Call: Academic MindTrek Conference 2017

Call for Papers, Posters, Demos & Workshops

Academic MindTrek Conference 2017
September 20-21
Tampere, Finland
Full details:


  • Call for Papers submission deadline May 21st
  • Acceptance/Rejection notification: July 14th
  • Copyright forms: August 14th
  • Conference registration/Camera-ready papers: August 21st

Academic Mindtrek is…

  • A meeting place where researchers, experts and thinkers can present results from their latest work in the conference thematic areas.
  • Special academic sessions (e.g. demonstrations, workshops and multidisciplinary sessions) held parallel to the Mindtrek conference.
  • A real chance for media enthusiasts to think outside the box.
  • Keynote speakers announced later.

We are pleased to invite you to the 21st International Academic Mindtrek conference, 20th to 21st September 2017. Academic Mindtrek is a meeting place where researchers, experts and thinkers present results from their latest work regarding the development of novel technology, media and digital culture for the society of tomorrow.

Academic Mindtrek is part of the renowned Mindtrek business conference. Mindtrek brings together people not only from various fields and domains but also from different sectors: from companies, startups, academia and various governmental institutions. This makes Mindtrek the perfect opportunity for advancing research results towards practical utilization by the industry, as well as getting out-of-the-box research ideas based on the interaction with practitioners.

Mindtrek events are accessible for the Academic Mindtrek attendees, and vice versa.

The academic conference features the following major themes:

  • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • Interaction design and user experience
  • Developer experience
  • Games and gamification
  • Virtual, augmented and mixed reality
  • Collaboration, literacies and multimedia technologies in education
  • Crowdsourcing and citizen participation
  • Open data and data science
  • New forms of journalism and media
  • Theatre, performance and media
  • Enhancing work in socio-technological environments

We are especially enthusiastic about applied research and papers related to practical work.

Submit your paper here


Academic Mindtrek is organized in cooperation with ACM SIGMM, and ACM SIGCHI. The conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library, which includes full papers, posters, workshop proposals and demonstration proposals. All papers should follow the style guidelines of the conference (more information under submission guidelines). In the Finnish classification of publication forums, Academic Mindtrek proceedings are classified as Jufo 1.

There will also be a reward for the best paper(s) of the academic conference.


All submissions will be peer-reviewed and double-blinded. Therefore, please remove any information that could give an indication of the authorship. The papers should contain 6-10 pages, including the list of references.


Workshop proposals should be papers between 2-4 pages long. We welcome you to suggest workshops as part of the Academic Mindtrek. Workshop proposals should also include the organizing committee, a description of the theme and goals of the workshop, a short CV of organizers, duration, and the schedule. Workshop organizers can create their own proceedings of the accepted position papers. Depending on the attached number of papers for each workshop, we provide space for either half-day or full-day workshops. Previous examples include e.g. a workshop on e-Learning, theatre methods for requirements elicitation, among others.


Interactive experience demonstration proposals should be either short papers (2-4 pages long) or full papers (6-10 pages) and include: a) a description and motivation of the interactive experience demonstration; b) general architecture of the interactive experience demonstration; c) description of the main features of the demonstration; d) a brief comparison with other existing related interactive experience demonstrations; e) audiovisual materials to illustrate the interactive experience demonstration (a poster or a roll-up and other material on a laptop, for example); f) the type of license (if applicable), g) the Internet address of the interactive experience demonstration (if applicable), and h) description of the scientific basis behind the interactive experience demonstration (e.g., a regular paper presentation). It is strongly recommended that the authors make a video of the interactive experience demonstration available on the Internet to accompany the article submission.


Posters proposals should be papers between 2-4 pages long and a poster should be presented during the conference. Attendees have the possibility to exhibit their posters on a A0 poster wall at the conference.


Please use the templates provided on the style guidelines site. A template for Word documents and LaTeX guidelines can be found on Please note that ACM has changed the template files and guidelines from previous years. The correct template file for this conference is the “ACM_SigConf” (download Word template here)

Also note that since the papers will be published by the ACM digital library all authors need to sign an ACM copyright form. The copyright form would be sent through an automated system only for accepted papers.

You can start sending in your papers now! Submit your paper here.




Academic Mindtrek Conference Chair
Markku Turunen, University of Tampere

Program Chairs
Heli Väätäjä, Tampere University of Technology
Janne Paavilainen, University of Tampere
Thomas Olsson, SIGCHI Finland and Tampere University of Technology

Silvia Rubio Hernandez, University of Tampere

Local Arrangement Chair and Conference Management
Jenna Tuominen, COSS

Mindtrek Conference Chair
Timo Väliharju, COSS

Local organizers
Ossi Nykänen, Tampere University of Technology
Riku Roihankorpi, University of Tampere
Pekka Kallioniemi, SIGCHI Finland and University of Tampere
Anssi Männistö, University of Tampere
Sirkku Kotilainen, University of Tampere
Marleena Huuhka, University of Tampere
Jussi Okkonen, University of Tampere

For more info, contact

Technical Program Committee
To be announced later.




COSS Association
City of Tampere
Tampere University of Technology (TUT)
Tampere University (UTA)
Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK)
SIGCHI Finland

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