Interaction Design and Children (IDC2020) Workshop

Creating Opportunities for Children’s Critical Reflections on AI, Robotics and Other Intelligent Technologies

UCL, Institute of Education, London, UK ONLINE

21 June 2020

Robotics, automated systems and AI are gradually shaping novel techno-social realities especially in educational contexts.

However not enough space is being given to a critical reflection on the emerging ethical and social implications for designers/developers and the users, especially children.

This workshop will be running at the ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) conference 2020. We aim to create a space to discuss the current practices and the near future opportunities for the support of children’s reflections related to robotics, automated systems, and AI implied in educational environments.

We invite researchers from all disciplinary backgrounds to participate in the workshop, and submit an extended abstract to contribute to this discussion.

The main goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers/developers/practitioners/policy-makers who have interest in the current practices and policies of creating opportunities for children's reflections on AI, Robotics and other Intelligent Technologies.

We are looking for highly motivated people who have experience in this field and wish to share their thoughts and knowledge in a highly interactive event.


In consultation with the IDC SG chairs and the ACM, the workshop will be held in a virtual environment. Please visit this page for further information about the virtual edition of the workshop.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 13 April 2020 23:59 PST Extended to 20 April 2020

Participants notified of acceptance: (on or before) 20 April 2020 Extended to 27 April 2020

Camera-Ready Deadline (for workshop organizers): 30 April 2020 23:59 PST Extended to 04 May 2020

Workshop day: 21 June 2020 (as part of IDC2020 conference)


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