consider
technology use across contexts; the types of artifacts that children can now
view, create, and interact with; and the instruments we use for our own work
on design and evaluation.
We hope that you can contribute and join us for our tenth anniversary as we
reflect on our work, examine these and other issues, develop new IDC
directions for the next ten yearsŠand have a little fun while we're at it!
For detailed and up-to-date information about IDC 2011, please visit or contact [log in to unmask]
Submissions of workshops, full papers, short papers, and demos, are invited
on all topics from the domain of interaction design for children, including,
but not limited to:
€  Methods, techniques, and guidelines for requirements analysis, design,
and evaluation of interactive systems for ³children as a diverse group²
(young people of different gender and age, with special needs, from
different cultures or ethnical groups).
€  Emerging or new technologies for children (e.g., innovative educational
simulations, interactive games, mobile communications devices, wireless
embedded technologies, robots, accessible fabrication devices, ³smart²
materials, authoring/programming tools).
€ The impact that such technologies can have on children¹s lives and
€  Ethnographic and case studies of children¹s use of interactive systems in
schools, at home, in hospitals, in public spaces.
€  Usability, enjoyability, accessibility, and safety issues, with
particular reference to children.
€  Novel theoretical models of interaction with special relevance to
€  Design for children¹s civic involvement, democracy, physical and
emotional well-being, and social awareness of environmental, ethical,
ethnographical, or cultural issues.
€ Interactive technology for children from an adult¹s perspective.
All accepted full papers, short papers, and demos, will be presented at the
IDC 2011 conference, and will appear in the IDC 2011 proceedings.
Proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library
For submission instructions please visit
Workshop Proposals
Submissions CLOSED
Full papers
€ Submission deadline: February 18, 2011
€ Acceptance notification: March 18, 2011
€ Final version deadline: March 28, 2011
Short papers and Demos
€ Submission deadline: March 11, 2011
€ Acceptance notification: April 12, 2011
€ Final version deadline: April 26, 2011
Doctoral Consortium
€ Submission deadline: March 25, 2011
€ Notification date: April 15, 2011
Tom Moher, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Chris Quintana, University of Michigan, USA
Sara Price, London Knowledge Lab, United Kingdom
Paulo Blikstein, Stanford University, USA
Paul Marshall, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Alissa Antle, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Heidi Schelhowe, University of Bremen, Germany
Juan-Pablo Hourcade, University of Iowa, USA
Rafael ³Tico² Ballagas, Nokia Research Center, USA
Michael Horn, Northwestern University, USA
Allison Druin, University of Maryland, USA
Franca Garzotto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

                To unsubscribe, send an empty email to
     mailto:[log in to unmask]
    For further details of CHI lists see