Workshops and Courses

Workshops provide a forum for in-depth discussions, resource exchange and networking related to specific topics within IDC. A workshop may be half-day or full day in length, and typically have 15 to 20 participants, with a minimum of 8 participants. Persons interested in participating in a workshop can submit a position paper to the organizers of that workshop. Please note that attendants must register for both the workshop and the IDC conference itself. 

Potential organizers are invited to submit a workshop proposal consisting of the following components:

  1. A proposal should not exceed 4 pages in length including references (in SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format), describing the scope of the workshop, the organisers (with short bios), details of who is expected to participate, main topics covered, and expected workshop outcomes.
  2. Type of submission: half-day workshop, full-day workshop, or course.
  3. Brief abstract to appear in the program
  4. 300-word call for participation that will be used to publicize your workshop

Proposals will not undergo a full peer review, however an expert jury will consider each submission based on the workshop topic’s potential for generating community interest. The conference organisers reserve the right to ask workshops that are very similar to consider merging as a condition of acceptance. Workshop Extended Abstract will be published in the ACM Digital Library. The following time-frame is proposed:

  • Submission deadline: January 22
  • Notification: February 15
  • Call for Participation released by workshop organizers and website up and running: March 10
  • Participant submissions due: April 15
  • Participants notified of acceptance: April 31