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ACM SIGCHI IDC2018 (Interaction Design and Children) Workshop
Title: The Near Future of Children's Robotics
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Date: 19 June 2018

We are pleased to invite you to participate in our full-day workshop on Child-Robot Interaction at the IDC 2018 in Trondheim, Norway.

Workshop website

This full-day workshop aims to bring together researchers from all disciplinary backgrounds who are working on Child-Robot Interaction (CRI), and on the design of Children's Robotics in order to reflect on the current state of this young field and to consider its 3-5 year "near future" outlook.

We invite submissions addressing any of the following topics:

  *   ??Reflections on recent or in-progress work and how it illuminates one or more current or near-future challenges for CRI as a field.
  *   ??Exploration of a specific theory, methodology, or practice in current CRI research, and its perceived potential (or shortcomings) as a tool to meet future challenges in this area.
  *   ?? ?Is there (or can there be) a unified field of 'child-robot interaction' across disciplines? What does that mean for future work that includes both children and robots?

Interaction Design and Children (IDC) is the premiere international conference for researchers and practitioners to share the latest research findings, new technologies and innovative methodologies in the areas of inclusive child-centered design, interaction and learning. The annual conference incorporates papers, presentations, speakers, workshops, participatory design experiences and discussions on how to create better interactive experiences for children.

Conference website:

---?Important dates---
?April 15: Deadline for submission of extended abstract
April 25: Acceptance notification
April 30: Deadline for final submission of extended abstract
June 19: Workshop at IDC 2018

Submissions should include a brief overview of the project(s) and comment specifically on the disciplinary perspective(s) represented (e.g., a team with education and engineering perspectives). Submissions on theories or methodologies should also briefly describe these.
Submission should be 2-4 pages in SIGCHI extended abstract format: SIGCHI templates. Please use the 2016 version.
Papers should be submitted by 15 April 2018 at EasyChair at the following link

All accepted position papers will be compiled into workshop proceedings, archived on arXiv.
At least one author of each accepted submission is required to attend the workshop. Participants must register for both the workshop and at least one day of the IDC conference

Vicky Charisi, European Commission, JRC, Center for Advanced Studies
Alyssa M. Alcorn, UCL Institute of Education, UK
James Kennedy, Disney Research, USA
Wafa Johal, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Paul Baxter, Lincoln University, UK
Chronis Kynigos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

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