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Child-Computer Interaction (CCI)


HCI is a venerable area of computer study but often when "humans" and "computers" are being discussed in interaction with one another, the implicit interface is the adult.   This conference reconceives HCI for children, quite overtly.   Think about what kinds of interfaces kids want, what the computer would look like if it weren't simply insuring its legacy heritage--from the typewriter and the television--but could be reimagined by children, for children.  
I believe the always inspiring  Lynn Marentette  may have already posted the notice for this fascinating and important conference on Child Computer Interaction but I'm reblogging in the hopes that you will think about it, participate, or pass it on to anyone who might be interested!

Child Computer Interaction: 2nd Workshop on UI Technologies and
Educational Pedagogy
in conjunction with CHI 2011, Vancouver
May 7th or May 8th 2011

Given the emergence of Child Computer Interaction and the ubiquitous application of interactive technology as an educational tool, there is a need to explore how next generation HCI will impact education in the future. Educators are depending on the interaction communities and to deliver technologies that will improve and adapt learning to an ever- changing world. In addition to novel UI concepts, the HCI community needs to examine how these concepts can be matched to contemporary paradigms in educational pedagogy. The classroom is a challenging environment for evaluation, thus new techniques need to be established to prove the value of new HCI interactions in the educational space.
This workshop provides a forum to discuss key HCI issues facing next generation education.

We invite authors to present position papers about potential design
challenges and perspectives on how the community should handle the next generation of HCI in education. Topics of interest include:

* Gestural input, multitouch, large displays, multi-display
interaction, response systems
* Mobile Devices/mobile & pervasive learning
* Tangible, VR, AR & MR, Multimodal interfaces, universal design,
* Console gaming, 3D input devices, 3D displays
* Co-located interaction, presentations, tele-presence, interactive video
* Child Computer Interaction, Educational Pedagogy, learner-centric,
adaptive “smart” applications,
* Empirical methods, case studies, linking of HCI research with
educational research methodology
* Usable systems to support learning and teaching: Ecology of
learning, any where, anytime, (UX of cloud computing to support
teaching and learning)

The deadline for workshop paper submissions is January 14, 2011.
Interested researchers should submit a 4-page position paper in the
ACM CHI adjunct proceedings style to the workshop management system.

Acceptance notifications will be sent out February 20, 2011. The
workshop will be held May 7 or May 8, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada.
Please note that at least one author of an accepted position paper
must register for the workshop and for one or more days of the CHI
2011 conference.

The best 3 papers will be pre accepted for a upcoming Springer journal
on Child Computer Interaction. Other authors are also invite to
submit/ resubmit their work.
We will send a separate call for paper for this special issue soon.

Edward Tse, SMART Technologies
Johannes Schöning, DFKI GmbH
Jochen Huber, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Max Mühlhäuser, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Lynn Marentette, Union County Public Schools, Wolfe School
Yvonne Rogers, Pervasive Computing Laboratory, The Open University
Richard Beckwith, Intel

Submission system:
Main Contact: Edward Tse, SMART Technologies,

Submission Deadline: January 14th, 2011
Author Notification: February 20th, 2011
Camera-Ready Deadline: April 1st, 2011
Workshop Date: May 7th or May 8th, 2011
See you at CHI 2011


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