Full Papers

Full Papers should report on substantial and original, unpublished research that advances participatory design. Full Papers are presented in single-track sessions in the only research conference exclusively dedicated to participatory design, therefore PDC Full Papers have a broad impact on the development of PD theory, approaches and practices. Papers must present unpublished research and are not allowed to be under concurrent review with other conferences, journals, or venues.

PDC Full Papers can be submitted on any topic or issue of relevance to participatory design theory, practice or methods – however, we are especially interested in soliciting submissions that relate to the specific themes of the 2022 conference.

You can submit your paper via the ConfTool submission system.

Important dates

22nd October 2021 18th October 2021 – Submission deadline for Full Papers – submit via ConfTool
17th December 2021 – Notification of first round reviews for Full Papers (Revise and Resubmit or Reject)
7th February 2022 – Submission deadline for revised Full Papers
23rd April 2022 – Final notification for all submissions (Accept or Reject)
30th May 2022 – Camera ready papers deadline for accepted submissions

Note that all deadlines are for the end of the day Anywhere on Earth.

Submissions and Review Process

Full Papers go through a double-blind, two-round, peer review process.

There key deadlines for Full Paper authors are:

1. The 1st deadline is on 22nd October 2021 18th October 2021, when authors are required to submit their papers through the ConfTool submission system. On or before 17th December, authors will be notified of the outcome of the first round of reviews: either they will be invited to improve their paper and resubmit it by 7th February 2022 (for a second round of reviews) or their paper will be rejected at this stage. Papers invited to resubmit should be revised according to the given suggestions. Note that an invitation to ‘revise & resubmit’ is not a promise or guarantee of acceptance.

2. The 2nd deadline is 7th February 2022, when selected authors will resubmit the improved version of their papers. Final acceptance will be communicated on 23rd April 2022.

3. The 3rd and final deadline is 20th May 2022, when selected authors will submit their camera ready papers. These will then be processed to be published on the ACM Digital Library prior to the start of the conference.

Paper Formatting and Length

Papers should be submitted according to the instructions and template available on the submission page. They should be anonymised for blind peer review.

Papers should be written in English and should not be longer than 8500 words (excluding references).

Full papers will be published in Vol 1 of the Proceedings, published by ACM International Conference series on the ACM Digital Library.

Presentation at PDC 2022

Full papers will be presented and discussed in dedicated sessions at the conference (precise format to be determined). In order for the paper to be published in the proceedings at least one author must register for the conference.

Information given to reviewers

If you are submitting to PDC 2022, it may be helpful to also take a look at our guide for reviewing papers for PDC. This gives an overview of what PDC reviewers are asked to look for and act like when reviewing papers, and can help authors in the preperation of their submission.

Full Papers Chairs

Raquel Noronha (Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brazil)
Erik Grönvall (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Contact: fullpaperschairs@pdc2022.org