Call: Academic Mindtrek 2018

Call for Papers, Posters, Demonstrations and Workshops

Academic Mindtrek 2018
10th to 11th October, 2018
Tampere, Finland

In cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGMM, and ACM SIGCHI. Contributions will be published in the ACM digital library.

Deadline for full papers, posters, demonstrations and workshops: July 15, 2018 (extended)

We are pleased to invite you to the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek conference, 10th to 11th October 2018. 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)
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.


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.


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 eLearning, 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:

  1. a description and motivation of the interactive experience demonstration;
  2. general architecture of the interactive experience demonstration;
  3. description of the main features of the demonstration;
  4. a brief comparison with other existing related interactive experience demonstrations;
  5. audiovisual materials to illustrate the interactive experience demonstration (a poster or a roll-up and other material on a laptop, for example);
  6. the type of license (if applicable),
  7. the Internet address of the interactive experience demonstration (if applicable), and
  8. 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.


Deadline for full papers, posters, demonstrations and workshops submissions: July 15, 2018.
Notification of acceptance/rejection: August 26, 2018.
Copyright forms submission: September 9, 2018.
Conference registration & camera-ready papers submission: September 16, 2018.


Please use the templates provided on the style guidelines site. A template for Word documents and LaTeX guidelines can be found on

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!


MARKKU TURUNEN, University of Tampere
Academic Mindtrek Conference Chair

JANNE PAAVILAINEN, University of Tampere
Programme Chair
Track Chair Games and Gamification

SILVIA RUBIO HERNANDEZ, University of Tampere
ACM Proceedings Chair

Local Arrangement Chair and Conference Management

Mindtrek Conference Chair


Rebekah Rousi, University of Jyväskylä
Human-computer interaction

Fabian Fagerholm, University of Helsinki
Developer experience

Pertti Huuskonen, University of Tampere
Virtual, augmented and mixed reality

Sirkku Kotilainen, University of Tampere
Digital literacies, education and technological development

Juhani Linna, University of Tampere
Crowdsourcing and citizen participation, Open data and data science

Jussi Okkonen, University of Tampere
Enhancing work in socio-technological environments




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


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