Call: IDC 2021 – ACM Interaction Design and Children conference 2021

Call for Papers

IDC 2021 – ACM Interaction Design and Children conference 2021
June 26-30, 2021
Online and in Athens, Greece

Deadline for submission of paper abstracts: 25 January 2021

We are pleased to announce that the ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) conference 2021 will be held on June 26-30, 2021 in a hybrid format, pandemic permitting (online and in Athens, Greece). IDC is the premier international conference for researchers, educators and practitioners to share the latest research findings, innovative methodologies and new technologies in the areas of inclusive child-centered design, learning and interaction.


The theme for ACM IDC 2021 is “Global meets local: designing with and for children in a changing world”. The theme considers the unprecedented situation of the pandemic and the insights that are continuously gained as the entire planet experiences this situation. Due to the universal scale and nature of the pandemic, coupled with its impact on a local level, IDC 2021 will assume a hybrid, flexible, and diverse approach.

While all submissions related to Interaction Design and Children (IDC) are welcome to the conference (see the list of tracks and general topics below), the theme for the conference is an opportunity for the IDC community to take a reflective and generative outlook on children’s technology.

Submissions to all tracks are invited on the following topics:

  • Designing the future of technology for and with children
  • Designing for Sustainability (environmental, institutional, developmental etc)
  • Innovative interactive technology for children including VR/AR and its implications for children
  • Theoretically motivated arguments regarding interaction design and children
  • Empirical studies concerned with the interaction of children and technology
  • Methods and techniques supporting interaction design for/with children
  • Studies of the effects of technology on children’s lives and development
  • Reflective analyses on the field of child computer interaction and interaction design
  • Constructive design research for and with children
  • Studies discussing the involvement of children in the design process
  • Ethics in approaching children-computer interaction research
  • Future vision articles, discussing trends and directions for the field


IDC 2021 will be a hybrid conference, held online and in Athens, Greece (pandemic permitting) on the following dates:

  • Doctoral Consortium (online)
    • Ice breaking event: Saturday, June 12, 2021 – 17:00 – 19:00 EET
    • Actual event: Thursday, June 24, 2021 – 17:00 – 22:00 EET
  • Workshops & Courses
    • Saturday June 26, 2021 – afternoon EET
    • Sunday June 27, 2021 – morning EET
  • Conference paper presentations (full and notes), WiP, Panels, Keynote talks (hybrid)
    • Monday June 28, 2021 – Wednesday June 30, 2021 – morning / afternoon EET

Upcoming Deadlines:

25 January 2021
Full Papers and Short Papers (Submission for abstract)

1 February 2021
Full Papers and Short Papers (Submission for full contribution)

1 February 2021
Workshops and Courses (Submission for abstract)

8 February 2021
Workshops and Courses (Submission for Workshop proposal)

1 March 2021
Workshops and Courses (Submission for Course proposal)

1 March 2021
Design Challenge (Submission for initial idea)

29 March 2021
Doctoral Consortium

12 April 2021
Work in Progress


Questions? Contact:

Maria Roussou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Suleman Shahid
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan

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