Demos & Art

Demos and Art Installations are interactive expositions of technologies and technology solutions. The purpose of the Demos and Art Installations is to share hands-on experiences and promote and provoke debate of innovative interactive technologies that are relevant for children in one way or another. We welcome interesting demo and art installations such as prototypes, devices, systems, games, videos and performances from a wide range of practitioners in areas such as design, learning, engineering, research and fine arts, including submissions from students and independent practitioners. Demos and Art Installations should offer an experience for about 5-10 minutes.


Important Dates

*    The exhibition will be up for audience at least the second day of the conference. This is however depending on the number of installations to exhibit and will be discussed with the exhibitors well in advance.


Demo & Art Presentation Instructions

Accepted Demos and Art will present their contribution during a ‘madness’ session and as a poster at the conference. We also ask that the presenters be available to run their demonstrations or share their art during the first half of the evening reception. The demos and art presentations and the evening reception will be on Thursday, June 13th. Please refer to the advance program for the exact times.


‘Madness’ Session: Each presenter should prepare a single slide to present during the session. Each presentation will be strictly limited to 2-min. Please prepare your presentation accordingly. The essence of the ‘madness’ session is to provide conference attendees with a quick overview of all the demos and art that will be up for the day. It is recommended that you think of the 2-min presentation as a pitch to encourage attendees to visit your demo or art later on in the day. Your one slide should be emailed to by June 7th, 2019. All the slides will be collated as one single presentation for the ‘madness’ session, and so you will not be able to use your own laptop for presentation.

Poster: Each presenter should prepare a physical poster with a maximum size of A0 or 3’x4’. Either landscape or portrait format is acceptable. The posters will be placed on the wall behind your demo table (please check with volunteers on the day of the demos and art). The demo spaces will be in the JUMP and Loft Rooms (the floor below the main conference venue). Presenters should plan to put up their demo and poster the morning of June 13th (preferably 30 minutes before the first session). If your demo takes more time to set-up, that is fine, but please do not disrupt presenters upon returning to the main venue. Presenters should be by their demos for presentation during lunch on that day and during the first half of the evening reception. Posters and demos should be taken down after the reception that evening.

Demonstration Equipment: Any equipment used for demonstration should be set up at the time the poster is mounted, although equipment can be turned off until the demonstration and poster session. Please follow volunteer instructions for demonstrations and art that output sound so that sound installations do not interfere with one another. Equipment used for demonstrations should be removed following the reception on Thursday, June 13th. Equipment that is left behind will be removed and might not be recoverable.


Submission Instructions

Submissions should include the author(s) name and affiliation – in other words, they are not blind, but confidentiality will be maintained. Please upload the documents (pdf files) via the online conference system ( A submission for Demos and Art Installations must consist of the following:

  1. Description of the type of demo/ artwork and intended presentation format (up to 4 pages including references in SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format). We also ask you to prepare a short video (up to 5 minutes) for communicating the installation to the reviewers and to include the url link directly in the Extended Abstract format (only url, not to be uploaded as a supplementary file).
  2. A still image of at least 1500 x 1200 px that represents your demo/ artwork. The image is intended for publications and conference publicity. The image will be uploaded as a supplementary file in the online conference system.
  3. To help the jury and chairs understand the logistical constraints as well as the background of the demo/art installation, you also need to detail the requirements for the exhibit via this Google form: (to be added later)

Accepted Demos and Art Installation papers will be included in the conference proceedings published in the ACM Digital Library. Publication of the paper is dependent on there being at least one author of the paper registered and participated in the conference.


Demo and Art Selection Process

All submissions will be peer reviewed by an expert panel, including the Demo and Art chairs. Our objective is to ensure that the demo and art installations is exciting and significant, while representing a diversity of interactive technologies that are relevant for children. Acceptance of proposals will be based on factors such as: relevance of the demo/art installation to the IDC community, conference theme, the value provided to the intended audience, feasibility, available space at the conference, and other relevant information.



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