Call for Full & Short Papers

Call for Full Papers and Short Papers


The 21st ACM Interaction Design and Children conference (IDC 2022) invites full and short paper submissions. Authors are encouraged to engage with the conference theme of Connectedness. All papers should:

  • Report original work not previously published;
  • Address topics relevant to technology and interaction design for and with children (see below for a list of areas of interest). 
  • Clearly state the contribution(s) in the paper and the abstract.

Papers 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 are expected to be up to 9 pages.

References and the “Selection and Participation of Children” mandatory section do not count towards the page limit. 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 according to the CHI Anonymization Policy. Submissions that are not anonymized and/or do not follow the page limit guidelines will be desk-rejected.

Once accepted for publication, submissions will go through a light second review process.

All accepted IDC 2022 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. Early registration to the conference is required for presenting authors.

Important Dates (Midnight in AoE)

  • January 14: Abstract, title, and author list
  • January 21: Full and short papers due
  • March 21: Author notifications
  • April 15: Camera-ready submissions due


  • Register your submission: Authors must submit their paper’s title, abstract (150 word max), and list of authors by 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 2022 should adhere to the CHI Anonymization Policy and use the new single column ACM SIGCHI Paper Format. Templates are available for Microsoft Word, LaTeX, and LaTeX Overleaf. In LaTeX or LaTeX Overleaf, use the “manuscript” call to create a single column format.
  • Under “Submission Type”, indicate the kind of paper you are submitting:
  • Full Paper (up to 15 pages)
  • Short Paper (up to 9 pages)

The page limit does not include references nor the required section on ‘Selection and Participation of Children’.

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 also be anonymized 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.

Submit your paper via the Precision Conference System (PCS).

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 section titled “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. If no children participated in this work just state that.

This subsection will not count towards the page limit. NOTE: even if this information is elsewhere in the paper, we still want to see this section. You should place this section before the references. Examples can be seen in IDC 2019, IDC 2020 and IDC 2021 proceedings. Submissions that do not include this section will be desk-rejected.