Full and Short Papers

Full Papers and Short Papers

The 20th ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) conference 2021 invites paper submissions varying in scope of their contribution. All papers should:

  • Report original work not previously published elsewhere;
  • Address any of the areas listed in the conference topics (see the Call for Papers with more information about the conference topics);
  • Clearly state the contribution(s) in the paper and the abstract.

Contributions making one clear, significant contribution to IDC topics, are more likely to be accepted than those making several lesser contributions. Submissions must identify and cite relevant published work and explain how the paper furthers research within the field of Interaction Design and Children.

  • Full Papers are expected to be up to 15 pages
  • Short Papers (sometimes referred to as Notes) are expected to be up to 9 pages
We encourage authors to select the appropriate length of paper based on the scope of the contribution of their research. Short papers generally have a smaller scope and/or contribution, but should not be viewed as inferior to full papers. While short papers should situate the work that is presented within relevant related literature, the literature review is likely to not be as broad or as in-depth as that of a full paper.

Submissions for review should be anonymized and should adhere to the CHI Anonymization Policy. Once accepted for publication, submissions will go through a light second review process.

All accepted IDC 2021 Full & Short Papers are ACM archival publications and will be made available through the ACM Digital Library. Publication of the paper is dependent on there being at least one author of the paper registered and participating in the conference.

Important Dates

25 January 2021 - midnight (AoE)

Submission for abstract

1 February 2021 - midnight (AoE)

Submission for full contribution

29 March 2021

Notification

26 April 2021

Camera Ready

3 May 2021

Early registration (required for authors)

25 January 2021
Note: Submit by midnight (AoE)
Submission for abstract
1 February 2021
Note: Submit by midnight (AoE)
Submission for full contribution
29 March 2021

Notification

26 April 2021

Camera Ready

3 May 2021

Early registration (required for authors)

Submission

  • Prepare your abstract (title, abstract, authors). Authors must submit their title, abstract (150 word max), and list of authors before the abstract submission deadline, using Precision Conference System (PCS). No new submissions will be allowed after this deadline.
  • Prepare your paper submission. Submissions to IDC 2021 should use the new single column ACM SIGCHI Paper Format, for accessibility reasons. Specifically:
    • MS Word
    • LaTeX (Master Article Template – LaTeX, (use the “manuscript” call to create a single column format, rather than “acmsmall”: \documentclass[sigconf, manuscript]{acmart})
    • LaTeX Overleaf (ACM Journals – New Master Template)

Further instructions on the ACM Templates can be found on the ACM Article Template Page Format.

  • Indicate the kind of paper you are submitting.
    • Full Papers are expected to be up to 15 pages 
    • Short Papers are expected to be up to 9 pages

The page limit does not include acknowledgements (< 125 words), the required section ‘Selection and Participation of Children’ (< 125 words, see below), nor the references.

Optional: Supporting files, such as videos or source code, may be included. You may submit a link to a video hosted on a service like Vimeo or YouTube. This video must be anonymous and no longer than 5 minutes in length. Please also note that your paper must be a complete, stand-alone submission that makes sense without the video.

Special Note on Ethics and Children

Designing with and for children comes with challenges and responsibilities. The IDC community is keen to include children’s voices as well as to protect their rights and promote the ethical inclusion of their perspectives in research. Papers must include a required section “Selection and Participation of Children” in which the authors of the paper should describe how children were selected (if there were no children simply write – no children participated in this work), what consent processes were followed (i.e. did they consent and if so what they were told), how they were treated, how data sharing was communicated, and especially any additional ethical considerations. This subsection should not exceed 125 words and will not count towards the page limit. NOTE: even if this detail is elsewhere in the paper, we still want to see this paragraph. You should place this section before the references. Examples can be seen in IDC 2019 and IDC 2020 proceedings.

(Full & Short) Papers Chairs

Questions? Contact: papers-2021@idc.acm.org

Sharon Lynn Chu

University of Florida, USA

Marianne Kinnula

University of Oulu, Finland