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IDC 2017: International Conference on Interaction Design & Children
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Stanford, California, China
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Call For Papers
IDC 2017 welcomes submissions in the form of full papers, notes, demonstrations, workshops, courses, work in progress / late breaking and interactive child experiences. There is also a call for participants to submit to the doctoral consortium and for later submission to our Research and Design Competition. Submissions to all tracks (except the research and design competition for which a separate call will be announced) are invited on the following topics:

    Innovative interactive technologies for children
    Theoretically motivated arguments regarding interaction design and children
    Empirical studies concerned with the interaction of children and technology
    Methods and techniques supporting interaction design and children
    Studies of the effects of technology on children’s lives and development
    Reflective analyses on the field of child computer interaction and interaction design
    Constructive design research for and with children
    Studies discussing the involvement of children in the design process
    Future vision articles, discussing trends and directions for the field


    Template for submission for Full Papers and Notes: SIGCHI Paper Format, 2016 version,
    Template for submission for Demos, Late Breaking / Work in Progress: SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format 2016,
    LaTeX templates available here:


    Full Papers and Notes: 26 January 2017, 11:59pm Pacific Time (PDT)
    Workshops and Courses: 22 February 2017, 11:59pm Pacific Time (PDT)
    Demos, Late Breaking / Work in Progress, Doctoral Consortium: 25 March 2017, 11:59pm Pacific Time (PDT)

Full Papers and Notes

Submission deadline: 26 January 2017, 11:59pm Pacific Time (PDT)  

Intended to report original work not previously published elsewhere, Full Papers and Notes may address any of the areas listed in the conference topics. Full Papers and Notes should clearly state the contribution(s) in the paper and the abstract. Contributions making one clear, significant contribution are more likely to be accepted than those making several lesser contributions. Submissions to these categories must identify and cite relevant published work and explain how the paper furthers state of the art within Interaction Design and Children. Full Papers will be expected to be between 8 and 10 pages long – including references, Notes will be expected to be between 4 and 6 pages  – including references.  We will use the ACM SIGCHI Paper Format, 2016 version. We encourage authors to select the venue based on the way their work writes up – rather than see Notes as as inferior to Full Papers.

All accepted Full Papers and Notes will be included in the conference proceedings published in the ACM Digital Library. Submissions for review should be anonymized and should adhere to the format provided in the template. Once accepted for publication, submissions will go through a light second review process. Publication of the paper is dependent on there being at least one author of the paper registered for the conference.


Submission deadline: 25 March 2017, 11:59pm Pacific Time (PDT)

Demos are interactive expositions of technologies and technology solutions. Demos should not been previously published or shown at previous editions of IDC. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate work in progress and late-breaking research results that show the latest innovative ideas.

Demos should be described in no more than 4 pages using the CHI Extended abstracts format.  The explanation of the demo should include a section marked ‘Practical considerations’ where the authors will explain what might be needed to ensure the demo is well prepared.

Late Breaking / Work in Progress

Submission deadline: 25 March 2017, 11:59pm Pacific Time (PDT)

Late breaking / Work in progress papers will be presented at the conference in a poster session.  Papers in this category should be written up using the CHI Extended abstract format.

Late Breaking / Work in Progress papers should not exceed 6 pages in length including references. These papers will be peer reviewed and will be published in the ACM Digital library.  This track is suited to late breaking work and work in progress.  For this reason, papers that do not fit these categories will be less likely to be accepted for publication than those that do.  We define “late breaking” work as current work that is very new, and we define “work in progress” work as early results in new studies.

Doctoral Consortium

Submission deadline:  25 March 2017, 11:59pm Pacific Time (PDT)

The IDC2017 Doctoral Consortium is a forum for PhD students to present their work to a critical panel to receive feedback and guidance to help timely and successful completion of PhD research. It is a closed event in which only PhD students participate. Interested students should submit an extended research abstract (1500-2000 words, no template needed) describing: the research topic, the work done to date, the plan for the next stages of the work and the methods used / proposed to be used.  Each submission must be accompanied by a letter from the candidate’s supervisory team/person confirming his / her eligibility for this venue.

Workshops and courses

Submission deadline: 22 February 2017, 11:59pm Pacific Time (PDT)

Workshops provide a forum for in-depth discussions, resource exchange, and networking related to specific topics within IDC. A workshop may be half-day or full day in length, and typically have 15 to 20 participants. People interested in participating in a workshop can submit a position paper to the organizers of that workshop.

IDC2017 aims to also include two or three ninety-minute Courses for participants. Courses are different from workshops in which they are shorter and are intended to be more focused on one topic, with less time for discussion.

Please note that attendants must register for both the workshop/course and the IDC conference itself.

Potential organizers are invited to submit a workshop/course proposal consisting of the following components:

    A proposal in PDF format (no template necessary), describing (a) the scope of the workshop or course, (b) schedule, (c) organisers (with short bios, and previous experience teaching this or similar workshops), (d) target audience, (e) main topics covered, and (f) expected outcomes. The schedule should describe each activity/task that will take place during the workshop or course. The proposal should not to exceed 3000 words (no template necessary,) excluding the abstract and the call for participation (see items 3 and 4 below.)
    Type of submission: half-day workshop, full-day workshop, or 90-min course.
    Brief abstract to appear in the program
    300-word call for participation that will be used to publicize your workshop or course.

Proposals will not undergo a full peer review, however an expert jury will consider each submission based on the workshop topic’s potential for generating community interest.  Workshops and courses aligned to the conference themes will be especially welcomed. The conference organisers reserve the right to ask workshops and courses that are very similar to consider merging as a condition of acceptance.

Research and Design Competition

Submission deadline:  To be determined

Children across the globe are being invited, via the IDC2017 website, to submit ideas for research and design for the IDC community.  This process will complete in late 2016 and then the IDC community will be ‘charged’ with participating in this child led competition to design or research a solution that has been proposed by children. Full details for participation will be available shortly on the IDC website.

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Last updated by Dou Sun in 2016-10-29
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