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Carlo Giovannella <[log in to unmask]>
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Carlo Giovannella <[log in to unmask]>
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Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A) is a well known
international "think tank" situated at the cross-border among
Design-Architecture, Computer Science and Education that implements the
Gold Open Access road to its content with no charge for authors, see:

IxD&A distinguish itself for the attention toward fore-front and
emerging topic area of the international research and, as well, for its
people centered and experiential vision, see IxD&A archive:

IxD&A has scheduled special issues till winter 2014 (see the list below)
and is now looking for new special issue proposals offering the
possibility to explore challenging and fore-front subjects during year 2015.

Only four proposals will be selected.

Next call for special issue proposals is expected in winter 2014.

The proposal for a special issue should contain the following sections:
1. Introduction & Background -> explain why the subject proposed is a
fore-front and challenging one and describe its expected impact (max
1000 words).
2. Topics of Interest (at least 5).
3. List of guest editors, their affiliation and short bio (max 4, a
larger number should be dutifully justified).
4. Dissemination strategy -> indicate the channels that the proponents
intend to use to distribute the CFP, in parallel to those usually
offered by IxD&A journal.
5. Description of researchers and research groups potentially interested
in submitting a paper with an indication of the expected number of
submissions (max 100 words - list optional).
6. Target audience short description (max 100 words).
7. Indication of the preferred issue: spring, summer, autumn, winter
(note that the important dates are established by the timing of the
IxD&A publication process; as example, please, have a look at the calls
published on the journal website)

Please note that each special issue cannot contain more than 8 high
quality blindly peer-reviewed paper.
In special cases, when among the submitted papers there are more than 8
of very high-quality, the number of accepted papers can be adjusted

Important dates

Deadline: 15 January 2014
Notification with feedback to the proponents: 15 February 2014
Finalization of the 2015 special issue program: end of April 2014

Submission procedure

The proposal should be submitted, either in .doc, .pages or in .rtf
format, by email to the scientific editor of the IxD&A journal
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marking the subject as: 'IxD&A, proposal of special issue'

List of scheduled issues

• N. 19 - Winter 2013
Games for Learning
(call expired)

• N. 20 - Spring 2014
People Centered Smart Territories: Design, Learning and Analytics

• N. 21 - Summer 2014
Design for children and older people - Educating the Next Generation of

• N. 22 - Autumn 2014
Social Behaviors and Learning in Smart Communities

• N. 23 - Winter 2014
The Design of TeL with Evidence and Users


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