FabLearn Europe invites submissions for the first joint FabLearn conference in Europe to be held on June 16, 2014 at Aarhus University, Denmark. We are seeking submissions for short papers, workshops and demos in the areas of new emerging technologies for digital fabrication, innovative ways of education, theoretical reflections, methods and techniques, to discuss and showcase best-practice and innovative ideas in research and education with digital fabrication.

We are inviting contributions in the following areas:

  • Explorations and evaluations of digital fabrication in schools such as best practice, case studies,
  • New methods for digital fabrication that have been tested in educational contexts
  • Theoretical concerns concerning digital technologies, education or fabrication.
  • Emerging technologies for digital fabrication
  • Design thinking, innovation or entrepreneurship in education

FabLearn Europe will initiate a special issue on Digital fabrication in Elsevier International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction.

Deadline: 30 April, 2014 by 11:59pm (CET)
Submissions website:


For experienced and younger researchers to present current and future projects in the realm of digital fabrication and “making” in educational settings. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate original research results and work in progress that show the latest innovative ideas. The paper must cite relevant published work, indicate novel approaches, and stress the importance of the submission to the digital fabrication/makers/hands-on learning communities. At the conference, authors of accepted short papers will give Pecha Kucha presentations (20 slides x 20 sec.) of their work. They will also have the optional opportunity to present posters to speak with attendees about their work.

Submission Format

Page limit: 4 pages.
Format: SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Word Template


For educators and designers to lead a 2-hour workshop for conference participants demonstrating best-practice of innovative digital fabrication and/or hands-on learning activities used in classrooms, museums, and any other type of learning space. All workshops are repeated in two rounds; morning and afternoon.

Submission Format

Page limit: 2-3 pages (including 3 pictures).
Format: SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Word Template

  1. Title and abstract
  2. A description of the scope of the workshop, who is expected to participate, main topics covered, and expected workshop outcomes.
  3. An explanation of the importance of your submission to the digital fabrication/makers/hands-on learning communities.
  4. Logistical details: maximum number of participants and all your technology/space needs.


For developers and educators to showcase new digital fabrication tools, hands-on learning platforms, construction kits applicable to education, and student projects. At the conference, authors and presenters of demos will showcase their product or projects. Your submission should contain a detailed description of the product or project being demonstrated, an explanation of its importance to the digital fabrication/makers/hands-on learning communities, and any power or space needs.

Submission Format

Page limit: 2-3 pages (including 3 pictures)
Format: SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Word Template