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A timely reminder that the PDC 2014 conference deadline is 28th February 
(for full papers).

Other categories (short papers, doctoral consortium, participatory Art 
installations, workshops, tutorials, industry case studies) 10th March

More details from:


    Submission Categories PDC14

*PDC'14 invites submissions in the following categories:*

*Research papers:* (full papers - maximum 10 pages). Research papers 
should report on original research which advances Participatory Design 
and reflect on state of the art themes in our field. As a single track 
conference, and the only one exclusively dedicated to PD, PDC Research 
papers have a broad impact on the development of PD theory, approaches 
and practices. Research papers will be published in the ACM 
International Conference series. Each submitted paper will be double 
blind reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Each submission will be managed 
by a Meta-Reviewer to ensure that feedback is relevant, the learning 
experience significant and the process fair. Please make sure your 
submission is correctly anonymized. Accepted papers should be revised 
according to the review reports and the language should be checked by a 
native English speaker.

*Submission deadline: 28. February 2014, 12.00 GMT


*Short papers:* (short papers -- maximum 4 pages). Short papers should 
present original, unpublished ideas and research that advances the field 
of Participatory Design and reflect on its potential future 
developments. As discussed in parallel, thematic sessions, PDC Short 
Papers can benefit from a clear scope and are expected to contribute to 
the emergence of new possibilities for PD. Compared to Research Papers, 
Short Papers may offer a more limited discussion of related work, or 
they may, for example, provide a novel design, method or theoretical 
concepts, without a full evaluation or with less detailed explanation. 
Short Papers are reviewed to the same standard of scientific quality as 
Research Papers, but the contribution is more focused and clear-cut. 
Each submitted short paper will be double blind reviewed by at least 3 
reviewers. Please make sure submissions are anonymous. Accepted papers 
should be revised according to the review reports and the language 
should be checked by a native English speaker.

*Submission deadline: 10. March 2014, 12.00 GMT*

*Interactive Workshops:* (maximum 2 pages) The workshop proposal should 
describe half day or full day sessions on topics that include methods, 
practices, and other areas of interest related to Participatory Design. 
They should support an interactive format wherein active participation 
is possible, beyond a presentation format. These formats could include a 
mapping of a problem definition, small discussion groups, etc. The 
proposal must be written in a format that can be used for recruitment 
via the web. It should justify the need for the workshop and should 
contain a title, goals, format, method or technique, its relevance to 
Participatory Design and a schedule. Intended participants and how they 
will be recruited should also be described. In the recruitment procedure 
important dates should be clearly communicated to the participants (see 
timing). Also, it should be clear to the organizers and the participants 
what the maximum amount of participants is for the workshop and what the 
workshop duration is (half day or full day). Finally, the workshop 
proposal should include a clear statement about the expected outcomes of 
the workshop (e.g. journal publication, research proposal, exhibition, 

*Submission deadline: 10. March 2014, 12.00 GMT*

*Tutorials:* (2 page proposal) Half day and full day sessions for 
teaching conceptual frameworks, methods/techniques, and novel approaches 
in Participatory Design. The proposal should contain a title, goals, 
method or technique, relevance to Participatory Design and a schedule. 
Please describe in the proposal any handouts that you intend to make 

*Submission deadline: 10. March 2014, 12.00 GMT*

*Industry Cases:* (2-4 page case description) should report on the use 
of participatory methods, tools, and/or practices within commercial, 
non-profit, or governmental organizations. We are interested in a broad 
range of submissions that explore what a participatory approach means to 
different practitioners and audiences and may include ideas, approaches, 
projects, experimentations or reflections on participation. We encourage 
submissions from practitioners who might not ordinarily attend the 
Participatory Design (PD) conference but who are grappling with the 
complexities of participation or who are experimenting with novel 
approaches. Cases should highlight the benefits, challenges, and 
outcomes from the application of participatory approaches and should 
provide concrete lessons for others who are interested in applying PD in 
their organizations. Each submitted case will be reviewed by peer 
reviewers for applicability to the Participatory Design community.

*Submission deadline: 10. March 2014, 12.00 GMT*

*Doctoral consortium:* (4 page proposal) The doctoral consortium is a 
full-day session intended for PhD students working within the field of 
Participatory Design. It will provide students with an opportunity to 
discuss issues of concern to them in their studies and receive extensive 
feedback from the session co-chairs and other student participants. 
Enrolment is limited and selection will be based on the quality of 
application submissions, taking into account how the research is related 
to Participatory Design. The aim will be to include a spread of students 
with different disciplinary emphases, at different stages of study, and 
coming from different cultural backgrounds. The proposal should give an 
overview of the PhD project, including research motivations, questions, 
methods, status of current work, major findings and plans for further 
research. Accepted applicants will be asked to provide a revised and 
elaborated research summary (4 pages), and to participate in some 
pre-workshop on-line discussions.

*Submission deadline: 10. March 2014, 12.00 GMT*

*Art installations:* (2 page proposal) Interdisciplinary collaborations 
have often yielded surprising yet astonishing results, leading both 
research and knowledge to new heights. PDC has a long history of 
incorporating participatory art installations to inspire and innovate. 
Artists and designers working with any form of interactive participatory 
methods are invited to submit their projects. The works can take 
inspiration from visual and digital media, performance arts, 
installations, communication technologies, touch, sound and any other 
genres that allow participants to take part or become part of the art 
piece. Projects should address/explore the theme 'reflecting 
connectedness'. Please submit a 2 page proposal of the art work, in 
which the project is described (incl. sketch/design), the relation to 
PD, and specific requirements for display. Alternatively artists can 
submit audio or video files describing the project.

*Submission deadline: 10. March 2014, 12.00 GMT*

*The Artful Integrators' Award:* We welcome nominations for the sixth 
Artful Integrators' Award, to be presented at PDC 14 in Namibia. The 
Award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement in the area of 
participatory design of information and communications technologies. 
Where traditional design awards have gone to individual designers and/or 
singular objects, the Artful Integrator's Award emphasizes the 
importance of collaborative participation in design, and a view of good 
design as the effective alignment of diverse collections of people, 
practices and artefacts.

*Submission and formatting guidelines*

The submissions in all categories are subject to double-blind peer 
review. For previous PDC conferences, the acceptance rate for research 
papers has been about 25% and for the other submission categories about 50%.

All submissions should follow the *PDC paper template* 

The PDC 2014 proceedings will be published as part of the International 
Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM and available online from 
the ACM Digital Library. Authors of accepted papers will need to 
complete the ACM copyright form as a condition of inclusion in the 

Only PDF files (.pdf) may be submitted and submissions are only accepted 
through the PDC conference management system.

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