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Online Workshop NordiCHI: Empowering Children’s Critical Reflections on AI, Robotics and Other Intelligent Technologies

New workshop date: October 26th

Robotics, automated systems and AI are gradually shaping novel techno-social realities especially in educational contexts. However not enough space is being given to a critical reflection on the emerging ethical and social implications for designers/developers and the users, especially children. This workshop aims at creating a space to discuss the current practices and the near future opportunities for the support of children’s reflections related to robotics, automated systems, and AI implied in educational environments.

Call for Papers (Deadline 4th September 2020)

After our fantastic experience at IDC 2020, we decided to expand our discussions on children’s reflections on AI to other conferences. Our next workshop will take place at NordiCHI 2020. We invite researchers from all disciplinary backgrounds to participate in the workshop. Participants need to submit a position paper, 2-4 pages (including references) in CHI Extended Abstracts Format<>, that outlines their view on the workshop’s topic.

Paper submission will be done via Easychair<>:<>


The main questions we are looking to address are the following:

  1.  What are the current practices and policies of creating opportunities for children's reflections on AI, Robotics and other Intelligent Technologies?
  2.  How can we ensure that children are given the opportunities to critically reflect on the design and the use of AI, Robots and Intelligent Technologies?
  3.  What are the main ethical and social issues that deserve a particular attention when working with emergent technologies with children?
  4.  Designing AI, Robots and Intelligent Technologies for children's interaction
  5.  Designing educational initiatives to scaffold children's reflections  on Intelligent Technologies they use.
  6.  How can we address these issues? Which methods, techniques, approaches and theories can be useful for such an attempt?
  7.  How to make these topics interesting, accessible and relevant for children?
  8.  What kind of tools and platforms we need in order to create a shared space for children’s reflections?

Important Dates

Participant submissions due: Extend to September 4th, 2020

Participants notified of acceptance: September 6th, 2020

Camera ready Deadline (for workshop organisers):  September 7th, 2020

Workshop day: 25th October 2020


In consultation with the NordiCHI General Chairs, the workshop will be held online in a virtual environment. Please visit this page for further information about the virtual edition of the workshop.

We are following ACM guidelines<> and we will organise this event in a way that could be feasible for participants to contribute and enjoy it!

We are still planning to have individual presentations, group work, plenary meetings and panelist discussion. We will encourage knowledge development, networking and ideas sharing.


Vicky Charisi, Centre for Advanced Studies, JRC, European Commission

Laura Malinverni, Department of Visual Arts and Design, University of Barcelona, Spain

Elisa Rubegni, School of Computing & Communications InfoLab21, Lancaster University, UK

Marie-Monique Schaper, Center for Computational Thinking and Design, Aarhus University, Denmark

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