Call for books of the future




NEW - Call for Papers
Special Issue on Supporting, Managing & Sustaining Creativity and Cognition through Technology

Workshop @ Creativity and Cognition, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 3-6 November, 2011

We have reached a special moment in the story of the book: today’s youngest generation will experience literature in a vastly different way than the generation preceding. 

What we call a book has always morphed over time, but digital capabilities and the ubiquity of mobile electronics are changing the landscape at an unprecedented pace. 

What forms will the spirit of “book” take many years from now? 

This workshop will be a forum for creative exploration and discussion of the future of the book, motivated by this particular historical moment and a desire to bring 
together researchers from diverse backgrounds who are working on book-related technologies. We will share and document visions, approaches, and techniques. 

Join us at this Workshop to:

  • Share ideas, techniques, and approaches with researchers from diverse disciplines.

  • Discuss the history, present landscape and future directions for book technologies

  • Produce a bound volume collecting new book exemplars: a book of future books. 

How to participate ?

We are looking for creative explorations that preserve, reinvent, or repurpose the functions and affordances of the book. We aim for the 
participation of a wide range of practitioners in areas 
such as engineering, interaction design, research or art.

We encourage participants to bring along materials s
howcasing prototyped concepts and works-in-progress for discussion and inspiration.

Please submit your work in the form of a few paragraphs explaining the concept, with video or images if available, to 

Selected papers from the Creativity and Cognition workshops will be invited to extend their papers for submissions to a special issue of the Knowledge Management-E-learning  (KM-EL) journal (  If you are interested in this option, please submit a 2 to 4 page paper discussing your approach to the theme.  Further information will be available at the KM-EL journal mid-August/September

For more information, check the submission instructions here.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline:  August 30, 2011

At least one author of each accepted work must register for the workshop and the C&C 2011 conference.

For questions concerning the workshop please contact the organizers: