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Due to many requests we have extended Paper Deadline to 23rd January 2009

HCIEd 2009 – Playing with our Education

HCIEd 2009 is the annual international conference of Human-Computer 
Interaction (HCI) educators.  The theme of this year’s conference is PLAY – 
education through play, play through education.  Play is enjoyed by all and in 
terms of HCI education it is a concept that can be considered from many 

Initiated by the BCS Interaction SG (previously the BCS HCI Specialist Group) 
in 2001 as an informal workshop amongst HCI educators, the workshop has 
since grown into a small conference with strong participation from various 
national and international HCI organisations. This year the event is organised 
by the University of Abertay, Dundee and co-sponsored by IFIP WG 13.1 
Education in HCI and HCI Curriculum and the BCS Interaction SG. 

HCIEd 2009 will seek to extend the discussions of previous conferences and 
continue the remit of HCIEd 2008 to consider “Architecting the Future”. In 
previous years the roles of inventivity and creativity have been the focus of 
the discussions and presentations and we believe that continuing varied 
discussions across these issues creates a virtuous circle of educational 

We therefore cordially invite educators, researchers, developers, artists and 
practitioners to take part in this event and to contribute original work from any 
relevant perspective that reflects on their own practice.

HCI education continues to look at a variety of areas, methods and issues. As 
previously, we encourage papers that wish to discuss any novel and 
interesting aspects of teaching HCI.

This year we also particularly welcome contributions that specifically address 
the theme of play and so topics of particular interest in this call include, but 
are not limited to:

Teaching interactivity and design through the theory and technology of Play. 
Designing and developing the interfaces of Play by considering concepts such 
as unobtrusive interaction and collaborative interaction.  
Consideration of the appeal of the new technology of play to all generations 
and how that impacts on interactive processes. 
HCI education needs to consider the importance of Play as a tool to aid our 
teaching, but also presumably must ensure that interfaces and interaction 
styles of play are part of the curriculum. We therefore also encourage papers 
that describe methods for teaching the concepts of Play at the interface, in 
terms of design, developing, interaction styles, users, etc.
To emphasise the wide remit of this call we view the following areas as of 

HCI education theories, methods and practices
Interaction design principles
Techniques, methods and environments for design or development through Play
Education and training methods that encourage the design for Play 

Individual and collaborative practices for enhancing the Play interface
Creative design process
Concept, development and evaluation of interactive systems
Interactivity and experience
Case studies on education, play and/or design
Transdisciplinary methods and models

The conference proceedings will be published by the Abertay University Press 
and electronically by the BCS. A post conference publication of selected 
papers is envisaged through Springer.

We welcome long papers, short papers/posters

Long Papers
Long Papers should present studies that contribute to our understanding of 
HCI education as an engaging experience, critical and reflective approaches to 
the design of interactive technology, research on how to approach the 
concept, development and evaluation of innovative as well as mundane 
artefacts related to Play or other interesting concepts related to HCI 
Deadline:  23rd January 2009

Short Papers
Short papers and posters can be based on case studies or reports of best 
practices showing the process by which the concept of Play or other aspects 
of interest to HCI education can be encouraged and experienced by HCI 
students. Also, these may report small experiments or techniques in a concise 
Deadline: 23rd January 2009

All papers  will be double blind refereed and should respect the ACM SIGCHI 
two-column format (see

Long papers must be no longer than 8 pages in the prescribed format and 
short papers no longer than 4 pages, including all the additional materials such 
as references, appendices, and pictures. Full research papers must include a 
title, sufficient space for the author names, contact information and 
affiliations, abstract, keywords, body, and references. The abstract must be 
no longer than 150 words and must be included in the paper; it must clearly 
state the paper’s contribution to the conference subject. All references must 
be complete, accurate and accessible to the public, formatted in the 
prescribed ACM format style. 

If you have any queries related to the submission system, please email 
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It is anticipated that a number of workshops will be offered which will explore 
the use of playful interaction as an educational tool for HCI

Key Dates
15 September 2008:
First call for papers

3 December 2008:
Last call for papers

23 January 2009
Deadline for submission of papers

19 January 2009
Early bird registration opens

25 February 2009
Authors notified of accepted papers

11 March 2009
Late registration begins

18 March 2009
Final versions (camera ready copies) of accepted papers due

22-24 April 2009
HCIEd 2009 Conference

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