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AcademicMindtrek 2021 : Academic Mindtrek conference


When Jun 1, 2021 - Jun 3, 2021
Where Tampere, Finland
Submission Deadline Feb 1, 2021
Notification Due Mar 25, 2021
Categories    HCI   gamification   emerging technologies

Call For Papers

The deadline is extended to the 1st of February 2021!

Academic Mindtrek 2021 welcomes all the scientific papers that present relevant and actual studies of today, that may shape the way we interact with technologies of tomorrow. Our goal is to facilitate a meaningful experience and knowledge sharing on how the technology merges into the society and what opportunities and hidden threats it brings.

We encourage the submissions to share methodological understanding and practices on how to design, develop and evaluate interactive digital products and services to meet a growing demand for high-quality standards. We also welcome all the works that demonstrate innovative and efficient ways to make technologies more useful, sustainable, accessible and desired for the people of the 21st century. Specifically, Academic Mindtrek 2021 welcomes submissions under the following themes but all submissions broadly related to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and other themes related to interaction of technology and society are sought.

1. Games and Gamification

Chairs: Juho Hamari (Tampere University), Benedikt Morschheuser (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

2. Extended Reality: Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Realities

Chairs: Pertti Huuskonen (Tampere University), Ville Mäkelä (LMU Munich), Andrii Matviienko (Technical University of Darmstadt)

3. Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

Chairs: Aino Ahtinen (Tampere University), Assoc. Prof. Mohammad Obaid (Chalmers University of Technology)

4. Understanding and Designing the Socio-Technical

Chairs: Assoc. Prof. Thomas Olsson (Tampere University) and Assoc. Prof. Robb Mitchell (University of Southern Denmark)

5. Accessibility and Special Interests Groups

Chairs: Sumita Sharma (Oulu University), Grace Eden (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology)

6. Fictional, Speculative and Critical Futures in Human-Computer Interaction

Chairs: Oğuz 'Oz' Buruk (Tampere University), Theresa Jean Tanenbaum (University of California, Irvine), Ahmet Börütecene (Linköping University)

7. Playable, Sustainable, Inclusive: The Future of Smart Cities

Chairs: Mattia Thibault (Tampere University), Anton Nijholt (Twente University)

8. Datafication

Chairs: Zampeta Legaki (Tampere University), Kostas Karpouzis (National Technical University of Athens), Georgios N. Yannakakis (University of Malta; Technical University of Crete)

9. Dark Side of Information Technology

Chairs: Henri Pirkkalainen (Tampere University), Monideepa Tarafdar, (Lancaster University), Markus Salo (University of Jyväskylä)

10. Immersive Media and Journalism

Chairs: Heli Väätäjä (Lapland University of Applied Sciences)

11. Emerging Media

Chairs: Jaakko Hakulinen (Tampere University)

12. Digital Art & Performance

Chairs: Riku Roihankorpi (Tampere University), Tom Gorman (Coventry University)


Deadline for full papers, demonstrations, and workshops submissions: January 25, 2021.

Notification of acceptance (full papers, demonstrations, and workshops): March 25, 2021.

Deadline for poster proposals and doctoral consortium submissions: April 10, 2021.

Notification of acceptance (posters and doctoral consortium): April 25, 2021.

Copyright forms submission: May 1,2021.

Conference registration & camera-ready paper submission: May 1, 2021.

Conference: June 1-3, 2021

Note: Special arrangements for virtual presentations will be made for presenters unable to travel and physically attend due to the COVID-19 related travel restrictions.


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Reviewing process

The Academic Mindtrek conference has a rigorous peer-review process via the EasyChair system. All submissions are peer-reviewed; each paper will be reviewed by three experts in a double-blind review. The review process is managed by local track chairs and their international co-chairs and overseen by the conference chair and academic program chair.

The submission opens on January 5th:

Please find more information on our website !

We are looking forward to your submission!

Mindtrek Team

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