Call for Papers

This two-day event will include: Keynote speakers, talks from selected submissions including papers from doctoral students, integrated workshops, demonstrations and posters. We seek submissions for papers focussing on the theme of Digital Engagement where topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Inclusion
  • Connected Home and Community
  • Healthcare
  • Digital innovation
  • Culture and Creative Industries
  • Transport
  • Enterprise and Culture
  • Energy

Submissions are welcome from anyone in the research or industrial community whether funded by the Digital Economy Programme or not. We welcome the submission of papers from PhD students whether associated with one of the Digital Economy Centres for Doctoral Training or indeed other Digital Economy activity, and such papers will be reviewed separately to ensure representation of this body of work at the event.

A continuing goal of the programme is to create a community in the UK that is capable of world class, leading research in the Digital Economy and one that produces trained researchers with the necessary cross-disciplinary skills to have real impact in this area. This All Hands Meeting is a key event designed to encourage the development of this community. Thus, discussion and community building will be a key part of this event, with the overall theme of digital engagement.

For further information, please contact the Programme Chairs at

Papers and Posters

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of unpublished, original work of not more than 2 pages in length. Submissions should be no more than 2 pages of text, formatted per with ACM publication format as a PDF file.

Poster only submissions (2 page abstract still required) are encouraged and should be prepared to ACM publication format. In addition, authors whose abstracts are not accepted may be invited to submit a poster.

It is intended that there will be a Best Paper prize and a Best Student Paper prize (where the student is expected to be the first named submitted at author).

Papers and Posters should be submitted via:

Special Issue

Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers (after the conference) to be considered for inclusion in a Special Issue of a relevant journal.  Details will be announced shortly.

Proposals are welcomed for 90-minute workshops to be held on the second or third day following the morning paper presentations and during lunch. Proposed workshops may address any theme within the Digital Economy, aiming to bring together interested parties to demonstrate technologies, explore conceptual themes, build communities, generate funding proposals, or simply to further develop a particular theme. Proposals are welcomed that will excite and engage audiences; our aim is that every delegate will be interested in taking part in a workshop. Please consider how you might engage with the context of conference; a football stadium, use of particular mobile media, and overall demonstrate a creative approach to providing a critical intervention in to the All Hands experience.

Proposals should be no more than two sides of A4 and be structured in the following way:

  • Workshop / Tutorial Title
  • Proposed Chair(s) And Their Details
  • Description of the Workshop
  • Proposed Activities
  • Technical and Accommodation Requirements
  • Any Additional Information / Comments

Please note that Workshop organisers will be responsible for recruiting participants, and that attendance will be limited to the size of accommodation that is available at the venue.

For more information or to submit a proposal, please contact Chris Speed:


The All Hands Meeting will also feature Demonstrators / Installations. This can feature completed work or work in progress. The demonstrators will be housed in the Culture Lab at Newcastle University and will be showcased at a special reception during the Conference. To apply for demonstrator space, please provide a proposal of no more than two sides of A4 which should be structured in the following way:

  • Demonstrator / Installation Title
  • Details of team responsible
  • Description of the Demonstrator / Installation
  • Technical and Accommodation Requirements
  • Any Additional Information / Comments

For more information or to submit a proposal, please contact

Important Dates

Submission of extended abstracts for papers, posters, workshop proposals and demonstrations: August 22nd 2011, midnight GMT.

Notification of acceptance: 10th October 2011

Camera ready papers due (web publication only): 27th October 2011