SIDeR ’18

Student Interaction Design Research conference, May 18-19, 2018

SIDeR is an international forum for showcasing papers, demos and posters from different disciplines related to interaction design. The conference will be held May 18-19, 2018 at Aalto University in Helsinki.

The theme of this year’s SIDeR conference is Flux. Flux describes a state of constant movement, transformation, and change. The boundaries between disciplines such as technology, engineering, biology, arts, and design are shifting and dissolving. As practitioners and researchers, we have to embrace this uncertainty and nourish the arising uncharted potentials.

As interactions permeate all facets of our lives, the agencies of the human and machine are increasingly intertwined, resulting in novel design concepts and artefacts. SIDeR 2018 provides a meeting ground for graduate students to exchange and disseminate ideas concerning the aforementioned continuous transformations in a multidisciplinary platform.

Important Dates

Submission dealine: March 21, 2018

Notice of acceptance: April 18, 2018

Registration closes: May 5, 2018

Conference: May 18-19, 2018


We invite original unpublished research and design work. We welcome case studies, theoretical musings and couplings of theory and practical work. We invite three different types of submissions:

  1. Papers should be maximum 4 pages (~2000 words including references), and follow the standard Nordes format. Papers will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee, as well as by peers. Accepted papers will be presented during the conference.
  2. Posters should be submitted as a pdf file and must include an accompanying description - maximum 2 pages and in the Nordes standard forma. Printed posters in A1 format must be presented at the conference during dedicated poster sessions
  3. Demos can be submitted by sending a video and a technical description - maximum 2 pages and in the Nordes standard format. Demos will be presented in dedicated demo sessions and/or during the party.

Please find the Nordes paper template here: Nordes 2013 Template.


Submission should be anonymous and in PDF format. Please submit your work at the Easy Chair submission system.

Submissions with videos: Please submit all, but the video on easy chair and send an email with the video from the first authors address to


Suggested topics for papers include but are not limited to:

  • Participatory Design
  • Design Process
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Multimodal Interaction
  • Tangible User Interfaces
  • Aesthetics of Interaction
  • Experimental Design
  • Design Methods
  • Interaction Techniques
  • Information Visualisation
  • Design Cases
  • Mobile Computing
  • Data Physicalization
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Game Design


  • 70,- € for students
  • 140,- € for other guests

The fee covers your participation, food and refreshments, and conference proceedings. You can pay the registration fee online by using your credit card. Registration closes on May 5, 2018 at 23:59


Besides the paper and poster presentations, and the demos, we offer a mix of other items during the two days.


The keynote speaker will be Robb Mitchell from the University of Southern Denmark – “Dissolving the Interpersonal: Designing Social Approachability Futures”.


On Friday a set of different 90min workshops to choose from will be organized. The Workshops will be posted here soon.

Industrial Panel

On Saturday we will have some speakers from industry joining us academics to discuss the influx of research into industry and vice-versa.


This years SIDeR is held at Aalto University at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture at Arabia campus in the beautiful capital of Finland, Helsinki.