IDC07
6th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
June 6-8, 2007, Aalborg, Denmark

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Submitting long papers

IDC 2007 invites submissions of long papers in the following categories:
  • Experiments focus on describing research hypotheses and empirical methods used as well as report the results in a comprehensive manner. Experiments aim at building solid empirical knowledge in the field of IDC.
  • Case studies offer comprehensive and richly illustrated narratives of the challenges in developing interactive technology for children, the design processes used, and the results (good or bad), including the impact on children and other stakeholders.
  • Reviews aim at establishing the state of existing knowledge in the field of IDC by providing a summary and critical review of already published theoretical, empirical or design research work on this topic to date.
  • Design innovations describe novel and inspirational interaction styles and user interfaces designed for child users. A paper on design innovation should focus on describing the design rationale, challenges and possibilities the new user interface poses for its child users as well as information on how children interact with the innovative design.
  • ‘Bringing theory into practice or practice into theory’ papers focus on building a bridge between practices and theories in the field of IDC. A paper in this category either describes a study that uses existing theoretical knowledge in the design of interactive technologies for children or translates practical knowledge into a theoretical framework.
  • Reflections offer manifestation, insight, opinion, criticism or other thought-provoking well substantiated analyses on the state or phenomena in the field of IDC.

See also our call for papers.

Full papers must report original work that has not been previously published. The contribution should be made clear in the paper and in its abstract. Papers making one clear, significant contribution are more likely to be accepted than papers making several lesser contributions. The paper must identify and cite published work relevant to the paper topic. It should explain how the presented work has built on previous contributions, and should indicate where and why novel approaches have been adopted. Papers should stress their contribution to concepts and theories in the field of interaction design and children. Papers addressing novel techniques and technologies should clearly identify the relevance and importance to IDC.

The IDC 2007 review process will continue with blind reviewing. Papers should be anonymized so that the identity of the authors is not immediately obvious. Thus, authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper. Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper is left to the authors' discretion.

Submissions must be complete. Papers may be up to 8 pages formatted according to the our paper template (Updated!). Before you start writing please download and read the ACM SIGCHI Publication Format that contains information about how your paper should be structured and the appropriate use of language. If English is not your first language, we encourage you to have a fluent English speaker check your work.

Your complete paper must be submitted as a PDF no later than 19 January 2007 (6:00pm PST) at the IDC 2007 Submission web site. The submission site will open in December 2006. Submissions arriving after the deadline or with improper formatting or anonymization will not be considered.

Program co-chairs can be contacted on: idc2007-pc@cs.aau.dk

Submitting short papers, posters or demos
Short papers, posters and demos may address any of the areas identified in the conference topics. Submissions should report original work that has not been published previously. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate work in progress and late-breaking research results that show the latest innovative ideas. We invite presentation of ongoing work and preliminary results, by experienced academics as well as young researchers and designers.

Short papers must report original work that has not been previously published. The contribution should be made clear in the paper and in its abstract. Papers making one clear, significant contribution are more likely to be accepted than papers making several lesser contributions. The paper must identify and cite published work relevant to the paper topic. It should explain how the presented work has built on previous contributions, and should indicate where and why novel approaches have been adopted. In other respects (e.g., the categories listed on the Submissions page) the shorts are similar to the long ones.

In addition, in the demo category we also ask for a free-form description (submitted as additional material) of how the demo will be run and how participants can perceive it.

The IDC 2007 review process will continue with blind reviewing. Submissions should be anonymized so that the identity of the authors is not immediately obvious. Thus, authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper.

Submissions must be complete and formatted according to our paper template (Updated!). Short papers may be up to 4 pages, and posters and demos up to 2 pages. Submission should be made electronically in PDF format.

Your short paper, poster or demo must be submitted as a PDF no later than 5 March 2007 (6:00pm PST) at the IDC 2007 Submission web site. Submissions arriving after the deadline or with improper formatting or anonymization will not be considered.