Workshops are sessions dedicated to actively engaging participants in different and novel types of activities and themes. Workshop submissions will include sessions that actively engage participants in activities around, e.g. problem definition, small discussion groups, mapping themes, do-it-yourself, hands-on group work etc. Workshop topics can respond to any area of interest of PD, e.g. theoretical reflections, methodologies, practices, etc.

For PDC 2022, Workshops can be entirely online or have hybrid (in-person and online) options (see below). Workshops can take place in sessions for a half-day or a full-day during the conference but should consider how to counter ‘online fatigue’. It is also important to consider how your workshop format might connect with the conference theme, and online and face to face audiences with the hybrid nature of this years’ conference and this years’ Places initiative. If you are submitting a workshop linked to a PD Place, please explain your links in the submission documents (eg. organising PD Place, thematically aligned to a Place, etc.). Submissions should be planned carefully to allow for people coming together across different time zones for synchronous and asynchronous participation. You can check out workshops adapted for online audiences for PDC 2020 here or PDC 2018 face-to-face workshops here.

Important dates

18th January 2022 (1700-1830 UST) and 25th January 2022 (0800-0930 UST) – Online sessions on “Let’s explore submission ideas” and preparing submissions
28th February 2022
7th March 2022 – Submission deadline (on Conftool)
23rd April 2022 – Notification to authors (Accept or Reject) and feedback
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

Submissions to Workshops should be made through the Conftool system, using the PDC simplified template as explained in the Submissions Formatting page.

Submissions will be reviewed for applicability to the conference by the workshop chairs using the following criteria

* relevance of the workshop topic to PD and the conference theme
* interactivity of the format
* potential to draw a variety of participants
* relevance to PD Places audiences, if applicable

Paper Formatting and Length

Use the PDC template and structure your proposal so that it includes:

* Names of organisers and affiliations 
* Workshop title and goals
* Proposed format, methods or techniques used to structure the workshop 
* How participants will contribute 
* Relevance to PD and conference theme
* Importance of running the workshop at PDC
* Expertise of the organisers in delivering the workshop
* Workshop duration (half or full day) and format: (1) online only; (2) hybrid based in Newcastle and online; (3) PD places organisers can work with others to apply for a workshop that is hybrid in the PD Place and online. 
* Minimum and maximum number of participants and plans for recruitment including dates for workshop submissions (check conference dates)
* Planned outcomes / outputs of the session (e.g. journal publication, research proposal, future collaborations, exhibition)
* Any specific equipment and set-up required for the workshop. 

Submissions should be made according to the appropriate template available on the Submission Formatting page.

Submissions should be written in English and include no more than 2500 words. References do not count towards the word limit.

Accepted workshop proposals will be published in Vol 2 of PDC proceedings published by ACM International Conference series.

For further queries please contact the Workshop Chairs

Nicolai Hansen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Izak van Zyl (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa)
Angelika Strohmayer (Northumbria University, UK)