Call for Papers

Call for Participation: FABLEARN EUROPE

DIGITAL FABRICATION FOR 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION
design – build – make – learn
www.fablearn.eu
May 28-29, 2019
University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Deadline for Papers, Posters, Demos and Workshops: February 28, 2019
Notification of Acceptance:  March 28, 2019

Conference chairs: Netta Iivari & Marianne Kinnula

FabLearn Europe – an international conference on Creativity and Making in Education – invites submissions for the fourth FabLearn conference in Europe to be held May 28-29, 2019 at University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. The two-day conference brings together international researchers, educators, designers, and makers to discuss and explore digital fabrication in education, making in educational contexts, and hands-on learning for the 21st Century. FabLearn Europe is organised as a sister conference to the global FabLearn conference that has been held over the past years at Stanford University, USA.

We seek submissions of papers, workshops, posters and demos that focus on topics related to learning and technology within the area of digital fabrication. We welcome submissions from people from multiple sectors including teachers, practitioners, technologists, designers and academics. Key areas of interest include:

  • 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.
  • Innovative ideas in research and education with digital fabrication.
  • Design thinking, innovation or entrepreneurship in education.

All submissions will be made here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fablearneurope2019 Please note the page limits in different submission categories!

Final selection will be made by the Program Committee based on the review reports. The program committee reserves the right to ask authors for specific changes as a precondition to publication.

PAPERS

The paper track is intended for those conducting research. This is a venue to present original research results in the realm of digital fabrication and “making” in educational settings. Papers must cite relevant published work, indicate novel approaches, and stress the importance of the submission to the digital fabrication/makers/hands-on learning communities. Full papers are submitted and they must be between 6-8 pages in SIGCHI Papers and Notes Format. Authors of accepted papers will be given 10-minute presentation slots and are encouraged to consider novel presentation methods. Authors will also have the optional opportunity to present physical A0 posters in the conference to speak with attendees about their work. The posters are not submitted for review.

Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors. Content will be rigorously reviewed in double-blind review process by members of the program committee. Each submission will receive feedback in the form of at least three peer review reports.

Conference papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library in the FabLearn Europe 2019 proceedings. Extended versions of the best papers of the conference will be invited to be published in a special issue on Digital Fabrication in the Elsevier International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction.

WORKSHOPS

Workshops are interactive sessions demonstrating best-practice in innovative digital fabrication and/or hands-on learning activities used in classrooms, museums, and any other type of learning space. The workshops should be designed to last 1 or 2 hours and will be open to attendance by conference delegates. If your workshop targets teachers please make this clear along with why teachers would find attending your workshop valuable.

Workshop organisers are invited to submit a 2-page summary of the workshop in SIGCHI Papers and Notes Format. Workshop summaries will be published in the ACM Digital Library in the FabLearn Europe 2019 proceedings.

POSTERS

Posters are intended for anyone (teachers, practitioners, technologists, designers and academics etc.) working within the digital fabrication field who wish to share and discuss their ideas, insights, and findings with others. Poster submissions consist of a description of the work (2 pages) and a physical A0 poster summarising the key points. Posters will be displayed during the conference and delegates will be encouraged to visit the posters and ask questions of the authors during breaks.

Poster submissions take the form of 2-page papers written in SIGCHI Papers and Notes Format. A0 posters are not submitted for review. Poster papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library in the FabLearn Europe 2019 proceedings.

DEMOS

Demos are intended to showcase new digital fabrication tools, hands-on learning platforms, construction kits applicable to education, and student projects. The demos will be showcased during the conference and are similar to posters in that attendees will be encouraged to visit the demo stands during the breaks. Authors will also have the optional opportunity to present posters to speak with attendees about their work.

Demo submissions take the form of 2-page papers written in SIGCHI Papers and Notes Format. The optional A0 posters are not submitted for review. Demo submissions will be published in the ACM Digital Library in the FabLearn Europe 2019 proceedings.

CONTACT

Please contact marianne.kinnula at oulu [dot] fi with any queries
Conference website: www.fablearn.eu