Call for PAPERs


In CONjunction with CHI 2011

Child Computer Interaction: Workshop on UI Technologies and Educational Pedagogy

in conjunction with CHI 2011, Vancouver

May 7th, 2011

Topic: Given the emergence of Child Computer Interaction and the ubiquitous application of interactive technology as an educational tool, there is a need to explore how next generation HCI will impact education in the future. Educators are depending on the interaction communities and to deliver technologies that will improve and adapt learning to an ever- changing world. In addition to novel UI concepts, the HCI community needs to examine how these concepts can be matched to contemporary paradigms in educational pedagogy. The classroom is a challenging environment for evaluation, thus new techniques need to be established to prove the value of new HCI interactions in the educational space. This workshop provides a forum to discuss key HCI issues facing next generation education.

We invite authors to present position papers about potential design challenges and perspectives on how the community should handle the next generation of HCI in education. Topics of interest include:

  1. Gestural input, multitouch, large displays, multi-display interaction, response systems

  2. Mobile Devices/mobile & pervasive learning

  3. Tangible, VR, AR & MR, Multimodal interfaces, universal design, accessibility

  4. Console gaming, 3D input devices, 3D displays

  5. Co-located interaction, presentations, tele-presence, interactive video

  6. Child Computer Interaction, Educational Pedagogy, learner-centric, adaptive “smart” applications,

  7. Empirical methods, case studies, linking of HCI research with educational research methodology

  8. Usable systems to support learning and teaching: Ecology of learning, any where, anytime, (UX of cloud computing to support teaching and learning)

Submission: The extend deadline for workshop paper submissions is February 18, 2011. Interested researchers should submit a 4-page position paper in the ACM CHI adjunct proceedings style (Extended Abstract Format) to the workshop management system. Acceptance notifications will be sent out March 15, 2011. The workshop will be held May 7, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Please note that at least one author of an accepted position paper must register for the workshop and for one or more days of the CHI 2011 conference.


Contact: Edward Tse, SMART Technologies,

The best 3 papers will be pre accepted for a upcoming for a theme issue of the Springer

journal Personal and Ubiquitous Computing on “Child Computer Interaction”. Other authors are also invite to submit/ resubmit their work. We will send a separate call for paper for this special issue soon.