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EAI International Conference on Design, Learning & Innovation

October 30–31, 2017 | Heraklion, Greece


Bridging the GAP between Researchers and Practitioners in Child-Computer Interaction 


You are hereby invited to contribute to the dedicated track on collaboration between researchers and practitioners in the field of Child-Computer Interaction, held during the 2nd EAI International Conference on Design, Learning & Innovation.

Αs young children are exposed to technology more than ever before. The rapid spreading of affordable handheld devices combined with the continuously launch of new applications and products as well as new forms of interaction, e.g. touch and tangible technology, poses new challenges to practitioners and researchers. This track aims at bringing together cross-disciplinary researchers and practitioners to share and reflect their experience identifying benefits and constraints targeting advance of knowledge in this area. 

We thus welcome and encourage practitioners and researchers working in this cross-disciplinary field, to submit a paper to this dedicated track.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries. 

Accepted Authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a Special Issue in the International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction.  (



The topics that can be addressed are (but not limited to):

  • Accessible game design,
  • Adaptive interfaces for gamers with motor/sensory/cognitive disabilities,
  • Transmodality,
  • Haptic communication,
  • AI for inclusion,
  • Player modelling for inclusion,
  • Education for game accessibility,
  • Industry: Implementing accessibility in games and lessons learned,
  • Industry: Barriers for implementing accessibility features,
  • Methods and techniques supporting interaction design and children,
  • Creative Technologies and Innovative Interactive Content,
  • Usability and Playability,
  • User-Centered Design,
  • Tangible Interfaces,
  • Tinkering and Tinker-based Learning,
  • Cultural Differences and Game Design
  • Smart Gadgets and Toys
  • Empirical research (quantitative or qualitative methods) on children’s interaction with technology
  • Discussion of future trends and directions in the field of CCI
  • Technology mediated interactions between family- school
  • Teaching approaches and practical recommendations
  • Trends, policies, and practices for childhood education
  • Practitioner perspectives



Full Paper Submission 23 June, 2017
Notification and Registration opens: July 10, 2017
Camera-ready deadline:  August 18, 2017
Start of Conference: October 30, 2017
End of Conference: October 31, 2017



We welcome submissions in the form of Full Papers, Work in Progress and Demonstrations  

  •  Full Papers should be between 8 and 10 pages long (excluding references)
  •  Work in Progress submissions should be between 4 and 6 pages (excluding references)

Work in Progress submissions will be presented at the conference in a poster session

  •  Demonstrations submissions should be between 2 and 4 pages (excluding references)

Demonstrations submissions must include a three-minute (anonymous) video documenting the demonstration, and an extra logistics document explaining the requisites to present the work. Demonstration submissions must be a complete, stand-alone submission that makes sense without the video. The maximum size of the submission should not exceed 40 Mb. Accepted Demonstrations will be exhibited in a venue that is open to conference participants. Authors will need to be available for facilitating interaction with their Demonstration at scheduled times.

NOTE - We encourage authors (if appropriate) of all categories to provide a three-minute video, as this will facilitate the review process and increase the visibility of the work. All videos must be anonymous. The maximum size of each submission should not exceed 40 Mb. In case your submission exceeds this limit, please contact the program chairs to make alternative arrangements.



One author of each accepted submission must register for the conference before the early registration deadline in order for the final paper version to be published in the conference proceedings.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.

"Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: EI, ISI Thomson's Scientific and Technical Proceedings at Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI's own EU Digital Library (EUDL)."

Papers should be submitted via Confy system. Please follow instructions on initial submission and in author's kit when submitting your paper.



Cristina Sylla, Organizing Committee

Eva Brooks, Organizing Committee