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Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A) *
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)
**2017 call for proposals of Special Issues and Focus Sections *

*IxD&A is a well known international think tank situated at the 
cross-border among /Education, Computer Science, Design-Architecture and 
Social Innovation/  that implements the /Gold Open Access/ road to its 
content with no charge for authors.

IxD&A distinguish itself for the attention toward cross-disciplinary 
emerging topics 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 2016 (see below) and is 
now looking for proposals of new special issues and focus sections 
offering the possibility to explore challenging and fore-front themes 
during year 2017.

Only four proposals of special issues and focus sections will be selected.

Next call for special issue proposals is expected in winter 2016.

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, while a focus section no more than 5.
In special cases, when among the submitted papers there are more than 8 
(or 5 for focus sections) of very high-quality, the number of accepted 
papers can be adjusted accordingly.

*Important dates *

/Deadline: /Open call till the filling of all available slots
Notification with feedback to the proponents: /within 30 days/ from the 
date of the proposal submission

*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:
marking the subject as:
/IxD&A, proposal of special issue (or focus section) on '...'
**** 2014: IxD&A in figures ****
acceptance rate: *less than 30%*;
*4* issues and *28* papers published, written by *90* authors from *16* 
countries (*5* continents); *102* reviewers involved.
IxD&A is visited by scholars from all over the world coming from more 
than *115* countries
View stats:

**** Since 2015 in Scopus ****
**** *Since 2015* in *Emerging Sources Citation Index* and *Web of 
Science* ***

forthcoming issues:

• Spring 2016
'Mobile learning and Special Education'
Guest Editors: Peña L. Bedesem, Enrico Gandolfi, Richard E. Ferdig,  C. 
C. Lu
/with a focus section on:
/'Emotions and Personality in Personalized Systems'
Guest Editors: Nadja DeCarolis, Marco de Gemmis, Andrej Košir e Marko 

• Summer 2016
'The Social Innovation capacity of Open Education and Learning'
Guest Editors: Carlo Giovannella & Demetrios Sampson
/with a focus section on:
/"Experiences of Technology Appropriation: Unanticipated Users, Usage, 
Circumstances, and Design"
Guest Editors: Alina Krischkowsky, Nervo Verdezoto, Manfred Tscheligi/, 
/Michael Muller

• Autumn 2016
'On Making'
Guest Editors: Joep Frens & Patrizia Marti
/with a focus section on:/
'Player and Learner eXperience'
Guest Editors: Monica Divitini, Gabriella Dodero, Rosella Gennari

• Winter 2016
'Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development'
Guest Editors: Alke Martens, Radu Vasiu, Annika Wolff

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