The 23rd International Academic Mindtrek conference 2020

Call for Papers, Posters, Demonstrations and Workshops
29th to 30th January, 2020
Tampere, Finland

** Extended deadline **

Full papers, posters, demonstrations and workshops due on:

In cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGMM, and ACM SIGCHI. Contributions will be
published in the ACM digital library.


We are pleased to invite you to the 23rd International Academic Mindtrek
conference, 29th to 30th January 2020. Academic Mindtrek is a meeting place
where researchers, experts, students, and thinkers present results from
their latest work regarding the development of novel technology, media, and
digital culture for the society of tomorrow.

Academic Mindtrek is part of the renowned Mindtrek business conference.
Mindtrek brings together people not only from various fields and domains but
also from different sectors: from companies, startups, academia and various
governmental institutions. This makes Mindtrek the perfect opportunity for
advancing research results towards practical utilization by the industry, as
well as getting out-of-the-box research ideas based on the interaction with

Mindtrek events are accessible for the Academic Mindtrek attendees, and vice

The academic conference features the following major themes:

- Human-computer interaction (HCI)
- Transhumanism: future of human-machine interaction, novel forms of hci and
modalities, physiological computing, affective computing
- Extended reality: Virtual, augmented and mixed reality
- Games research: Game, gamification, esports
- Online media: YouTube culture, streaming
- Business models of the digital age: Freemium, Free-to-play
- Online work and participation: crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, sharing
economy, playbour, gig economy and e-participation
- Data and algorithms: Open data, data mining, machine learning
- Information creation and propagation: Online journalism, 'wikinomics'

We are especially enthusiastic about applied research and papers related to
practical work.


Academic Mindtrek is organized in cooperation with ACM SIGMM, and ACM
SIGCHI. The conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital
Library, which includes full papers, posters, workshop proposals and
demonstration proposals. All papers should follow the style guidelines of
the conference (more information under submission guidelines). In the
Finnish classification of publication forums, Academic Mindtrek proceedings
are classified as Jufo 1.


All submissions will be peer-reviewed and double-blinded. Therefore, please
remove any information that could give an indication of the authorship. The
papers should contain 6-10 pages, including the list of references.


Workshop proposals should be papers between 2-4 pages long. We welcome you
to suggest workshops as part of the Academic Mindtrek. Workshop proposals
should also include the organizing committee, a description of the theme and
goals of the workshop, a short CV of organizers, duration, and the schedule.
Workshop organizers can create their own proceedings of the accepted
position papers. Depending on the attached number of papers for each
workshop, we provide space for either half-day or full-day workshops.

Previous examples include e.g. a workshop on eLearning, theatre methods for
requirements elicitation, among others.


Interactive experience demonstration proposals should be either short papers
(2-4 pages long) or full papers (6-10 pages) and include:
a) a description and motivation of the interactive experience demonstration?

b) general architecture of the interactive experience demonstration?
c) description of the main features of the demonstration?
d) a brief comparison with other existing related interactive experience
e) audiovisual materials to illustrate the interactive experience
demonstration (a poster or a roll-up and other material on a laptop, for
f) the type of license (if applicable),
g) the Internet address of the interactive experience demonstration (if
applicable), and
h) description of the scientific basis behind the interactive experience
demonstration (e.g., a regular paper presentation).
It is strongly recommended that the authors make a video of the interactive
experience demonstration available on the Internet to accompany the article


Posters proposals should be papers between 2-4 pages long and a poster
should be presented during the conference. Attendees have the possibility to
exhibit their posters on a A0 poster wall at the conference.

New: Student Posters

This year, students are encouraged to submit poster proposals about, e.g.,
their practical course assignment work or thesis work. The proposals should
be prepared on the same way as the ordinary poster proposals, i.e. a paper
between 2-4 pages. The papers need to describe the topic and focus on the
work, some references, the methodology, findings and a short
discussion/conclusion/lessons learned. One author of the accepted poster has
a possibility to present the poster and a possible demo at the conference by
enrolling as a student volunteer. This is a great opportunity to show others
your great work done on your courses, and get some practise about giving a
presentation on an international academic forum.


Deadline for full papers, posters, demonstrations and workshops submissions:
10.11., 2019.
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 8.12., 2019.
Copyright forms submission: 1.1., 2020.
Conference registration & camera-ready papers submission: 8.1., 2020.


Please use the templates provided on the style guidelines site. A
template for Word documents and LaTeX guidelines can be found on

Note that since the papers will be published by the ACM digital library all
authors need to sign
an ACM copyright form. The copyright form would be sent through an automated
system only for accepted papers.


MARKKU TURUNEN, Tampere University
Academic Mindtrek Conference Chair

JUHO HAMARI, Tampere University
Programme Chair

ACM Proceedings Chair

Local Arrangement Chair and Conference Management

Mindtrek Conference Chair

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